Author Archives: StephanieN

About StephanieN

Stephanie is a first year clinical PsyD student at MSPP in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated Cum Laude from Clark University with a bachelor's in Psychology. Her interests are in community mental health and homelessness, as well as chronic mental illness including severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis. In her spare time, Stephanie likes to spend time playing with her daughter and (attempting) to cook new foods.

Local Restaurant Review: Plates

If you are thinking about applying to MSPP- or are already attending- there is a very good chance that there will be a day that for whatever reason you don’t bring lunch with you. Major bummer. If this happens and … Continue reading

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Professional Selves- and a Confession

I have a confession to make. After I leave my practicum site I head across town to pick my daughter up from daycare. I cross the Merrimack River, guess which shortcut will be most effective that day, weave around slow-moving … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Cards: Support a Soldier

I was walking by the kitchen on the first floor yesterday when- much like how I discovered the Survivor Quilt Project (some are still on display, if you haven’t checked it out already)- I came across this: Veterans day has come and … Continue reading

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Happy 129th Birthday, Hermann Rorschach!

Who’s this strapping young-looking fellow? No, it’s not Brad Pitt gearing up for his next role for a movie set in the early 1900s. In case you can’t guess from the title, I’ll let the suspense build no longer- It’s … Continue reading


Where’s Waldo, and Why Should We Care?

During a slight bout of procrastination today I found myself looking for Waldo. Who’s Waldo? And Why are you Looking for Him? Ole Wally has kind of fallen to the wayside the past few decades or so. This became more … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical PsyD, Personal Growth

Halfway Through- A Review of the First Half of the Semester

The semester is already half over! I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some of my observations about MSPP’s Clinical Psy.D program up until this point. I have to admit I didn’t really know what I was … Continue reading

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Art Therapy at MSPP? The Healing Power of the Arts and Psychology

I was walking to the first floor kitchen to heat up lunch a few weeks ago when I saw some ‘action’ going on in the first floor lounge. In case you forgot, I’m new here. For all I know, commotion in the … Continue reading

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NKOTB: Quick Self-Introduction

Howdy! My name is Stephanie and am the ‘new kid on the block’ not only to this blog, but also to MSPP. I think now is as good as any other time to introduce myself and tell you a little about who I am. I … Continue reading