Monthly Archives: September 2011

Finding Time to Down Dog

Up dog…down dog….I wonder how we’ll discuss cultural diversity within school systems….Half pigeon….what exactly does the hippocampus do?….Cat and Cow…Warrior I….will I have enough time to finish my paper on low-incidence disabilities? Sun salutation….Camel….Down dog! With all of the demands … Continue reading


Where Did the Week Go?!

When asked by my uncle to describe the week that I’ve had I could only think of one phrase: controlled chaos. I’ve known my general school/work/practicum schedule for some time now but this was a random week. Because of other … Continue reading

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32 and still writing papers

There are a lot of people who come to MSPP shortly after graduating from college – maybe spending a year or two working. And then there are people who come back after working for 5, 10, 20 years. Or more. … Continue reading

Posted in Change of Career, Clinical PsyD

First Day at Practicum

So today was the first day of orientation at my practicum. At first I was afraid I would fall behind in the training since the orientation started Monday; but, I quickly fell into line with what was being discussed and … Continue reading

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A week of first days

Last Wednesday was the first day of school for the first through sixth graders at my field practicum site. It was also my first day of school, as I began my fieldwork the same day, splashing through puddles in the … Continue reading


“Holy strawberries Batman! We’re in a Jam!”

Here I am, day two at “local elementary school”. First day went well. It was only the second day of school, so the majority of my time was dedicated to meeting teachers and trying not to get lost in this … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, School Psychology | Tagged | 16 Comments

Reflections on a Big Transition

Moving, starting a new job, meeting new people, re-entering the world of homework: For many (myself admittedly at the forefront) these are often cringe-worthy topics. Certainly, many transitions in life are accompanied by a certain sense of anticipation and excitement, but I want … Continue reading

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“Fake it ’till you make it”

Shortly after I decided to attend MSPP and pursue a PsyD, I was offered these words of advice from a newly licensed psychologist: “fake it ’till you make it.” I have thought about this off and on, and tend to … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD

MA Sports

My schedule is certainly starting to pick up. However, between homework, practicum training, blogging, and now a job I’ve decided to take a little break and try to take a stab at getting a real feel for MA. Tonight I … Continue reading

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How eating avocados led me to school psychology…

I spent most of last year in Santiago, Chile learning to navigate the maze-like peripheral neighborhoods of the city, folding myself into grossly overcrowded buses, and coming to appreciate the importance of eating bread smeared with fresh avocado at 6:00 … Continue reading