Monthly Archives: October 2010

For the Commitment-Phobe

When you make the decision to attend a doctoral program you are embarking on a major commitment. It can be daunting; you are choosing to dedicate a part of your life to a career,  deciding to take out an extensive amount … Continue reading

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Fall is the Season for Apple Picking!

In case you are from other parts of the country, one of unique aspects about going to graduate school in the northeast is that you get to experience four very distinct seasons!  As my fellow classmate, Sam Spagnuolo says, “Fall … Continue reading

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7 (Mostly) Fun-filled Days

As promised, I thought I would share what my typical week looks like as a first year School Psychology student. Monday:  Wake at 7:30, get ready and leave by 8:30 to drive from Marlborough to MSPP in West Roxbury.  Arrive … Continue reading

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Guidance

This entry was originally posted in Spanish with the title: “Companerismo”. It has been translated to English by the same author so that more people have access to it. Today I write in Spanish because I will speak of an … Continue reading

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Lucero Memorial 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday September 26th I ran the 9th annual 5K Lucero run, which supports MSPP’s Latino Mental Health Program.  “This run/walk was created to memorialize Dr. Cynthia Lucero, MSPP alumna, who collapsed from hyponatremia while running the 2002 Boston Marathon, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Personal Therapy

 If you are studying to be a psychologist, or thinking of becoming one, you may want to think about entering your own personal therapy. It is beneficial to both parties if you are able to identify your triggers, blind spots, … Continue reading

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SURPRISE! Sam Is Back

If you have been following the MSPP student blog for the Counseling program over this past year, you will probably recognize me (or at least my writing style)! Originally, I had wrapped up blogging at the end of the summer, … Continue reading

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Compañerismo

Hoy escribo en español ya que voy a hablar de una experiencia que viví ayer que se relaciona con con mi experiencia de ser una mexicana en Estados Unidos, y me gustaría poder llegar a todos aquellos interesados en la … Continue reading

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2 Days are Better Than None

There is nothing comparable to hands-on experience.  As I stated in my last post, one of the things that sets MSPP apart from other school psychology graduate programs is practicum placements in the first year.  Without having the opportunity to … Continue reading

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