Category: Faculty Posts

Faculty Spotlight: Quillian Murphy, PhD

We are delighted to introduce Dr. Quilllian Murphy in our newest Faculty Spotlight. Dr. Murphy is a new Core faculty member this academic year. He is teaching Multicultural Psychology & Social Justice and Clinical Health Psychology first semester.  Where did you grow up? The Motor City! Motown! The Big D!

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Condemning Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, and White Nationalism

Dear MSP Students and Colleagues, I am disgusted and pained by the domestic terrorism and racist mob violence our country witnessed on Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol. This attempted insurrection, led by individuals carrying Confederate flags, erecting gallows, displaying racist and anti-Semitic words and symbols, and parading White power symbols

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Faculty Spotlight: Kate Cusick, PsyD

We delighted to feature Alum Kate Cusick, PsyD (’19) in our latest Faculty Spotlight. Dr. Cusick is an Adjunct member of faculty teaching Core Concepts in the MA program. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Plymouth and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee for my undergraduate studies. I

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Lee Bach, PhD - psychology associate

The Timeliness and Timelessness of Existential Concerns

MSP Core Faculty member Lee Bach, PhD wrote this Anti-racism statement to read in her Existential class in the MA program. Dr. Bach agreed to share her message with the wider community. In light of current events that painfully illustrate horrific abuses of power against people of color, unprecedented abuses

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Derrick Sebree, PsyD

Spring Transformations

Earth Day celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, in the time of global crisis amid COVID-19. I think of the ecopsychological implications of this time as we approach Earth Day. With recent environmental movements of 2019, one may wonder what about 2020? It seems our lives have been immersed with

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Faculty Spotlight: Matthew Kadrich, PsyD

We are delighted to feature MSP alum Matthew Kadrich, PsyD (’16) in our latest Faculty Spotlight. Dr. Kadrich is an adjunct faculty member teaching Assessment in the MA program. Where did you grow up? My parents were in the Air Force, so we moved a lot. Mostly, I split time

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Kevin Johnson, PsyD

Families, Holidays, and Stress

For many people, visiting family during the rush of the holiday season can be a nice break from the norm. If you are like me, I enjoy seeing family whenever possible. However, not everyone has the same experience. It is usually around this time of the year that many of

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Faculty Spotlight: Danielle Balaghi, PhD

This week we turn the Faculty Spotlight to Danielle Balaghi, PhD who joined MSP as a Core Faculty member this September. Dr. Balaghi was kind enough to answer a few questions below.  Where did you grow up? I moved a few times, being born in Lincoln Park, then spending my

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Welcome Incoming Students!

Dear Incoming Students, Welcome to the start of your academic program at the Michigan School of Psychology! Today begins a journey like no other. I know this first-hand because I’ve been in your shoes. And I can tell you with complete certainty that you will grow in ways you cannot

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Johanna Buzolits, PhD

Reflections on My First Year at MSP

I recently came across a book, The Joy of Burnout: How the End of the World Can be a New Beginning,by Dr. Dina Glouberman, that describes the gifts that come when we finally listen to ourselves and realize a change needs to happen.  My first year of teaching at MSP has

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