My name is Catherine Elizabeth O'Brien. I am a woman of Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian background born and raised in Miramar, Fl. I earned my BA of Science in Psychology Specializing in Forensics from Barry University in North Miami, Florida in May of 2016. During my senior year at Barry I worked for the Miami Dade Children's Court as a Guardian ad Litem. I was responsible for a handful of cases in which a judge felt a child could benefit from extra attention and could also benefit from having an individual soley expressing the needs/wants, within reason, of the child in court. In August of 2017 I packed up my life into a handful of boxes, packed up my car and drove my partner and I the two thousand plus miles out here to Denver, Colorodo to attend The University of Denver (For those curious, it is a four day drive if you stop each night to sleep). I am currently a first year Graduate Student at The University of Denver in pursuit of a Masters in Forensic Psychology.
Being accepted into the Univeristy of Denver's Masters Program was a dream come true for me. Since entering the field I have made it a point to spread awarness of the inner working of the judcial system as well as the issues within the system as well. I plan on obtaining my Masters in Forensic Psychology, and then possibly going further and obtaining a PsyD. My work as a G.A.L. has shown me that ultimately I wish to work with children in the future. My ultimte goal is to work in the FBI as a Victims Specailist. Somewhere in all this I hope to be able to carve out some time to travel and see the world.
University of Denver
Ammi Hyde Building
2450 South Vine Street
Denver, CO 80210
University of Denver Email
APA Membership (August 2017)
American Psychological Association
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