He recalled one of his courses with Force.
"Experimental Psychology was the most serious course I took at the Mount," Monserrat said. "It was different from other courses where I was reading about psychology. With its Skinner Boxes (named for behavioral scientist B.F. Skinner) and learning about the behavior of animals, I felt like I was really doing psychology."
Another 1995 psychology graduate, Christopher X. Dougherty is a social worker and counselor at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens. Initially, he considered becoming a teacher.
"Dr. Force talked a lot about graduate school and career choices," Dougherty said. "Our discussions spurred me to check on requirements for graduate school and fortunately, I was able to add some classes I'd not taken."
While at the Mount, Dougherty went on three alternative spring breaks, which helped him realize the importance of helping others.
"In 1994 Chris Van Damm, the food services director, led us on trip to Illinois," Dougherty recalled. "We helped families deal with saturated homes from flooding from the Mississippi River. They were grateful for our help."
Michael and Isabel Miano met through the Mount and married in 2005. Isabel graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is the Healthy Family Supervisor at Occupations, Inc., working in Newburgh.
"The Mount psychology professors develop wonderfully close relationships with students," Isabel said. "They pay attention to you, treat you almost like a family member. Paul Schwartz was like my father away from home.
"Rae Fallon provided us with personal experiences in the field. She helped us apply our textbook readings to the real world."
Michael graduated with a psychology degree in 1999. He is a clinician with Mo
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