Category: President’s Perspective

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President’s Perspective: Pride 2022

Imagine you’re 15 years old – an age where the most important thing in your life is to fit in. But you know you’re different. Maybe you have no romantic interest in the opposite sex, or perhaps you don’t experience romantic attraction at all. Maybe you know that the gender

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President’s Perspective: 2022 Doctoral Internship Matches

Dear MSP Community, I’m beyond excited to share amazing news about our students and the PsyD program: 100% of MSP doctoral students progressing to internship next year have matched to internship sites through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) national matching program — in the first round! Twelve of 14 students

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President’s Perspective: Giving Tuesday

Dear MSP Community, As I contemplate all I have to be thankful for, I’m also thinking about those who go without – at the holidays and all year long. I know that each of us supports causes that are meaningful to us, but one week from today, on Giving Tuesday,

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President’s Perspective: DEI Updates

Dear MSP Community, It’s so great to see our campus filled with people and activity, and to greet many of you each day. Your smiles may be behind masks, but I can tell they’re there by the sparkle in your eyes. I knew I missed being together, but until returning

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Welcome to a New Academic Year

Dear MSP Community, Welcome to a new academic year at the Michigan School of Psychology. For the first time in several months I’m writing to you from my office on campus; I’m delighted to be doing so. Even while the risk of COVID and its variants continue, I’m experiencing a

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President’s Perspective: End of Year Thank You

Dear MSP Community, Uncertainties prevailed entering and exiting the 2020-2021 academic year. And although it was often difficult, we made it – as we always do! I’m beyond proud of our MSP community, which has held steadfast through the ups and downs of circumstances beyond our control. At the height

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The Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19: We’re not out of the woods

Dear MSP Community, I was recently asked to participate in a Farmington SAFE’s Community Conversation on COVID and Mental Health, along with several health care experts and public service officials. Given all the information already publicly available about maintaining mental health during the pandemic, I decided to focus on what

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President’s Perspective: What is Cultural Competency?

On Friday, May 7, MSP hosted its Second Annual Cultural Competency Conference, organized by our Student Engagement team, Psi Chi Honor Society chapter, and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Alliance. I couldn’t be more proud. This conference provided a rich exposure to many relevant topics; each presenter is an expert immersed

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Justice for George Floyd

Dear MSP Community: Today was an important day in the fight against racism. But it’s only a first step. As I watched the media coverage of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, I was struck by the reactions of so many Black Americans, many of whom warned against celebrating

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