Category Archives: Social Responsibility

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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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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Baby Got BARCC!… 2013 BARCC Walk for Change!

Boston is a big-time “walk” city. You’ll be moseying down the street – minding your bidness – and all of a sudden, you’ll find yourself walking in a “walk” – I’ve accidentally supported all sorts of causes. And yesterday Boston … Continue reading

Posted in Around Boston, Personal Growth, Social Responsibility

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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Restrepo

Last Thursday a small group of students, including myself, attended an event where we watched sections of the war documentary Restrepo and former Infantry Sergeant Brendan O’Byrne gave a moving recount of his experience in Afghanistan and an exploration of … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, Primary Care Psychology, Social Responsibility, Veterans

How It’s Done

When I consider the vast amount of different tasks I had to accomplish over the past week, I wonder how in the world I did it (okay, so maybe a couple items on the to-do list still need to be … Continue reading

Posted in Experiential Education, Personal Growth, Primary Care Psychology, Social Responsibility, Veterans

“Let yourself be puzzled by the obvious.” – Noam Chomsky

My first introduction to linguist/cognitive scientist/political critic Noam Chomsky was through Ali G’s prankster interview where he was asked such monumental questions as, “Why don’t you create a new language?… you could make a lot of money.” Chomsky responded with, … Continue reading

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60 Seconds of Impossibility

I am part of the Latino Mental Health Program, and my first class in the program is Introduction to Latino Culture.  Our first assignment is to create a group presentation on the term “latino.”  The challenge: we only have 60-seconds … Continue reading

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Where My Ladies at

  There’s nothing like waking up at 5:30 am on a Saturday. Kishore was sprawled out on the bed next to me, closed eyes, gaping mouth, mocking me with his maintained slumber. He only woke up to tell me to stop using … Continue reading

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Thoughts from India

I have been in India for the holiday break, currently in Hyderabad, a major city in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. As you may have heard, India has been in an uproar in reaction to the violent sexual assault … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Growth, Social Responsibility