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April 2018

Sarah McClleland, PhD
Sarah McClleland, PhD


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 research on sexuality in palliative care, and workshops taught by Program Director Fran Brown, PsyD and Core Faculty member Douglas Callan, PhD.





Photo of packed atrium watching The Return.
Atrium is full during screening of “The Return.”


MSP offered a free screening of “The Return” a PBS POV film to the community on April 27.

After the film, our expert panel took questions from the audience regarding the intersection of the criminal justice system, PTSD, and substance abuse disorders.





Faculty and students presenting a poster at MPA.


MSP students and faculty attended the Midwestern Psychological Association’s Annual Conference to present research and network with fellow psychologists.



Faculty and staff in a group photo for Denim Day.
Faculty and staff in a group photo for Denim Day.


MSP students, faculty, and staff donated cash to wear jeans for Denim Day on April 25 in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Beyond showing community support to survivors of sexual assault, Denim Day was a fundraiser for HAVEN, Oakland County’s resource for supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence.




Other News

MSP hosted a Four Day Live EPPP Workshop presented by the AATBS April 12 to 15.

Our Admissions department hosted a first ever Virtual Open House on April 5 and the annual Spring Open House April 23.

Dr. Crocilla presented a Continuing Education Workshop entitled “Assessing Clients in Substance Use Treatment” on April 25.

The MSP Alumni Facebook Group was launched!  Alumni from MPI/CHS/MSP were encouraged to join this closed Facebook group to find and post jobs, hear campus news, network, and share trainings or news related to psychology.  Alumni can go to our main Facebook page (@MSPcommunity) and click on “Groups” to join.

In Blogs

Dr. Ruth Anan wrote a blog in honor of Autism Awareness Month, Michelle Justice (PsyD 1) offered a preview for the Fourth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium, Dawn Krull, MA (’17) was featured in the latest Life After MSP blog, Jared Smendik (PsyD 2) offered this reflection on attending MPA, and Dr. King shared On Beltane, the latest in her The Seasonal Psychologist blog series.