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MA Student Spotlight


Jessica Bowman-WittersheimJessica Bowman-Wittersheim

 

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, MI
Program:
MA

Book I would recommend: The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

Favorite quote: “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would people be surprised to know about you? People would be surprised to know that I am intuitively and spiritually gifted.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? I am passionate about Autism Awareness and a child’s right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Why did you choose to attend MSP? I chose to attend MSP because we both believe in the value of shared human potential. We understand that “human beings have some choice and, with that, responsibility.”
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? With my degree, I would like to work in a private practice where I can provide Integrated, Person-Centered Therapy for individuals and families.
What is your plan for after graduation? After graduation, I will continue to develop my knowledge and skillset in: Child and Adolescent Crisis Intervention, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, and Special Education Advocacy. I would also like to grow my knowledge in Neuro-feedback and Art therapy.


ABA Student Spotlight


Sunny Sunwoo 
Sunny Sunwoo

Hometown: Novi, MI
Program:
MA with Certificate in ABA

Book I would recommend: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Favorite quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu

What would people be surprised to know about you? People are always surprised to hear that I enjoy working at a maximum security psychiatric center.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? Recycling is a cause I feel passionate about!  I think everyone should do their share to reuse and recycle as much as possible.
Why did you choose to attend MSP? I chose MSP for the intimate and hands on learning opportunity, and also for the proximity to my home.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? Once I am certified I would love to focus on assessing clients with various psychiatric evaluation needs.  Awareness and assessment are essential in seeking mental treatment and I hope to have an impact at the initial step.
What is your plan for after graduation? Upon graduation, I would like to have the freedom to work in various settings. I may continue to work at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry, possibly also at school or hospital settings where I can work with children using ABA therapy. I will also be participating in opportunities to assist the Korean community in the South East Michigan region with any mental health needs.


PsyD Student Spotlight


Rickey Shuler

Hometown: Westland, MIRickey Shuler
Program:
PsyD

Book I would recommend: Basic Freud by Michael Kahn, PhD

Favorite quote: “Imagination is everything. It is a preview of life’s coming attractions” Albert Einstein

What would people be surprised to know about you? I believe that people might be surprised to find out that I was once a football coach at the high school level.
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? I am very passionate about community outreach programs and didactic training seminars  that are directly related to mental health.
Why did you choose to attend MSP? I chose MSP as my destination for success based on the small class sizes and the reputation of this institute as a strong supportive school who not only pushes their students to reach high levels of success, but also as a school who encourages high levels of support from staff and tenured students.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I would like to work in a variety of different settings within the public sector such as the VA and possibly work within a college counseling setting.
What is your plan for after graduation? I plan to work at the VA in either this state or one outside of Michigan preferably in a warmer climate. I would also like to open up my own private practice and provide discounted services to lower socioeconomic populations. I would also like to write a book describing my journey in life while also describing my psychological growth and experiences.


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