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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



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