Category Archives: Personal Growth

The Power of Meditation

All Counseling Psychology students have to take Psychology of Diversity and Difference, typically in their first semester at MSPP, and the course focuses on teaching students how to become culturally competent therapists and counselors.  Taking hands on learning to a … Continue reading

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Sweet November

November is here! I can’t believe 2013 has flown by so quickly but I’m really excited because I have to say November is my favorite month. I may be partial to it because it’s my birthday month, but it’s more … Continue reading

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Social Thinking, My Thinking

There are over 400 people in this room, and yet it is quiet. We all sit enrapt and engaged with presenter Michelle Garcia Winner, nodding at the clear and concise expression of what we all know to be common sense … 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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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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2nd Star to the Right

This week I have been thinking a lot about “normal” or “typical” kids. It can be hard to tell the “typical” from the “unusual” these days: everyone wears tiaras and tutus to school, wears the Ninjago sweatshirts and seems 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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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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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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In Boston, It Ain’t Easy Gettin’ Somewhere, but We Always Get There in the End

In Boston, it’s difficult to get anywhere: the green line takes forever; we have some of the world’s most atrocious drivers; our streets are insanely disorganized; parking is pretty difficult, and once you find a spot, you’d better have enough … Continue reading

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