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March 2019

MSP faculty and students posing together at conference
MSP students, faculty, and alums at Division 32.
Rebecca Kaptansky and Kelly Frazee posing with their research poster "The Impact of Shame on Barriers to Treatment Among Veterans"
PsyD students Rebecca Kapetansky and Kelly Frazee present their poster.

MSP faculty and students attended and presented research at the APA Division 32 (Society for Humanistic Psychology) Conference March 21-24.

MSP students presented research posters at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters’ 2019 annual conference on Friday, March 1 hosted by Alma College.

Other News:

Dr. Melissa Farrell presented a family therapy brownbag on the topic of helping families support a child going through the “coming out” process.

We were delighted to welcome Dr. Bruce Hillenberg, Director of Psychology, Pain Medicine at Beaumont Health System, to present a CE Workshop entitled “Guiding Individuals Living with Chronic Pain Towards Improved Psychological Flexibility.” 

MSP alum Dr. Liza Du-Plessis (’18) presented a (rescheduled!) presentation on “Continuous Traumatic Stress and Compassion” as part of Student Engagement’s January theme of trauma.

Dr. Georgios Lampropoulos offered students a brownbag lecture on presenting and publishing many kinds of student work including research, case studies, literature reviews, and more. Dr. Lampropoulos also offered insight into how to find the right conferences and journals and walked students through the submission process. 

In Blogs:

We shared an exciting Foster the Future Phase II Update. MSP President Fran Brown reflected on the highs and lows of her tenure so far in her first The President’s Perspective blog. Sierra Gillis (MA) shared her experience in helping to create the Cultural Competency Conference. Roger Maki-Schramm, MSP Director of Financial Aid, talked about best options for student loan repayment.

MSP Program Director Dr. Shannon Chávez-Korell sent a letter to the entire community following the attacks in New Zealand.