Farmington Hills-based psychology school names new president

The Board of Trustees of the Michigan School of Professional Psychology in Farmington Hills has appointed Diane Blau, PhD as president.

“I am pleased that one of the school's original founders is now our president,” said Dr. Sandy Koltonow, MiSPP's chair of the Board of Trustees. “From our beginning as the Center for Humanistic Studies, Dr. Blau has been an engaged and active contributor to the success of our institution,”

Blau brings to her new role extensive knowledge of humanistic and existential psychology along with expertise as an educator and clinician.

“I am committed to preserving the institution's fundamental legacy while pursuing opportunities for growth,” Blau said. “We will continue to offer a rich learning climate that facilitates student development as unique individuals and competent professional psychologists.”

Blau replaces Dr. Kerry Moustakas, MiSPP president for more than 13 years. The institution progressed significantly during Moustakas' tenure. Achievements included the creation and regional accreditation of a doctoral program in clinical psychology, establishment of a distinctive new campus in Farmington Hills, completion of an institutional name change, and implementation of a part-time masters program.

“We will continue to move forward under the leadership of Dr. Blau, who played a central role in acquiring MiSPP's accreditation by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission - the highest designation possible,” Koltonow said. “We are very fortunate that Dr. Blau is willing to play a central leadership role as MiSPP's president.”

For more information on the Michigan School of Professional Psychology graduate programs in clinical psychology, visit: or call (248) 476-1122, ext. 117.

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