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Division 32 Annual Conference: Student Perspectives Series- Part 1

April 16, 2015

Over the next three weeks we are featuring a series of posts written by MiSPP students who attended or presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology: American Psychological Association: Division 32 that was held in Chicago on March 26-29, 2015. Over the last weekend of March I had the distinct honor… Read More



An Awakening

April 6, 2015

I also wanted to share how much your course has meant to me. For most of my adult life I have chased success in a much different way. I neglected my entertainer self. I neglected the arts and anything that would have fostered my creative self. After completing your course, I feel that I am… Read More



Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Doug Callan

March 30, 2015

Dr. Doug Callan has been teaching at MiSPP since 2012, primarily in the PsyD program. His current academic and research interests include the neurobiological bases of psychotherapy, and subcortical influences in cognition and thought. In his clinical practice he specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults and older adolescents with depression, anxiety, grief, life… Read More



Michigan SOGI Education Conference

March 24, 2015

On February 6, 2015 I attended the Michigan Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues (SOGI) in Education Conference at the Marriott Conference Center in Pontiac, MI, sponsored by Oakland University. The goal of SOGI is to provide a supportive climate for students, staff, faculty, and administrators, regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  The… Read More



Love and Transformation Later in Life

March 18, 2015

Most research has at its base some facet of curiosity. And not all research is formal.  In fact, human beings conduct research all the time. Often one senses a dawning awareness, a noticing, that turns into wondering and gradually becomes more articulated as a questioning. Soon one realizes there is something clamoring to be known…. Read More



A Vision for Success

March 9, 2015

We are Christopher Keemer and Heather Kadrich. Christopher is a full-time master’s student, currently in his second semester at MiSPP. Heather is a third-year doctoral student working on her dissertation at MiSPP. Heather and I are both visually impaired due to genetic eye conditions at birth. In spite of these circumstances, we are on our… Read More



Psi Chi Induction Ceremony

March 6, 2015

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce the addition of the Psi Chi Chapter at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP). The Psi Chi Chapter at MiSPP was installed on February 25, 2015. The faculty advisor of the new chapter is Dr. Dustin Shepler and the staff advisor is… Read More



Following Your Dreams

March 5, 2015

Almost seven months have passed since I graduated from MiSPP with my doctorate in clinical psychology. I still remember the day when I made my final decision to return to school despite being 59 years old with the clear realization that graduation wouldn’t occur until I was at least 63 years old. While I contemplated… Read More



Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Ryan Blackstock

February 24, 2015

Dr. Blackstock is a Core Faculty member in the master’s program. He has been teaching at MiSPP since 2010. For more on Dr. Blackstock click here. Hometown Houston, Texas Favorite book (non-academic) If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! by Sheldon Kopp Favorite place to grade papers At work in the lunchroom… Read More



An Unexpected Calling

February 16, 2015

I am a mother, who lost her child to suicide. Yet, as a result of attending MiSPP and earning my doctoral degree, I have been able to rewrite my story of despair into a story of hope. As a licensed psychologist (LP) and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor (CAADC), I have the knowledge and… Read More