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Sexuality in Later Life

June 3, 2015

During the month of June we are featuring a series of posts focusing on aging from our aging-certificate faculty and current doctoral students to celebrate our new Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being. On June 22, 2015, MiSPP is hosting Dr. Manuel Sklar who will present “Better Choices For A Better Ending,” a… Read More



My Use of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

May 4, 2015

When I was a very busy doctoral student, our curriculum director decided to test-drive a one-credit course called “Mindfulness.” The entire cohort was rather chilly on the notion, given our already overloaded internship and course work schedules. Me, I was downright crabby about it, especially after seeing the syllabus with all the papers our instructor,… Read More



Following Your Dreams

March 5, 2015

Almost seven months have passed since I graduated from MiSPP with my doctorate in clinical psychology. I still remember the day when I made my final decision to return to school despite being 59 years old with the clear realization that graduation wouldn’t occur until I was at least 63 years old. While I contemplated… Read More



An Unexpected Calling

February 16, 2015

I am a mother, who lost her child to suicide. Yet, as a result of attending MiSPP and earning my doctoral degree, I have been able to rewrite my story of despair into a story of hope. As a licensed psychologist (LP) and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC), I have the knowledge and… Read More



Alumni Updates- February 2015

Judy Atkins (PsyD 2011) is now fully licensed in the state of Georgia. “The quality education I received at MiSPP was evident since I passed both exams on the first attempt, which completed my application process for full licensure. The state of Georgia is strict in granting licenses and Michigan School of Professional Psychology met… Read More



MiSPP Spirit Wear

January 13, 2015

MiSPP spirit wear is now available! There are many color options (Not just what you see on the photo) and sizes available from small to 3X. Colors and sizes vary by style. Contact Amanda Ming or Natalya Hansen for info or to purchase, 248.476.1122.



Five New Year’s Resolutions You Shouldn’t Make This Year

December 28, 2014

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. In case you missed it last year, we are re-posting Dr. Jill Castro’s blog so you know what kinds of resolutions are likely succeed. It’s that time of year again: a clean slate, a fresh start, tabula rasa. The time of… Read More



Breast Cancer and Social Media

October 21, 2014

In American society, where great value is attached to women’s breasts and their size, a woman with disfigured breasts, one breast instead of two or a woman with none at all, may feel ashamed of her body. For a woman whose self-concept and gender identity is influenced by her relationship with her body, which initially… Read More



Alumni Updates

October 14, 2014

Angela Celeste May (MA 1994) published a book in 2009 based on her thesis research called Freedom: What Is The Experience of Living Without Negative, Self-Imposed Limitations? This October she is conducting a five week series on “Five Steps to Freedom: Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential” at the Southfield Campus of Oakland Community College…. Read More



October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Consider This

On the heels of National Coming Out Day and in the midst of National Bullying Prevention Month, I ask you to imagine you’re 15 years old–an age where the single most important thing in your life is to fit in.   But you know you’re different. You have no romantic interest in the opposite sex. Instead,… Read More