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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



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