Psychologue: 2020: Issue Two
Linda J. Page, Ph.D., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Founder & President Emertia Adler Graduate Professional School
Anger regarding the unfair treatment. Sadness at the end of a venerable & innovative educational experiment. Excitement about what’s in store from this most respect worthy team.
Bruce Little, Ph.D., Consultant, Sacramento, California
CA Department of Education
I have to agree with Linda 100%.
Jan Lindsay, Psy.D, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
Bencher, Law Society of B.C
Well said Linda! I fully agree with all of your comments.
Marsh Rose, M.A. Mendocino, California
Mendocino College and Author
I just did a deep dive into my file drawer for my PSP graduation certificate. Yup. It really is dated 1987 and signed by the very same William Bergquist. I’ve been following PSP’s progress all these years and given this recent disheartening news I’m reaching out to let you know how much my PSP education has meant to me.
Choosing PSP was a calculated risk. I was 40 years old, psychology was a second career, I was newly divorced, flat broke, and afraid the accreditation issue would limit my employment opportunities. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I credit my education at PSP for my having passed the MFT written and oral exams the first time out. (And talk about bureaucratic incompetence: it still took an additional eight months to get my license. The BBSE kept flunking my fingerprints.) And I learned more than how to be a good practitioner. I also learned how to teach psychology. It was important to me to try and emulate PSP’s quality of instruction. I’m no longer in private practice but this is my 15th year as a member of the psychology faculty at Mendocino College.
It sounds as if you’re not going to pursue legal action for the Bureau’s snafu, galling though it must have been to learn that you had never received the list of recommendations and requirements. It’s time to say “enough, already!”
I hope you’re going forward with the assurance that you really have gifted the profession with competent, capable practitioners and educators.
- Posted by William Bergquist
- On May 21, 2020
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