MSP’s IDEA, which consists of members of the faculty, staff, and students, is committed to facilitating ongoing discussions of multicultural issues that are related to professional psychology.
The alliance explores how topics of diversity impact, and are impacted by, clinical practice and training, as well as public discourses on local, state, and national levels. Individual and group action, and social justice, in general, is emphasized. The alliance also attempts to identify program strengths and weaknesses regarding diversity, and make suggestions to improve multicultural competencies for the entire MSP community.
Any current student is welcome to join IDEA! Reach out to any member of the Executive Board to share your interest and get the full schedule of meetings and events.
2020/21 Executive Board
President – Jasmine Perin (MA/ABA)
Vice President – Lauren Dushane (MA)
Programming Co-Chairs – Qandeel Minal (MA) and Kristie Wyler (MA)
Marketing Chair – Cassianna McCants (PsyD 3)
Treasurer – Erica Miller (MA)
Secretary – Logan Chappell (PsyD 2)
Staff Advisor – Carrie Pyeatt, Coordinator of Admissions & Student Engagement
Faculty Co-Advisors – Drs. Ann Smith and Danielle Balaghi
IDEA Activism Week – November 15-24, 2020
IDEA is hosting an Activism Week Sunday, November 15 – Tuesday, November 24 and is looking for your support!
The committee of MSP students and staff has chosen 10 social justice organizations including The UN Refugee Agency, The Malala Fund, Black Leaders Detroit, Innocence Project and more to support through education, donations and actions.
Click on any link below for full details on how to participate. Questions? Contact [email protected].
Monday, November 16 – Support Alternative for Girls in Detroit
Tuesday, November 17 – Support USA for UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency
Thursday, November 19 – Support the Malala Fund
Friday, November 20 – Activism for Polaris Project
Saturday, November 21 – Support Innocence Project
Monday, November 23 – Activism Day of Choice: Black Leaders Detroit
Tuesday, November 24 – Support Diasporans Against SARS
Check out all upcoming IDEA events below!