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About sdmosaligantimspp

Originally from Washington, DC, I'm a second-year Clinical Psych. doctoral (PsyD) candidate. I earned my BA from Boston College and my MS in Psychology from Boston University, where I served as PI of a study that explored the relationship between social-category language and stereotypes. I work as a Peer Supervisor for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and at MSPP, I serve as Co-Chair of the Gender Equality Committee. I like comedy, especially The Onion, and animals, and I live in Allston with five absurd roommates.

Let’s talk about SELF, baby; let’s talk about you and me; let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things…

This semester, I took my first-ever course on psychodynamic theory (Professor Weiner – what what), and it was the jam. I think I have always naturally gravitated toward a more psychodynamic outlook; this class, however, maximized my understanding of such … Continue reading

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Neil Diamond at Fenway. xoxo.

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In Boston, It Ain’t Easy Gettin’ Somewhere, but We Always Get There in the End

In Boston, it’s difficult to get anywhere: the green line takes forever; we have some of the world’s most atrocious drivers; our streets are insanely disorganized; parking is pretty difficult, and once you find a spot, you’d better have enough … Continue reading

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Baby Got BARCC!… 2013 BARCC Walk for Change!

Boston is a big-time “walk” city. You’ll be moseying down the street – minding your bidness – and all of a sudden, you’ll find yourself walking in a “walk” – I’ve accidentally supported all sorts of causes. And yesterday Boston … Continue reading

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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer

On Thursday, MSPP held its performance of Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer, an event that I co-directed with my friend Erika. In some ways, I am glad that the event is over as it was … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Party Like A Slumber Party b/c a Slumber Party Don’t Stop (until you get too tired to play any more Scattergories…)

It’s been a long – although productive – week. I feel like I finally “get” what I’m doing, at least in relation to my stage in the learning process. My sessions with clients feel rich and productive, and although I … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s History Month!

In honor of Women’s History Month, MSPP is putting on a production of Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer. My friend and SCC Co-Chair Erika and I are organizing and running the event, an experience … Continue reading


I Like School Work in June. How about You?

Today was the first day of registration for summer classes. I signed up for Clinical Practice of Psychodynamic Theory and Positive Psychology for summer session I, official confirmation that I won’t be able go with my college friends on their ridiculous Europe … Continue reading

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Putting the “Ew” in “Lit ReviEW”

Actually, I kinda enjoy writing this lit review (it’s for my Clinical Seminar class); I got a late start on it, however, and it’s due on Wednesday, so…. “ugh,” “ew,” “boo,” hiss, and whatnot. I have set up shop at a … Continue reading

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Balancing School and Hanky Panky

Someone suggested that I write a post in regards to maintaining a personal (esp. romantic) life amidst a hectic academic/work schedule, given that many prospective students have concerns about this. Let me first say that I have my weaknesses – … Continue reading