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Breast Cancer and Social Media

October 21, 2014

In American society, where great value is attached to women’s breasts and their size, a woman with disfigured breasts, one breast instead of two or a woman with none at all, may feel ashamed of her body. For a woman whose self-concept and gender identity is influenced by her relationship with her body, which initially… Read More



Alumni Updates

October 14, 2014

Angela Celeste May (MA 1994) published a book in 2009 based on her thesis research called Freedom: What Is The Experience of Living Without Negative, Self-Imposed Limitations? This October she is conducting a five week series on “Five Steps to Freedom: Tools to Unlock Your Full Potential” at the Southfield Campus of Oakland Community College…. Read More



October is National Bullying Prevention Month: Consider This

On the heels of National Coming Out Day and in the midst of National Bullying Prevention Month, I ask you to imagine you’re 15 years old–an age where the single most important thing in your life is to fit in.   But you know you’re different. You have no romantic interest in the opposite sex. Instead,… Read More



2014-2015 Cereta Perry Scholarship Recipients

October 10, 2014

The Cereta Perry Scholarship (CPS) honors Cereta Perry, PhD, co-founder of CHS/MiSPP, and her contributions to both alumni and diversity. Dr. Perry was known for her relationships with students, many of which were sustained as they became alumni. Although she formally retired from CHS in 1998, she remained an advocate of MiSPP and its mission… Read More



Coming Out in a Social Media World

October 8, 2014

In recognition of National Coming Out Day (NCOD) on Saturday, October 11, 2014, we are re-posting Dr. Dustin Shepler’s  blog from last year. National Coming Out Day (NCOD) commemorates the second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights (for more history).  As October 11th (NCOD) approaches, I find myself thinking about my own coming… Read More



You Didn’t Get Dumber, You Just Went to Grad School

October 1, 2014

As we begin the second month of the semester here at MiSPP, and as I get to know my new PsyD advisees better, I am reminded of the beginning of my own educational journey. Or, perhaps I should say “beginnings,” as there have been a few! I am reminded of what it feels like to… Read More



How Pinterest Can Help Your Practice

September 23, 2014

Pinterest? Help in therapy? Assist my business? And you thought it was just for amassing ideas for craft projects and menu items that you probably won’t ever actually attempt. Nope. Pinterest does have tons of ideas of crafting, hobbies, and homemaking, but it is also much more. I like to think of it as a… Read More



Welcome!

September 3, 2014

Welcome to the Michigan School of Professional Psychology! We have been eagerly preparing for your arrival. To students new to MiSPP, you are about to enter a significant academic endeavor, one that promises to promote personal and professional growth. To those returning, dynamic learning opportunities await. All of you enter a community of like-minded learners… Read More



Making a Professional First Impression via Email: Tips for Prospective Graduate Students

August 28, 2014

As a member of the Admissions Committee for MiSPP’s Master’s in Clinical Psychology program, a large part of my job is assessing professionalism and readiness for entry into a graduate-level program. For me, this assessment begins much earlier than the face-to-face interview. It begins as soon as I receive an initial communication from a prospective… Read More



Effective Therapy

August 20, 2014

How effective is therapy? What makes therapy more effective? And, what evidence bears on answering these questions? Key findings from a series of recent meta-analyses, statistical procedures that combine the results of many studies and are viewed as the strongest basis for drawing scientific conclusions, have yielded the following, often surprising findings: Much of the… Read More