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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



Reflections from President Blau: The Something I Can Do

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 am only one, But still I am one. I cannot do everything Yet I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse… Read More



Faculty Profile: Dr. Heidi Martin

March 10, 2017

MiSPP welcomes Dr. Heidi Martin as our new Director of Clinical Training.  Dr. Martin was kind enough to offer some insights into her professional training and background. Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background: After studying psychology at the University of Michigan, I initially pursued a career in management consulting in the healthcare industry…. Read More



Prepare to Pass: Your To-Do List for the EPPP

Even more than finding a job after graduation, I dreaded taking the EPPP.  Saying the name out loud felt like bad luck.  I put it off, and I put it off, until over a year had passed.  And still there it was.  Where to begin?  The problem was that I had no idea what to… Read More



Disable the Label

March 7, 2017

When someone tells you that you will never be able to achieve what your heart desires, what does your mind tell you? “They’re right.  Who am I?” “Maybe I shouldn’t even try.” My mind has told me those things.  I thought that if someone can see that in me, then I must be too naive… Read More