Amber Peifer is an intern in Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently earning a master’s degree for integrated behavioral health from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
Why are you interested in chemical health?
I previously worked in student affairs, and many of my students had both chemical and mental health issues, so it became an interest.
Why were you interested in an internship at Vinland?
Vinland has a fantastic reputation for serving people with TBI and I am very interested in trauma. Vinland also has an excellent reputation in educating students.
What are your goals after graduation?
I want to develop a prolonged exposure therapy practice for patients with PTSD.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to bake, knit, and waterski.
Where did you last go on vacation?
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
What is your favorite TV show, movie, or book?
In honor of Halloween, one of my favorite movies is Shaun of the Dead. As for TV, The Walking Dead is great, and any book by Stephen King.
If you were immortal for a day, what would you do?
Climb a huge mountain
What is your favorite quote?
“Go big or go home”