Stephanie Laila Tuxen Bisgaard, Behavioral Health Sciences
Stephanie Laila Tuxen Bisgaard draws on her experience as a clinical psychologist in Copenhagen, Denmark, to enhance the lively discussions in her Counseling and Psychology courses at Extension. She believes that learning in a classroom with students who are currently practicing in the field enriches the curriculum. Having moved from her native Denmark, Bisgaard plans to apply for a California psychologist license so that she can continue her work with families and children here.
"I began my studies at UC Berkeley Extension to stay up to date and in touch with my profession while settling down in the U.S.," Bisgaard says. "I have been very happy with the diversity of courses offered in my field. The courses have been interesting, inspiring and very well-balanced between research and practice."
A graduate of the Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment, Bisgaard is on track this year to complete the professional programs in Child and Adolescent Treatment, the Treatment of Mood Disorders, Trauma-Informed Interventions and the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Although that may sound like a jam-packed schedule, especially for a mother of three young children, Bisgaard has her future in mind. "You have to set an exact goal for what you want to achieve—which programs you think will qualify you best for the job you specifically aim to have," she says.