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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



Reflections on My First Year at MSP

I recently came across a book, The Joy of Burnout: How the End of the World Can be a New Beginning, by Dr. Dina Glouberman, that describes the gifts that come when we finally listen to ourselves and realize a change needs to happen.  My first year of teaching at MSP has been the gift… Read More



Reflecting on MSP’s First ABA Graduates

August 7, 2019

Ruth Anan, PhD, BCBA-D was instrumental in initiating and developing the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis that began fall semester 2017 at MSP. Now, two years later, Dr. Anan reflects on the success of the program so far as we graduate our first MSP class of ABA graduates. July 25th marked the 37th graduation ceremony… Read More



2019 PsyD Graduates & Dissertation Titles

July 25, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 PsyD graduates!  Dissertations will soon be available on ProQuest for students, faculty, and staff. Cynthia Atkinson The Experience of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy             Ciera Bies Women’s Experience of Sexism               Christopher Bober The Experience of Music Performance Anxiety for Popular Musicians  … Read More



A Future So Bright

I am often asked how successful MSP’s graduates are in securing a job after graduation.  Honestly, for a long time I didn’t really know!  We sent a survey out to alumni a few years ago and had gained some insight, but with such little data it was hard to really have an answer.  During the… Read More



2018/19 Marjorie Scott Scholarship for Excellence Winners!

July 24, 2019

Each year at graduation, two students (one MA, one PsyD) are awarded the Marjorie Scott Scholarship for Excellence (MSSE) in recognition of excellence in academic achievement. Students are invited to apply during third semester, and the winners are announced during MSP’s annual commencement ceremony. We are delighted to announce that Tamika Davis-Moore (MA/ABA) and Jennifer… Read More



Open Letter to the MSP Community

July 1, 2019

MSP President Dr. Fran Brown wrote an open letter to the MSP Community following the recent news reports of the conditions of immigrant children being held at detention centers in the US.  Dear MSP Community.   We have all heard of the cruel plight of the children of asylum seekers in the U.S. If reports are true,… Read More



Year in Review: Highlights from 2018/19!

June 27, 2019

Oh what a year it has been! This 2018/19 academic year could rightly be called a year of transformation at MSP. We began in September by welcoming our new President Fran Brown. In October, we gathered to celebrate our official Name Change to the Michigan School of Psychology (MSP). We presented two new major events… Read More