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Student Experience: Transitioning from MA to PsyD

May 23, 2017

Many of the MA students at MiSPP decide to apply for our PsyD program after only a few months of the MiSPP student experience.  Here, one MA student reflects on her experience as she considers one program ending and another about to begin.   I recently went to dinner with some undergraduate students who belong… Read More



Student Reflection: MPA Conference

May 4, 2017

MiSPP is committed to providing opportunities for our students to share their research with the wider academic and professional community through academic support and financial awards.  Interested students are encouraged to connect with faculty or staff to find out more. Attending the Midwestern Psychological Association’s (MPA) 2017 Conference was an illuminating experience for me as a first-year… Read More



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