Home // Blog Posts // Student Posts // Archive by category "Psi Chi Student Posts"

Psi Chi Student Posts Archive

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 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



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, PhD, delivered the key-note address, followed by two poster sessions and the presentation of awards ceremony… 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



Humanizing Psychoanalysis III: Conference Recap

February 9, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, I attended The Integrative Psychoanalytic Society Conference, “Humanizing Psychoanalysis III.” I delivered a presentation on heuristic research and social anxiety. I found the conference to be an enriching experience, both professionally and personally. The atmosphere of the conference held warmth and congeniality as attendees provided feedback and support to the… Read More



Psi Chi Outreach at the VA Hospital of Ann Arbor

December 14, 2015

On November 29th, students from Psi Chi at MiSPP attended an outreach event at the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Hospital in Ann Arbor. The Veterans Health Administration is led by the United States Department of Veterans and implements the medical assistance program for military veterans. Kat Lewitzke (PsyD 4), Rachel Rodorigo (PsyD… Read More



Year-End Reflections

As this year comes to a close, so too is my first semester at Michigan School of Professional Psychology. This program has been a gift in my life as well as in the lives of my cohorts.  At the end of December I take time to think about the year that is ending.  I examine… Read More