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MA Student Spotlight


Kris Shehu Kris Shehu

Hometown: Royal Oak, MI
Program:
MA

Book I would recommend: The Journey Home: A Kryon Parable by Lee Carroll

Favorite quote: “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” Tony Robbins 

What would people be surprised to know about you? I’m extremely empathic and I do visual meditations to cleanse myself and clear my energy daily.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? My passion lies in eradicating the stigma and social distancing of people with mental illness. 
Why did you choose to attend MSP? I chose MSP because I enjoyed the community and intuitively felt it was right for me. I had a deep appreciation for the fact that all of the professors here work in the field, and have for quite some time. I also enjoyed meeting the professors on orientation day and I knew that this would be the school I would attend. I learn best in more intimate settings where the classroom size is smaller. 
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I am interested in working with individuals dealing with emotional and mental blocks, those having difficulty managing behaviors, moods, careers and relationships.       
What is your plan for after graduation? After graduating, I plan on working in the field while going back to school to get a PsyD.


ABA Student Spotlight


Adrianne Lee   
Adrianne Lee

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

Book I would recommend: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Favorite quote: “Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you deal with it.” 

What would people be surprised to know about you? I have a total of 10 siblings.
What is a cause you’re passionate about? I am passionate about helping those with special needs and developmental issues.
Why did you choose to attend MSP? I chose MSP due to the interwoven connection between students and faculty, in addition to the emphasis on personal experience.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? My short-term goal is to practice counseling/ behavioral therapy with individuals with brain injuries.  Thereafter, I plan on obtaining by PhD to focus on research with TBI clients and creating new diagnostic tools and measurements.
What is your plan for after graduation? My plan after graduation is to continue employment with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and implementing therapy to assist in their progress towards rehabilitation goals. 


PsyD Student Spotlight


Jeffrey Graves  

Hometown: Utica, MIJeffrey Graves
Program:
PsyD

Book I would recommend: 12 Rules For Life, An Antidote To Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

Favorite quote: “If you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready” Calvin Broadus (aka Snoop Dogg)        

What would people be surprised to know about you? I write, record, perform, and independently release my own hip hop music.
What is a cause that you’re passionate about? I am passionate about self-discovery and providing psychological care to individuals that can benefit from psychological services.
Why did you choose to attend MSP? This is a small school where the students can rely on the support and guidance of other students and faculty.
What do you want to do with your degree/certificate? I want to use my degree to work with a diverse population of clients.
What is your plan for after graduation? I hope to start my own private practice after graduating the doctoral program.


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