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Congrats 2014 PsyD Grads!

August 19, 2014

Congratulations to all of our 2014 PsyD graduates! Read about their dissertation research below. Dissertations will be available to students, faculty, and staff in the ProQuest database this fall. Lena Agree The Experience of Being in a Long Term, Monogamous, Heterosexual Relationship That Regularly Incorporates BDSM This study examined the question, What is the experience… Read More



Job Alerts

June 10, 2014

Did you know that MiSPP is often contacted by local mental health agencies with employment opportunities? The word is out! MiSPP alums make fantastic clinicians. Local employers want you! Don’t miss out! Join us on social media so you won’t miss any job postings.   Current Positions Available   Post by Michigan School of Professional… Read More



Alumni Updates

Kari Hughes (MA 2003) started a fair trade company called Buy the Change in 2011. The company sells fairly traded, women-made products with a focus on creating economic opportunity for women in the developing world. Carol VanDyke (PsyD 2007) is the psychologist in residence for Fox 2 and WDIV News stations. Dr. VanDyke provides psychotherapy,… Read More



Making Sense of Violence and Trauma Among Youth

April 17, 2014

MiSPP’s Clinical Training Administrator, Dr. Jill Castro, appeared Tuesday morning (April 17, 2014) on WDET’s The Craig Fahle Show to discuss the topic of youth violence, trauma, and how adults can help. She spoke with the show’s host, Craig Fahle, and Kari Walker, President and CEO of The Guidance Center. Listen to their conversation  … Read More



Alumni Newsletter- February 2014

February 27, 2014

  Message From the President Do you know that there are over 1200 alumni that have graduated from our programs?  It is remarkable to realize that so many professionals have emerged from this unique institution, grounded in humanistic and existential tenets and qualitative research paradigms. I wonder if your experience here was meaningful. I wonder… Read More



Monthly Case Conference Event

February 20, 2014

The MiSPP Alumni Association sponsors a monthly Case Conferencing evening for practicing professionals. We provide an opportunity for clinicians to seek ideas, insights, and perspectives on difficult, complex, or otherwise challenging cases with a cadre of experienced colleagues. The case conference format is an informal round table discussion, moderated by Dr. Don McMillan. You do… Read More



Alumni Updates

February 18, 2014

LaSonia Barlow (PsyD 2013) is working as a psychotherapist, certified forensic consultant, licensed professional counselor, a registered addiction counselor, and a crisis care psychological first aid provider. She is also certified for Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and is currently pursuing a post doctorate degree in psychopharmacology. Dr. Barlow has recently signed on as the… Read More



October Newsletter

October 23, 2013

From the Desk of the President Along with beautiful fall weather and the radiant color of leaves, school has started off well. 161 masters and doctoral students are engaged in the MiSPP community of learners, along with 25 faculty and 16 support personnel. Donations, so generously provided by you, make a significant difference in this… Read More



New Monthly Case Conference Evening for Practicing Professionals

June 12, 2013

The MiSPP Alumni Association will sponsor a monthly Case Conferencing evening for practicing professionals. This will be an opportunity for clinicians to seek ideas, insights, and perspectives on difficult, complex, or otherwise challenging cases with a cadre of experienced colleagues. The format of the case conference will be an informal round table discussion, moderated by… Read More



1st Annual Clark Moustakas Lecture

May 8, 2013

The 1st Annual Clark Moustakas Lecture “The Brain, Emotion and Psychotherapy” Guest Lecturer: Sid Berkowitz, PhD     This presentation focuses on how recent brain research can be utilized to enhance our work as psychotherapists.  It covers how the brain influences emotions and changes possibilities, empathy, memories and life narratives. Date: Friday, May 31, 2013… Read More