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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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2022 PsyD Graduates & Dissertation Titles

Congratulations to our 2022 PsyD graduates! Dissertations will soon be available on ProQuest for students, faculty, and staff. Bernadine Bishop The Impact of Attempted Suicide on the Family Brian Burgoyne How College Music Majors Experience Perfectionism Within Their Scholastic Concentration Christopher Corbin Psychosocial Predictors of Chronic Pain Perception Among Military Combat

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Anniversary Reflections

On Sunday, June 5th, 2022 the MSP community gathered together to commemorate 40+ years of educating psychologists in the humanistic tradition. The celebration took place on the school’s campus in Farmington Hills in the form of an open house with a formal program taking place during the event.  Oakland County

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An Invitation from Dr. Blau

MSP’s 40th anniversary open house celebration will be held on June 5th from 11 AM to 2 PM. In this week’s blog Dr. Diane Blau, MSP Co-Founder and President Emerita, shares her thoughts on this upcoming milestone. I am excited to take part in the 40th anniversary celebration of MSP on Sunday, June 5!  While it certainly dates me,

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MSP Personnel Updates

At the end of January, the MSP staff saw some exciting changes with personnel updates in Student Services. Laura Lane, the Director of Administrative Operations, stepped down from her role in order to purse  opportunities beyond MSP. Laura had been an important part of our community since 2007 and had

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Extension of Online Classes

Dear Students: I’m writing with an update regarding the return to in-person classes. Dr. Brown announced on January 10th that all courses would be remote through the end of January.  We continue to monitor the spread of COVID -19, and the new variants and case counts of COVID in Michigan remain

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Online Class Notification

Dear Students: I’m reaching out to announce that effective immediately all classes are moving online until the end January. This move supports the stability of our instructional programs and individual classes. At this time we plan to be back to our combination of in-person/remote classes starting the week of January 31st. You’ve received several communications over the past few weeks regarding our decision-making

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Dr. Saraita Palmer, PhD, LPC, NCC gave the keynote address at the 1st Annual Cultural Competency Conference.

Research Opportunities at MSP

Research is an important part of the foundation of everything we do at MSP as it allows us to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Many of our students and faculty members conduct their own independent or group research and there’s a variety of ways for them to share

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