For Dr. Michael Civin, growing into the medical field of psychology was a 20-year journey. He graduated in 1968 with an A.B. degree from Harvard College, completing this achievement with cum laude honors. After just one year at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Civin swiftly switched paths and attended the University of Oregon. In 1970, he earned his Master of Arts from the northwestern school.
It was almost 15 years later when Dr. Michael Civin picked up his schooling, striving toward a career in medicine. In 1986, he graduated from the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University with a second Master of Arts. He remained in this college program, focused sharply on clinical psychology, through the completion of his Ph.D. in 1988. This significant education — four degrees in total and several years of dedication — led Civin toward his professional and academic work in psychology, including careers as a professor and author of scholarly, topical articles.