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Reflection on the 2nd Annual Psychology Research Symposium

May 5, 2016

MiSPP Psi Chi hosted the 2nd Annual Psychology Research Symposium on Friday, April 29 at MiSPP.  A clinical training for working with the LGBTQ population, taught by Rachel Crandall, LMSW, was held just before the conference.  Dr. Ellen Fedon-Keyt, Ph.D., delivered the key-note address, followed by two poster sessions and the presentation of awards ceremony… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: A Promising Future

May 2, 2016

Our 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.   Recently I attended a middle school concert. I saw gleaming eyes and radiant smiles on young people eager to share their melodious voices with a welcoming audience… Read More



Mindfulness-based Pain Management

April 20, 2016

There are some areas of healthcare that allude adequate treatment and cure, leaving patients struggling to find relief. Chronic pain is one of them. Chronic pain affects 100 million people in the U.S. per year, reaching $630 billion in lost productivity and healthcare costs (Lu, 2015). As the population ages, dealing with aches and pains… Read More



Research & Presentations

April 13, 2016

Members of the MiSPP community participate in scholarship activities. It is an integral element of professional development. The following scholarship activities are highlighted: Dr. Diane Blau (MiSPP President) and Dr. Lee Bach (Core Faculty) will be presenting “Exploration of Self and Other: New Paradigms in Heuristic Inquiry” at the 12th Annual Conference for the International… Read More



Where Culture And Substance Abuse Intersect

April 11, 2016

I come from a family with a proud legacy of activism, education, and leadership. Unfortunately, like many families, part of that legacy also includes addiction. I was shielded from much of that as a child, but as an adolescent I knew something was awry with certain relatives. As a young adult, I was driven by… Read More



10 Things You Need To Know About Graduate School

As someone who has been through an extensive graduate program and is currently a higher education professional, here are my top 10 tips you should know if you are entering your first graduate program or continuing on to another graduate degree. Begin at the beginning. Admissions requirements and processes often change each year.  The application… Read More



Reflection: Experience of Being A Division 32 Student Representative

April 5, 2016

MiSPP encourages students to attend professional conferences and training to build upon the knowledge and experience they acquire on campus.  Sharing these experiences with the community will hopefully inspire other students to take the initiative to pursue local or national opportunities for volunteering, networking, and professional advancement. As a Student Representative for MiSPP and Student… Read More



Reflections From President Blau: Trust The Process

Our 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.   Our current graduate programs germinated from the seeds of a two-year course of study entitled “Enhancing Human Potential” (EHP) offered at the Merrill Palmer Institute (MPI), which was,… Read More



Of Goddesses and Fools

March 23, 2016

Excerpted with author’s permission from previously published essay in About Place Journal[1].  This excerpt begins after Dr. King has completed her MA in Clinical Psychology at MiSPP (then called the Center for Humanistic Studies or CHS). A couple of years later, I was trying to find ways to combine my work as a feminist psychologist… Read More



EPPP 101: Study Tips For Success

March 17, 2016

Ready? Set. Study!!! You’ve completed all of your course requirements.  You’ve completed and mailed your application for temporary licensure. If you’re lucky, you’ve already found employment and if you’re not so lucky, you’re looking at good prospects. As if your plate isn’t full enough, now you can prepare to jump through the last hoop on… Read More