In addition to a class that teaches students about career and professional development in psychology, professors work very closely with them to help secure a job in the student's area of interest or help navigate graduate school options.
Career options are many and include such areas as working with mentally and physically challenged individuals in a group home setting, working in a domestic or family violence aid center, or working as a case worker in an adoption or social services agency.
Many students pursue graduate work in fields such as counseling or clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, physical or occupational therapy, and school psychology.
Whatever path students choose, they receive a well-rounded, biblically based education, allowing them to faithfully carry out the work to which the Lord has called them. Here is a sampling of what some of our grads are doing now:
Megan (Pothoven) Pierson (2011)—Second year student in the Psy.D. program at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
Tara (De Vries) Dekkers (2005)—Ph.D. from Iowa State University; Marriage and Family Therapist at Plains Area Mental Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Steve Runner (2001)—Psychologist at Pine Rest Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
April (Te Grotenhuis) Crull (2002)—Church planter in Spain
Jessica Walker (2007)—Resource manager with Parachute Ministries, Anchorage, Alaska