Argosy University, Nashville graduate Christine Robertini was a late bloomer when it came to her education. After a successful career in the business sector in management positions and running her own company, Christine enrolled in college as a business major. After one course in psychology, she realized she had missed her calling and immediately transferred programs.
Christine graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She joined Argosy’s Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program and earned her degree in June 2010. She is currently enrolled in Argosy University, Nashville’s doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision.
While pursuing her doctorate degree, she has completed her internship and is working on clinical hours at the Metropolitan Police Department in Nashville, counseling victims of domestic violence and leading empowerment groups for women who are domestic violence survivors.
Active in the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counseling Association (TLPCA) as s student representative, Christine assisted with the group’s annual conference and presented a workshop on Domestic Violence at the April 2010 conference.
She has been chosen as the Southern Region Liaison for the Graduate Student Committee for the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) and is a member of the Eating Disorder Coalition in Tennessee, the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors, and the Native American Indian Association.
The greatest challenge, according to Christine, has been pursuing her education and volunteer actives while still running her family-owned business with her husband and raising three children. She attributes her success to the flexibility her education at Argosy has afforded her.
“I feel that Argosy not only prepared me for my career in the course work that was required, but also through the opportunities I have had to get involved and develop my professional identity,” she says. “Argosy is still providing me with those opportunities, experience, and professional network abilities.”
After completing her doctorate degree, Christine plans to earn her state licensure and continue to work with victims of trauma and abuse, as well as those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She plans to open her own practice and teach at the collegiate level.