Monthly Archives: October 2013

Academia is changing…

Throughout the last several years, colleges and universities around the country have been adding programs and classes to their online rosters, opening university doors to many students who don’t have the time or flexibility to commit to a traditional class … Continue reading

Jail Guitar Doors

This weekend, I had the opportunity to travel back to my alma mater, Georgetown, to do research on musical rehabilitation of prison inmates. Along with having an amazing time and seeing friends and colleagues, I went to a symposium and … Continue reading


Social Thinking, My Thinking

There are over 400 people in this room, and yet it is quiet. We all sit enrapt and engaged with presenter Michelle Garcia Winner, nodding at the clear and concise expression of what we all know to be common sense … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, School Psychology

Where’s Waldo, and Why Should We Care?

During a slight bout of procrastination today I found myself looking for Waldo. Who’s Waldo? And Why are you Looking for Him? Ole Wally has kind of fallen to the wayside the past few decades or so. This became more … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD, Personal Growth

The Root of Anxiety

This past week at my practicum site, Jessica Minahan, a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator, directed a parent workshop on Helping Parents Help Kids with Anxiety. The seminar was aimed at providing parents and professionals with valuable skills and … Continue reading

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One more for the mix

Just a little intro to get started… I’m a first year student in the Clinical PsyD program, with a concentration in CFAR (Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience). I’m a Jamaican student who’s lived and studied in Massachusetts for … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Mid-fall is my favorite time of the year. It’s sweater and boot but not yet shoveling weather. The leaves light up the sides of streets and pathways, but the trees are not completely bare yet. But even more wonderful than … Continue reading

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Comin’ Home (sorta)

One of the best things about living in a city like Boston is the ease with which you can go to other major cities on the East Coast. I’m going to be taking advantage of this a bit this semester. … Continue reading


Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak everyone!! On October 15, 2013 Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Adha. It is a three day commemoration that brings Muslims together with their loved ones. Muslims believe that Prophet Abraham was shown in a dream to sacrifice … Continue reading

The Ride of a Lifetime

I am afraid of heights. I think, though, that what is really going on is a fear of falling- and a perfectly reasonable fear of the resulting test of my mortality. Roller coasters, therefore, are off the menu for me. … Continue reading

Posted in School Psychology