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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



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



Building Awareness and Preparing for Action: Domestic Human Sex Trafficking

January 10, 2018

As part of the 2018 Continuing Education (CE) Series at MiSPP, Core Faculty member Ann Smith, PsyD will offer a workshop entitled “Building Awareness and Preparing for Action: Domestic Human Sex Trafficking” on January 31 on campus.  Dr. Smith offers the following as a workshop preview.   I am still struck by the looks of disbelief mixed… Read More



The Game is On: Live Action Role-Playing Today

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



Reflections from President Blau: Footprints

January 9, 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.  When a new year begins, it provides the opportunity to reframe our perspectives, and re-direct our inner compasses. Like freshly fallen snow, it offers a blank canvas upon which… Read More



The Seasonal Psychologist: On Winter Solstice

December 12, 2017

The Seasonal Psychologist is a year-long series by Pagan Psychologist Betz King.  Each piece corresponds to one of the 8 Pagan Sabbats, or holidays, while exploring ways to use the symbolism of the season for personal growth and in clinical practice. I conceptualize both my personal development, and that of my clients, within the framework… 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



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