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Make Way for Parking!

July 13, 2018

Good Afternoon,   It is exciting to report that we have made progress next door​ to include clearing and grading of the property.    This is all in preparation for next steps in creating parking spaces for fall student arrivals. It is most exciting to witness the transformation of the site and I will continue to share… Read More



Advice for New Grads: Themes from Career Services Week

July 5, 2018

Career Services Week (CSW) at MiSPP is a chance for soon-to-be grads to begin their transition from students to early career professionals.  This year, several themes emerged from CSW that came up during every session and pointed to the heart of student questions and concerns.  Top of everyone’s mind – how can I maximize my skills to… Read More



September 2017

Every academic year begins with a welcoming and interactive New Student Orientation.  This year, we welcomed 66 (part and full time) MAs and 17 PsyD 1 students.  In addition, 18 students began our new Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis that will prepare them to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with a humanistic emphasis.  Students from each program… Read More



October 2017

  The Psi Chi chapter at MiSPP kicked off events for the year with a delicious Bake Sale Fundraiser (October 16-20) and hosted a Game Day on Friday, October 20. As usual, Dr. Ryan Blackstock was on hand to demonstrate games and encourage students to relax and have some fun.     President Blau alerts… Read More



November 2017

  On November 3, filmmaker, Darnell Lamont Walker, screened his documentary “Outside the House” concerning mental health issues and suicide in the Black/African American community to a packed atrium of guests. After the film, there was a panel discussion with Mr. Walker, Dr. La-Toya Gaines, Dr. Mishelle Rodriguez, and Juanita Houston (PsyD 3).   MiSPP… Read More



December 2017

President Blau wrote a post as an alum, to all alums – from Merrill Palmer Institute, the Center for Humanistic Studies, and MiSPP – to reflect on our shared legacy of learning in humanistic psychology.  And, our shared responsibility for supporting the creation of our future. She reiterated her commitment to the Diane Blau Matching Gift… Read More



January 2018

  The Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Alliance (IDEA) partnered with Sanctum House, a local nonprofit that supports the victims of human trafficking to collect essential supplies for women in need. After just one week, our collection bin was overflowing!      MiSPP students and staff volunteered their time in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr…. Read More



February 2018

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the MiSPP community, along with other educational institutions, SB 634 finally cleared the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on February 15 as Public Act 24. Public Act 24 ensures that TLLP license holders have a reasonable time period to complete all post graduate… Read More



March 2018

MiSPP students and faculty attended the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) Annual Conference March 22-25.  Division 32 is always a wonderful opportunity for the MiSPP community to network and share research with other Humanistic psychologists from around the country.      Student Engagement presented two interactive events designed to inspire creativity on campus…. Read More



April 2018

  Psi Chi hosted the Fourth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium on April 20.  This annual celebration of student research included two poster sessions, a Keynote Address by Sara McClelland, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan, based on Dr. McClelland’s own research on sexuality in palliative… Read More