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Fifth Annual Research Symposium Preview

March 20, 2019

The Psi Chi Chapter at MSP is preparing to host the Fifth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium on Friday, April 26 on campus. Each year, the Symposium offers students from MSP and neighboring institutions the opportunity to present research in a student-focused environment. Holly Spencer (PsyD 1), this year’s Research Symposium Chair, shares her experience… Read More

Repaying Student Loans: What are my options?

February 28, 2019

Navigating the financial aid process can feel daunting, but we are here to help! One of the biggest concerns students have when considering and applying for financial aid is what options are available to support the repayment process. Are there any ways to pay less? Are there any programs that could help? MSP Director of… Read More

Cultural Competency Conference Preview

Student Engagement, IDEA, and the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP have developed the First Annual Cultural Competency Conference (CCC), a new conference to help our students and other early career mental health professionals to develop cultural competence in the clinical setting. As an APA-accredited institution, MSP utilizes the cultural competency framework of the APA’s “Multicultural… Read More

Ann Abbey: “How I Make It Work”

February 11, 2019

From students fresh out of undergrad to professionals who are retraining for a new career, the Michigan School of Psychology welcomes students wherever they are in life. “How I Make It Work”  highlights the diversity of student experiences as they balance classes, work, and life.  Name:  Ann Abbey, CPA, RYT Program: MA Describe the (joys and)… Read More

Student Experience: Jumping In

January 29, 2019

Getting involved in student life on campus is a quick way to feel at home at MSP. Brittany King (PsyD 1) shares her experience of settling into the doctoral program below. I was one of the few students coming into the PsyD program this year who didn’t attend MSP for my Master’s. Thinking about this, I… Read More

Student Scholarship Award Winners 2018/19

January 25, 2019

MSP is committed to contributing annually to assist in student scholarships and aid. Scholarship and financial assistance funding is supported by gifts from alumni, family, and friends. Generally, funds are disbursed in the form of tuition credit. This academic year Evan MacAdams (PsyD 2), was awarded the Jill Benton Humanistic Psychology Scholarship (JBHPS), and Andrea… Read More

New Ideas for a New Year

November 29, 2018

Who doesn’t want some fresh ideas to start 2019? Cynthia Ransley (’15) shares a few of her favorite places to source some new thoughts online. I spend a good part of each day searching for thoughtful mental health content for MSP’s social media. There is plenty to choose from – every major (and plenty of minor)… Read More

Staff Spotlight: Mike Diegel

November 16, 2018

MSP students know Mike Diegel as the friendly library clerk who knows everyone’s name by the second week of class. Mike was kind enough to answer a few questions (many of his own devising) for our latest Staff Spotlight. Give us a snapshot of your professional background: I earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from… Read More

Student Experience: The MA to PsyD Transition

October 23, 2018

Coming into this program, I had no idea what to expect. Although I was able to hear the perspectives of both former and current students, I remained anxious to begin. I have to admit that although I tend to present as a confident student, there are times my fear and anxiety get the best of… Read More

Inside Admissions: What to consider before applying to grad school

September 19, 2018

Applying for graduate school is a large decision in someone’s life and involves many difficult questions.  Is this what I really want to do?  How hard will the work load be?  Can I fit it into my life?  Can I afford it?  How will it benefit me and my future career?  Can I get in? … Read More