Going into my internship I was terrified of the range of cases I would encounter, but I was pleasantly surprised with how prepared I felt once I started. There was a bit of a learning curve at the start of the year, but my experience in consultation, data-based decision making, and academic interventions set me apart from all the other interns (besides Charlotte of course). I will admit that I spend a lot of time conducting traditional assessments, but with the skill set we’ve learned in the program, I’m able to do so much more. I spend most of my time working with students in the general ed. addressing behavioral concerns and assessing and monitoring academic issues. At first, teachers frequently saw me as the means to special education, but after providing them with targeted academic interventions, I’ve changed my role in the school. It’s great to see that psychologists can move beyond their test-and-place role, even in a more traditional district.
One of our very own second year students went and got herself married this weekend! Alisha's man put a ring on it and now they are off on their mini-moon. The wedding was beautiful and I don't know how she planned it during the busy-ness that is graduate school! Alisha is the sweetest person ever and she deserves all the happiness in the world. Congratulations to Alisha and Nate!