MA Student Spotlight
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Program: Full-time MA
Favorite book (non-academic): A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
Favorite study spot: Anywhere that has coffee!
My prized possession: My pictures
3 things I have with me at all times: Cell phone, wallet, and keys.
Favorite quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? Ending social stigma associated with the mental health field has been a passion of mine whether it be on a personal level or a professional one. The imperative of the mental health field has encouraged my belief that this stigma can one day be eliminated.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? The humanistic approach, or the third force, is not only compatible with my professional goals, but my personal beliefs as well. The uniqueness possessed by every individual is a necessary consideration for building therapeutic relationships as well as being able to empathize with individuals on a human level.
What makes MiSPP special? Aside from the benefits of small class sizes, MISPP stands out to me in more than just one way when compared to other institutions. Their hands-on assistance, student encouragement, and personal teaching approach facilitate students with the right steps necessary for success.
How does a psychology degree fit into your life’s plans? For as long as I can remember, I have been wanting to reach my goals of becoming a clinical psychologist. Completing both the MA and the PsyD programs will not only allow me to reach my professional goals, but will also solidify my personal passions towards the field of psychology as a whole.
PsyD Student Spotlight
Hometown: Clinton Township, MI
Favorite book (non-academic): The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Favorite study spot: Outside in my backyard – except during the winter
My prized possession: My family
3 things I have with me at all times: Cell phone, credit card, headache meds
Favorite quote: “Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed. Deep down there is no difference.” Dalai Lama
Tell us something you’re involved with here at MiSPP I am currently a member of the Psi Chi chapter at MiSPP, and I am a student ambassador.
What has been your greatest challenge? My greatest challenge this year is figuring out how to organize my time in order to keep up with my school work, and still have time for self-care.
How does a psychology degree fit into your life’s plans? A degree in psychology has been one of my goals since high school. I am enjoying this journey, and I am excited to see where this experience will lead me in the future.
What’s your favorite spot on campus and why? My favorite spot on the MiSPP campus is the atrium because that is where students gather during breaks to socialize.
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