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Sophie GriesbeckGriesbeck Sophie MA 284x300 Student Spotlight

Hometown: Shelby Township, MI
Program: FTMA
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2015

Favorite book (non-academic): The Stand by Stephen King
Favorite study spot: My kitchen table
My prized possession:  My new guitar
3 things I have with me at all times:  My phone, reading glasses, and my purse
Favorite saying: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Favorite TV show: Hot in Cleveland, 20/20, and anything on HGTV
What would people be surprised to know about you? I volunteer at Packard Proving Grounds historical site, and I love animals.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Humane society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and Alzheimer’s research.
What brought you to MiSPP and what do you want to do with your degree? I feel that I need a higher education in order to be able to make a real impact in the community. I hope to become a therapist for adolescents and families.

PsyD Student Spotlight

Nick CapaulCapaul Nicholas P1 300x300 Student Spotlight

Hometown:  Ida, MI
Program: PsyD 1
Anticipated Graduation Date: July 2018

Favorite book (non-academic): The Shining by Stephen King
Favorite study spot:  “The Study” (computer room)
My prized possession:  Les Paul-Gibson (guitar)
3 things I have with me at all times:   My wallet, phone, and humor
Favorite saying: “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” –Friedrich Nietzsche

What would people be surprised to know about you? I have an identical twin brother named Benjamin. Benny is a licensed funeral director, and he is awesome!
What is a cause you’re passionate about? I am very passionate about helping others through his/her/zer grief and loss. Being that I have been born and raised around a funeral home, I have an extreme drive to become specialized in grief and loss. I believe that this is a specialization that gets looked over often in our profession.
Who is your favorite professor or staff member and why? ***THIS IS A LOADED QUESTION…So I plea the 5th.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP?

  1. It is a small campus and small class size. Because of these two factors the school is very personable, meaning that I know all the staff by first name and vice versa.
  2. The school bases its teaching on Humanistic Psychology, treating the entirety of a person and not on his/her/zer’s condition.
  3. It is an extremely safe campus!
  4. The professors not only know what they are teaching but they are excited about teaching as well.
  5. A school that allows a safe, comfortable space for us as clinicians to not only learn our skill, but more importantly become better people from it.

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