PsyD Student Spotlight

Hashim Malik

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

Program: PsyD

Book I would recommend: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Favorite Quote: “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” Carl Jung

What would people be surprised to know about you? Although it may not be the most surprising fact about me, I enjoy playing guitar and the keyboard.

What is a cause you’re passionate about? I’m passionate about the impact on mental health of immigrants who have moved to Western countries and the challenges of acculturation.    

Why did you choose to attend MSP? I completed the Master of Arts program and am choosing to continue my doctoral education at MSP because I’ve found that it provides a rich education in conjunction with a warm sense of community and belongingness.    

What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I am interested in a range of avenues concerning this profession. I would like to provide individual and group psychotherapy to members of traditionally underserved populations experiencing addiction, mood, anxiety and thought disorders. I would also like to be a part of research; specifically that which examines immigration and the mental health implications involved with acculturation. Finally, I have a budding interest in health psychology and am interested in pursuing this field, specifically with providing psychological consultation and services to individuals who will be undergoing major surgeries.

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