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Faculty Booksigning: Franklin Sollars

May 11, 2016

Franklin Sollars, PhD, is part of the MiSPP Adjunct Faculty and the author of “Love Outraged and the Liberation of the Core Self,”a guidebook for a unique depth psychological approach to spiritual and emotional growth. MiSPP is pleased to host a book signing event on Saturday, May 21, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on campus… Read More



De-stigmatizing Mental Illness: When cause becomes important

May 9, 2016

An article in Psychology Today[i] raised a dilemma that I have been thinking about for many years. The article asserts that all mental illness is a product of physical brain dysfunction.  For those disorders for which we cannot currently find said dysfunction (they list: “depression, bipolar, schizophrenia”), it is only a matter of time and… Read More



Staff Spotlight: Jeff Cross

May 5, 2016

Jeff Cross consulted for the Center for Humanistic Studies, now the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, in the capacity of systems support and technology for ten years before he was hired as the Information Systems Coordinator at MiSPP in 2006.  He assumed the role of Director of Information Technology & Building Services in 2012. He… Read More



Reflection on the 2nd Annual Psychology Research Symposium

MiSPP Psi Chi hosted the 2nd Annual Psychology Research Symposium on Friday, April 29 at MiSPP.  A clinical training for working with the LGBTQ population, taught by Rachel Crandall, LMSW, was held just before the conference.  Dr. Ellen Fedon-Keyt, PhD, delivered the key-note address, followed by two poster sessions and the presentation of awards ceremony… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: A Promising Future

May 2, 2016

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.   Recently I attended a middle school concert. I saw gleaming eyes and radiant smiles on young people eager to share their melodious voices with a welcoming audience… Read More



Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Kevin Keenan

April 20, 2016

Kevin Keenan, PhD is core faculty at MiSPP, teaching classes in the doctoral program. Where did you grow up? Buffalo, NY What or who influenced you to study psychology? My Psych 101 professor. I had been an engineering student, but I didn’t feel it was things I was trying to understand, it was people. This professor… Read More



Mindfulness-based Pain Management

There are some areas of healthcare that allude adequate treatment and cure, leaving patients struggling to find relief. Chronic pain is one of them. Chronic pain affects 100 million people in the U.S. per year, reaching $630 billion in lost productivity and healthcare costs (Lu, 2015). As the population ages, dealing with aches and pains… Read More



Research & Presentations

April 13, 2016

Members of the MiSPP community participate in scholarship activities. It is an integral element of professional development. The following scholarship activities are highlighted: Dr. Diane Blau (MiSPP President) and Dr. Lee Bach (Core Faculty) will be presenting “Exploration of Self and Other: New Paradigms in Heuristic Inquiry” at the 12th Annual Conference for the International… Read More



Continuing Education at MiSPP

MiSPP is pleased to offer a wide variety of continuing education workshops to the local community.  We call upon our faculty to share their expertise on a particular topic in the field of psychology that will benefit new grads and experienced practitioners alike.  Ryan Blackstock, PsyD, LP, CAADC, ICAADC has taught several workshops related to… Read More



Where Culture And Substance Abuse Intersect

April 11, 2016

I come from a family with a proud legacy of activism, education, and leadership. Unfortunately, like many families, part of that legacy also includes addiction. I was shielded from much of that as a child, but as an adolescent I knew something was awry with certain relatives. As a young adult, I was driven by… Read More