Current Counseling Psychology Cohorts | Department of Psychology

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Current Counseling Psychology Cohorts

Messages from the 2015 Cohort:

.Our graduate school has been an adventure-filled process starting in Fall 2015:

.1st year

  • Inspirational Quote - "Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable."
  • Favorite Food - Margaritas…and tacos
  • Motto - "oh no, I hope no one notices that I don't belong"
  • Highlight - Matt and Kendra both get married! Steph explores France with her two sisters and David presents a Tedx Talk!

2nd year

  • Inspirational Humor - "Let's just change our mailing addresses to Terrill Hall."
  • Favorite Food - Free leftovers in the Clinician waiting room!
  • Motto - "*heavy breathing* woah this is harder than last year."
  • Highlight - David becomes a dad of two! Everyone begins seeing clients and Steph, Matt, Karolina, and Carlie continue working with athletic teams.

3rd year

  • Inspirational Humor - "Want to hear a joke?" "Decaf"
  • Inspirational Quote - "You either walk inside your story and own in or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness" - Brene Brown
  • Favorite Food - Caffeine
  • Motto - "cant... breathe...too much...thesis"
  • Highlight - The whole cohort completes their thesis projects! Karolina gets engaged! Laura wins the 3minute thesis award and travels abroad to China! Kendra, Laura, and David begin seeing families for therapy.

4th year

  • Inspirational Quote - "What is to give light must endure burning." Victor Frankl
  • Favorite Food - Anything Texas related (i.e. Brisket, Tacos, BBQ, more Brisket)
  • Motto - *takes long swig from custom-made flask* "yea I didn't get this far to stop now, so I'm getting that degree one way or another."
  • Highlight - To be determined, but it's going to be great!

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Messages from the 2016 Cohort:

Swipe right if you enjoy long walks through Terrill Hall … at a brisk pace (we've got places to be!)

Future Psychologist Superheroes
University of North TexasLess than 3 years away!

  • Sign: We're a Gemini, sweet and spicy!
  • Height: 5'3 to 6'1, depending on posture.
  • Weight: We keep it light, but not afraid to get heavy.
  • Eye Color: Polygenotypic
  • Hobbies: Reading, reading, writing, reading, reading, reading, and writing. When we're not in Terrill Hall, you'll find us at Harvest House, LSA, Agua Dulce, Chuy's, or on our way to or from Terrill Hall.
  • Ideal Date: Cuddling in someone's living room, sipping cocktails, and enjoying each
  • other's company. Also sports, games, eating, laughing, hugging (general squad care stuff).
  • Grew up in: California, Canada, China, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas.
  • Interests: Family attachment systems, sport psychology, psychological impact of
  • injury, identity, group dynamics and intersectionality in sport, LGBT wellness, sexual identity, spirituality and mental health, multicultural identity development and cross-cultural attachment.
  • Contact: Email, text, skype, or just follow the loud people voices.

We would love to talk to you about our program, show you around our digs, or collaborate on research. Hit us up! Amanda, Ashley, Bart, Dalton, Danna, Hansong, Randi, Steve & Tess

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Messages from the 2017 Cohort:

Now this is the story all about how 8 stranger's lives got flipped-turned, upside-down, so we'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, and tell you all about how we became the 2017 first years…. In 8 different cities, born and raised, in the classroom is where we spent most of our days, nerding out, studying, stressed as a fool, prepping for the absurdity of life in grad school…. When Dr. Wang and the crew, who were up to some good, started rifling through the CVs and the Applicant Pool, They took a look at our plights, probably knew we were scared, but then they moved us out to Denton, to learn how to sit in a chair.

We packed our bags and when the time came near, we walked into Terrill Hall and felt a little bit of fear. If anything, we could say this experience was weird, but we thought what the heck, yo Wang, take my years. We pulled in to our first class with the incoming 8, and we thought to ourselves we really like this place. We looked at our kingdom, we were finally there, 8 future doctors in a couple of years.

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Messages from the 2018 Cohort

Dear Dr. Wang,

We accept the fact that we have decided to commit the next 5/6 years of our lives to the University of North Texas for whatever it is our dreams may be. But we find it's incredibly difficult to write a blurb telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is…

  • a perfectionist
  • an academic
  • a Red Vines lover
  • an adventurer
  • a coffee addict
  • a gourmet chef
  • a bird lady
  • a jokester
  • a baker
Does that answer your question?

Sincerely yours,

The Breakfast Club

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Messages from the 2019 Cohort

It's the first week of September 2019, and we just began graduate school,We have already learned a great deal of info, it's pretty cool!It's amazing to think that only 13 days ago we met one another,We're so close already, we all feel like we have 7 new sisters and brothers!

We've got Derek from New Mexico, who is a tall married man, And Evan from Indianapolis, a joyful addition to our clan!Jolene is from Colorado, she's a faith-filled bright star,And Justin is from Silver Spring, Maryland, a place he once conducted a railway car!

Will got married 2 days ago and is from Denton just down the street,Lindsey moved from Florida and brings the Miami heat.Julian grew up in Georgia, he is so funny and calm,And Melissa came from Mission, Texas, she is a proud dog mom!

We are all excited to see how our developing careers unfold,We are just beginning to understand how much work our futures really hold!So if y'all are thinking about whether UNT is right for you to apply,Feel free to reach out with questions or come to the cube room and stop by!

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Messages from the 2020 Cohort

The New Kids on the Block - an Ode to 1st Year

  • Nerves are high and money is low, but we are about to dominate our first year… that is - FO SHO.
  • We have come from afar and are feeling the heat, we are all masked-up and maintain our respective 6 feet.
  • Washing our hands and managing COVID - we will make it through the future - oh yes - we know it.
  • Addition by subtraction, our math club does the most; we are multiplying intelligence, but there's no need for a toast.
  • Virtually inclusive and scrambling over campus, we know we can do this, but don't yet know the answers.
  • Reading and writing, it's what we do best - we've entered the gauntlet and are ready for the test.
  • It's our first year in the program, so please do not '@' us; wandering around campus… you'll see us with maps up.
  • Poets and painters, potters and professionals, we are people participating progressively and preparing for perfection.
  • We are the new kids on the block and we came here to show out; we are the future professionals to handle all of your future blow outs.
  • We joined this profession, but not to sit in a chair; we joined this profession to help people with care.
  • First year has never looked so good J
  • Banded together in precarious times - we will communicate effectively, we might even rhyme.
  • Teamwork and effort are our greatest strengths - we hope it may one day, take us straight to the bank.
  • Eccentric and elaborate, this cohort has a wide variety of interests, skills, backgrounds, and identities; we will make the best year of this wild 2020.
  • We are blazing a new trail, so you better watch out - first years > everything - we are coming for clout.
  • Massive motivation makes us master maneuverers.
  • Math club enthusiasts with aversion to stats - one day, in our office, we'll have plenty of plaques.
  • We're new to the campus, minus one; add us to your guestlist, we're plenty of fun.
  • Multiplicity undivided, we can fudge the numbers; when it comes to getting rest, we are lacking in slumber.
  • Hours of education and still we're not done; but we won't be done in 6 years… it's just 'Five plus 1'

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Counseling Psychology Newsletter

Spring 2019 Counseling Psychology Newsletter

Fall 2018 Counseling Psychology Newsletter

Spring 2018 Counseling Psychology Newsletter

Fall 2017 Counseling Psychology Newsletter

Spring 2018 Counseling Psychology Newsletter

Spring 2017 Counseling Psychology Update

Fall 2016 Counseling Psychology Update

Spring 2015 Counseling Psychology Update

Fall 2014 Counseling Psychology Update

Spring 2014 Counseling Psychology Update

Spring 2013 Counseling Psychology Update

Fall 2012 Counseling Psychology Update


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