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April 13, 2016

Members of the MiSPP community participate in scholarship activities. It is an integral element of professional development. The following scholarship activities are highlighted: Dr. Diane Blau (MiSPP President) and Dr. Lee Bach (Core Faculty) will be presenting “Exploration of Self and Other: New Paradigms in Heuristic Inquiry” at the 12th Annual Conference for the International… Read More



Continuing Education at MiSPP

MiSPP is pleased to offer a wide variety of continuing education workshops to the local community.  We call upon our faculty to share their expertise on a particular topic in the field of psychology that will benefit new grads and experienced practitioners alike.  Ryan Blackstock, PsyD, LP, CAADC, ICAADC has taught several workshops related to… Read More



Where Culture And Substance Abuse Intersect

April 11, 2016

I come from a family with a proud legacy of activism, education, and leadership. Unfortunately, like many families, part of that legacy also includes addiction. I was shielded from much of that as a child, but as an adolescent I knew something was awry with certain relatives. As a young adult, I was driven by… Read More



10 Things You Need To Know About Graduate School

As someone who has been through an extensive graduate program and is currently a higher education professional, here are my top 10 tips you should know if you are entering your first graduate program or continuing on to another graduate degree. Begin at the beginning. Admissions requirements and processes often change each year.  The application… Read More



Reflection: Experience of Being A Division 32 Student Representative

April 5, 2016

MiSPP encourages students to attend professional conferences and training to build upon the knowledge and experience they acquire on campus.  Sharing these experiences with the community will hopefully inspire other students to take the initiative to pursue local or national opportunities for volunteering, networking, and professional advancement. As a Student Representative for MiSPP and Student… Read More



Reflections From President Blau: Trust The Process

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.   Our current graduate programs germinated from the seeds of a two-year course of study entitled “Enhancing Human Potential” (EHP) offered at the Merrill Palmer Institute (MPI), which was,… Read More



Of Goddesses and Fools

March 23, 2016

Excerpted with author’s permission from previously published essay in About Place Journal[1].  This excerpt begins after Dr. King has completed her MA in Clinical Psychology at MiSPP (then called the Center for Humanistic Studies or CHS). A couple of years later, I was trying to find ways to combine my work as a feminist psychologist… Read More



EPPP 101: Study Tips For Success

March 17, 2016

Ready? Set. Study!!! You’ve completed all of your course requirements.  You’ve completed and mailed your application for temporary licensure. If you’re lucky, you’ve already found employment and if you’re not so lucky, you’re looking at good prospects. As if your plate isn’t full enough, now you can prepare to jump through the last hoop on… Read More



Acceptance Is The New Change

March 11, 2016

Moments of genuine self-awareness rarely emerge spontaneously from the void.  It is only through our interactions with others that we can ever see ourselves, however obscurely.  This is one reason why therapy is so effective.   Over time, the opportunity for change is created as a therapist helps her client become aware of a dysfunctional habit… Read More



Psychology, Ethics, and the Law

March 8, 2016

The presentation on psychology, ethics, and the law will focus on the exploration of the numerous events in our clinical practice which can create ethical conundrums, moments requiring a pause to analyze the ethical standard that may apply, as well as the corresponding statue or administrative rule which may also be relevant to an informed… Read More