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Letter to (Soon-to-be!) Alums: How to Stay Involved

April 2, 2019

Dear Fellow Alum, In the early part of third semester, the thought dawned on me. Soon, I will no longer be here. The MA program at MSP moves swiftly this way. In September, coursework and practicum are daunting – there is a lot to learn and a lot to accomplish. By May, it’s like we… Read More



Reflections on the Attacks at New Zealand Mosques

March 21, 2019

MSP Program Director Dr. Shannon Chávez-Korell sent the below letter to the entire community following the attacks in New Zealand. Dear MSP Students and Colleagues, My heart goes out to all of our Muslim students, colleagues, friends, neighbors, brothers and sisters in the wake of the shootings at two New Zealand Mosques on Friday.  My… Read More



Life After MSP: Gregory S. Thornhill

March 20, 2019

Here at MSP, we love to connect with alumni to find out more about the work that fulfills their passion for clinical psychology.  “Life After MSP” is our feature column that highlights the career journey of our grads. Name: Gregory S. Thornhill, MA, TLLP (Class of 2017) Job Title: Therapist at Bright Pine Behavioral Health Describe… Read More



A Time to Let Go

When my dad died last year he was 74 and I was 37. I’ll wait while you do the math. My grieving process over the past year, in combination with the realization that this is probably one of the middle years of my life, has shown me how easy it is to let go of… Read More



Fifth Annual Research Symposium Preview

The Psi Chi Chapter at MSP is preparing to host the Fifth Annual Mental Health Research Symposium on Friday, April 26 on campus. Each year, the Symposium offers students from MSP and neighboring institutions the opportunity to present research in a student-focused environment. Holly Spencer (PsyD 1), this year’s Research Symposium Chair, shares her experience… Read More



Call for Proposals – Cultural Competency Conference

March 1, 2019

The deadline to propose for the Cultural Competency Conference is fast approaching! One of the Conference organizers, Carrie Pyeatt, talks about who organizers are looking for below. The Cultural Competency Conference, developed in a collaboration between Student Engagement and our student-led organizations, will fill a growing need to provide additional resources and information on working… Read More



Repaying Student Loans: What are my options?

February 28, 2019

Navigating the financial aid process can feel daunting, but we are here to help! One of the biggest concerns students have when considering and applying for financial aid is what options are available to support the repayment process. Are there any ways to pay less? Are there any programs that could help? MSP Director of… Read More



Cultural Competency Conference Preview

Student Engagement, IDEA, and the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP have developed the First Annual Cultural Competency Conference (CCC), a new conference to help our students and other early career mental health professionals to develop cultural competence in the clinical setting. As an APA-accredited institution, MSP utilizes the cultural competency framework of the APA’s “Multicultural… Read More



Foster the Future Phase II Update

Foster the Future is MSP’s multiphasic plan to open the MSP clinic and community education and training space during our campus expansion. President Fran Brown announced this fall that we were entering Phase II. Below is an update on what is happening mid-Phase II. Hiring Clinic Director Phase II of the Foster the Future campaign… Read More



The President’s Perspective

February 27, 2019

MSP President Fran Brown has been very busy since beginning her tenure in September. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her experience so far as President below. You have been an integral part of the MSP community for many years, in several roles (masters and doctoral student, Director of Clinical Training,… Read More