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“We may be small, but we are mighty!”: SB 634 Signed Into Law

February 22, 2018

On February 15, MSP President Diane Blau shared the news that SB 634 had been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.  About this legislative accomplishment, Dr. Blau wrote, “It reflects the strong support and active engagement that came from the MSP community. I am most appreciative of all of the efforts expended on behalf… Read More



PsyD Grads & Dissertation Topics 2017

August 11, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 PsyD graduates!  Dissertations will soon be available on ProQuest for students, faculty, and staff. Roxanne Christensen Transcending the Gates of Evin: Iranian Political Prisoners’ Experience of Survival     Nicole Czech The Woman’s Experience of Being Raised by a Dieting Mother     Amanda Sternitzky Gurny The Single Mother’s Experience of… Read More



Research & Presentations

April 13, 2016

Members of the MSP community participate in scholarship activities. It is an integral element of professional development. The following scholarship activities are highlighted: Dr. Diane Blau (MSP President) and Dr. Lee Bach (Core Faculty) will be presenting “Exploration of Self and Other: New Paradigms in Heuristic Inquiry” at the 12th Annual Conference for the International… Read More



Continuing Education at MSP

MSP is pleased to offer a wide variety of continuing education workshops to the local community.  We call upon our faculty to share their expertise on a particular topic in the field of psychology that will benefit new grads and experienced practitioners alike.  Ryan Blackstock, PsyD, LP, CAADC, ICAADC has taught several workshops related to… Read More



Sexuality in Later Life

June 3, 2015

During the month of June we are featuring a series of posts focusing on aging from our aging-certificate faculty and current doctoral students to celebrate our new Certificate in the Psychology of Aging and Well-being. On June 22, 2015, MSP is hosting Dr. Manuel Sklar who will present “Better Choices For A Better Ending,” a… Read More



Research & Presentations

June 2, 2015

At MSP, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to conduct various types of research and present their findings. Research may be independent or be conducted as part of a team and may result in publication. Angela Beers (PsyD 4) participated in the panel discussion, “The Experiences of Students of Color in Predominantly White Graduate Programs,”… Read More



Psi Chi Induction Ceremony

March 6, 2015

Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce the addition of the Psi Chi Chapter at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MSP). The Psi Chi Chapter at MSP was installed on February 25, 2015. The faculty advisor of the new chapter is Dr. Dustin Shepler and the staff advisor is… Read More



Research and Presentations

February 16, 2015

At MSP, research is encouraged for both students and faculty. The research involved may be independent or as part of a team and may result in publication or presentation. The following activities are currently underway at MSP: Dr. Lee Bach (Program Director) will be a program reviewer for The California Institute of Integral Studies’ (CIIS)… Read More



Alumni Updates- February 2015

Judy Atkins (PsyD 2011) is now fully licensed in the state of Georgia. “The quality education I received at MSP was evident since I passed both exams on the first attempt, which completed my application process for full licensure. The state of Georgia is strict in granting licenses and Michigan School of Professional Psychology met… Read More



Alumni Updates

June 10, 2014

Kari Hughes (MA 2003) started a fair trade company called Buy the Change in 2011. The company sells fairly traded, women-made products with a focus on creating economic opportunity for women in the developing world. Carol VanDyke (PsyD 2007) is the psychologist in residence for Fox 2 and WDIV News stations. Dr. VanDyke provides psychotherapy,… Read More