Preparing students for diverse careers in psychology…
As a graduate student, you will benefit from individualized attention and experiential learning afforded by the MiSPP educational environment. Faculty support academic freedom of inquiry and freedom in research, principles that are essential to the purpose of higher education and fundamental to the advancement of knowledge and truth. The responsibility for the integrity of the academic programs lies with the faculty who continually assess and enhance content and requirements to meet the needs of today’s clinicians.
MiSPP employs the practitioner-scholar training model which generates an exchange between the clinical work and scholarship, with each perspective informing and balancing the other. This model incorporates the development of reflective skills, critical thinking, disciplined inquiry and multiple ways of knowing in practice, while stressing the important role of theory and research in informing practice.
The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA) is an intensive program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to become limited licensed psychologists and psychotherapists.
Consistent with the mission of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, the purpose of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program is to educate and train students to become competent professional psychologists. Utilizing the practitioner-scholar model, the program provides students with a broad foundation in clinical psychology and research methods.
Clinical training complements classroom education, provides opportunities to work with competent clinicians in diverse settings, and helps students strengthen core competencies and their professional identities. Through their clinical training placements, students are involved in progressive and developmentally sequenced clinical experiences that prepare them for beginning professional practice upon receipt of their degrees.
The programs at MiSPP follow the practitioner-scholar model where academic knowledge and scientific research is applied in clinical and professional experience. The educational and training programs prepare students to obtain licensure for employment in a clinical setting.
The Moustakas Johnson Library offers access to a comprehensive collection of materials supporting both the master’s (MA) and doctoral (PsyD) degree programs in clinical psychology. The library provides innovative and high-quality services and materials contributing to the learning, teaching, research and study of psychology and its applications for service to diverse communities.