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Erin Stockwell

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Hometown: Port Huron, MI

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

Favorite Quote: “I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were.” -Joan Didion

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

I think people would be surprised to know how obsessed I am with reading and words.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

A cause I am passionate about is the National Child Traumatic Stress Network which is an organization whose mission is to raise the standard of care as well as improve services for children who experience trauma, their families, and communities.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose to attend MSP because of the community and its representation and integration of humanism.

What do you want to do with your degree?

With my degree I hope to be a therapist who focuses on serving lower income communities and I hope to continue with academic research in a myriad of areas.

How did you first get interested in the mental health profession?

I first got interested in the mental health profession by listening to a podcast where Dr. Nadine Burke Harris spoke on the link between adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.