GFM The 
Synergy Center

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GFM The Synergy Center has partnerships with WMU, Spring Arbor an KVCC.  We help Bachelors and Masters level students in any human services field of students to get hands on experience.  We also have partnered with Everest and KVCC in helping learn technical skills such as Administrative, Clerical and Financial areas. 

Future Opportunities in Education, Music Therapy and Non-Profit and Public Administration, Fund Development internships will are available.

Faith Zantjer, MA Intern

Spring Arbor 

Madison Branch, MSW Intern

Spring Arbor 

I am Madison Branch, I currently work as a case manager at a local agency serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness. I graduated from Western Michigan University in 2012 with a double major in Social Work and Gender and Women Studies. I operate under a LLBSW (Limited Licensed Bachelor of Social Work) and have had some great experience working directly with individuals who struggle with diagnoses that range from Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depressive & Anxiety disorders, Personality disorders, Co-occurring disorders, and various other diagnoses and areas of trauma. I am very passionate about the community  I am currently serving. I am personally passionate about Social Justice issues, including LGBTQ and gender issues, and issues regarding race and privilege. I believe by working on such issues at a community level, in addition to an individual level, we are able to work toward a more inclusive, supportive and safe space for everyone. My areas of passion and areas of growth in regards to counseling are CBT and DBT paradigms, working with individuals in my area of passion and expanding my experience and knowledge of working with youth. I am currently attending Spring Arbor University Advanced Standing Program and once I graduate will be able to operate under an LLMSW (Limited Licensed Master of Social Work) for two years until I am able to become fully licensed. I am excited to learn and continue to grow as a social worker through GFM Synergy Center.

Bunny Johnson, MSW Intern

Western Michigan University 

Chenia Hughes 

Spring Arbor 

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