Category Archives: Counseling Psychology

And My Internship Search is Over!

Two months and four interviews later, I have finally secured an internship for next year!  I will be interning in the pediatric behavioral medicine department at the Dimock Center in Roxbury and I couldn’t be more excited!  I’m going to … Continue reading

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Last Friday for my substance abuse class, my group and I gave our presentation on family issues relating to substance abuse.  I must say, I think this was one of the best group presentations I have given so far in … Continue reading

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My Very First Session as a Therapist

Today I met with my very first client and conducted my first therapy session as an independent clinician.  Just as a reminder, I started up my practicum placement in mid-January as my first placement didn’t end up working out.  So, … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air!

It is absolutely beautiful here in Boston!  68 degrees and sunny- who could complain!  Two days of sixty-degree weather and I feel like a new person.  It is amazing how much the weather can affect one’s mood.  After a couple … Continue reading

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First Blended Course: Complete

As of last night at 11:15pm I officially finished my Adult Psychopathology blended course.  I think I have mentioned this class before, but just as a reminder blended courses are primarily online with the exception of one “weekend-in-residence” where we … Continue reading

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C.A.R.E.

This April I will be going on a service trip to New Orleans as part of MSPP’s C.A.R.E. (communities assisting relief efforts) team.  Earlier this fall I attended an information session about C.A.R.E. and after learning more about opportunities to … Continue reading

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Busy Bee

Now that I am over a month into my second semester, I have fully settled into the swing of things and I am finding myself quite busy these days.  I thought I would give all you prospective students out there … Continue reading

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My Journey to MSPP

In my last post I wrote about some of the reasons why I chose to attend MSPP.  I thought it might also be helpful to share my journey before deciding to apply to counseling programs, as I can recall the … Continue reading

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Why MSPP?

I would say the two main reasons I decided to attend MSPP were because of its sense of community and field placement opportunities for first and second year students in my program.  From the first time I visited MSPP I … Continue reading

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AA

Today I attended my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.  As part of our Substance Abuse and Treatment class we were ask to attend a meeting and write a paper about our experience.  Substance abuse is overwhelmingly prevalent in our society and … Continue reading

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