Category Archives: Counseling Psychology

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

Posted in Applying to MSPP, Change of Career, Clinical PsyD, Counseling Psychology, School Psychology

A Spotlight on Professor Gagliardi, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

A few months ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Jackie Gagliardi, who is a part of the core faculty here at MSPP and the coordinator of the Couples and Family Therapy program. I am currently taking Collaborative … Continue reading

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Pearls of Wisdom… no, really!

Among the myriad of Facebook posts (Side note: Facebook is 10?? Really? It makes me feel old to remember a time [high school!] before Facebook existed) there was the all too familiar link to a quasi-deep post that makes my … Continue reading

Posted in Counseling Psychology, Personal Growth, School Psychology

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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The Root of Anxiety

This past week at my practicum site, Jessica Minahan, a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator, directed a parent workshop on Helping Parents Help Kids with Anxiety. The seminar was aimed at providing parents and professionals with valuable skills and … Continue reading

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Here’s to new beginnings

Hi everyone! I’m Fathima and I’m a first year student in the Counseling Psychology and Couples and Family Therapy Master’s program at MSPP. My road to MSPP is a sort of a unique one. I received my Bachelors of Science … Continue reading

Posted in Applying to MSPP, Change of Career, Counseling Psychology

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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MSPP’s Annual Gala

MSPP held their annual Gala on Wednesday May 15th and my wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend thanks to my involvement in the Train Vets to Treat Vets program.  The Gala paid tribute to both … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Writing Capstone (and Surviving!)

So here it is: Ashley’s guide to writing your Capstone and surviving. If you’re a Master’s student, you’ve heard this term (“Capstone”) since you started. It’s the terrifying “thesis” project you have due at the end of your Master’s career. … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

One of the things I think MSPP doesn’t do enough is tell their students how hard goodbyes are. There is no feeling quite like saying goodbye to a client, after forming a firm, positive relationship with them. This is especially … Continue reading

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