Not all of graduate school is about books, papers, and classes—some is about making lifelong relationships! This Halloween I got together with MSPP classmates to celebrate a joint birthday-Halloween party.
One of the most important aspects of graduate school to me is making friends with people who can be helpful in the future for consultation and collaboration. Also, these friends can serve as future referral sources for clients. Who knows, maybe some of them may even be future private practice partners! Much of my self-care (which is essential to staying sane and functional in the chaotic schedule of classes, internship, and homework) is making time for social interactions. I rely on my MSPP friends to get me through the stress and to help me relax!