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Q&A with Michelle Wheeler, Head Academic Librarian

October 10, 2019

Michelle Wheeler, MSI, MA (’09) Head Academic Librarian at the Moustakas Johnson Library, is a welcoming and familiar face in our community. Michelle joined the MSP staff in 2007, then took a year off to complete the MA program. After graduating in 2009, Michelle returned to her work in the library as an invaluable resource… Read More



Faculty Spotlight: Danielle Balaghi, PhD

September 26, 2019

This week we turn the Faculty Spotlight to Danielle Balaghi, PhD who joined MSP as a Core Faculty member this September. Dr. Balaghi was kind enough to answer a few questions below.  Where did you grow up? I moved a few times, being born in Lincoln Park, then spending my first year in Lebanon, then… Read More



The President’s Perspective: How to Handle Imposter Syndrome

The President’s Perspective is a blog series from MSP President Fran Brown that explores the field of humanistic psychology and share insights into her experience as President. This month, President Brown shares an article on the intersection of Imposter Syndrome and parentification – and what can help. Nearly a year ago I came across an… Read More



MSP Welcomes New Clinic Director

September 12, 2019

Our journey to opening the MSP clinic took a significant step in August when we welcomed Jim Maher, PhD as Clinic Director. Dr. Maher was kind enough to answer a few questions to offer insight into himself and his new role at MSP.  Give us a snapshot of your professional/academic background.  I received my PhD… Read More



Lessons from Our Alumni: Richard Janka, PsyD (’12)

September 11, 2019

Our Lessons from Our Alumni Series was inspired by several excellent guest alumni lectures during the 2018/19 academic year. We decided to invite more alums back this year, to share the clinical lessons they have learned with our current students. Each month, we will invite alumni back to campus who share expertise in a particular… Read More



Student wins Psi Chi Graduate Scholarship

September 4, 2019

We are proud to announce that Michelle Justice (PsyD 3) has been awarded a Psi Chi Graduate Scholarship! Michelle was inducted into the Psi Chi Chapter at MSP while completing the MA program. She is currently serving as President of the Chapter. Michelle’s professional goals include providing services for those involved in the criminal justice… Read More



Lessons from Our Alumni: Michael Kimball, MA (’10), PsyD (’15)

August 29, 2019

Our Lessons from Our Alumni Series was inspired by several excellent guest alumni lectures during the 2018/19 academic year. We decided to invite more alums back this year, to share the clinical lessons they have learned with our current students. Each month, we will invite alumni back to campus who share expertise in a particular… Read More



Articles for a New Therapist

August 28, 2019

One of the more nerve-wracking parts of studying to become a psychologist is completing the requisite 500 hours (at the MA level) of clinical training at a practicum site. MA students begin work in a variety of clinical settings – clinics, hospitals, crisis or community centers – almost as soon as they begin to take… Read More



Student Experience: How do I Start a Research Project?

August 16, 2019

Jared Boot (PsyD 1) became engaged in the MSP community from day one of the MA program. In addition to serving as Student Ambassador, joining IDEA, and speaking at the first Annual Cultural Competency Conference, all while completing his MA, Jared sought an active role in student research. Below, he shares his process on how… Read More



Welcome Incoming Students!

August 15, 2019

Dear Incoming Students, Welcome to the start of your academic program at the Michigan School of Psychology! Today begins a journey like no other. I know this first-hand because I’ve been in your shoes. And I can tell you with complete certainty that you will grow in ways you cannot imagine at this moment. You… Read More