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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Graduation

May 30, 2019

Graduate school – especially the 11-month MA at MSP – will take over your life. When we finish, most of us are really at the end of what we can give to the process. And that’s a good thing. When you finish your degree, you are prepared to begin your career, but you may not… Read More



Life After MSP: Kat Lewitzke

May 21, 2019

Here at MSP, we love to connect with alumni to find out more about the work that fulfills their passion for clinical psychology.  “Life After MSP” is our feature column that highlights the career journey of our grads. Name: Dr. Kat Lewitzke, PsyD, LP (Class of 2016) Job Title: Clinic Director & Owner (Bright Pine Behavioral Health,… Read More



Life After MSP: Lainie Epstein

May 13, 2019

Here at MSP, we love to connect with alumni to find out more about the work that fulfills their passion for clinical psychology.  “Life After MSP” is our feature column that highlights the career journey of our grads. Name: Dr. Lainie Epstein, PsyD (Class of 2014, MA Class of 2005) Job Title(s): Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient… Read More



The Experience of Working with a Therapy Dog

May 9, 2019

MSP alum Betz King, PsyD will present the “Therapy Dog Certification Process,” a Continuing Education Workshop on May 29, 2019 that will define and explain the practicalities of the certification process. Below, Dr. King shares her personal experience of how Paisley enriched her clinical practice. I had the joy and privilege of working with a… Read More



Letter to (Soon-to-be!) Alums: How to Stay Involved

April 2, 2019

Dear Fellow Alum, In the early part of third semester, the thought dawned on me. Soon, I will no longer be here. The MA program at MSP moves swiftly this way. In September, coursework and practicum are daunting – there is a lot to learn and a lot to accomplish. By May, it’s like we… Read More



Life After MSP: Gregory S. Thornhill

March 20, 2019

Here at MSP, we love to connect with alumni to find out more about the work that fulfills their passion for clinical psychology.  “Life After MSP” is our feature column that highlights the career journey of our grads. Name: Gregory S. Thornhill, MA, TLLP (Class of 2017) Job Title: Therapist at Bright Pine Behavioral Health Describe… Read More



A Time to Let Go

When my dad died last year he was 74 and I was 37. I’ll wait while you do the math. My grieving process over the past year, in combination with the realization that this is probably one of the middle years of my life, has shown me how easy it is to let go of… Read More



Resisting the Cult of Busy

February 11, 2019

Feeling overwhelmed with life’s demands? Cynthia Ransley, MA (’15) offers a brief argument for joining the resistance. Busyness has reached something like cult status with a lot of people I know. I don’t share this fascination with overscheduling, mostly because it doesn’t feel good. Busy to me means suffering – my heart-rate goes up, my… Read More



Q&A with Dawn Krull (’17), Co-Chair Alumni Advisory Board

January 29, 2019

The Alumni Association at MSP would not be possible without the enthusiastic volunteer efforts of Dawn Krull, MA (’17). Over the past two years, Dawn, along with Colleen Damino, PsyD (’14), has dedicated countless hours to the formation of a new and thriving Association. Dawn was kind enough to answer a few questions below on… Read More



Alumni Advisory Board

October 23, 2018

In January 2018, a small group of MSP alums crafted a survey to investigate the possibility of reviving an Alumni Association.  They asked questions like – How important would having an active alumni association be to you? and What types of professional development experiences would you be interested in? The feedback was promising enough to inspire two… Read More