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MA Program Synthesis

July 22, 2015

The MiSPP Master’s program has a long-standing tradition called ‘synthesis’, which challenges students to distill their learning of a phenomena into the purest essence possible.  Most courses have a class-synthesis at the end, and at the end of the program, students have 3-5 minutes to synthesize their entire MA program.  This year, as in the… Read More



Psi Chi Executive Board

July 10, 2015

This time last year, MiSPP had an Honor Society. The goal was to transform into a Psi Chi Chapter but there was a lot of work to be done in order for that to happen. Thanks to the Executive Board of the MiSPP Honor Society, the Psi Chi Chapter of MiSPP was installed on February… Read More



Faculty Spotlight- Dr. La-Toya Gaines

July 1, 2015

As an adjunct faculty at MiSPP, Dr. Gaines teaches and supervises master’s level students. Dr. Gaines is in practice in Ann Arbor specializing in eating disorders in adults and adolescents. She also works with families and individuals coping with divorce and blended family issues.  Hometown Detroit Favorite book (non-academic) Better Than I Know Myself by… Read More



Aging in Prison

June 24, 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. As the prison incarceration rates continue to rise so do the ages of the imprisoned population. A 2013 report by… Read More



Ageism

June 17, 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



Older Adults Are Coming of Age!

June 11, 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



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



Research & Presentations

June 2, 2015

At MiSPP, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to conduct various types of research and present their findings. Research may be independent or be conducted as part of a team and may result in publication. Angela Beers (PsyD 4) participated in the panel discussion, “The Experiences of Students of Color in Predominantly White Graduate Programs,”… Read More



The Importance of Birth Order

May 21, 2015

As a clinical psychologist, I am called upon to interview my clients and ask questions about the individual characteristics which rise to the surface during times and stress and strife. One question I always ask about is birth order. Are you the oldest, youngest, middle child? What was it like growing up in your family?… Read More



Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Lee Bach

May 11, 2015

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… Read More