New Year, New Cohort!

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As the Summer comes to an end, the Marriage and Family Therapy program welcomes a new cohort! The incoming class of 2014 is made up of a very diverse and energetic group of 22 students. The second year students were so kind as to throw a welcome party for the new cohort at Play Faire Park here in town. Some of the highlights of the party included a wonderful cookout, a little rivalry in miniature golf, and a great time of fellowship. The second year students were very supportive and offered many words of encouragement as the first class drew near.

After this first week of class, the first years came out with all of the feelings of excitement and  nervousness that go along with a new journey. Many of the first years have eagerly began hours of observation and are becoming acclimated to the clinic. In addition, the first year students have began getting to know each other and building friendships. Highlighted below are a couple students from the new cohort that were willing to share some of their background.

Adam Clement joins the cohort all the way from Overland Park, Kansas! For his undergraduate career, he studied Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University. There are two main experiences that led to his interest in Marriage and Family Therapy. He was a Resident Assistant in his time at KSU, but he also worked as a Peer Financial Counselor in a free student-run financial counseling service for KSU students. He is looking forward to the small private college atmosphere, the clinical emphasis of the program, and the Christian focus.

Holley Craft did not have to travel far because she just finished her undergraduate degree in Family Studies here at Abilene Christian University! Over the past couple of years, she had two different youth group internships at local churches. In addition, Holley has spent her Summers working at two camps. The combination of these experiences gave her direction and reassurance that she would like to work with families and adolescents when done with the Marriage and Family Therapy program.

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