Author Archives: Samantha Burns

A Full Plate

Are you wondering what is on my plate mid-semester as a second year counseling student? If not, I’ll tell you anyway: This week at my internship I have two new client intakes scheduled, 4 hours of individual therapy, 5 hours … Continue reading

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

This week I attended a free Continuing Education Program at MSPP called “Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders,” led by Dr. Frank Dicataldo.  Although I am not in the Forensic Counseling Program, I thought that the … Continue reading

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Halloween with MSPPers

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. One of the most important aspects of graduate school to … Continue reading

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Student Coordinating Committee (SCC) Has Bake Sale Success!

Many schools have their own form of student government, and at MSPP we have the Student Coordinating Committee (SCC).  This is one of the many ways students can get involved at MSPP above and beyond their academic work.   This is … Continue reading

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“It Gets Better”

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 … Continue reading

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Gay Straight Alliance

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 … Continue reading

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Register TODAY for MSPP Preparatory Courses!

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 … Continue reading

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Fall is the Season for Apple Picking!

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 … Continue reading

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Lucero Memorial 5K Run/Walk

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, … Continue reading

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SURPRISE! Sam Is Back

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, … Continue reading

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