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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



Life After MSP: Dawn Krull

April 5, 2018

MSP strives 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: Dawn Krull, MS, MA (Class of 2017) Job Title: Recipient Rights Specialist, Oakland Community Health Network (formerly known as… Read More



Life After MSP: David Majchrzak

June 6, 2017

MSP strives 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: David T. Majchrzak, MA, LLP (Class of 2008) Job Title: Lead Therapist at Oakland Psychological Clinic PC, Livonia Describe… Read More



ABPsi Symposium this Saturday

May 4, 2017

Dr. Lavinia Ekong, PsyD, LP (PsyD Class of 2012) will be presenting a workshop entitled “Repairing the Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adult Wellbeing” at the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologist’s (ABPsi) Midwest Regional Symposium this Saturday, May 6 at the MSU Detroit Center.  Dr. Ekong was kind enough to offer us a preview… Read More



Life After MSP: Hugh Ransley

April 11, 2017

MSP strives 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: Hugh Ransley, MA, LLP, RPT Describe your work in clinical psychology. I have recently opened a private practice in… Read More



Student Research: How to get started

February 21, 2017

Timothy Franke, PsyD, was actively involved in research projects while completing his PsyD in clinical psychology at MSP.  In this blog, originally published in September 2015, Dr. Franke talks about his experience as a Research Assistant (RA) and offers encouragement and advice on where to begin. One of the most common reasons for entering a… Read More



Life After MSP: Career journeys that matter

February 13, 2017

MSP is grateful to maintain contact with our diverse group of alums, each of whom leaves campus to pursue a career in clinical psychology in their own unique way.  Our Life After MSP column has so far featured six alums who have crafted careers that suit their particular personal strengths and clinical passions.        … Read More



Life After MSP: Troy Piwowarski

December 20, 2016

MSP strives 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: Troy Piwowarski, PsyD, LP (Class of 2014) Job Title: Clinical Training Coordinator, Existential-Humanistic Institute Describe your work in clinical… Read More