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Trauma & Treatment

Greetings dear readers, We are taking a course in Trauma: Theory & Treatment. It has been an eye-opening experience thus far. One of our first assignments was to read part of a book called Empire of Trauma, which tracks the … Continue reading

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Cultural Competency and the DSM-5

At MSPP we talk a great deal about becoming culturally competent and building our skills of understanding how others interpret and understand their world.  In my studies, I have been reviewing the Cultural Information Interview (CFI) within the DSM-5.  I … Continue reading

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Global Mental Health Film Series: War Don Don

Several weeks ago, the Global Mental Health program hosted its first film screening of War Don Don.  The movie explores a post-war Sierra Leone in the throws of a court battle to determine who is most responsible for war crimes.  I … Continue reading

My Journey to America, and to MSPP

Hello, I am proud to be a first-year student in Counseling Psychology-Global Mental Health (GMH). My journey to the MSPP-GMH program is tied to my journey to America. I am originally from The Gambia (In western Africa) where I practiced … Continue reading

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Greetings from Fatimah

As a first year student in the Master in Counseling and Global Mental Health Program, I am honored to be a part of the MSPP community.  Prior to matriculating into this program, I spent the last 11 years in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Greetings from a Global Mental Health Student

Greetings all! My name is Terna (say Tay-na). I am a first year Masters student in the Global Mental Health program. I have lived in 6 countries and several cities in the US. I am half Nigerian and half Liberian.The place … Continue reading