Michael Griffin, Ph.D., ABPP

Michael Griffin, Ph.D., ABPP

Michael attained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2007 from The University of Alabama after earning an M.A. in experimental psychology from the College of William & Mary in 2001. As part of his doctoral work, Michael completed an APA-approved, clinical internship in the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry, with a major rotation at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina. Following internship, Michael completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Florida State Hospital conducting forensic evaluations before earning licensure in Alabama in 2008. Since that time, Michael has worked as a psychologist at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility (2008 – 2010), at HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry (2010 – 2012), and at the Durham VA Medical Center (2012 – present) while continuing to grow Griffin Psychological Services. During his professional career, Michael has conducted a host of psychological evaluations, served as a consultant in a range of civil and criminal trial, and conducted both short and long-term therapy for individuals and couples. Please see an abridged copy of his vita here.
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Desirée Griffin, Ph.D.

Desirée Griffin, Ph.D.

Desirée earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2011 from The University of Alabama after having received a coveted Presidential Scholarship – effectively paying her undergraduate tuition, in addition to myriad other scholarships and awards (e.g. McNair Scholarship and J.L. Bedsole Scholarship) based largely on her exceptional performance. In fulfillment of her doctoral work, Desirée completed an APA-approved, clinical internship in the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry, with a major rotation at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina. She then served as a psychology resident at the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute (2011 – 2012) for a postdoctoral fellowship where her responsibilities ranged from completing forensic evaluations to serving on treatment teams and conducting individual therapy. Since July 2012, Desirée has served as a Lecturer in the psychology department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. This move allowed her to simultaneously pursue her two passions (teaching and clinical work), thus she joined GPS, applied for independent licensure, and recently became a licensed psychologist. Please see an abridged copy of her vita here.
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