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PsyD Student Spotlight

Photo of Mary McEvoyMary McEvoy

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Favorite Quote: “I never apologize for embracing joy and beauty, even when the world is falling apart, because joy and beauty are my fuel for change” -Karen Walrond

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

People might be surprised to know that was an attorney before becoming a psychologist. I worked internationally as an advocate for human rights.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about racial justice.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose MSP because of its commitment not just to individual and community healing, but to advocating for the structural and societal changes needed to support mental health.

What do you want to do with your degree?

I hope to combine individual private practice with community mental health work. I am particularly interested in working with those experiencing complex trauma.

What are you most looking forward to about your program?

I look forward to learning from the passions and experiences of my cohort and professors.

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