MA Student Spotlight

Batool Kweider

Hometown: Orange, MA

Program: MA

Book I would recommend: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

Favorite Quote:

“It’s your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” Rumi

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

I used to be a literature major at one point, so I did a writer’s program in Dublin, Ireland and I still write poetry till this day, which I find to be very therapeutic.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about the war in Syria, specifically the mental health of those at refugee camps, still living in Syria, and those who have emigrated to western countries, since they each are dealing with a unique set of issues.

Why did you choose MSP?

I honestly felt MSP was unique in a sense that it was both close knit but also a challenging environment because of the nature of it being a smaller school.  

What do you plan to do with your degree?

I want to become a therapist and assist those dealing with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, and unhealthy relationship cycles.

What is your plan after graduation?

I want to apply to PsyD programs and hopefully attend the one at MSP, so that I can work towards my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.

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