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Motsch, Frances

  • Department: Psychology
  • Title: Professor of Psychology
  • Ed.D., Indiana University; M.S., Indiana University; B.S., Purdue University.
  • Phone: 517-264-7856
  • Campus: Adrian
  • Building: Sacred Heart Hall
  • Office #: 405

Program Info

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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Bio

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Professor of Psychology

Meet Peggy Motsch
Professor of Psychology

 

Education

  • Ed.D.: Indiana University
  • M.S.: Indiana University
  • B.S.: Purdue University

Recent Awards and Achievements
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over 25 years.
  • Positive Psychology Sabbatical.
  • Psi Chi Honor Society and Psychology Club Advisor.
  • Presented at 22nd International Congress of Applied Psychology in Kyoto, Japan.
  • Presented at International Council of Psychologists Conferences in Tokyo, Japan, Republic of Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Taught and consulted in Australia, New Zealand, Greece, and Spain.
  • Traveled and studied in Egypt, Scotland, England, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Fiji Island, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and China.

Interests/Areas of Expertise
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • Positive Psychology
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Health Psychology
  • Resources to support the Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Gerontology and Healthy Aging

Teaching Philosophy

“As an educator I am committed to being competent in the field of psychology. I stay current with the subject I am teaching by attending conferences and training activities that broaden my knowledge of psychology. I send time getting to know all of my students and use a variety of methods to encourage their learning and make learning fun. I encourage collaborative learning and I create an environment where it is safe for everyone to communicate their thoughts, feelings, expectations, and desires. Additionally, I encourage my students to become critical thinkers. I want to empower them to trust themselves when they evaluate information provided to them on any topic. I believe that we are all life-long learners. I encourage my students to welcome the many learning opportunities they will have in their lives.”


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