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MPA Member SpotlightMeet Dr. Debra Smith!
Dr. Smith earned her PsyD from Central Michigan University in 1996 and has worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice for 15 years before retirement in June 2018. She specialized in work related to trauma, transgender issues, and mindfulness. She has also formally taught psychology throughout the state at Northern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Lansing Community College. She teaches mindfulness courses in the community and holds salon series related to various topics in psychology. Dr. Smith is passionate about taking psychology to the community and believes that there are many ways we can help people using different venues than just our clinical office. She likes to make psychology accessible and friendly. Dr. Smith values her membership in MPA because of the relationships that she has been able to build over the years and the access to professionals for consultation when needed. Personally, Dr. Smith has been married for 15 years and has one cat. She is a 20-year Rotarian and serves as Treasurer for her local club. Her involvement in this group has taken her to Guatemala on a service project and to Portugal for an International Convention with 30,000 other Rotarians. What’s on her nightstand? “The Opposite of Hate” by Sally Kohn and “Awakening the Heart” by Jack Kornfield.