Casey Wilson: Why I Chose the Positive Psychology Program at PCOM
May 22, 2023
From a very young age, Casey Wilson learned the value of resilience and building upon
adversity. Those lessons, taught by her mother and grandmother, instilled an interest
in the benefits of positivity.
“Throughout my undergraduate career I studied introduction courses and basic foundations
that were focused only on deficits and past traumas,” Wilson recounted.
Her life, she said, was already full of “acknowledgment of the bad” so she began searching
for an alternative way of helping others improve their outlook.
“We as human beings can surpass our expectations, we just need the proper tools,”
Initially, Wilson planned to apply to medical school at PCOM but was curious about
other program opportunities.
“I came across the MAPP program and thought, ‘how perfect!’,” she explained. “The
holistic idealism that PCOM holds blended into a mastery-level psychology program
focused on the flourishing of the human condition was aligned exactly with what my
purpose is leading to.”
According to Wilson, she expects to use the knowledge gained in the MAPP program throughout
the duration of her career, whatever path she ends up taking.
“My experience with the MAPP program was illuminating,” she said. “I was able to better
understand myself and how I can utilize my strengths to serve others and also build
a sense of confidence in self-efficacy in those around me.”