Holly Liposki is a person whose character is a manifestation of passion and sheer confidence. Following her passion and interest in an unorthodox field of psychology, Holly is now a researcher at The Maryland Psychotherapy and Clinical Research Lab(MPCRL) which is one of the prestigious research labs in this field. Standing out of all other applicants and paving her way out to achieve this and getting selected in the program is itself a commendable task.

Maryland Psychotherapy and Clinical Research Lab

The Maryland Psychotherapy and Clinical Research Lab(MPCRL)aims to provide high-quality and low-cost counselling and psychotherapy to adults in Prince George’s, Montgomery County, and Washington, D.C. The lab continuously looks for motivated undergraduate students who are inclined towards the field of psychology and are interested in conducting advanced research in the field of the effectiveness of Physiotherapy.

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If you are the one who is interested in this field looking for some research opportunities and are keenly interested in knowing about Holly’s story of pursuing his passion, then go ahead and give this article a read to get some more insights into the field of Psychology from Holly.

Key Takeaways from this Interview

~ Holly Liposky’s Background

~ Application Procedure

~ Why does Holly think she got selected?

~ Holly’s experience in the program

~ Some tips by Holly Liposky


  • Hi! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Holly Liposky and I am currently a researcher at the Maryland Psychotherapy and Clinical Research Lab(MPCRL). I am pursuing research in the field of Psychology which is my passion. So yeah that is a brief intro about myself.

  • So tell us about how you prepare for this program?

I prepared by submitting an application and completing an interview.

  • How long did it take you to prepare for this program?

The application and interview both took less than 30 minutes to complete.

  • Can you tell our readers about the application procedure?

I found out about the clinic by researching psychology labs on campus. They recruit new research assistants each semester.

  • Why do you think you stood out from the rest of the applicants?

I think I was selected because I was professional and had prior work and class experience that gave me skills that were applicable to the lab.

  • Can you share your experience in this program?

Through MPCRL, I’ve been able to start an honors thesis. It’s a study on advice in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Through the experience, I’ve learned a lot about the field I want to enter and I think it’s really prepared me for graduate school.

  • What are some of the tips you would like to give to our readers?

1.) Be prepared for your interview. Imagine questions that they would ask and prepare answers.

2.) Dress nicely to the interview even if they do not require it.

3.) Do background research on the position you are applying for.

4.) If you don’t have specific experience, don’t worry. Applicable skills are the most important.

  • Would you like to give some advice to future applicants in this program?

Holly’s story really inspires us and provides some really thoughtful insights into the field of research. In the field where not many seem to have interest these days, Holly kept sticking to her passion and pursued her interest in psychology. 

Holly displays a multitude of qualities like passion and confidence which surely backed her in her journey of getting selected in this prestigious program.

We hope her journey has provided some inspiration for you as you take the next step in achieving your own dreams!

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