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A Full Plate

Posted on November 15,2010 by sburnsmspp

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Tagged Counseling Psychology

“Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders”

Posted on November 09,2010 by sburnsmspp

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Tagged Counseling Psychology

Halloween with MSPPers

Posted on November 01,2010 by sburnsmspp

Not all of graduate school is about books, papers, and classes—some is about making lifelong relationships! This Halloween I got together with MSPP classmates to celebrate a joint birthday-Halloween party.

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Tagged Counseling Psychology

Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) Has Bake Sale Success!

Posted on October 28,2010 by sburnsmspp

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Tagged Counseling Psychology

"It Gets Better"

Posted on October 21,2010 by sburnsmspp

With all of the tragic events currently taking place with queer-identified children/teens/young adults, I wanted to share this powerful "It Gets Better" speech by Councilman Joel Burns. As a future clinician, you may be working with the LGBT population. At MSPP, you will learn how to feel like a more competent counselor dealing with diversity issues. You will write many reflection papers about your biases and prejudices that have come from societal and familial messages. Take 12 minutes out of your day, and listen to this moving speech:

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Tagged Social Responsibility, Counseling Psychology

Gay Straight Alliance

Posted on October 18,2010 by sburnsmspp

This fall, MSPP started an LGBTQ interest group for students, faculty, and staff. The group is currently being called the Gay Straight Alliance. I interviewed the group’s two faculty co-chairs, Dr. Jessica Stahl and Dr. Sara Orozco, in order to find out more about the purpose of the group and how students can get involved. This is what I learned:

Q: What are the purpose and goals of the group?

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Tagged Social Responsibility, Counseling Psychology

Register TODAY for MSPP Preparatory Courses!

Posted on October 15,2010 by sburnsmspp

If you're considering applying to MSPP for the next academic year, but you are worried that you do not have the prerequisite courses, or you want to freshen up your knowledge, consider signing up for the MSPP Preparatory Courses! Registration ends today, so act NOW to sign up (deadline may be extended, but contact MSPP ASAP). Courses are online and begin Oct. 25- Dec 17th. Courses may also be offered this spring. Read below to find out more information:

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Tagged Forensic Psychology, Clinical PsyD, Organizational Psychology & Leadership, Counseling Psychology

Fall is the Season for Apple Picking!

Posted on October 13,2010 by sburnsmspp

In case you are from other parts of the country, one of unique aspects about going to graduate school in the northeast is that you get to experience four very distinct seasons! As my fellow classmate, Sam Spagnuolo says, “Fall is the best season because you have the crisp air, beautiful fall foliage, apple and pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts, apple and pumpkin pie, and long sleeves without jackets.” The past two falls that I have lived in Boston I started a new tradition—apple picking. I went this past weekend with three other MSPP students and had a blast! It is sometimes these non-academic activities that I will remember the most about my time in grad school because of the close friendships that I have made.

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Tagged Counseling Psychology

Lucero Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Posted on October 07,2010 by sburnsmspp

On Sunday September 26th I ran the 9th annual 5K Lucero run, which supports MSPP’s Latino Mental Health Program. “This run/walk was created to memorialize Dr. Cynthia Lucero, MSPP alumna, who collapsed from hyponatremia while running the 2002 Boston Marathon, just twelve days before her twenty-eighth birthday. She devoted her life to helping others through her work and community service” (MSPP’s website).

The sun was shining (last year it rained) and the energy from the other participants was very motivating. There was a large turn out, I believe around 150 runners/walkers, plus people there in support. This is a great example of when I write about MSPP being close-knit and caring community.

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Tagged Latino Mental Health, Counseling Psychology

SURPRISE! Sam Is Back

Posted on October 05,2010 by sburnsmspp

If you have been following the MSPP student blog for the Counseling program over this past year, you will probably recognize me (or at least my writing style)! Originally, I had wrapped up blogging at the end of the summer, but I was just asked to continue writing about my school, internship, and personal experiences over the course of my second year.

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Tagged Counseling Psychology