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Alumni Spotlight:

Q&A with Dana Anderson

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

MA and PsyD in Clinical Forensic Psychology, Sacramento Campus

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CEO and Forensic Psychologist at PSYCHOLOGYDR

Q: How did your Alliant experience prepare you for your career path?

Alliant gave me the opportunity to work in multiple correctional settings with some of the most violent offenders. Through the exposure of working with serious mentally ill offenders, I was able to gain the training and experience I needed for a career as a forensic psychologist.     

Q: What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy the challenge. It's like putting together a complex puzzle and in the end, you see how each piece contributes to the whole picture.     

Q: What inspires you to make a positive difference in the world?

I'm inspired to intervene in violent crimes and make a difference. Never underestimate the power of an effective intervention.         

Q: Any advice you have for current students.

Sign up for the most challenging sites to intern at. 

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