Category Archives: Clinical PsyD

Decisions, decisions

As tax day approached, so, too, did the deadline to respond to invitations graduate programs. I think back to a year ago when I was buried in my own decision-making process; I had spreadsheets, pro-con columns strewn about, and the … Continue reading

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Tips for Surving the GRE

For some of us, standardized tests are the last thing on our bucket lists. The truth is if you thought you were done with filling in bubbles with the SATs, I have some tough news for you: not only do … Continue reading

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Technology in the Desert and in Suicide Prevention

The Holiday Season can be a lonely time of year, especially for people deployed in austere environments for the sake of patriotism and selfless duty. It’s particularly important around the Holidays for these military members to stay connected with Family … 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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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

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One more for the mix

Just a little intro to get started… I’m a first year student in the Clinical PsyD program, with a concentration in CFAR (Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience). I’m a Jamaican student who’s lived and studied in Massachusetts for … Continue reading

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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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Team MSPP Midterms: Mission Possible

With all of the excitement around Boston sports teams recently, I was inspired to think about collaboration and teamwork à la MSPP. And no, this is not a post regarding good luck beards or other talismans. It’s a lovely fall … Continue reading

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From Français to Field Placement

Hello! I’m Ali, and I’m a first-year Clinical PsyD student at MSPP. I grew up a dozen miles or so from MSPP’s campus. Actually, my grandparents used to live within a ten minutes’ walk from Wells Avenue. I went to … Continue reading

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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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