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In Case of Emergency

Posted on July 30,2012 by jgarciamspp

It would be just my luck to end up in the hospital in a foreign country! Although I came out of it feeling infinitely better than when I went in, I must admit that I was ill prepared. That being said, I am posting this entry to make sure the same thing does not happen to you. Learn from my mistakes, amigos! You will be much better off if you do.

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Tagged Forensic Psychology, Clinical PsyD, Latino Mental Health

Thanks, Mr. Weather Man!

Posted on April 12,2012 by jgarciamspp

When I woke up the sun was shining. By the time I made it to school it was slightly gloomy and a little rainy. This Arizona girl is still not used to the sudden changes in weather. I walked out with a light sweater... And I clearly need a rain coat now.

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

Driving in Puerto Rico

Posted on March 29,2012 by jgarciamspp

Last week I came back from a conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I attended the American Psychology and Law Society conference. Of course, I learned a ton and it was a great cultural experience, but we'll get to that in a later post.

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

I Miss Bread!

Posted on March 10,2012 by jgarciamspp

When I first learned that I would have to give up something for my Substance Abuse class -for a course-length assignment- I felt frustrated. Interestingly enough, my frustration was not based on the fact that I found it inconvenient or annoying to have to give up something I love doing (or just do naturally); I was frustrated because I struggled with finding something that I could give up.

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

Female Serial Killers

Posted on February 19,2012 by jgarciamspp

I was having a bit of a tough time trying to figure out what I should blog about this time around. Mostly I feel like I sound like a broken record. I end up writing about practicum, school, Arizona, or being super busy. So, I wanted to give you something fun! Of course, in order to do that, I turned to Google. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that really caught my eye. Then... I went to Mental Floss!

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

Adult Psychopathology

Posted on February 14,2012 by jgarciamspp

When I started at MSPP I didn't know much about the different axes that are used in the DSM. Having come from a more experimentally based background it felt like everyone knew so much more than I did. It definitely didn't help when I sat down in my Weekend in Residence for the Adult Psychopathology course and I heard people saying things like:

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

The Rest is Pretty Much History

Posted on January 31,2012 by jgarciamspp

Question: How many papers can a Jessica write in a weekend?

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down

Posted on January 22,2012 by jgarciamspp

I love you, Gabby! You are an amazing woman and you continue to inspire me everyday.

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

The Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church of Boston

Posted on January 10,2012 by jgarciamspp

Although my first semester as a graduate student has come and gone I wanted to take this time to acknowledge what an amazingly transformative experience it was for me. To personify this transformation I will tell the super shortened version of my immersion project (aka My Favorite Assignment!). As the final assignment for my Psychology of Diversity and Difference class I chose to immerse myself (racially and religiously) by attending the Arabic Evangelic Baptist Church of Boston.

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Tagged Forensic Psychology

Serving Tucson

Posted on December 20,2011 by jgarciamspp

I shared this link on my twitter (@jrgRizzo) but I thought I would share it with you folks as well.

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