Monthly Archives: March 2013

Work While I Play

As I mentioned in my last post, I’m currently in Spring, Texas visiting my husband’s family during his spring break. We arrived on Friday and leave this Sunday, so it’s a pretty long vacation. Long & well needed. It’s been … Continue reading

Reflections on a Snowy Day

So tomorrow is the first day of spring, and MSPP is closed for a snow day!  Don’t you just love New England weather?  Well, since I have a lot of work to catch up on, I definitely appreciate the day … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD, Personal Growth

Less Termination Anxiety

At the end of last month, I wrote about how one of my clients walked out of our session declaring he would not be returning. I’ve seen him twice since then. During the last session we met, we ended on … Continue reading

Mock Session Time

It’s about that time of the semester when we get together as triads in an effort to present the finest mock therapy sessions we can assemble as rookies in the field.  In Seminar we often discuss and learn interventions that … Continue reading

Posted in Primary Care Psychology

How It’s Done

When I consider the vast amount of different tasks I had to accomplish over the past week, I wonder how in the world I did it (okay, so maybe a couple items on the to-do list still need to be … Continue reading

Posted in Experiential Education, Personal Growth, Primary Care Psychology, Social Responsibility, Veterans

Happy Women’s History Month!

In honor of Women’s History Month, MSPP is putting on a production of Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer. My friend and SCC Co-Chair Erika and I are organizing and running the event, an experience … Continue reading


10 Tips for Writing Capstone (and Surviving!)

So here it is: Ashley’s guide to writing your Capstone and surviving. If you’re a Master’s student, you’ve heard this term (“Capstone”) since you started. It’s the terrifying “thesis” project you have due at the end of your Master’s career. … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling Psychology | 3 Comments

Today, we’re headed to Texas! My husband’s family lives north of Houston, so we got cheap tickets to spend his spring break down there, visiting my in-laws and soaking up some sun. I’m incredibly excited for all that, but the … Continue reading


Lean on Me

The well-known adage “It takes a village to raise a child….” has been running through my head recently. Although at my field site, it’s more like it takes an inclusion facilitator, a guidance counselor, a school psychologist and her intern … Continue reading

Taking Space

I recently had cause to review my conflict intervention skills. Although the old IASSIST framework has gone the way of the dodo in favor of “Emotional First Aid”, the basic principals are the same. Space and time are the crux … Continue reading

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