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Field placement interviews...already?!

Posted on December 03,2011 by mmosesmspp

Just as we're settling into the routines and culture of our current placements, along come Shellee or Randy to inform us that we need to start thinking about the field placement sites to which we will be applying for next year. Wait. What. Next year? Now?!

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Tagged Clinical PsyD

The Final Few Weeks

Posted on November 28,2011 by mmosesmspp

After a restful, fun, and productive Thanksgiving break, I am ready to return to school for the final few weeks of the semester. Now is when reality hits - I actually need to finish that paper for my Narrative Therapy class? How many sources do I need to write an 8-10 page paper? How am I ever going to get everything done?

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Where have all the leaves gone?

Posted on November 18,2011 by mmosesmspp

We've now all experienced the not-so-great feeling of driving home at 5:00 (or later for many of us) and having it already be dark. What's up with that? Thankfully, there are lots of indoor events around Boston to get you out of the cold weather.

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Tagged Around Boston

Thanks for the support

Posted on November 07,2011 by mmosesmspp

Almost exactly four years ago today, I met the man I am now married to. At the time, I was tired of a job in the non-profit world and looking for a change. He heard my numerous ideas, from becoming a nutritionist, to working in publishing, to teaching. Nothing ever felt...right. I had always done volunteer work in social services/mental health areas, from rape crisis centers to domestic violence shelters. I don't remember exactly how psychology became an option, but once it did, I knew immediately - this was right.

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Tagged Clinical PsyD

Project INTERFACE

Posted on November 02,2011 by mmosesmspp

I was lucky enough to land a terrific work-study opportunity during my first few weeks at MSPP. I've been working at The Freedman Center ever since, doing a variety of things including leading a play group for toddlers and their parents. However, the main focus of my work involves Project INTERFACE, a mental health referral service for various towns around Massachusetts.

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Tagged Clinical PsyD, Social Responsibility

Directed Studies

Posted on October 27,2011 by mmosesmspp

It's coming up on registration time. While there are many great courses offered at MSPP, it can be difficult to fit them in to our busy schedules, working around internship requirements. One option to get around these constraints is to create a directed study.

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Beloved Boston

Posted on October 21,2011 by mmosesmspp

I moved to Boston five years ago and quickly fell in love with the city. Here is a rundown of some of my favorite things to do and places to visit:

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Tagged Clinical PsyD, Around Boston

Weekend classes!

Posted on October 17,2011 by mmosesmspp

Whew - I just finished the Psychopharmacology class. It was an intensive learning experience; the class met one Saturday and then two full weekends...from ~8:30-4. The instructor was engaging, sharing clinical experiences and funny anecdotes to keep the class entertained. While the time commitment was significant, especially for those of us who try to write papers on the weekend, it is extremely nice to be done with a course mid-October. Now I have one less class to focus on as the semester gets busier and final papers will be due before I know it.

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A Novel Idea

Posted on October 11,2011 by mmosesmspp

I was one of the lucky people who just ended a long weekend. The weather was gorgeous, I was able to make fun plans, and (gasp!) I even read a novel! I've made it a priority this year to allow myself to take a break from reading psychology-related texts. More importantly, I'm really trying not to feel guilty about the decision - to feel like I should be doing something school-related because there is always something to do that is school-related. While the articles that are assigned for classes are useful and interesting, I find that I can't focus on them after a long day of internship, class, or both. Most nights, I get home later than 7:30. I catch up with my husband, eat dinner, and then head to bed with a book or The New Yorker. I'm always looking for recommendations - feel free to pass them along!

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Tagged Clinical PsyD

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on October 04,2011 by mmosesmspp

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The following is an excerpt from a 2009 proclamation from President Obama:

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Tagged Clinical PsyD, Social Responsibility