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Part 2: Voices from AUNE PsyD Graduates in the Time of the Pandemic

“We put out a call to our graduates, asking what they are doing during the pandemic and also for some words of wisdom and advice on getting through and doing the work of a psychologist at this time,” said Dr. Lorraine Mangione, Professor and Director of Practica. “We are thrilled to hear from so many of our esteemed graduates and will be posting their responses on our website each week. This is the second installment. The Antioch spirit is strong and deep and we are so grateful to see how it has grown and flourished throughout the world.”

This week, we’re including a note that Dr. Ted Austin, (Antioch University New England, PsyD ’11) sent to his Professional Seminar as well as two videos (an Italian song from Ted’s childhood and “Helplessly Hoping”) that have been meaningful to him and which he had also sent me because of our shared Italian background. Ted has a private practice in Warner, New Hampshire, about halfway between Concord and New London, and has taught for us for several years. He can be reached at [email protected]

Dr. Jennifer Hylton (Antioch University New England, PsyD ’01) wrote to us from her agency in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she has been treating patients for many years at her clinic, Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC. I appreciate her commitment to social justice through her focus on often-neglected populations, as can be seen at Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester, LLC , and Substance Free Worcester.

We also have some comments about life during the pandemic from Dr. Allyssa Lanza (Antioch University New England, PsyD ’14), from the Washington, DC area who, after her work at the VA, has joined a group private practice. She definitely brings some of her Antioch training and spirit to her practice, particularly from the Disaster Shakti work she did with Gargi Roysircar, PhD. She has recently joined the Maryland & Virginia’s Medical Reserve Corps as a volunteer, although has not yet been deployed.