Home // Student Services // Student Engagement // Student Programming

Student Programming


Students visit with therapy dogs.

Students visit with therapy dogs from Dr. Paws.

Student Programming at MSP is focused on enriching the student academic experience through educational and social activities.  Our goal is to create opportunities for students to have fun, be creative, and deepen their connection to each other and to the larger MSP community.  

Fundraising for local nonprofit organizations is an essential part of Programming.  Throughout the academic year, students have the opportunity to support organizations such as HAVEN, Sanctum House, The Metta Yoga Project, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Affirmations, Micah 6 Community, and more.

Monthly Programming Model

Our Monthly Programming Model creates a direct connection between programming activities and academic material to spark creativity and foster a deeper connection with the key tenets of humanistic psychology.  Each academic year, a new overall theme is developed with a month by month sub-theme that inspires engaging activities and initiatives on campus.

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 clinical issue. Each alum will discuss their experience with the issue, including any research they may have completed at MSP (dissertation, on a research team) or after graduation. Our goal is twofold: first, to highlight and more deeply investigate critical clinical issues that students will face in clinical practice and second, to connect recent alums with current students who may share their clinical passion.

Additionally, each month will feature at least one complementary event on the same or similar clinical issue. For example, in September we welcome Dr. Michael Kimball to speak on his dissertation topic of client suicide; later in the month, Team MSP will march in the Metro Detroit Out of the Darkness Walk in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Lessons from Our Alumni Series 2019/20

September – Client Suicide

October – PTSD & Law Enforcement

November – Male Sexual Offender Treatment

January – Dieting and Body Image

February – Parenting a Child with Autism

March – African American Female Experience

April – Animal Assisted Psychotherapy

May – TBD

June – TBD

If you are an alumni with clinical experience in any of the above topics, please contact Carrie ([email protected]) to get involved!

Upcoming Events

Click here to see upcoming Student Programming events posted on our Event Calendar.