Enter Into the Professional World of Clinical Psychology With a MSCP Degree!

The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP) program trains students to perform clinical assessments and conduct treatment with children, adolescents, and adults. Through a combination of classroom and practicum-based learning, the program prepares students to apply for the limited license in psychology from the State of Michigan. In line with the mission of Madonna University, the program embodies the Judeo-Christian emphasis on respect for the individual. The MSCP program teaches students to view people as complicated, multi-faceted individuals endowed with physical, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional dimensions. The program emphasizes respect for human diversity, ethical decision-making skills, and attention to underserved populations. Students become familiar with a variety of perspectives; however, the predominant theoretical orientation in the program is psychodynamic, with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches toward assessment and intervention. By studying contemporary psychodynamic theory, students develop an appreciation for the unique and idiosyncratic elements that contribute to an individual’s difficulties and learn to develop interventions accordingly.



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Faculty Bios

Annamaria Silveri

Program Director, Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., University of Detroit Mercy

M.A., Wayne State University

B.A., Michigan State University


734-432-5735, 2402

Annamaria Silveri

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and joined the psychology faculty at Madonna University in 2022 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master's in Science in Clinical Psychology in the Department Behavioral and Social Sciences.  I earned a BA in Multidisciplinary Social Science from Michigan State University, an ADN degree from Wayne County Community College, a MA in Anthropology from Wayne State University, a MS in Human Development and Mental Health Counseling and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Detroit Mercy. I have worked in various multidisciplinary settings and have been involved in practice from 2004 to date. I've held a variety of academic, clinical and administrative positions including adjunct teaching, hospice nursing, Director of the Health Clinic and Mental Health Counseling Department for University of Detroit Mercy.  I currently run a group practice in Ferndale MI. I have provided medical and psychological services to medically under-served populations both as a nurse and clinical psychologist in both inpatient and outpatient modalities.

My research interests include a focus on relationship dynamics, marital satisfaction, interaction analysis and empathic connection in communication. My teaching and research is grounded in an attempt to understand human behavior from a multidisciplinary perspective and is framed in a cross cultural paradigm.

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Kenneth J. Thiel

Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development

Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Arizona State University

M.S., Arizona State University

B.S., Wayne State University


734-432-5776, 2208

Kenneth J. Thiel

Early in my career I investigated the neural mechanisms of drug addiction, primarily through the use of lab rats. Following my time in the world of animal research, I decided to take a position as a Research Psychologist with the U.S. Army. I spent several years traveling across the country to many of our outstanding military installations and working with Soldiers suffering from some of the "invisible" wounds of the war (i.e., posttraumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury). I was also part of a longitudinal study in which we administered neurocognitive test batteries and drew blood for genetic/proteomic testing from hundreds of Soldiers prior to their first deployment with the hope that this information might better help us identify some key behavioral and neurochemical predispositions to developing combat-related psychological disorders.

I am currently Chair of Madonna's Institutional Review Board, and I am the Faculty Advisor for Psychology Club and Psi Chi (Psychology's Honors Society).

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