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PsyD Spotlight

Aleah M’Poko

Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Favorite Quote: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1

What would people be surprised to know about you? 

People might be surprised to know that I grew up in South Africa and spent my first year of the MA/ABA program in a different time zone.

Name a cause you are passionate about.

I am passionate about helping people develop and maintain healthy relationships. This includes relationships with people – whether familial, romantic, platonic, and/or professional – as well as relationships with thoughts, objects, and feelings.

Why did you choose MSP?

My experience in the MA/ABA program convinced me that MSP’s PsyD program is best suited to help mold me into the clinician I seek to be.

What do you want to do with your degree?

I plan to use my degree to serve individuals dealing with a diverse range of issues, both physical and psychological. My goal is to better understand and treat these issues in a natural, minimally invasive, and holistic manner using a multidisciplinary approach. I also greatly desire to use my degree and professional skills to become further involved in Christian ministry.

What are you most looking forward to about your program?

I look forward to finding out just how much I still don’t know, about psychology and about myself.