Monthly Archives: April 2014

Part-Time Allows for a Good Time

I am a part-time student in MSPP’s Organizational Psychology & Leadership graduate program.  The part-time program works really well for me with my full-time career and mobile, active lifestyle.  I began in the program in August 2013 and anticipate graduating … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions

As tax day approached, so, too, did the deadline to respond to invitations graduate programs. I think back to a year ago when I was buried in my own decision-making process; I had spreadsheets, pro-con columns strewn about, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Applying to MSPP, Change of Career, Clinical PsyD, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology


Bubbles. Round, iridescent, and fragile, bopping along in the breeze until a gust dashes them against an unforgiving surface, shattering their short and playful existence. Sometimes our kids have days that remind me of this tumultuous dance. They arrive at … Continue reading

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Alliance for MA (SAM)

MSPP has many members that have joined the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Alliance for Massachusetts (SAM) Nicholas Covino, Bob Lichtenstein, Margaret Hannah, Craig Murphy, Erika Johnson and Nadja Reilly have all joined because the mission of SAM is to help … Continue reading

For the Adventure Seekers

The other night I went to out to dinner with old friends and we started discussing bucket lists. Although my list is quite lengthy, I have not had the opportunity to cross off a lot of the activities on it. … Continue reading

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Trauma & Treatment

Greetings dear readers, We are taking a course in Trauma: Theory & Treatment. It has been an eye-opening experience thus far. One of our first assignments was to read part of a book called Empire of Trauma, which tracks the … Continue reading

Posted in Global Mental Health

Cultural Competency and the DSM-5

At MSPP we talk a great deal about becoming culturally competent and building our skills of understanding how others interpret and understand their world.  In my studies, I have been reviewing the Cultural Information Interview (CFI) within the DSM-5.  I … Continue reading

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Interview Days

Recently I bumped into a prospective student and her mother, as I was on my way out of the building. They were both milling in the lobby, looking at the list of floors, and generally had that look about them … Continue reading

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Art as Self Care

This weekend, despite struggling to overcome a wicked stomach bug, I took some time out to stroll through the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) with a friend who was visiting town. Historically, I had considered taking in art as a luxury; … Continue reading

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