The Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (IDEA)


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.

Membership Requirements

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 16Support Alternative for Girls in Detroit

Tuesday, November 17Support USA for UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency

Thursday, November 19Support the Malala Fund

Friday, November 20Activism for Polaris Project

Saturday, November 21Support Innocence Project

Monday, November 23Activism Day of Choice: Black Leaders Detroit

Tuesday, November 24Support Diasporans Against SARS

Check out all upcoming IDEA events below!

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