Author Archives: Dirk Kummerle

Prescription nation…

Psychology is confronted by numerous issues and challenges today. One of which is the debate over the use of prescription medication for mental health illnesses. Over the past decade, one in five adults was prescribed a psychiatric drug such as … Continue reading

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Staying Grounded

During the winter holiday I had the chance to head to a sunny part of the country to spend time with family and friends, and in the process found myself questioning my sanity continuing to live in such and dreary … Continue reading

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Gaming & Violence…

Mitt Romney, during his presidential campaign, proclaimed, “Pornography and violence poison our music and movies and TV and video games. The Virginia Tech shooter, like the Columbine shooters before him, had drunk from this cesspool”. The argument that violent video … Continue reading

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Between 2009 and 2013, states have cut an astounding $4.35 billion in mental health funding. This should not come as a surprise, as social service programs tend to be the first budget items cut during difficult fiscal times. This begs … Continue reading

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Don’t be stressed!

If you are reading this blog, then it means you have survived the first part of the triple threat-Turkey Day, but don’t breathe easy quite yet – we still have two more coming up – Christmas and New Year’s. Even … Continue reading

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Gratitude in action

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year, during which we celebrate family, friendship, and we take the time to express our appreciation and gratitude to important members of our communities. One important group we pay homage to are our … Continue reading

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Violence & Education

There was a little headline in a Boston newspaper this week about the continued collaboration between MSPP and two inner city High Schools, with suspension rates significantly higher than other Boston area schools. As part of the program, alternatives are … Continue reading

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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

MSPPs Support of Veterans!

Hi – If you haven’t had the chance, make sure to inquire about MSPPs Military and Veterans Psychology concentration for clinical psych students. Please note that I would be that last person to advocate on behalf of anything that I … Continue reading

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Dear All, I am delighted to collaborate with MSPP as a blogger, and share my experiences as a graduate of the Media Psychology Masters, and current student in the Leadership Doctoral program. I chose MSPP for my graduate studies for … Continue reading