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Reflections from President Blau: Foster the Future

February 1, 2018

Each month Dr. Diane Blau, MiSPP President, shares what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding The Michigan School and the field of professional psychology.  Last fall, I presented a Matching Gift Challenge of $150,000 to the MiSPP community to Foster the Future. Foster the Future of a school that is growing – growing… Read More



Student Scholarship Award Winners 2017/18

January 30, 2018

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. This academic year Jared Smendik (PsyD 2), was awarded the Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship (JBHPS), and Juanita… Read More



Summer and Fall 2017 Research & Presentations

January 29, 2018

Research is an essential part of academic life at MiSPP.  The diverse clinical interests of our faculty and students create numerous opportunities for research collaborations and contributions.  We asked faculty and students to share research news from June 1, 2017 to the end of first semester. Lee Bach, PhD (Core Faculty) presented “An Experiential Approach to… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: Alum to Alum

December 5, 2017

As The Diane Blau Matching Gift Campaign draws to a close on December 31, 2017, President Blau reflects on the way every alum of our institution – whether you attended the Merrill Palmer Institute, the Center for Humanistic Studies, or MiSPP – is united in a shared legacy of learning in humanistic psychology.  And, a… Read More



Dr. Diane Blau’s Matching Gift Challenge

September 27, 2017

President Diane Blau announces a matching gift challenge to support the expansion of the school, see letter below. Dr. Blau has pledged to match every dollar donated in this challenge up to $150,000. Please help make Dr. Blau’s vision a reality, we ask you to donate or make a pledge and have your generosity matched… Read More



Faculty & Student Research Published

August 8, 2017

MiSPP is committed to supporting our faculty and students in pursuing academic scholarship outside of the classroom.  When faculty and students collaborate, our community grows stronger.           Congratulations to Dustin Shepler, PhD (Core Faculty), Kevin Johnson (PsyD 4), and Alicia Width (PsyD 3) for the recent publication of Risky Sexual Behavior and Knowledge of… Read More



Research & Presentations

May 11, 2017

Academic scholarship is essential to the MiSPP community.  This year, we recognize the following contributions by our faculty and students during the 2016/17 Academic calendar: Publications (September 2016-May 2017): Dr. Ryan Blackstock (Core Faculty) authored the following article in the International Journal of Role-Playing. Blackstock, R. (2016). Origin stories: The phenomenological relationship between players and their… Read More



Staff Profile: Carrie Hauser

September 27, 2016

MiSPP is pleased to welcome Carrie Hauser, our new Coordinator of Admissions & Student Engagement.   Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background: I started my career in Higher Education at Eastern Michigan University getting my Bachelors in Children’s Literature and Theater. I directly moved to Indiana State University to gain my Masters in Student… Read More



Thoughts on APA Accreditation

August 16, 2016

A small constellation of students from various universities across the country came to the Merrill Palmer Institute (MPI) in 1970 for a year of study with Clark Moustakas and Cereta Perry in new program entitled “Enhancing Human Potentials”(EHP). The seeds planted in EHP have since evolved into The Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP), referred… Read More



Faculty Booksigning: Franklin Sollars

May 11, 2016

Franklin Sollars, PhD, is part of the MiSPP Adjunct Faculty and the author of “Love Outraged and the Liberation of the Core Self,”a guidebook for a unique depth psychological approach to spiritual and emotional growth. MiSPP is pleased to host a book signing event on Saturday, May 21, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on campus… Read More