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PsyD Grads & Dissertation Topics 2017

August 11, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 PsyD graduates!  Dissertations will soon be available on ProQuest for students, faculty, and staff. Roxanne Christensen Transcending the Gates of Evin: Iranian Political Prisoners’ Experience of Survival     Nicole Czech The Woman’s Experience of Being Raised by a Dieting Mother     Amanda Sternitzky Gurny The Single Mother’s Experience of… Read More



Outstanding Alumni Service Award: Paula Whitman, PsyD, LLP

July 20, 2017

The Outstanding Alumni Service Award was established to honor alumni who have made significant personal contributions in their local community through dedication and service to others.  This award recognizes alumni who promote and demonstrate the humanistic values that sit at the core of MiSPP training in clinical psychology.  This year’s recipient, Paula Whitman, PsyD, LLP… Read More



Now What?: “Your child is obese.”

July 10, 2017

Now What? is a new blog series designed to address specific issues related to coping with life’s challenges. Recently, two close friends separately confided in me that one of her children had been labeled “obese” by the family GP.  Both friends were worried, if not totally surprised by the news.  And both seemed highly ambivalent… Read More



Student Experience: Transitioning from MA to PsyD

May 23, 2017

Many of the MA students at MiSPP decide to apply for our PsyD program after only a few months of the MiSPP student experience.  Here, one MA student reflects on her experience as she considers one program ending and another about to begin.   I recently went to dinner with some undergraduate students who belong… Read More



Job Hunting: Going Beyond the Search Engine

May 16, 2017

Everyone I keep in touch with from my MA (Class of 2015) at MiSPP found a job in psychology after graduation.  I say this to quell the anxiety of the soon to be Class of 2017 and to encourage anyone who is applying to MiSPP, or thinking of applying, that you will be employable if… Read More



Student Reflection: MPA Conference

May 4, 2017

MiSPP is committed to providing opportunities for our students to share their research with the wider academic and professional community through academic support and financial awards.  Interested students are encouraged to connect with faculty or staff to find out more. Attending the Midwestern Psychological Association’s (MPA) 2017 Conference was an illuminating experience for me as a first-year… Read More



Student Experience: How Ozzie Became A Therapy Dog

March 31, 2017

Since my miniature goldendoodle, Ozzie, was 4 months old, we regularly visited a nursing home near our house with the Pet-A-Pet Organization. Ozzie was just a little guy with a big presence at the nursing home. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, Ozzie squealed with excitement. I think he knew where he… Read More



Prepare to Pass: Your To-Do List for the EPPP

March 10, 2017

Even more than finding a job after graduation, I dreaded taking the EPPP.  Saying the name out loud felt like bad luck.  I put it off, and I put it off, until over a year had passed.  And still there it was.  Where to begin?  The problem was that I had no idea what to… Read More



Disable the Label

March 7, 2017

When someone tells you that you will never be able to achieve what your heart desires, what does your mind tell you? “They’re right.  Who am I?” “Maybe I shouldn’t even try.” My mind has told me those things.  I thought that if someone can see that in me, then I must be too naive… Read More



Student Reflection: My Experience at MiSPP

March 2, 2017

MiSPP strives to stay in touch with the daily experiences of our students.  From time to time throughout the academic year, we ask a current student to offer a reflection on his or her experience to help gain insight into life on campus. My experience so far in the MA program at MiSPP has been… Read More