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The Dangers of Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse

February 6, 2018

As part of the 2018 Continuing Education (CE) Series at MiSPP, Dr. Stephanie Zoltowski, PsyD will present “The Dangers of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse” workshop on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Dr. Zoltowski offers the following as a workshop preview.   Every 9 seconds, a woman is assaulted and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have… Read More



The Game is On: Live Action Role-Playing Today

January 10, 2018

In 2006 I completed my dissertation[i] which studied individual’s experience of personality and identity through playing a sustained, self-generated character in the venue of Live Action Role-Playing (LARP). About 6 months after my work was complete, I left the LARP community. At the time, there didn’t seem to be much academic interest in this topic,… Read More



#MiSPPLife: Fall Semester Highlights

December 7, 2017

Fall semester at MiSPP was rich with activity and opportunities for meaningful action.  From food-filled community building to campus wide community service projects, #MiSPPLife on campus has a lot to offer. Here are just a few of the highlights: September Fall Festival (9/11-9/15) kicked off the academic year with fall food treats and community building… Read More



The Career of a Psychologist – Perspectives along the Journey

September 29, 2017

Part of the challenge for students of clinical psychology is understanding that the career of a psychologist tends to unfold in phases.  And, that some parts of this process consist of self-doubt and fear.  Sharing the joys – and the challenges – of a career in clinical psychologist can help normalize the experiences that are… Read More



Now What?: “I need a break from our friendship.”

August 28, 2017

Now What? is a new blog series designed to address specific issues related to coping with life’s challenges. I recently had the experience of asking a close friend for a break.  Like a lot of relationships, this ending happened suddenly (via text in a grocery store), but really had been imminent for some time. Plenty… Read More



PsyD Grads & Dissertation Topics 2017

August 11, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 PsyD graduates!  Dissertations will soon be available on ProQuest for students, faculty, and staff. Roxanne Christensen Transcending the Gates of Evin: Iranian Political Prisoners’ Experience of Survival     Nicole Czech The Woman’s Experience of Being Raised by a Dieting Mother     Amanda Sternitzky Gurny The Single Mother’s Experience of… Read More



Outstanding Alumni Service Award: Paula Whitman, PsyD, LLP

July 20, 2017

The Outstanding Alumni Service Award was established to honor alumni who have made significant personal contributions in their local community through dedication and service to others.  This award recognizes alumni who promote and demonstrate the humanistic values that sit at the core of MiSPP training in clinical psychology.  This year’s recipient, Paula Whitman, PsyD, LLP… Read More



Now What?: “Your child is obese.”

July 10, 2017

Now What? is a new blog series designed to address specific issues related to coping with life’s challenges. Recently, two close friends separately confided in me that one of her children had been labeled “obese” by the family GP.  Both friends were worried, if not totally surprised by the news.  And both seemed highly ambivalent… 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