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Articles by Igor Vasilj, M.S., Ed.S.


Igor Vasilj, M.S., Ed.S.

Igor Vasilj, M.S., Ed.S., is a doctoral candidate in the counseling psychology PhD program at the University of Kentucky (UK). He received his masters and education specialist degrees from UK and a double bachelor’s degree in psychology and German from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Igor is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, having also lived in Croatia and Germany, prior to moving to the U.S. His clinical experiences include working in a VA medical center community mental health center, university counseling center, and several non-profit mental health agencies. His research focuses on studying exercise and mental health as it relates to psychotherapy outcomes and treatment. His professional career goals are clinician track focused as he hopes to become a military psychologist and officer working with active duty personnel. Igor will be applying for internship in the fall of 2016.

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