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Conference & Symposium Highlights

This year marked the in-person return of two signature MSP events. On May 12th, the 4th Annual Cultural Competency Conference (CCC) was hosted by members of the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP, the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA), and the Student Engagement team. Psi Chi’s 8th Annual Mental Health

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Student Scholarship Award Recipients 2022-20223

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 we are pleased to announce the following recipients. Courtney Cabell

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Clinic Spotlight: Stacy Grindling, PsyD

Stacy Grindling, PsyD is an adjunct faculty member serving as a faculty supervisor at the MSP Clinic. What attracted you to teaching at MSP? I attended the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, which shares the same teaching philosophy (Scholar-Professional) as MSP. I really feel that this model provides the best

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Structural Racism Programming

Structural racism is the embedding of discriminatory practices within societal institutions that result in privileging white people while perpetuating deeply ingrained inequities among historically marginalized groups. Throughout the 2022-2023 school year we will host events offering opportunities to learn about ways in which structural racism affects all of us. Whether

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Cereta Perry Scholarship Recipients

The Cereta Perry Scholarship honors Cereta Perry, PhD, co-founder of MSP, and her contributions to both alumni and diversity. The scholarship was established in her name for the purpose of recruiting diverse students to MSP. It is awarded at the beginning of each school year to a promising incoming student in each program who

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Clinic Spotlight: Lama Hodroj MA, TLLP, BCBA, LBA

We are delighted to welcome Lama Hodroj MA, TLLP, BCBA, LBA to the role ABA Clinic Supervisor at the Michigan School Psychological Clinic. Lama will supervise the MSP students who are completing their clinical training hours at the Clinic.  Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background. I received my

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Changes to Institutional Leadership

On September 23, 2022 the Board of Trustees announced a change in Michigan School of Psychology’s leadership to faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Fran Brown will be on sabbatical for the remainder of the 2022-2023 academic year. This comes after Dr. Brown notified the Board of her intentions to retire

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Familiar Faces in New Spaces: MSP Personnel Updates

As we begin the new academic year, we would like to welcome some to additions to MSP’s leadership. Dr. Danielle Balaghi was elected to serve as the PsyD Program Director. Dr. Balaghi joined our Core faculty in 2019 and previously served as the Interim PsyD Program Director. In this role,

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Honoring Dr. Sid Berkowitz

A message from President Brown: The MSP Community is mourning the loss of our dear friend, Dr. Sid Berkowitz, who passed away on July 31, 2022 at age 97. His funeral arrangements are private. All who knew Sid loved him; he modeled what it means to be a humanistic psychologist

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2022 MSSE Award Recipients

2021/22 Marjorie Scott Scholarship For Excellence Winners

Each year at graduation, two students (one MA, one PsyD) are awarded the Marjorie Scott Scholarship for Excellence (MSSE) in recognition of excellence in academic achievement. Students are invited to apply during third semester, and the winners are announced during MSP’s annual commencement ceremony. We are delighted to announce that Aber Abdulle

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