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Faculty Spotlight- Dr. La-Toya Gaines

July 1, 2015

As an adjunct faculty at MiSPP, Dr. Gaines teaches and supervises master’s level students. Dr. Gaines is in practice in Ann Arbor specializing in eating disorders in adults and adolescents. She also works with families and individuals coping with divorce and blended family issues.  Hometown Detroit Favorite book (non-academic) Better Than I Know Myself by… Read More



Aging in Prison

June 24, 2015

During the month of June we are featuring a series of posts focusing on aging from our aging-certificate faculty and current doctoral students to celebrate our new Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being. As the prison incarceration rates continue to rise so do the ages of the imprisoned population. A 2013 report by… Read More



Ageism

June 17, 2015

During the month of June we are featuring a series of posts focusing on aging from our aging-certificate faculty and current doctoral students to celebrate our new Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being. On June 22, 2015, MiSPP is hosting Dr. Manuel Sklar who will present “Better Choices For A Better Ending,” a… Read More



Older Adults Are Coming of Age!

June 11, 2015

During the month of June we are featuring a series of posts focusing on aging from our aging-certificate faculty and current doctoral students to celebrate our new Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being. On June 22, 2015, MiSPP is hosting Dr. Manuel Sklar who will present “Better Choices For A Better Ending,” a… Read More



Sexuality in Later Life

June 3, 2015

During the month of June we are featuring a series of posts focusing on aging from our aging-certificate faculty and current doctoral students to celebrate our new Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being. On June 22, 2015, MiSPP is hosting Dr. Manuel Sklar who will present “Better Choices For A Better Ending,” a… Read More



Research & Presentations

June 2, 2015

At MiSPP, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to conduct various types of research and present their findings. Research may be independent or be conducted as part of a team and may result in publication. Angela Beers (PsyD 4) participated in the panel discussion, “The Experiences of Students of Color in Predominantly White Graduate Programs,”… Read More



The Importance of Birth Order

May 21, 2015

As a clinical psychologist, I am called upon to interview my clients and ask questions about the individual characteristics which rise to the surface during times and stress and strife. One question I always ask about is birth order. Are you the oldest, youngest, middle child? What was it like growing up in your family?… Read More



Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Lee Bach

May 11, 2015

Dr. Bach has been with MiSPP since 1997 and the Program Director since 2008.  With extensive experience as an educator she has held various teaching positions at the University of Detroit-Mercy, Oakland Community College, and at public and alternative schools for students with special needs.  Dr. Bach is a qualitative research consultant and liaison for… Read More



Welcome New Psi Chi Members!

May 8, 2015

The Psi Chi Chapter of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology is proud to announce the induction of the following students into its chapter: Bridget Bienz Norman Gajowiak Brandy Bly Michael James Nickolas Bushon Donna Khoury Kate Caddy Jennifer Kitzman Noah Cook Austin Kovar Candace Dancer Cynthia Ransley Megan Delnick Rachel Rodorigo Jessica Dluzynski Melissa… Read More



My Use of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

May 4, 2015

When I was a very busy doctoral student, our curriculum director decided to test-drive a one-credit course called “Mindfulness.” The entire cohort was rather chilly on the notion, given our already overloaded internship and course work schedules. Me, I was downright crabby about it, especially after seeing the syllabus with all the papers our instructor,… Read More