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Life After MiSPP: Dawn Krull

April 5, 2018

MiSPP strives to connect with alumni to find out more about the work that fulfills their passion for clinical psychology.  “Life After MiSPP” is our feature column that highlights the career journey of our grads. Name: Dawn Krull, MS, MA (Class of 2017) Job Title: Recipient Rights Specialist, Oakland Community Health Network (formerly known as… Read More



Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium Preview

April 2, 2018

The Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium hosted by Psi Chi will be Friday, April 20 from 12 to 5 PM.  This free event welcomes students from MiSPP and other local psychology programs to gain experience in presenting posters and answering questions about their research.  Michelle Justice (PsyD 1), Psi Chi member and this year’s Chair… 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



The Seasonal Psychologist: On Imbolc and Ostara

March 19, 2018

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



Angel McKissic: “How I Make It Work”

March 12, 2018

“How I Make It Work” is a new blog feature designed to highlight the diversity of student experiences while attending MiSPP.  From students fresh out of undergrad to professionals who are retraining for a new career, MiSPP welcomes students wherever they are in life.  Angel McKissic (PTMA) shares her experience below. Name: Angel McKissic Current… Read More



Faculty & Student Research Published!

March 7, 2018

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 Dr. Dustin Shepler (Core Faculty), Jared Smendik (PsyD 2), Kate Cusick (PsyD 4), and David Tucker (PsyD 4) on the publication of Predictors of sexual satisfaction for partnered lesbian, gay,… Read More



Andrea Obah: “How I Make It Work”

February 23, 2018

“How I Make It Work” is a new blog feature designed to highlight the diversity of student experiences while attending MiSPP.  From students fresh out of undergrad to professionals who are retraining for a new career, MiSPP welcomes students wherever they are in life.  Andrea Obah (MA) shares her experience below. Name: Andrea Obah  Current… 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



“We may be small, but we are mighty!”: SB 634 Signed Into Law

On February 15, MiSPP President Diane Blau shared the news that SB 634 had been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.  About this legislative accomplishment, Dr. Blau wrote, “It reflects the strong support and active engagement that came from the MiSPP community. I am most appreciative of all of the efforts expended on behalf… Read More



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