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

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) http://www.SEL4Mass.org. 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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