Kent Sunderland, M.A.

Position at CCPH: Doctoral Intern of Psychology

Year joined UMass: 2013

Clinical Interests:  LGBT issues, substance abuse and recovery, Mindfulness Meditation, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies

Education: Master of Arts, La Salle University, 2008

Professional Experience: Doctoral Practicum Student 2010-2011, Connecticut College Student Counseling Services. Doctoral Practicum Student 2011-2013 Connecticut Valley Hospital Traumatic Brain Injury Unit. Individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and substance abuse and recovery counseling.

Memberships: American Psychological Association (Student Affiliate), Connecticut Psychological Association

More about me:  Stephen Fry once said “Education is the sum of what students teach each other between lectures and seminars.”  I like reading humorists, and using humor in my daily life, because in all humor there is introspection and, eventually, truth. College is for education — of all sorts — but if there are barriers in the way of your success or happiness (however you define those in the moment), it might be time to come in and learn about yourself. And that doesn’t have to be a scary thing; remember, you’re here to learn. I have worked in the mental health field in one capacity or another for over 10 years, and I love what I do. When I’m not doing this, I’m at home in Connecticut, where I am owned entirely by a small cat who occasionally lets her guard down enough to allow me to visit my spouse and dog.