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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



Black LGBTQ/GNC Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

January 31, 2017

Since working as a clinical psychologist at the Third Circuit Court Family Division (Juvenile) Clinic for Child Study the past 12 years, I have noticed a trend: the entry of an increasing number clients who identify as of LGBTQ/GNC (lesbian, gay, biattractional, transgender, questioning, and gender nonconforming). It did not occur to me that this… Read More



Faculty Profile: Dr. Ruth Anan

January 24, 2017

This fall, MiSPP will offer a new Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis that will prepare students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).  Dr. Ruth Anan, PhD, LP, BCBA-D, has created a Behavioral Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approved academic program specifically for MiSPP that will combine the essential skills and training of behavioral analysis with… Read More



Psi Chi Service Reflection: HAVEN Gift Giveaway

January 17, 2017

MiSPP is committed to giving back to our local community.  We are proud that the MiSPP Psi Chi chapter sent volunteers to assist with HAVEN’s Gift Giveaway again this December.  Jessie Dluzynski (PsyD 4), current Psi Chi President, shares her reflection on the experience this year. I could not wait for this year’s 30th Annual… Read More



Student Scholarship Award Winners 2016/17

January 10, 2017

MiSPP is committed to contributing annually to assist in student scholarships and aid. Scholarship and financial assistance funding is supported by gifts from alumni, family, and friends. Generally, funds are disbursed in the form of tuition credit. This academic year Jessica Dluzynksi (PsyD 4), was awarded the Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship (JBHPS), and Quaneece… Read More



Empathy First

November 15, 2016

“School staff today are under enormous pressure to show progress for every student every year. Yet they are in a bind. One disruptive child can effectively derail an entire lesson.” An article[i] tweeted from the Child Mind Institute offers strategies for teachers to cope with students who may have mental health challenges.  The article itself… Read More



Student Reflection: First Days at MiSPP

November 7, 2016

Having been in school for my undergrad, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what the school environment was like from a student’s perspective.  MiSPP blew that out of the water.  My first experience was at the Open House.  I have worked in a paramilitary type of organization since my youth and feel… Read More