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Michigan School of Psychology

26811 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-4512
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The Michigan School of Psychology (MSP), an independent not-for-profit graduate school, provides an educational climate which inspires students to live up to their potential, professionally and personally. The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is offered with both day and evening courses, with full and part-time enrollment options. The Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree is a full-time, minimum four-year, post-master’s program. Our Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis can be completed concurrently with the MA program or separately to applicants who have already earned a master’s in psychology, social work, or education.

The institution has been a leader in clinical, experiential self-directed education for over 35 years. Its curriculum emphasizes personal growth, authenticity and creativity as integral parts of the academic process.


PURPOSE 

We believe in every person’s power to grow. 

We believe that all people have the unique ability to transform.  Our purpose is to facilitate that change. We are passionate about helping our students draw on their inner strengths as they grow as human beings, and as psychologists who help their clients to do the same.

VISION  

Healthy people, healthy relationships, and healthy communities. 

We exemplify our belief in every person’s power to grow by consistently evolving in response to society’s challenges.  MSP is responding to a lack of access to quality mental health services in our own community by creating the Michigan School Clinic, opening in September 2019.  This training clinic will offer low or no cost mental health services to those most in need.

MISSION

Educate psychologists today who will transform our world tomorrow. 

We provide experiential and scholarly training in clinical psychology for students who want to make a difference.  Our experienced faculty of practitioner-scholars teach psychological theory, technique and skills needed for practice.  Our alumni become clinicians who help change the lives of people in community clinics, hospitals, shelters, prisons, and in private practice.

CORE VALUES

  • We respect every person. Period.
  • We value genuine relationships.
  • We practice what we teach.

CAMPUS

Housed on a wooded, four-acre campus in Farmington Hills, Michigan, MSP was created specifically to generate a learning climate that reflects the school’s mission and its emphasis on growth and potential. The carefully designed facilities offer open and welcoming surroundings that foster collaborative education. 

In 2016, the property adjacent to campus was purchased to house the Michigan School clinic and a community education and training center. 


FACULTY

MSP’s faculty has a diverse range of clinical experience in many disciplines. These disciplines include health psychology, clinical psychology, multi-cultural psychology, education, philosophy and research.

A partnership exists between students and faculty in pursuit of a common goal: advance professional development and increase personal growth. In this endeavor, students and faculty co-create the optimal learning environment.


STUDENTS

MA students enter the program with academic preparation in psychology – many also have related work experience. PsyD students enter the program with a graduate degree and have a background of study in psychology or related field. ABA students enter the program with a graduate degree and have a background of study in psychology, social work, or education or they can enter as part of the MA program with a ABA concentration.

MSP graduate students seek to become practicing clinicians committed to the humanistic principles and values of psychology.

Students for Fall 2018:

  • 109  MA students
  • 6  ABA Certificate students
  • 66  PsyD students
  • 77% Women
  • 23% Men
  • 0% International students
  • 31% Students of color
  • Average student age is 31 years
  • Average MA student age is 30 years
  • Average ABA student age is 42 years
  • Average PsyD student age is 33 years

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NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

MSP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, culture, religion, gender, age, gender identity, transgender, socio-economic status, national origin, language, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or disability in recruiting and admitting students, hiring employees or in operating any of its programs.


DISABILITY SERVICES

Accommodations and services are available to all students who meet criteria requirements of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Notifying MSP of a disability is optional and confidential. Students must provide medical or other diagnostic documentation that confirms a recognized impairment and recommendations for the specific accommodations needed. Please contact the Registrar for more information.