Author Archives: falimspp2013

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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A Small Helpful Tool

Organization is a key ingredient to a graduate student’s success. At MSPP, students typically have a lot going on: practicum/internship, school work, part-time work, and something that ever so slightly resemblances a social life. I previously wrote about how difficult … Continue reading

Where, oh where, is Spring?

When I got into my car this morning, the temperature read 10°. That’s right, 10° on March 6. What is going on? I mean, shouldn’t it be warming up by now? Where is Spring!? Now don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading

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A Spotlight on Professor Gagliardi, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

A few months ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Jackie Gagliardi, who is a part of the core faculty here at MSPP and the coordinator of the Couples and Family Therapy program. I am currently taking Collaborative … Continue reading

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It’s all a balancing act.

Has anyone ever told you that graduate school is crazy? If not, let me be the first, because do I have a reality check for you. I’m sorry, but there’s really no other way to accurately describe graduate school. There’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to Boston

I just read a piece on ESPN titled “The world according to Boston,” and I got the slight feeling the author was a little resentful of the strong pride Bostonians have, but I could not help but laugh because he … Continue reading

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The Power of Meditation

All Counseling Psychology students have to take Psychology of Diversity and Difference, typically in their first semester at MSPP, and the course focuses on teaching students how to become culturally competent therapists and counselors.  Taking hands on learning to a … Continue reading

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Sweet November

November is here! I can’t believe 2013 has flown by so quickly but I’m really excited because I have to say November is my favorite month. I may be partial to it because it’s my birthday month, but it’s more … Continue reading

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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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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