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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.

Homework as Self Care from Socializing

Given that the semester is winding down, all of my activities are picking up. At this point, between my practicum work at the counseling center, my Boston Area Rape Crisis Center supervisory duties, my work for MSPP’s Student Coordinating Committee, … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD, Personal Growth

Let’s Dance

One of my students/clients at the counseling center has recently been learning how to play a musical instrument, finding that music-making serves as a powerful coping mechanism for her. For our last session, given that she has been going through … Continue reading

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My Big, Fat, “Geek” Thanksgiving

For my Thanksgiving vacation in DC, I originally had these grandiose plans to spend the four days exploring museums, going out for drinks, and shopping for dumb-dumb stuff like ornaments to give as Christmas presents to aunts and exotic-sounding teas … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD, Forensic Psychology, Personal Growth | 2 Comments

Gettin’ Jilly wit It (Na na na na na). Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. Jill Bloom

First off, to all of those mocking my reference to “rapper” Will Smith’s Big Willie Style, I’ve got one thing to say: No love for the haters…. (Mad cause I got floor seats at the Lakers)……. ((See me on the fifty yard … Continue reading

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“Americans don’t have hairdos” and Other Cultural Insights

I asked a friend of mine from Croatia, an Advertising grad student at BU, to share his biggest “criticism” of American culture, and he vehemently responded with, “Americans don’t have hairdos.” While I am very open about critiquing American culture, … Continue reading

Posted in Around Boston, Personal Growth, Social Responsibility | 5 Comments

This Week’s Top Ten (well, ten minus three)

So I originally wrote a post in which – in normal “paragraph” style – I detailed all of the awesomeness that had occurred this week only to realize, after reading it, that I had written the most discombobulating, all-over-the-place post … Continue reading

Holla’ BARCC, Young’n (Hooo Hooo!)… The Annual Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Gala!

One good thing about Boston is its availability of volunteer opportunities. Given my interest in social-justice-oriented issues, I chose to get involved with Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in an effort to play a role in challenging the gender-based power … Continue reading

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NYC: Just a Hop, Skip, and a Four-and-a-half-hour Chinatown Bus Ride Away

Being a student in Boston allows you access to all of the amazing resources that the city has to offer: museums, libraries, colleges, restaurants, sports venues. It’s an old city that fosters a quaint, town-ish charm with its many 19th-century-Paris-inspired … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Wheelock College Counseling Center

My second-year PsyD practicum is at Wheelock College, a program that complements my first-year practicum work at Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Psychiatry Unit. I went from diagnoses, formal titles, and overhead lighting to psychotherapy, first-name bases, and Bed Bath & Beyond lamps. … Continue reading

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Removing the “shmindfulness” from “mindfulness shmindfulness”

When I first heard about this “mindfulness” business, I thought to myself, “Bologna.” I don’t even think that I cared enough to give it a full “bologna” – I think I thought “Bolo -” and then my cat walked by … Continue reading

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