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Lee Bach, PhD

Program Director, MA & PsyD Programs
Office phone: 248.476.1122, ext. 103
Email: lbach@mispp.edu

Dr. Bach has been with MiSPP since 1997 and the Program Director since 2008.  With extensive experience as an educator she has held various teaching positions at the University of Detroit-Mercy, Oakland Community College, and at public and alternative schools for students with special needs.  Dr. Bach is a qualitative research consultant and liaison for students and faculty at universities, nationally and internationally. As the program director and a core faculty member, she leads the faculty in the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of the academic programs of MiSPP. Dr. Bach has a diversified private practice with specific expertise in the treatment of eating disorders.  In furthering her commitment to the development of human potential, she engages in continued studies of creative processes in the art of teaching and the art of practicing psychotherapy. Dr. Bach is published in the areas of Heuristic Research and in the treatment of eating disorders.


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, the Union Institute
  • MA and PsyS in Psychology, Center for Humanistic Studies, now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology
  • BS in Special Education, University of Alabama


  • Licensed Psychologist

Areas of Expertise/Interests

  • Qualitative Research
    • Phenomenological
    • Heuristic
    • Narrative
  • Clinical
    • Eating Disorders
    • Depression
    • Women’s Issues

Select Presentations

  • Bach, L. Blau, D., Brown, L., & Mishara, A. (2012). Passion and pitfalls in phenomenological research:  Challenges in teaching, advising, and application. Presented at the Eighth Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
  • Bach, L., & Blau, D. (September 12, 2011).  Qualitative research:  A study of experience and meaning. Webinar for the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
  • Bach, L., Keenan, K., & Meunk, E. (2011). Ethical considerations of multiple relationships in graduate programs. Presentation at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Bach, L. (2011).   A phenomenological approach to clinical practice. Presentation at the Seventh Annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.
  • Bach, L. (2010).  Phenomenology in clinical practice. Clinical Psychology Department Workshop at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.
  • Bach, L. (2006). Exploring the gap between research and practice. Presentation at the 17th Annual International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Montreal, Canada.

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
    • Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology)
    • Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics)
    • Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology)
  • Program delegate to National Council of School and Programs of Professional Psychology
  • Association for Humanistic Psychology