Monthly Archives: February 2012

Health Insurance Blues

My birthday was last week, and for a nice birthday present, Blue Cross terminated my insurance coverage.  Surprise! Apparently, when you turn 26, you are no longer covered by your parents’ insurance plan.  I knew that at some point, but … Continue reading

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The City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love

On Monday morning I packed my suitcase and hopped on a train to South Station and then on another train to Philadelphia for the annual National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Convention. It was a week of full-on NASP-iness; social … Continue reading

Living in Boston

Before starting at MSPP, I had been to Boston only twice in my life: once when I had a layover at Logan airport, and then again when I came into town for my interview at MSPP.  So, when it was … Continue reading

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This April I will be going on a service trip to New Orleans as part of MSPP’s C.A.R.E. (communities assisting relief efforts) team.  Earlier this fall I attended an information session about C.A.R.E. and after learning more about opportunities to … Continue reading

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Female Serial Killers

I was having a bit of a tough time trying to figure out what I should blog about this time around. Mostly I feel like I sound like a broken record. I end up writing about practicum, school, Arizona, or … Continue reading

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Woooo, breaktime!

For the second Saturday afternoon in a row, I’m hanging out at home with my wife with a pizza on the way and a hockey game about to begin.  It’s a pretty good way to unwind after a long week. … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

In the spirit of the day, I thought I’d put out this Warning to Potential Significant Others: If you are thinking of dating a first-year school psychology graduate student…. – You will be asked to act like a 10-year old … Continue reading


Adult Psychopathology

When I started at MSPP I didn’t know much about the different axes that are used in the DSM. Having come from a more experimentally based background it felt like everyone knew so much more than I did. It definitely … Continue reading

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Countdown until February Vacation

I woke up this morning with a headache, stuffy nose, and raging sore throat. When I laughed, a strangled croak was all that emerged. I had, no more than 12 hours before, assured my supervisor that I had managed to … Continue reading

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Hitting Research Gold

Most MSPP students seem to be pretty tech savvy; almost all of us have laptops, many of us use smartphones, and we do the vast majority of our research online.  This means that instead of perusing the shelves or card … Continue reading

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