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Here you will find Canisius College graduate students sharing their thoughts and experiences. These posts explore the dedication and responsibilities of a being a graduate student, as well as the triumphs and successes.

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Phew. One year of graduate school complete! It’s hard to believe that just one year ago I moved to Buffalo to begin this journey through my Master’s degree. Throughout my year at Canisius I have heard many phrases about the School Counseling/Mental Health program that could not be more true. 1) “Be professional. Be who [...]

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I am in complete shock that I am already 2 weeks in to this semester! It does not seem possible! I am continuing to become acclimated to both of the schools I will be working at for my practicum placement. The teachers that I have met and worked with thus far seem very passionate about [...]

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As a professional school counselor in training, I will continuously be asking my clients to develop coping mechanisms to adjust to the changes of their every day lives. Each and every person is different in how they cope with changes and struggles. Some draw near to friends and family, others may distance themselves from people [...]

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                      This past winter, I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College specifically for my graduate program in school counseling. During my first semester, I lived on campus. While living on campus, I had the opportunity to attend sporting events and other campus events, in which I was able to positively interact with both [...]

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Spring Registration has already arrived! We have flown through this semester quite fast! In all my classes there have been discussions about which classes are offered, which are not, and how this affects graduation down the road.  In the Counseling Graduate program, many students want to know which courses are best to take before or [...]

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Instead of spending a significant amount of time on this here blog post, I’m going to spend my evening completing my course evaluations. They’re going to be honest critiques because there were aspects that I absolutely loved about the courses as well as things I thought could easily be traded in for something more beneficial [...]

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Tonight was presentation night for Group Counseling and my group had to be up there for close to an hour presenting on our chosen topic and demographic. We chose to design a psychoeducational group that focused on self-advocacy, empowerment and community building for adolescent victims of bullying and cyberbullying. The presentation entailed having to open [...]

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*               Part of the curriculum for School, and Community and Mental Health Counseling students entails being a part of a small counseling group scheduled during the Group Counseling course. It allows for us to be on the other end of the clinical field so that we’re clients and [...]

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Most people think of sun and sand and loud music, am I right? Well as a graduate student, a good portion of my Spring break was spent stressing out about the large assignments piling up as we near the end of the semester. But before I hunkered down in my little nook  in the library [...]

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Small group discussions in Group Counseling tend to uncover a lot of hidden perceptions that we as counseling grad students have. So last night, while we were going around the circle discussing what we’ve learned about ourselves over the past few weeks, it dawned on us that – oh hey – as much as we [...]

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