Author Archives: Samantha Burns

Volunteering

An important and fun aspect of being an MSPP student is that there are many opportunities to do volunteer work during the school year.  An e-mail was sent out last week asking for volunteers to work at Cradles to Crayons … Continue reading

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Capstone

A large part of my last semester will be filled with thoughts, anxiety, and excitement about my Capstone Project!  My fall semester professors did a great job of debunking any myths and calming down some of the panicking students who … Continue reading

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Kicking Off My Semester for the Last Time!

 I’m writing from the computer lab at MSPP because it is my first official day back at classes.  This spring will be my last semester of graduate school and marks the last few months before I get to add some … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Fall semester is officially over–this means that I only have one semester left to complete my Master’s degree!  Next semester I will start my capstone project, which may be a bit overwhelming, but for now I will relax and enjoy … Continue reading

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Application Advice

Once you decide that you’d like to apply to MSPP, I recommend checking out the website to make sure that you meet the pre-requisites (http://mspp.edu/admissions/apply/counseling-psych-ma.asp).  For the 2011-2012 academic year the application deadline for general consideration into the M.A. Counseling … Continue reading

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Holiday Spirit

I had something to look forward to after my 9 hours of classes this Monday–A holiday gift swap with MSPP students!  Some ladies and I got together at one of their houses, ordered pizza, unwound, and exchanged presents!  This was … Continue reading

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Unique Experiences at My Internship

Last week at my internship we had a holiday cook-off—clinical versus administrative!  I was recruited last minute to bring in something because a clinician wasn’t able to, so I had my boyfriend whip up some of his tasty deviled eggs … Continue reading

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M.A. vs PsyD part III

To continue my blogs concerning why MSPP students chose specific programs, here are two more responses from a second year Forensic Counseling Program student and a second year PsyD student: Kelly Dean, a Forensic student, wrote, “Basically, I was looking … Continue reading

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Additional Reasons for the M.A. vs PsyD

I wanted to include another quote from a fellow MA Counseling student on why she chose the MA program, which was the topic of my blog (http://msppblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/m-a-vs-psyd/) posted earlier this week: Beth Huey wrote, “I had originally thought that the only … Continue reading

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M.A. vs PsyD

Some of you may be wondering why I chose the MA Counseling Program instead of the PsyD Program.  In case you didn’t know already, I am actually a transfer student.  I originally started a PsyD program down in Florida after … Continue reading

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