Category: COVID-19

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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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Make the Most of Winter Break

On December 13th, MSP students completed the first semester of the 2021-2022 academic year and began their winter break. After months of hard work it was time for a well earned break, but the break can come with its own unique challenges from managing family relationships, to planning gatherings that

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Student Perspective: Navigating Virtual MSP

Over a year has passed since MSP moved all of our operations remote in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we have predicted what is now the “new normal.” Below, Kenneth McDermott (MA) explores his experience in our virtual format. Coming into the MA program knowing it would be

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President’s Perspective: Beginning 3rd Semester

Dear MSP Community, I wanted to check in with you as we end the week following our semester break. The third semester culminates a year of hard work, and is often bittersweet for those who are in the final months of their time with us. I know you’re tired and,

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Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis: ABA 101

Now that the Michigan School Psychological Clinic is open in its permanent home, our student clinicians studying Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are able to conduct in-person services, following all CDC safety guidelines. Jodie Mientkiewicz, MA, BCBA, our ABA Clinic Supervisor wrote the following blog to answer common questions about ABA.

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Student Perspective: Instilling Hope

Technology has given clinicians a new way to connect with their clients and this process has allowed many people safe at home to receive necessary mental health care. When people experience a massive change to their daily lives it can be scary and stressful.  According to the World Health Organization,

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President’s Perspective: Walking into the Unknown

Today marks one year since we walked out of the MSP building and into the unknown. As I reflect on that day, I’m glad I didn’t know then what I know now. It would have been too much to take in; too overwhelming and potentially paralyzing. Instead we have adjusted

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Nicholas Capaul, PsyD (’20): “Let’s Talk About Death”

One of our 2020 doctoral grads, Nicholas Capaul, recently started a podcast with his twin brother called “Let’s Talk About Death With the Capaul Twins.” Dr. Capaul reflects below on growing up around death, his clinical work on grief, and the inspiration for their podcast. As a young boy I

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Student Reflection: Making the Most of Fall Semester

Fall semester 2020 was different than any other. Our faculty and staff worked tirelessly to ensure that even though our incoming students began their MSP journey 100% online, the heart of the experience would remain intact. Below we asked one student to reflect on her experience this semester. I think,

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