MA Student Spotlight
Hometown: Southgate, MI
Favorite book (non-academic): Just Kids by Patti Smith
Favorite study spot: My kitchen table
My prized possession: My dogs and cat
3 things I have with me at all times: Epipen, wedding band, and dental floss
Favorite saying: “When life hands you a lemon, say, ‘Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?” Henry Rollins
What would people be surprised to know about you? People are usually surprised that I can do The Worm.
What is cause you’re passionate about? Detroit Dog Rescue
What is your favorite MiSPP class and why? I really enjoyed Core Concepts. It served as a foundation for my understanding of the “Third Force” and its founders. The experiential and sensory focused activities enhanced awareness of being. Considerable emphasis was placed on meeting clients where they are. Presentations offered me insight and new understanding for my classmates. Dr. King created a safe space, where risks were taken and growth was inherent.
What is your plan for after graduation? I plan to bring the humanistic-existential approach to my work with future clients. Initially, I’d like to start in an outpatient setting, while furthering my education. Overtime, I hope to go into private practice.
PsyD Student Spotlight
Hometown: Windsor, Ontario
Expected graduation: July 2016
Favorite book (non-academic): Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite study spot: My bedroom
My prized possession: Pony running shoes (Nike)
3 things I have with me at all times: A Chapstick, my phone, and favorite pen.
Favorite saying: “When you get, give, when you learn, teach.” Maya Angelo
What would people be surprised to know about you? I have been classically trained in ballet and cecchetti. I started dancing when I was very young. I know many styles including Indian classical dancing like kathakali and bharathnatyam.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Helping those that are less fortunate.
What have you learned from other students? To always ask for help when it is needed. We are all in it together so who else to lean on then those who understand you the most.
What have you learned (or are learning) that’s made a difference to you? “Trusting the process”
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