For many people, there exists a gap in collegiate education. From a need to work and earn money to family obligations and other reasons, individuals often cease schooling to take on other responsibilities. And for Dr. Michael Civin, a gap in his educational pursuits happened for more than a decade. Yet this didn’t keep him from returning to his education and finishing his studies toward a goal in medicine. Civin graduated from Harvard College in 1968 then immediately continued his studies in the years that followed. At first, he attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, but after one year, disengaged to attend the University of Oregon. He earned his first Master of Arts in 1970, but did not continue in his medical dreams at that time. It took more than a decade before Civin would return to college and his studies in medicine.
By 1986, Dr. Michael Civin earned another Master of Arts. He returned to school, attending Adelphi University and studying under its Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. He remained at Adelphi as he earned his Ph.D. in 1988 from the same university school. And even with all of this education behind him and work beginning in the field of psychology, Civin again returned to studies a few years later. In 1993, he completed his postdoctoral certificate in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy.