Last night, some of has had the chance to have a little fun as finals loom over us. It was the Holiday Party for the Latino Mental Health Program. If you don’t know what that is, you can learn more about it here. The holiday party was held in our fancy new atrium, with tons of delicious food, salsa and merengue music, dancing, adult beverages, and lots of socializing that some of us busy students aren’t really getting at the moment.
I, along with 15 other students, was recently accepted to the LMH program. The holiday party was a great way for some of us to meet each other, and meet students from other years and other degree programs. There was also a great turn-out by faculty. I was able to see some familiar faces outside of class, and get to know other professors that I haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing in the classroom. We even had a special appearance by the director of psychology training at the Martha Eliot Health Center in Jamaica Plain. As I have mentioned before, all the first year clinical PsyDs are busy choosing and applying to practicum sites for next year. Martha Eliot is one of the most highly desired sites, especially by those of us in the LMH program. To have the opportunity to meet and speak with such an influential member of their team left me more than tongue-tied.
Luckily, the good company, salsa beats, and flan, (you can see how strictly I’m sticking to my recent switch back to veganism), helped me get over my butterflies and enjoy myself. I met some really neat people and am very much looking forward to having class with them. I came to MSPP in part because of the LMH program, and last night solidified for me that I made the right decision. Oh, and the fact that I also won a door prize with lots of delicious chocolate doesn’t hurt either. ¡Salud!