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MA Student Spotlight


Domonique AndersonPhoto of Domonique Anderson, MA.

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Program:
MA

Book I would recommend: This I Believe

Favorite quote: “Seize the moment for you only get one shot.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am a mother of three, a full time worker, student, and wife. I write poetry and have had the luxury of doing pretty much every thing on my bucket list.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Young adults’ well-being and inner city kids making a positive transition regardless of the cards they are dealt in life.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? The essence of this school captures the philosophy of my morals and values. With the humanistic focus, which is important to me, I am able to channel my inner strength to help students. I also liked the small campus.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I would like to open my own therapy clinic.
What is your plan for after graduation? My plan is to get involved with some school organizations that deal with inner city schools and start working in my field.


ABA Student Spotlight


Azari HassanPhoto of student Azari Hassan, MA.

Hometown: Redford, MI
Program:
MA with Certificate in ABA

Book I would recommend: Game of Thrones series

Favorite quote: “Life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” Dr. Seuss

What would people be surprised to know about you? I can play several instruments (trombone, snare drum, bass drum, xylophone, and glockenspiel).
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Autism Speaks. I love this organization and what it accomplishes. They help provide resources to families and the community along with raising awareness about autism.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? I chose to attend MiSPP because it was a smaller school and it offered an ideal program for me (clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis).
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I would like to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as obtain my limited license to practice as a psychologist.
What is your plan for after graduation? My plan after graduation is to prepare and study for the BCBA exam.


PsyD Student Spotlight


Brooke ColmanPhoto of student Brooke Colman, PsyD student.

Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Program:
PsyD

Book I would recommend: The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn Saks

Favorite quote: “Don’t compare your life to others. There’s comparison between the sun and moon. They shine when it’s their time.”

What would people be surprised to know about you? I did not initially go to school for psychology. I went to the Business school at Michigan State, worked in the marketing field for two years, and eventually returned to school for my real passion of clinical psychology.
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? Several causes I am passionate about include Orchard Children Services, Jewish Family Services, and ADHD mentor group. I feel it is important to stay involved in the community and with these organizations I can.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? I liked the community established at MiSPP. Everyone at the school is both warm and welcoming. I also enjoy the Humanistic orientation at MiSPP. I am interested in clinical therapy which also led me to a PsyD program.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I would like to both teach and have a private practice.
What is your plan for after graduation? I would like to work and continue to be supervised for a few years after graduating to gain more exposure and skills in the field.


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