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Reflections from President Blau: The Gifts of Teaching

June 4, 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.  As I reflect on my work over the years, I am aware that a colorful thread weaving through has been my love of teaching and the opportunity I have… Read More



Faculty Spotlight: David Manchel, PsyD

May 22, 2018

David Manchel, PsyD (’10) joined the MSP faculty as an adjunct professor in January.  Dr. Manchel was kind enough to answer a few questions below. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Southfield, Michigan.  I’ve spent most of my life here in Michigan. What or who influenced you to study psychology? I’ve always… Read More



Faculty Spotlight: Debra Hamilton, PsyD

May 9, 2018

Debra Hamilton, PsyD (’17) joined MSP as an adjunct faculty member in January.  Dr. Hamilton was kind enough to answer a few questions for our Faculty Spotlight below: Where did you grow up? I’m a southerner at heart, even had the southern drawl, being born in Virginia, but I grew up in Houghton Lake, MI,… Read More



Reflections from President Blau: The Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award

May 2, 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.  The Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MSP) was honored to receive the Charlotte and Karl Buhler Award for 2019 from the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the… Read More



The Seasonal Psychologist: On Beltane

May 1, 2018

The Seasonal Psychologist is a year-long series by Pagan Psychologist Betz King.  Each piece corresponds to one of the 8 Pagan Sabbats, or holidays, while exploring ways to use the symbolism of the season for personal growth and in clinical practice. I conceptualize both my personal development, and that of my clients, within the framework… Read More



Autism Awareness Month

March 30, 2018

  April is National Autism Awareness Month. Over the course of my career as a clinical psychologist, access to evidence-based treatment for children in Michigan with autism spectrum disorders has undergone tremendous change. My job responsibilities in the 1990s included conducting diagnostic evaluations of young children as part of a multidisciplinary team at Beaumont Hospital. In… Read More



The Seasonal Psychologist: On Imbolc and Ostara

March 19, 2018

The Seasonal Psychologist is a year-long series by Pagan Psychologist Betz King.  Each piece corresponds to one of the 8 Pagan Sabbats, or holidays, while exploring ways to use the symbolism of the season for personal growth and in clinical practice. I conceptualize both my personal development, and that of my clients, within the framework… Read More



Continuing Ed Preview: LGBTQIA+ Moving Beyond the Acronym

February 22, 2018

MSP welcomes Melissa Farrell, PsyD, adjunct faculty member, on March 16, 2018 for a Continuing Education workshop, “Treating Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth” (3 CEUs).  Workshop participants will be introduced to clinical work with transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families including the terms, techniques and concepts used to understand clients and work most effectively. … 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



Building Awareness and Preparing for Action: Domestic Human Sex Trafficking

January 10, 2018

As part of the 2018 Continuing Education (CE) Series at MSP, Core Faculty member Ann Smith, PsyD will offer a workshop entitled “Building Awareness and Preparing for Action: Domestic Human Sex Trafficking” on January 31 on campus.  Dr. Smith offers the following as a workshop preview.   I am still struck by the looks of disbelief mixed… Read More