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Mindfulness: How We Create Our Suffering and How We Begin to Let Go

November 15, 2016

“Mindfulness helps us see how we create our own suffering,” I told a group of meditation students.  I had said this so many times in the past that until one of my students raised her hand and queried, “I don’t understand. What do you mean that ‘mindfulness helps you see how you create your suffering’?”… Read More

Empathy First

“School staff today are under enormous pressure to show progress for every student every year. Yet they are in a bind. One disruptive child can effectively derail an entire lesson.” An article[i] tweeted from the Child Mind Institute offers strategies for teachers to cope with students who may have mental health challenges.  The article itself… Read More

Student Reflection: First Days at MiSPP

November 7, 2016

Having been in school for my undergrad, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what the school environment was like from a student’s perspective.  MiSPP blew that out of the water.  My first experience was at the Open House.  I have worked in a paramilitary type of organization since my youth and feel… Read More

Reflections from President Blau: Holding Hope

November 1, 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.  There would be several areas to explore this month if the election was not the major topic of conversations, TV news reports, internet interruptions and twitter feeds.  While… Read More

DIA @ MiSPP: Visual Thinking Strategies

October 25, 2016

On September 29, MiSPP was pleased to host Rebekka Parker of the DIA for a workshop on how to use Visual Thinking Strategies in clinical psychology. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Michigan School for Professional Psychology (MiSPP) and share some of the work we do in the Education Programs… Read More

Faculty Spotlight: Stacey Grindling

October 18, 2016

Stacey Grindling, PsyD, teaches in the doctoral program at MiSPP. What attracted you to teaching at MiSPP? I graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology; however, I had never known that there was a Michigan School of Professional Psychology! So once I moved back to Michigan after living in Chicago for the last nine… Read More

Aging Workshop Preview

October 4, 2016

MiSPP is presenting a three part Aging Workshop series on dementia beginning on November 3.  Micheline Sommers, LMSW, Coordinator for the MiSPP Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being, has designed the content to be relevant for both professional caregivers and for people who care for loved ones at home.  In this week’s blog,… Read More

Continuing Education Workshop Preview: Group Therapy with Substance Abuse

September 30, 2016

MiSPP is pleased to offer Continuing Education (CE) workshops that highlight the clinical strengths of our faculty.  Dr. Blackstock offers insight into his experience leading and facilitating CE courses at MiSPP: How do you prepare for teaching CE workshops? Any time I start one of these training projects, I always reflect on the things I… Read More

Reflections from President Blau: Reunion and Celebration

September 27, 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.  It was a beautiful fall Saturday in downtown Detroit.  Upon entering the Guardian Building, graduates from more than 35 years of the school’s history were awed by the… Read More

Play in Everyday Life

MiSPP is beginning a new chapter in student engagement that will take a clinical approach to programming.  Each month, students will have the opportunity to engage in activities on campus to deepen their understanding of one of the key Humanistic values to compliment and deepen their academic experience.  September’s theme is “Creativity.”  President Blau writes… Read More