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Alumni Association

At the Michigan School of Psychology, we know our alumni share the common bond of the spirit and values of MSP.

Our alumni are excellent sources of recruitment (in the field of clinical psychology and beyond), stay involved in professional organizations often in leadership roles, and are notable speakers for scholarly presentations and academic conferences.

MSP alumni demonstrate their dedication to our institution through lifelong support and advocacy for the fundamental values inherent in the MSP experience. 

The MSP Alumni Association (MSPAA) strives to establish a lifelong relationship with its alumni, strengthen the alumni network, highlight the achievements of our alumni, and provide alumni with opportunities to assist the school in student recruitment, professional development and alumni relations activities.

2018/19 Alumni Advisory Board

Colleen Damino, PsyD

Colleen Damino, PsyD

Colleen Damino, PsyD, LP
Chair of MSP Alumni Advisory Board

Colleen Damino is a psychologist in private practice in Bloomfield Hills, where she works primarily with adolescents and young adults struggling with eating disorders.  Other clinical specialties include perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, as well as other issues that women often encounter on the path to motherhood, and issues related to gender identity and attractional orientation.  Colleen’s dissertation focused on “The Experience of Religious Rejection based on Attractional Orientation.”

Colleen completed her Master’s degree at MSP in 2010 and went on to complete her PsyD at MSP, graduating in 2014.  In 2017 Colleen spent a semester as adjunct faculty at MSP, teaching Psychopathology.  She is excited to help contribute to a more active alumni community at MSP and can be reached at [email protected].

Dawn Krull, MA ('17)

Dawn Krull, MA

Dawn Krull, MA, MS, TLLP
Co-Chair MSP Alumni Advisory Board

Dawn Krull is a temporary limited licensed psychologist practicing privately under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Brown as well as a Recipient Rights Specialist for Oakland Community Health Network. She has worked extensively in both the mental health and nonprofit fields for nearly a decade. Dawn has over seven years of experience working with severe and persistent mental illness as well as knowledge and skills in various other mental health topics.

Dawn graduated from MSP in 2017 with her Masters in Clinical Psychology. Member of Psi Chi at MSP in addition to the Alumni Advisory Board; Dawn hopes to assist with alumni staying involved and connected with each other and the school through community events, networking, and volunteer opportunities. Dawn can be reached at [email protected].

You can also contact the MSP Staff Liasion to the Alumni Advisory Board Cynthia Ransley (’15), MSP Communications Coordinator, at [email protected]


Merrill Palmer Institute (MPI), Center for Humanistic Studies (CHS) and the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP), and Michigan School of Psychology (MSP) graduates are eligible for MSPAA membership.

Alumni Association FAQs

What does it cost to join the MSPAA?

The MSPAA membership is free.  Any alum is welcome to join.

How can I become a member?

New graduates are invited to decide if they want to belong to the MSPAA on the graduation application form (with a simple “yes or no” question).

Alumni who have already graduated can please complete the online membership form or contact us to be added to our MSPAA email contact list.

How can I get more involved in leadership of the MSPAA?

Alumni who would like to participate actively in the planning and hosting of events are encouraged to join the Alumni Advisory Board as a member or as part of the Executive Committee (Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer). 

Stay up to date on alumni events on our Events Calendar here