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The Seasonal Psychologist: Blessings of Midsummer

June 21, 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



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



Message from President Blau: Presidential Selection

June 13, 2018

To the MiSPP Community: I am delighted to announce the selection of Frances Brown, PsyD as the next President of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. Fran brings a wealth of resources to this position. Currently Fran is MiSPP’s Academic Program Director after having served for several years as our Director of Clinical Training.  Prior… 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



Research & Presentations: Second Semester 2018

May 11, 2018

Research scholarship is a growing part of the student experience at MiSPP.  We are proud of the many faculty and students, who, in addition to academic responsibilities, challenge themselves to complete and share research with the wider community.  The diverse clinical interests of our faculty and students create numerous opportunities for research collaborations and contributions…. Read More



Psi Chi Academic Conference Award Winners

May 9, 2018

The Psi Chi chapter at MiSPP is please to announce the Psi Chi Academic Conference Award Winners for 2018! The purpose of the Psi Chi Academic Conference Award is to promote Psi Chi member scholarship and learning at professional conference.  This year, Psi Chi awarded three travel grants: Brian Burgoyne (MA), National Conference Award Burgoyne, B., Spencer, H.,… Read More



Faculty Spotlight: Debra Hamilton, PsyD

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



Grieving Without Beliefs

  …it is enough to know that as long as there is a universe I am a part of it. Anne Alexander Bingham It is no small comfort to believe that my father, who passed away unexpectedly in early February, has been reunited with his beloved mother and his dear friend Wally.  Perhaps has found… Read More