Paige Wanner, our psychology intern, is currently a graduate student at University of Michigan Dearborn pursuing a degree in Clinical Health Psychology.
Since being at Inner Door Center, Paige has been able to develop her clinical skills in a variety of areas, namely, individual and family therapy, group therapy, and psychological assessments. She has had a lot of immediate hands-on experience, which is something that, she comments, her classmates may not have received as quickly.
Paige has been conducting research, under the supervision of Sydney Walsh, Ph.D., with the PID-5, a new personality test. They are studying personalities traits associated with eating disorders. She’s found that this test has positively supplemented other assessments to guarantee all patients get an individualized treatment plan.
In the future, Paige plans on getting her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health. She sees herself working in a preventative and rehabilitative center for individuals who are making lifestyle changes. She believes in an multi-modal treatment approach, which is provided at Inner Door Center, where patients are given dietetics, physical activity, psychiatry, and mental health care, because all of these factors impact a person at any given time.
“I love the mind and body connection and how they work together,” Paige stated. “Also, I want to be the individual who helps others address the psychosocial aspects of wellness and be a part of the integrative care process.”
In her free time, Paige likes to spend time with her family in addition to running and boxing.
If you would like to learn more about our staff at the Inner Door Center, please visit our website at http://www.innerdoorcenter.com. For more information on Inner Door Center and our programs, please contact us at 248-336-2868.
Written By: Julia Laing, Marketing Intern at Inner Door Center