Clinic Spotlight: Jeremy Novak, PhD

We are delighted to welcome Jeremy Novak, PhD, LP to the new role of Clinic Supervisor at the Michigan School Psychological Clinic. Dr. Novak will supervise the MSP students who are completing their clinical training hours at the Clinic. 

Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background. 

I graduated from Wayne State University with a PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Children and Adolescents.  I have been in private practice for the past 20 years in Brighton, MI where I provide therapy and assessment services to youth and adults.

How has your career led you to MSP?

While on Internship at University of Michigan, my supervisors were actively practicing psychologists.  I enjoyed that teaching/supervision model and I knew that I wanted to incorporate that aspect into my career.  I built a successful therapy and assessment practice where I gained a wealth of experience to be able to help shape MSP students.

Describe your role at the Clinic.

I am a Clinical Supervisor for practicum students at the Clinic.  My primary role will be to train and supervise student therapists and oversee the Assessments/Testing cases at the clinic.  Additionally, I will be supporting the Clinic Director in day to day Clinic operations.

What aspect of your role are you looking forward to most?

I believe that teaching is an incredibly important component to our work as psychologists and I am looking forward to training and developing the psychologists of tomorrow.

Name one thing that people may be surprised to learn about you.

I come from a pug obsessed family.  We have 3 pugs ranging in age from 10 years to 7 months (we call her our COVID pug).  Once retired, we plan to foster older pugs who need extra TLC.

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