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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



Outstanding Alumni Service Award: Paula Whitman, PsyD, LLP

July 20, 2017

The Outstanding Alumni Service Award was established to honor alumni who have made significant personal contributions in their local community through dedication and service to others.  This award recognizes alumni who promote and demonstrate the humanistic values that sit at the core of MiSPP training in clinical psychology.  This year’s recipient, Paula Whitman, PsyD, LLP… Read More



Now What?: “Your child is obese.”

July 10, 2017

Now What? is a new blog series designed to address specific issues related to coping with life’s challenges. Recently, two close friends separately confided in me that one of her children had been labeled “obese” by the family GP.  Both friends were worried, if not totally surprised by the news.  And both seemed highly ambivalent… 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



Life After MiSPP: David Majchrzak

June 6, 2017

MiSPP strives to connect with alumni to find out more about the work that fulfills their passion for clinical psychology.  “Life After MiSPP” is our feature column that highlights the career journey of our grads. Name: David T. Majchrzak, MA, LLP (Class of 2008) Job Title: Lead Therapist at Oakland Psychological Clinic PC, Livonia Describe… Read More



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



Job Hunting: Going Beyond the Search Engine

May 16, 2017

Everyone I keep in touch with from my MA (Class of 2015) at MiSPP found a job in psychology after graduation.  I say this to quell the anxiety of the soon to be Class of 2017 and to encourage anyone who is applying to MiSPP, or thinking of applying, that you will be employable if… Read More