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Reflections from President Blau

October 7, 2015

October marks the first installment of a monthly blog feature from MiSPP President, Dr. Diane Blau, discussing what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding MiSPP and the field of professional psychology.  Since my early years as a licensed psychologist, I attended countless professional presentations, the majority offering continuing education (CE) credits. While CE’s… Read More

Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Aaron Ceresnie

September 30, 2015

Dr. Ceresnie joins the MiSPP faculty as an adjunct professor in the Master’s program, teaching Research Foundations. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Farmington Hills, Michigan Where did you go to school for your undergraduate and graduate degrees? I attended Michigan State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology…. Read More

Faith and Skepticism in Science

September 23, 2015

The replication of research results is a cornerstone of science. If research findings can’t be reproduced by other researchers what confidence can we have in  “scientific” findings?  A large scale replication study reported in the September issue of the eminent journal Science has caused quite a stir. This study, a massive collaboration project involving over… Read More

Steps Towards Student Research: Get Involved!

September 16, 2015

In a follow-up to Dr. Shepler’s recent blog post encouraging students to consider extracurricular research opportunities, current PsyD student, Timothy Franke, shares helpful tips for how to get involved.   One of the most common reasons for entering a PsyD program over a PhD program is the emphasis that PsyD programs typically place on professional… Read More

Extracurricular scholarship? But…I already have so much to do!

September 9, 2015

Since joining the MiSPP faculty in 2012, I’ve had the privilege of working with and mentoring students through inviting them to collaborate on my research.  But, with so many chapters and articles to read, and with so many papers to write, what value is there in doing even more reading and writing?!   Recently, students… Read More

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Graduate School at MiSPP

September 1, 2015

As a recent PsyD graduate from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, the start of the 2015-2016 academic year has given me pause to reflect on the five years I spent at MiSPP, what I learned, and what I wish I had known before starting graduate school.  While I loved my grad school experience, there… Read More

Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Franklin Sollars

August 27, 2015

Dr. Sollars is a long time faculty member at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He recently decided to devote more time to his private practice and is now an adjunct faculty member in the masters program. Dr. Sollars has worked in the fields of psychology and mental health for over 35 years. Hometown Bloomfield… Read More

Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Nicole Tacoma

August 20, 2015

Dr. Tacoma is an adjunct faculty member at MiSPP. She teaches Psychotherapy with Children in the MA Program.  Hometown I grew up in Midland, MI. Favorite book (non-academic) I have an aversion to “favorites” I’ve never had a favorite anything. HOWEVER, I really like the book Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen, and as a… Read More

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