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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

Psi Chi Academic Conference Award Winners

May 9, 2018

The Psi Chi chapter at MSP is please to announce the Psi Chi Academic Conference Award Winners for 2018! The purpose of the Psi Chi Academic Conference Award is to promote Psi Chi member scholarship and learning at professional conference.  This year, Psi Chi awarded three travel grants: Brian Burgoyne (MA), National Conference Award Burgoyne, B., Spencer, H.,… Read More

Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium

May 3, 2018

The Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium, hosted by the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP, was held on April 20, 2018 at MSP. After Psi Chi President Alicia Width (PsyD 3) made her opening remarks, she welcomed keynote speaker Sarah McClelland, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan,… Read More

Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium Preview

April 2, 2018

The Fourth Annual Mental Health Symposium hosted by Psi Chi will be Friday, April 20 from 12 to 5 PM.  This free event welcomes students from MSP and other local psychology programs to gain experience in presenting posters and answering questions about their research.  Michelle Justice (PsyD 1), Psi Chi member and this year’s Chair… Read More

Psi Chi Service Reflection: HAVEN Gift Giveaway

January 17, 2017

MSP is committed to giving back to our local community.  We are proud that the MSP Psi Chi chapter sent volunteers to assist with HAVEN’s Gift Giveaway again this December.  Jessie Dluzynski (PsyD 4), current Psi Chi President, shares her reflection on the experience this year. I could not wait for this year’s 30th Annual… Read More

Student Reflection: Research collaboration using qualitative analysis

September 6, 2016

Over the past few years I have had the remarkable opportunity to work with an excellent team of practitioners, scholars, and researchers toward the publication of “Surviving Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Qualitative Survey Study of Survivors” in the Journal of Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management. This collaboration between me, Dr. Kelly Sawyer from the… Read More

Reflection: The experience of being a first year doctoral student at MSP

August 24, 2016

Being a first year doctoral student at MSP provided me with significant personal and professional growth that I never anticipated. The first day of class was anxiety provoking as it was saturated with anticipation of how the program worked and who would be a part of my incoming class.  As though our anxiety was not… Read More

Beyond the Education: Paying It Forward

July 12, 2016

When I agreed to write about why I volunteer at MSP, I didn’t think that it would be this hard to do, but, I’m really finding it difficult to put my feelings into words so that I can explain why. If I had to start somewhere, it would be with one of my favorite quotes,… Read More

Working with Transgender Clients: Considerations for Psychological Testing and Assessment

June 13, 2016

Psychological assessment is an important component of clinical psychology. It allows for a greater understanding of an individual in various ways including socio-emotional functioning, cognitive and neurological processes, and/or adaptive skill, among others. Psychologists incorporate and execute a combination of methods to reach a hypothesis about a person.  Tests can be standardized and norm-referenced for… Read More

Reflection on the 2nd Annual Psychology Research Symposium

May 5, 2016

MSP Psi Chi hosted the 2nd Annual Psychology Research Symposium on Friday, April 29 at MSP.  A clinical training for working with the LGBTQ population, taught by Rachel Crandall, LMSW, was held just before the conference.  Dr. Ellen Fedon-Keyt, PhD, delivered the key-note address, followed by two poster sessions and the presentation of awards ceremony… Read More