Category Archives: Clinical PsyD

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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Going Clinical for Spring Break

Felix Trede is a 1st year student in the Clinical PsyD program at MSPP.  I have had the pleasure of having clinical seminar with Felix all year.  Our seminar class has become sort of a mini-family, and we often share … Continue reading

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Cupcakes for Recovery

Last week’s events have left us a lot of us shaken, confused, and afraid.  However, they have also sparked an incredible sense of hope and a drive to move forward and help one another. A 4th year student at MSPP and … Continue reading

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Moving On From The Marathon: Processing Trauma

I have been searching for the words to write a post since the tragic events at the Marathon bombings last week.  It was a terrifying week to live in the city of Boston that left many of us shaken, scared, … Continue reading

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“Brain Building” at the Freedman Center: Interview with Ember Cook, 3rd yr Clinicial PsyD Student

I had the pleasure of interviewing Ember Cook, a 3rd year Clinical PsyD student, about some of the exciting things currently happening at the Freedman Center.  Any current or future students interested in working with new parents and/or young children … Continue reading

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Special Muffins for Special People

I wrote the following post on my baking blog, Chocolate Covered Therapy, and since it talks about MSPP, I thought I would share it with all of you: “MSPP is very committed to their idea of creating a strong community. … 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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Spring Surprises

One aspect that really sets MSPP apart from other schools is the amount of effort the faculty put into their end-of-the-semester evaluations.  At first, I was very frustrated by this process.  Here we are at the end of March, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Snowy Day

So tomorrow is the first day of spring, and MSPP is closed for a snow day!  Don’t you just love New England weather?  Well, since I have a lot of work to catch up on, I definitely appreciate the day … Continue reading

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Finally Settling In

The transition to graduate school and a new city is a difficult one.  However, I was slightly cocky and full of “I-just-graduated-college” pride, and didn’t think it was such a big deal.  I was ready to tackle the world after … Continue reading

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