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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



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



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



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



Student Reflection: Research collaboration using qualitative analysis

September 6, 2016

Over the past few years I have had the remarkable opportunity to work with an excellent team of practitioners, scholars, and researchers toward the publication of “Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Qualitative Survey Study of Survivors” in the Journal of Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management. This collaboration between me, Dr. Kelly Sawyer from the… Read More



Reflection: The experience of being a first year doctoral student at MiSPP

August 24, 2016

Being a first year doctoral student at MiSPP provided me with significant personal and professional growth that I never anticipated. The first day of class was anxiety provoking as it was saturated with anticipation of how the program worked and who would be a part of my incoming class.  As though our anxiety was not… Read More



Beyond the Education: Paying It Forward

July 12, 2016

When I agreed to write about why I volunteer at MiSPP, I didn’t think that it would be this hard to do, but, I’m really finding it difficult to put my feelings into words so that I can explain why. If I had to start somewhere, it would be with one of my favorite quotes,… Read More



Working with Transgender Clients: Considerations for Psychological Testing and Assessment

June 13, 2016

Psychological assessment is an important component of clinical psychology. It allows for a greater understanding of an individual in various ways including socio-emotional functioning, cognitive and neurological processes, and/or adaptive skill, among others. Psychologists incorporate and execute a combination of methods to reach a hypothesis about a person.  Tests can be standardized and norm-referenced for… Read More



Student Profile: Megan Meade-Higgins

May 17, 2016

Megan Meade-Higgins, PsyS, LMSW, MSW, a fourth year doctoral student at MiSPP, was recently selected to complete a two year post-doc fellowship through the Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training. Megan currently works as a practicing psychotherapist at Eastwood Clinics in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, serving a diverse population with a variety of mental health issues. … Read More