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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



EPPP Stress: Quash these Tall Tales

May 11, 2017

  Did you hear the one about how you can only fail the EPPP once? Yep, if you do not hit that 450 scaled score threshold, the test administrator has the right to reach deep into your chest, pull out your frantically beating heart, and squash it like an overripe tomato.  Or, wait, maybe they… Read More



Research & Presentations

Academic scholarship is essential to the MiSPP community.  This year, we recognize the following contributions by our faculty and students during the 2016/17 Academic calendar: Publications (September 2016-May 2017): Dr. Ryan Blackstock (Core Faculty) authored the following article in the International Journal of Role-Playing. Blackstock, R. (2016). Origin stories: The phenomenological relationship between players and their… Read More



Student Reflection: MPA Conference

May 4, 2017

MiSPP is committed to providing opportunities for our students to share their research with the wider academic and professional community through academic support and financial awards.  Interested students are encouraged to connect with faculty or staff to find out more. Attending the Midwestern Psychological Association’s (MPA) 2017 Conference was an illuminating experience for me as a first-year… Read More



ABPsi Symposium this Saturday

Dr. Lavinia Ekong, PsyD, LP (PsyD Class of 2012) will be presenting a workshop entitled “Repairing the Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adult Wellbeing” at the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologist’s (ABPsi) Midwest Regional Symposium this Saturday, May 6 at the MSU Detroit Center.  Dr. Ekong was kind enough to offer us a preview… 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



Life After MiSPP: Hugh Ransley

April 11, 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: Hugh Ransley, MA, LLP, RPT Describe your work in clinical psychology. Currently, I am working at the Cypress Counseling… 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



Student Experience: How Ozzie Became A Therapy Dog

March 31, 2017

Since my miniature goldendoodle, Ozzie, was 4 months old, we regularly visited a nursing home near our house with the Pet-A-Pet Organization. Ozzie was just a little guy with a big presence at the nursing home. As soon as we pulled into the parking lot, Ozzie squealed with excitement. I think he knew where he… Read More