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Psi Chi Service Reflection: HAVEN Gift Giveaway

January 17, 2017

MiSPP is committed to giving back to our local community.  We are proud that the MiSPP Psi Chi chapter sent volunteers to assist with HAVEN’s Gift Giveaway again this December.  Jessie Dluzynski (PsyD 4), current Psi Chi President, shares her reflection on the experience this year. I could not wait for this year’s 30th Annual… Read More



Student Scholarship Award Winners 2016/17

January 10, 2017

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 Jessica Dluzynksi (PsyD 4), was awarded the Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship (JBHPS), and Quaneece… Read More



Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Providing a Relational Framework

MiSPP is pleased to offer workshops that highlight the professional interests of our faculty and offer MCBAP approved Continuing Education (CE) credits.  Melissa Farrell, PsyD, will present “A First Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training” workshop on Friday, January 20 from 1PM to 4:30 PM. While in graduate school I chose to study within Existential and Humanistic… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: A Season for Inner Life

January 3, 2017

Our monthly blog feature from MiSPP President, Dr. Diane Blau, discussing what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding MiSPP and the field of professional psychology.  With the New Year comes hope and promise.  A new start, clean slate, fresh opportunities.  We breathe in the crisp winter air and ready ourselves for the season… Read More



Life After MiSPP: Troy Piwowarski

December 20, 2016

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: Troy Piwowarski, PsyD, LP (Class of 2014) Job Title: Clinical Training Coordinator, Existential-Humanistic Institute Describe your work in clinical… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: Centering

December 6, 2016

Our monthly blog feature from MiSPP President, Dr. Diane Blau, discussing what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding MiSPP and the field of professional psychology.  The month of December at MiSPP arrives with anticipation. Only a few more weeks of classes and the first semester is over. Days ahead devoid of assigned reading,… Read More



Mindfulness: How We Create Our Suffering and How We Begin to Let Go

November 15, 2016

“Mindfulness helps us see how we create our own suffering,” I told a group of meditation students.  I had said this so many times in the past that until one of my students raised her hand and queried, “I don’t understand. What do you mean that ‘mindfulness helps you see how you create your suffering’?”… Read More



Empathy First

“School staff today are under enormous pressure to show progress for every student every year. Yet they are in a bind. One disruptive child can effectively derail an entire lesson.” An article[i] tweeted from the Child Mind Institute offers strategies for teachers to cope with students who may have mental health challenges.  The article itself… Read More



Student Reflection: First Days at MiSPP

November 7, 2016

Having been in school for my undergrad, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what the school environment was like from a student’s perspective.  MiSPP blew that out of the water.  My first experience was at the Open House.  I have worked in a paramilitary type of organization since my youth and feel… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: Holding Hope

November 1, 2016

Our monthly blog feature from MiSPP President, Dr. Diane Blau, discussing what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding MiSPP and the field of professional psychology.  There would be several areas to explore this month if the election was not the major topic of conversations, TV news reports, internet interruptions and twitter feeds.  While… Read More