Monthly Archives: March 2012

Driving in Puerto Rico

Last week I came back from a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I attended the American Psychology and Law Society conference. Of course, I learned a ton and it was a great cultural experience, but we’ll get to that … Continue reading

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Good News All Around

Well, loyal readers, I’m happy to report that things have been going pretty well for me lately.  Monday night, I got an acceptance email from my first choice internship site, Domingos & Associates.  D & A is a private practice … Continue reading

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“Sometimes the road you choose is not what you expected…”

“Sometimes a starless night can leave you misdirected. Sometimes the road you choose is not what you expected.” – Red Molly, Summertime While it has taken me many years to admit it, I like folk music. A lot. Even folk … Continue reading

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Last Friday for my substance abuse class, my group and I gave our presentation on family issues relating to substance abuse.  I must say, I think this was one of the best group presentations I have given so far in … Continue reading

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The (not-to-be) Dreaded Housing Search

Looking for housing in Boston can be stressful. It’s certainly not a renter’s market, and many apartments are over-priced, under-maintained, and old, particularly in areas with high student populations. But, don’t be discouraged! There are gems to be found in … Continue reading

Women in the Military

This morning I participated in a very interesting discussion about women in the military as part of a class I’m taking called “Managing the Needs of Returning Veterans.”  I was surprised to learn that although women serve in all branches … Continue reading

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New Cover Sheets on all the TPS Reports…

Report writing- not the kind where you proudly declare every bit of useful (useless?) information you have gathered on the Gila Monster to the delight of your classmates who find its resemblance to a dragon thrilling and chilling, but the … Continue reading

My Very First Session as a Therapist

Today I met with my very first client and conducted my first therapy session as an independent clinician.  Just as a reminder, I started up my practicum placement in mid-January as my first placement didn’t end up working out.  So, … Continue reading

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Burning the Candle on Both Ends

Earlier in the semester, I wrote about the difficulty of balancing fun, rest, and productivity during weekends. Well, I’m happy to report that for the past few weeks, I’ve shifted my focus to the fun stuff. Last weekend, my wife, … Continue reading

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Food for thought: School Psychology is like….

‘Tis the season for admissions interviews, final applications, admissions offers and decisions for school psychology programs. As first-years-to-be wade through this complex process, I am reminded of a conversation I had with other members of my cohort during our trip … Continue reading

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