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MSP Welcomes New Clinic Director

September 12, 2019

Our journey to opening the MSP clinic took a significant step in August when we welcomed Jim Maher, PhD as Clinic Director. Dr. Maher was kind enough to answer a few questions to offer insight into himself and his new role at MSP.  Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background.  I received my PhD… Read More

Foster the Future Update: Matching Challenge Success!

June 25, 2019

Foster the Future is MSP’s multi-phase campus expansion plan that includes a new MSP community clinic and event space. In February we posted an update on Phase II. Below, President Fran Brown shares exciting news with our community. Dear MSP Community, Thanks to you, we’ve met a major fundraising goal! I’m very happy to announce that as… Read More

Foster the Future Phase II Update

February 28, 2019

Foster the Future is MSP’s multiphasic plan to open the MSP clinic and community education and training space during our campus expansion. President Fran Brown announced this fall that we were entering Phase II. Below is an update on what is happening mid-Phase II. Hiring Clinic Director Phase II of the Foster the Future campaign… Read More

Campus Expansion: Phase II Begins!

October 31, 2018

We’re excited to move into Phase II of our Foster the Future campaign and realize our dream of opening the Michigan School training and community clinic. The next year will continue to be a busy one, with the clinic’s opening planned for fall 2019.  Several efforts are already underway: Hiring a New Clinical Director Soon… Read More

Things Are Looking Up!

September 4, 2018

Progress continues on our campus expansion!   During Phase I, new pathways from the current building to next door are being constructed.  We have new sidewalks, curbs, and a staircase!  The new driveway to connect the original parking lot to the new parking lot is also underway. Thank you again to everyone who has donated to our… Read More

Make Way for Parking!

July 13, 2018

Good Afternoon,   It is exciting to report that we have made progress next door​ to include clearing and grading of the property.    This is all in preparation for next steps in creating parking spaces for fall student arrivals. It is most exciting to witness the transformation of the site and I will continue to share… Read More

Phase One Begins!

June 28, 2018

Good Afternoon,   I am delighted to share the first photograph of the future parking lot at our new site.   Yesterday several large machines arrived to clear the land and begin developing the property.   Completion of the parking lot and driveways is slated for fall and is the first phase of the construction process. … Read More

Reflections from President Blau: Foster the Future

February 1, 2018

Each month Dr. Diane Blau, MSP President, shares what’s on her mind and in her heart regarding The Michigan School and the field of professional psychology.  Last fall, I presented a Matching Gift Challenge of $150,000 to the MSP community to Foster the Future. Foster the Future of a school that is growing – growing… Read More

Reflections from President Blau: Alum to Alum

December 5, 2017

As The Diane Blau Matching Gift Campaign draws to a close on December 31, 2017, President Blau reflects on the way every alum of our institution – whether you attended the Merrill Palmer Institute, the Center for Humanistic Studies, or MSP – is united in a shared legacy of learning in humanistic psychology.  And, a… Read More

Dr. Diane Blau’s Matching Gift Challenge

September 27, 2017

President Diane Blau announces a matching gift challenge to support the expansion of the school, see letter below. Dr. Blau has pledged to match every dollar donated in this challenge up to $150,000. Please help make Dr. Blau’s vision a reality, we ask you to donate or make a pledge and have your generosity matched… Read More