PsyD Spotlight

Manda Harp

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Favorite Quote: “Five types of people you want to surround yourself with: the inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful, and the open-minded.”

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

I am trilingual and currently learning my fourth language. I love learning about different cultures and I love to travel to apply my knowledge and learn new things along the way!

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about working with multicultural communities, especially the Arab population. I have a love for helping heal collective traumas due to war, torture, and oppression.

Why did you choose MSP?

I chose to attend MSP after finishing my Master’s there. I have been drawn to the sense of community MSP offers since day one. I love that MSP is rooted in humanistic psychology and trains us on approaching our future clients with a holistic approach to treatment.

What do you want to do with your degree?

I plan to continue working with trauma populations across multicultural communities, especially with those who have suffered from collective traumas. My goal is to work directly with refugee populations and survivors of war/oppression outside of the US.

What are you most looking forward to about your program?

I am looking forward to continuing my journey of self-growth so that I can broaden my horizons and learn new approaches to treatment. I am also looking forward to partaking in research.

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