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MSP Clinic Year In Review

Dr. Jim Maher, Clinic Director, and Holly Tocco, Clinic Manager, shared the Michigan School Psychological Clinic’s highlights of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Photo of the exterior of the MSP clinicThe Michigan School Psychological Clinic has once again completed a successful year serving students and our community.


  • The Clinic reached a new high of 95 psychotherapy clients.
  • The greatest percentage of referrals continues to come from current clients.
  • 20 students are in the process of completing their clinical training at the clinic.
    • This number includes seven PsyD students and ten MA students, and three supplemental PsyD students who are performing psychological assessments.
  • Students completing their clinical training hours at the MSP Clinic continue to be very happy with the quality of their training experience. 96% of those students gave the Clinic the highest rating in overall satisfaction when surveyed.

The MSP Clinic focused on two special initiatives for the 23-24 academic year, increasing psychological assessments and outreach to the community.

42 testing assessments were completed, which is by far the greatest number completed in a practicum year at the Clinic. This goal was accomplished through the tireless efforts of Faculty Testing Supervisor Dr. Stacy Grindling, in tandem with three contracted testing supervisors.

The Clinic staff placed a renewed emphasis on creating opportunities for interactions with the community of Farmington Hills and the greater southeast Michigan area. Community involvement this year included events and partnerships with the following organizations:

  • CARES of Farmington Hills
  • East Middle School
  • Farmington Hills Farmer’s Market
  • Bright Spot Counseling
  • Living and Learning Center
  • Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders (MIND)
  • Oakland Community College

Looking to the future, Dr. Maher expressed that the goals of the Clinic for 2024-2025 are to continue to expand its reach throughout the state through continued excellent clinical interactions and training, increased marketing efforts, and expanded community involvement.