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Congrats to Our Current Student Scholarship Recipients!

February 16, 2015

MiSPP is committed to contributing annually to assist in student scholarships and aid. Scholarship and financial assistance funding is supported by gifts from alumni, family, and friends. Generally, funds are disbursed in the form of tuition credit. Scholarships for continuing students are awarded in November. This academic year Megan Meade-Higgins, third year PsyD student, was… Read More

Retirement Choices for the New Old

February 11, 2015

After I turned 65 I could not deny that I began to play with the concept of some sort of change in my employment. I could almost feel an internal shift take place as I contemplated the freedom of leisure time– an unexpected gift. At the same time I knew I would be losing a… Read More

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Diane Blau

February 3, 2015

Dr. Blau is the President of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (originally the Center for Humanistic Studies Graduate School), which she co-founded in 1980. Prior to becoming its president in 2012, Dr. Blau held multiple academic and administrative roles at the school, including master’s and doctoral faculty, Master’s Program Chair, Accreditation Coordinator, and Dean… Read More

Dialectics of DBT

January 26, 2015

Life is full of dialectics. Some can be very difficult to accept. In my practice, I utilize Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT was designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, a diagnosis that many clinicians view as both impossible and undesirable to treat. The key dialectic of DBT is “the need for a client to accept herself as… Read More

If I Could Only Remember….?

January 20, 2015

I recently revisited an article for The New Yorker written by Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, entitled “Face-Blind.” Initially, the article explores a condition suffered by Dr. Sacks known as “prosopagnosia”; the inability to recognize faces and places. Dr. Sacks initially discusses the importance of facial recognition to the human experience. “Our emotions, the open… Read More

Controversies in Mental Health Diagnosis

January 13, 2015

Controversies in Mental Health Diagnosis: The Future and Beyond Or “You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows”* *(B. Dylan, 1965)  Current Status of Confusion                                                           Mental health providers are struggling with the changes in how to diagnosis a client’s psychopathology. The American Psychiatric Association introduced the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of… Read More

MiSPP Spirit Wear

MiSPP spirit wear is now available! There are many color options (Not just what you see on the photo) and sizes available from small to 3X. Colors and sizes vary by style. Contact Amanda Ming or Natalya Hansen for info or to purchase, 248.476.1122.

Happy Whew-Year!

January 7, 2015

Now that it’s over, I am coming out of the Christmas closet and proclaiming that I am not a fan of the, euphemistically called, “holidays”. “Holiday” implies fun and relaxation, and I rarely experience either between Thanksgiving and Jan 2nd. I am consequently not only not “happy,” I am usually more tired and stressed than any other time of… Read More

Five New Year’s Resolutions You Shouldn’t Make This Year

December 28, 2014

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. In case you missed it last year, we are re-posting Dr. Jill Castro’s blog so you know what kinds of resolutions are likely succeed. It’s that time of year again: a clean slate, a fresh start, tabula rasa. The time of… Read More

The Season of Rituals

December 22, 2014

The season of rituals has begun, and will carry us into the new calendar year. From the Latin rītuālis, rite or ceremony, rituals have been present since the beginning of time and across all cultures as an integral part of religious, spiritual, political, social, and family life. Rituals help us to embody symbolic expressions of… Read More