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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



Student Research: How to get started

February 21, 2017

Timothy Franke, PsyD, was actively involved in research projects while completing his PsyD in clinical psychology at MiSPP.  In this blog, originally published in September 2015, Dr. Franke talks about his experience as a Research Assistant (RA) and offers encouragement and advice on where to begin. One of the most common reasons for entering a… Read More



Life After MiSPP: Career journeys that matter

February 13, 2017

MiSPP is grateful to maintain contact with our diverse group of alums, each of whom leaves campus to pursue a career in clinical psychology in their own unique way.  Our Life After MiSPP column has so far featured six alums who have crafted careers that suit their particular personal strengths and clinical passions.        … 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 spring, 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



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 Scholarship Award Winners 2016/17

January 10, 2017

MiSPP is committed to contributing annually to assist in student scholarships and aid. Scholarship and financial assistance funding is supported by gifts from alumni, family, and friends. Generally, funds are disbursed in the form of tuition credit. This academic year Jessica Dluzynksi (PsyD 4), was awarded the Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship (JBHPS), and Quaneece… Read More



Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Providing a Relational Framework

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