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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

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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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Super supervision

We know that supervision is a vital aspect of becoming a good practitioner. As a trainee, I rely on supervision for several reasons. First, it ensures that my clients are receiving quality therapy. By reviewing my client interactions with my … Continue reading

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Tips for Surving the GRE

For some of us, standardized tests are the last thing on our bucket lists. The truth is if you thought you were done with filling in bubbles with the SATs, I have some tough news for you: not only do … Continue reading

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Hallmark Hurrah

This can be a tough time of the year for some people. Here in the Boston area, the luster of freshly fallen snow has worn out (don’t worry – we’re due for more soon!), and some of us might be … Continue reading

Dust Off Your Suit

Last year during interview season, I made a significant commitment, one that may or may not end up being one of the longest in my life. I bought a suit. Yep, a lady-suit, meaning I bought a suit jacket, pants … Continue reading

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Setting Goals in the New Year

Happy New Year! I look at the year in three phases, that is, three opportunities to refresh, start something new, or make a resolution (or revisit an old one). These three times of the year are: January (in keeping with … Continue reading

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T.V. Time: Commercials that “speak” to me

I’ll be honest, having a little extra time has led to increased internet and television surfing. A bit of reading has snuck its way in there, too, but it’s been a screen-heavy few days. This got me thinking about the … Continue reading

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Brain Injuries in Sports: Is it worth the price of admission?

In light of the recent incident between Shawn Thornton of the Bruins and the Penguins’ Brooks Orpik (despite being taken off the ice on a stretcher, Orpik was evaluated and deemed well enough to travel home with the team, thankfully), … Continue reading

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Imagining Nelson Mandela’s “dash”

Linda Ellis wrote a poem entitled, “The Dash,” about the dash that stands between the date a person was a born and the day the person dies as a symbol for the life and legacy of that person. I first … Continue reading

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