Category Archives: School Psychology

What happens now?

Sometimes all I think about is helping kids, teachers, and their families. Finding the right resources, creating the correct plan, marshaling a team of caring adults to foster a young student’s academic and emotional success. But what happens when an … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, School Psychology, Social Responsibility

What is a School Psychologist?

There are a lot of answers to this question. The answer not only depends on who is asking the question, but of whom the question is asked. This is School Psychology Awareness week. The field itself is in a state of … Continue reading

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Young at Heart

She looked for all the world like one of my young clients from last year. She spun in the chair, lifting her feet as it twirled, and grinned from ear to ear as she told me about her report card. … Continue reading

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To all fabulous teachers…

The young man was very endearing in his openness and willingness to speak with me. His affect was kind and considerate, and his contemplation over the True/False section of the BASC-2 highlighted one of his greatest roadblocks to academics: he … Continue reading

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Guest Faculty Post: Latino Mental Health Program immersion through UNIBE in Costa Rica

We left Boston on Saturday morning (we were at Logan at 6 am!), stopped in Miami and arrived in San Jose, Costa Rica in the afternoon.  The people from UNIBE (Universidad Iberoamericana) were ready for us at the airport and … Continue reading

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Countdown until February Vacation

I woke up this morning with a headache, stuffy nose, and raging sore throat. When I laughed, a strangled croak was all that emerged. I had, no more than 12 hours before, assured my supervisor that I had managed to … Continue reading

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Recipe for success!

“I know what a WISC is!” That’s what he said, and I froze. Oh gosh, has he done this recently? Is this whole test invalid? “It’s what you use to make dough!” Ohhhh wow, how great a moment is that! … Continue reading

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When I met MSPP

Studies have shown that only about 30% of people have had a midlife crisis. We all know the urban legend: 40something year old goes out and buys a canary yellow sports car, starts referring to himself as “the Dude”, and … Continue reading

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Good Morning!

My mind seemed to be slogging through some hazy funk. Yesterday was our first day back to the grind after a blissful three weeks off and while I thought I would be able to shake off the accumulated cobwebs with … Continue reading

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Sparklers and Frosting

The cake seemed to glow in the lighting of the common room, our names etched in glistening pink frosting on its sides. There was a low buzz of voices throughout the spaces, increasing in volume as another student finished the … Continue reading

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