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MA Student Spotlight


Carolyn Whitaker
Carolyn Whitaker

Hometown: Dexter, MI
Program:
MA

Book I would recommend: Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Favorite quote: “It is what it is.”

What would people be surprised to know about you? People would be surprised to know that I am afraid of deer. Although I am a huge animal lover, for some reason deer terrify me.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? I am passionate about animal safety. I am that person who goes into a store and asks who the owner is of the dog that was left outside in the car!
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? I chose to attend MiSPP because of how concentrated the program is on clinical psychology and emphasis on the humanistic approach towards mental health.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I would like to become a child psychologist and somehow incorporate animals into my therapy.  I believe animals have a unique effect on human emotion, and they can help us reach levels of relaxation and happiness that we didn’t know we could reach.
What is your plan for after graduation? My plan after graduation is to work in a private practice seeing clients. Further down the road, I would love to work on a farm and incorporate animals into my therapy.


ABA Student Spotlight


Stacey Pallis
Stacey Pallis

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI
Program:
MA with Certificate in ABA

Book I would recommend: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Favorite quote: “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” Audrey Hepburn

What would people be surprised to know about you? Something you may not know about me is that I am 100% Greek and love my family.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? I am very passionate about helping children and animals.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? I chose MiSPP for the family atmosphere. I love that everyone knows each other and are there to support one an other.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? My dream job is to become a BCBA and work with christen who are on the autism spectrum.
What is your plan for after graduation? My plans after graduation are to take my exams and start practicing! Also, I would love to get married and start a family of my own.


PsyD Student Spotlight


Phillip Niklowicz

Hometown: Caro, MIPhillip Niklowicz
Program:
PsyD

Book I would recommend: Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman

Favorite quote: “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be learned.” Carl Sagan

What would people be surprised to know about you? I enjoy spending my spare time coaching little kids wrestling, backpacking/hiking, and completing remodeling projects.
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? A cause that I’m passionate about is the rights of those whom are in treatment, specifically in in-patient settings where their voice is often overlooked and unheard.
Why did you choose to attend MiSPP? I like the unique atmosphere and the opportunity to develop as a person/psychologist.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I would like to open a residential unit for at-risk youth, as well as work in an in-patient hospital setting.
What is your plan for after graduation? I would like to take some time to relax and possibly travel.


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