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Reflections from President Blau: Reflecting

July 25, 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.  Just one year ago, the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) received accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) for its doctoral program, became the only accredited PsyD program in… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: Pride and Promise

June 28, 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 I began my studies at the Merrill Palmer Institute (MPI), I could not have imagined the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) that exists today. My cohort… Read More



RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT MEMORY: NAMES AND FACES

June 23, 2017

I have been subscribing to The New Yorker magazine for over 25 years, enjoying innumerable articles of interest spanning issues as disparate as bananas (and the threat thereto) to St. Augustine. However, my favorite contributor to the magazine has been Dr. Oliver Sacks, Professor of Neurology at NYU School of Medicine, author of Awakenings and… Read More



2017 Psi Chi Induction Keynote Address

June 13, 2017

La-Toya Gaines, PsyD, LP recently gave the keynote address at the 2017 Psi Chi Induction Ceremony at MiSPP.  Dr. Gaines was kind enough to share a copy of her speech for this blog post. First, I’d like to say thank you for the invitation to speak tonight. I am honored and humbled by the invitation… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: Foster Our Future

June 8, 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.  The atrium was transformed into a festive setting on Sunday, June 4 as alumni and friends gathered to mark MiSPP’s 35th anniversary year. Guests savored a delicious brunch… Read More



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