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Reflections from President Blau: Looking Forward

June 28, 2018

Each month we have been lucky enough to have Dr. Diane Blau, MiSPP President, share what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding The Michigan School and the field of professional psychology.  As her tenure as President draws to a close, Dr. Blau shares one of the things that has sustained and inspired her… Read More



Each Voice Is Important

June 20, 2018

Hello All: In the past few days many individuals and organizations have spoken out against the unbelievable separation of migrant children from their parents and caregivers at the US-Mexican border. Dr. Chavez-Korell wrote to all of us on Monday (see below) encouraging us to remain informed so that we can speak up, as psychologists and… Read More



Part 2: Shifting Thoughts in Waking Life

June 15, 2018

Margaret Sartori, PhD, LP was intrigued by the flyer for a one-day seminar in August 2017 (presented by Gary Massey, PhD, LCSW-S, LPC-S, LMFT-S) about hallucinations, visions and intrusive images.  In the Part 1, Dr. Sartori discussed the mechanics of sleep and how to help clients cope with fear at night.  In Part 2, she… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: The Gifts of Teaching

June 4, 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.  As I reflect on my work over the years, I am aware that a colorful thread weaving through has been my love of teaching and the opportunity I have… Read More



Faculty Spotlight: David Manchel, PsyD

May 22, 2018

David Manchel, PsyD (’10) joined the MiSPP faculty as an adjunct professor in January.  Dr. Manchel was kind enough to answer a few questions below. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Southfield, Michigan.  I’ve spent most of my life here in Michigan. What or who influenced you to study psychology? I’ve always… Read More



Faculty Spotlight: Debra Hamilton, PsyD

May 9, 2018

Debra Hamilton, PsyD (’17) joined MiSPP as an adjunct faculty member in January.  Dr. Hamilton was kind enough to answer a few questions for our Faculty Spotlight below: Where did you grow up? I’m a southerner at heart, even had the southern drawl, being born in Virginia, but I grew up in Houghton Lake, MI,… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: The Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award

May 2, 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.  The Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) was honored to receive the Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award for 2019 from the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the… Read More



Autism Awareness Month

March 30, 2018

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Over the course of my career as a clinical psychologist, access to evidence-based treatment for children in Michigan with autism spectrum disorders has undergone tremendous change. My job responsibilities in the 1990s included conducting diagnostic evaluations of young children as part of a multidisciplinary team at Beaumont Hospital. In that… Read More



Continuing Ed Preview: LGBTQIA+ Moving Beyond the Acronym

February 22, 2018

MiSPP welcomes Melissa Farrell, PsyD, adjunct faculty member, on March 16, 2018 for a Continuing Education workshop, “Treating Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth” (3 CEUs).  Workshop participants will be introduced to clinical work with transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families including the terms, techniques and concepts used to understand clients and work most effectively. … Read More



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