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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



Research & Presentations

May 11, 2017

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