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Reflections from President Blau: Connecting

May 2, 2017

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.  When we enter an unfamiliar environment, it is natural to search for a sense of place.  We seek safe and solid ground, and in so doing, scrutinize the… Read More



The Road to ABA: Supporting Families with Autistic Children

April 6, 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 a person centered… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: The Something I Can Do

March 31, 2017

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.  I am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything Yet I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse… Read More



Faculty Profile: Dr. Heidi Martin

March 10, 2017

MiSPP welcomes Dr. Heidi Martin as our new Director of Clinical Training.  Dr. Martin was kind enough to offer some insights into her professional training and background. Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background: After studying psychology at the University of Michigan, I initially pursued a career in management consulting in the healthcare industry…. Read More



Reflections from President Blau: Breaking News

February 24, 2017

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.  I have noticed of late that TV news reports constantly begin with “BREAKING NEWS!” flashed across the screen.  Half expecting to hear of a devastating earthquake, tremendous loss… 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



Reflections from President Blau: Reaccreditation

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.  Since its inception, MiSPP has received regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for periods of 10 years, the maximum amount granted. The last 10-year reaccreditation was… 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



Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Providing a Relational Framework

January 10, 2017

MiSPP is pleased to offer workshops that highlight the professional interests of our faculty and offer MCBAP approved Continuing Education (CE) credits.  Melissa Farrell, PsyD, will present “A First Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training” workshop on Friday, January 20 from 1PM to 4:30 PM. While in graduate school I chose to study within Existential and Humanistic… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: A Season for Inner Life

January 3, 2017

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.  With the New Year comes hope and promise.  A new start, clean slate, fresh opportunities.  We breathe in the crisp winter air and ready ourselves for the season… Read More