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Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium

May 3, 2018

The Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium, hosted by the Psi Chi Chapter at MiSPP, was held on April 20, 2018 at MiSPP. After Psi Chi President Alicia Width (PsyD 3) made her opening remarks, she welcomed keynote speaker Sarah McClelland, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan,… Read More



Ashley Craft: “How I Make It Work”

“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.  Ashley Craft (PTMA) shares her experience below. Name: Ashley N. Craft… Read More



Student Reflection: Psychology in Chicago – MPA 2018

May 2, 2018

MiSPP is committed to celebrating faculty and student research at regional and national conferences throughout the year.  Jared Smendik (PsyD 2) attended the 90th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association and offered this reflection. As doctorate students, we tend to have a lot on our plate: From writing papers, reading vast amounts of academic literature, planning… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: The Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award

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.  The Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) was honored to receive the Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award for 2019 from the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the… Read More



The Seasonal Psychologist: On Beltane

May 1, 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



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