Day: July 5, 2018

Students talking at orientation.

September 2017

Every academic year begins with a welcoming and interactive New Student Orientation.  This year, we welcomed 66 (part and full time) MAs and 17 PsyD 1 students.  In addition, 18 students began our new Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis that will prepare them to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) with a humanistic

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Group of MSP at Motor City Pride

June 2018

  Student Engagement hosted a variety of activities during Career Services Week (June 4-8), including an Alumni Panel, Resume Editing, and a Cover Letter Workshop. Our soon-to-be alumni had the opportunity to ask questions and prepare themselves for the job hunt after graduation.         The Inclusion, Diversity

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Group of new inductees

May 2018

President Blau was pleased to announce that she, along with MSP, had been named for the Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award for 2019 from the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association (APA).  In her blog, President Blau wrote that receiving this award inspired her to research more

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April 2018

  Psi Chi hosted the Fourth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium on April 20.  This annual celebration of student research included two poster sessions, a Keynote Address by Sara McClelland, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan, based on Dr. McClelland’s own

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March 2018

MSP students and faculty attended the Society for Humanistic Psychology (APA Division 32) Annual Conference March 22-25.  Division 32 is always a wonderful opportunity for the MSP community to network and share research with other Humanistic psychologists from around the country.      Student Engagement presented two interactive events designed

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State Capitol Building

February 2018

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the MSP community, along with other educational institutions, SB 634 finally cleared the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on February 15 as Public Act 24. Public Act 24 ensures that TLLP license holders have a reasonable time period

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Picture of wooden Micah 6 sign

January 2018

  The Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Alliance (IDEA) partnered with Sanctum House, a local nonprofit that supports the victims of human trafficking to collect essential supplies for women in need. After just one week, our collection bin was overflowing!      MSP students and staff volunteered their time in honor

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Tabletop evergreen decorated with tags and balls.

December 2017

President Blau wrote a post as an alum, to all alums – from Merrill Palmer Institute, the Center for Humanistic Studies, and MSP – to reflect on our shared legacy of learning in humanistic psychology.  And, our shared responsibility for supporting the creation of our future. She reiterated her commitment to

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Yoga class in the atrium.

November 2017

  On November 3, filmmaker, Darnell Lamont Walker, screened his documentary “Outside the House” concerning mental health issues and suicide in the Black/African American community to a packed atrium of guests. After the film, there was a panel discussion with Mr. Walker, Dr. La-Toya Gaines, Dr. Mishelle Rodriguez, and Juanita

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President Diane Blau

October 2017

  The Psi Chi chapter at MSP kicked off events for the year with a delicious Bake Sale Fundraiser (October 16-20) and hosted a Game Day on Friday, October 20. As usual, Dr. Ryan Blackstock was on hand to demonstrate games and encourage students to relax and have some fun.

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