school-psychologist

Fuck you Mr. Porter. I blame you more than anyone else in this fucking story. You don’t let a student out of your office when they have that mindset. You track them the fuck down. You call their teachers, their parents, you have a duty to fucking inform. Ugh. I may only be a grad student working under other psychologists’ licenses but I work as a school psychologist and I know you are a fucking disgrace. “She didn’t say she wanted to kill herself.” Fuck you. Everything she says SCREAMS “HELP ME!” Fuck you. You blaming, incompetent, piece of crap. 

It hurts me to think how many people like Mr. Porter may actually be working in schools as supposed “counselors.” God. I loved this book when I first read it. I love this adaptation. But the more I know from both sides of this story, as the professional and the depressed kid, the more I want to make sure I do everything in my power to keep kids as safe and healthy as I possibly can. 

20 things I learned at 20

1. You can have only one best friend and that best friend can only be you. Because you may come across a dozen lovely people but the only one who can keep the ‘forever’ promise is you.

2. Family is the most important. This is the only love that is truly unconditional and absolutely pure. They love you when you’re 5 and when you’re 18. They love you in your failure and your success. Their love doesn’t increase because it’s already at its maximum right from the beginning, it’s already infinite.

3. Cocktails and aerated drinks may soothe your taste buds but tea soothes your entire body. It’s warm and calming and well, healthy.

4. Your first kiss means nothing if it’s not with the right person. And the right person doesn’t mean your soulmate or someone who will never break your heart but someone who in that moment loves you as much as you love them.

5. You’ve written over 350 exams and you’ve got a perfect score in some and scored miserably in others but do you remember your 9th grade math score? Do you even remember 9th grade math? Education is so important but not the stress and competitive grading that comes along with it. If you get a low score or even fail, not much will happen – you will get a retest. But if you get ill – mentally or physically, it will have undesired long term effects.

6. In 8th grade your school psychologist told you that you’re one of the few people who walk in life with open arms loving and helping everyone, not because you haven’t bled but because you know you will heal and have the strength to do so. At that point you laughed at her but now, years later you’re loving, accepting and helping in spite of having both, actual and metaphorical scars.
You’re kind and admitting that doesn’t make you conceited.

7. Goodbyes don’t always have to be dramatic. Writing an 800 words message won’t make it hurt any less than an 8 words one. Closure usually has not much to do with the ones who wronged you but with taking your time in dealing with all the stages of grief. Some stage like anger may take only a month but acceptance may take years and that’s okay.

8. Jealousy is a basic human trait. They can be the closest to you and yet envy your happiness and life. Envy is something you too experience and you can be happy for them and be sad for yourself at the same time because so bitter it is to view happiness from someone else’s eyes. You aren’t a horrible human being if you feel like there are better shades of green your grass could be.

9. Read at your own desire and pace.
You don’t have to read particular books to qualify as a bibliophile or read a specific number of books to be a bookworm either. Read what truly interests you and take your time because reading was never a task, don’t make it one now.

10. Money is important. Money can’t buy love but it can buy happiness. But not blood money. Money honestly earned through hard work. That kind of money is good, that kind of money is required. You have a certain standard of living and if you want to maintain that after your parents stop financing you, you must make sure to earn the same. It doesn’t make you a snob or a spoiled brat, it only makes you a human aware of your wants, many of which have turned into needs by now.

11. There are somethings you just never grow out of like bubbles and glitter and your mother’s hot chocolate and hugs. Those are the kind of things that make life bearable when adulting gets too hard. Those are the little things that matter the most.

12. You cry. A lot.
But you don’t cry in front of people for their pity. You don’t cry to manipulate situations. You cry because you accept the pain. You cry because you don’t reject or lock away your emotions. You cry because your mental, emotional and physical self are in sync and that’s healthy. That’s so lovely.

13. Bake cakes. They don’t have to look pretty as long as they taste delicious. Paint canvases. They don’t have to be a master piece as long as all the paint in your hands and face and jeans makes you feel complete. Write more. It doesn’t have to a novel or even be posted online as long as it lets you breathe a little lighter and smile wider.

14. Go for walks alone, sit on the beach without your headphones, look up at the sky without a lover, buy flowers for yourself. Nature is legit free (for the most part). And it’s the richest thing that the world has. Le it bring you peace, let it help you survive.

15. Make home feel home. Sometimes you won’t have your family to make it home. Sometimes you will have to make it home by putting a part of yourself and that means investing the time, energy and money in making it feel yours, in making it feel right. It may not be your ‘dream house’, it may just be a tiny room but it’s yours. Your surroundings play a major role in affecting your mood and vibe.

16. Energy is real.
You may not know much about Science beyond 10th grade but you do know this, e=mc ² which means everything is energy, you are energy and there is positive and negative energy and you can feel it and you experience it in every person you meet, every place you visit, every room you step inside. You can and you must choose to surround yourself with positive energy. What you attract, you do get; what you attract you become.

17. Spend time with yourself. It’s some of the best time you will have. You need to unwind, you need it to re-energize, you need it to focus and you need it for peace. You can go to a cafe by yourself, write, read, meditate, talk to yourself out loud, dance in your underwear, cook and just be.


18. Take care of yourself- no one else can, no one else will. Drink loads of water, there’s a reason why more than half your body is made up of water. Sleep well because staying up all night isn’t something to be proud of, it’s stupid. Don’t skip breakfast because skipping breakfast makes you crave fatty foods for the rest of the day. Stay healthy not because you want to look a certain way but because you want to feel strong and energetic and have an active mind, body and heart. Staying healthy emotionally and mentally is just as important. So let those who want to go, go and never say yes to something your gut wants to scream ‘NO’ to.

19. Love yourself. If you don’t love yourself you will look for other people to love you. If you don’t accept yourself, you will keep seeking other people’s validation and the moment they withdraw it or walk away, you will crumble. And you don’t want to crumble. You want to enjoy the one person’s company you have to live with forever – yourself. Work on being a person you’d love to spend your life with because let’s face it, you don’t have a choice. It’s a long term investment and the only one that will never fail you.

20. In Shakespeare’s words, “To thine own self be true”. In order to love yourself, knowing yourself is very important. And knowing yourself doesn’t mean the adjectives that people use for you or what your zodiac sign says about you. It means what you know in your heart to be your truth.

One more for good luck?

21. You laughed and thought it was very witty when you came across the quote, ‘Don’t take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.’
but god. Can it be any truer? Most things you’re stressing over now won’t even matter 3 years from now. But good days will turn into heart-warming memories that will stay with you even 2 decades later.
Happiness and success are two different things but remember, they aren’t mutually exclusive. At least they don’t have to be.

—  creatingnikki 

“Sometimes I’d start crying in class for no reason. Then when I got home from school, I’d just go straight to my room. I couldn’t even talk to my mom about it because I’d just start crying. People would tell me: ‘Just get up, exercise, and take a walk.’ But none of that helped. Things got so bad that even the school was watching me. I started bawling during a chemistry exam and I ended up in the school psychologist office. I remember thinking: ‘I don’t care if I ever see another chemistry exam again. Or my friends. Or my mom.’ And I started to get this feeling that I was definitely going to do it. I was going to lock myself in my room that night and take a bunch of pills. The only thing that stopped me was imagining my mom finding my body. That was three years ago. That time seems so far away now. I found a great therapist. I learned so much about myself. There’s so much that I want to do now. I want to travel. I want to get married. I want to have kids. There are so many poems that I haven’t written and songs I haven’t heard. So it’s terrifying for me to think that I came so close. My problems were small back then. They were teenage problems. But I came one step away from not being. And I had made the decision to take that step. I’m afraid that I can go back to that place again. And next time, my problems will probably not be so small.”

(Bogotá, Colombia)

20 things I learned at 20

1. You can have only one best friend and that best friend can only be you. Because you may come across a dozen lovely people but the only one who can keep the ‘forever’ promise is you.

2. Family is the most important. This is the only love that is truly unconditional and absolutely pure. They love you when you’re 5 and when you’re 18. They love you in your failure and your success. Their love doesn’t increase because it’s already at its maximum right from the beginning, it’s already infinite.

3. Cocktails and aerated drinks may soothe your taste buds but tea soothes your entire body. It’s warm and calming and well, healthy.

4. Your first kiss means nothing if it’s not with the right person. And the right person doesn’t mean your soulmate or someone who will never break your heart but someone who in that moment loves you as much as you love them.

5. You’ve written over 350 exams and you’ve got a perfect score in some and scored miserably in others but do you remember your 9th grade math score? Do you even remember 9th grade math? Education is so important but not the stress and competitive grading that comes along with it. If you get a low score or even fail, not much will happen – you will get a retest. But if you get ill – mentally or physically, it will have undesired long term effects.

6. In 8th grade your school psychologist told you that you’re one of the few people who walk in life with open arms loving and helping everyone, not because you haven’t bled but because you know you will heal and have the strength to do so. At that point you laughed at her but now, years later you’re loving, accepting and helping in spite of having both, actual and metaphorical scars.
You’re kind and admitting that doesn’t make you conceited.

7. Goodbyes don’t always have to be dramatic. Writing an 800 words message won’t make it hurt any less than an 8 words one. Closure usually has not much to do with the ones who wronged you but with taking your time in dealing with all the stages of grief. Some stage like anger may take only a month but acceptance may take years and that’s okay.

8. Jealousy is a basic human trait. They can be the closest to you and yet envy your happiness and life. Envy is something you too experience and you can be happy for them and be sad for yourself at the same time because so bitter it is to view happiness from someone else’s eyes. You aren’t a horrible human being if you feel like there are better shades of green your grass could be.

9. Read at your own desire and pace.
You don’t have to read particular books to qualify as a bibliophile or read a specific number of books to be a bookworm either. Read what truly interests you and take your time because reading was never a task, don’t make it one now.

10. Money is important. Money can’t buy love but it can buy happiness. But not blood money. Money honestly earned through hard work. That kind of money is good, that kind of money is required. You have a certain standard of living and if you want to maintain that after your parents stop financing you, you must make sure to earn the same. It doesn’t make you a snob or a spoiled brat, it only makes you a human aware of your wants, many of which have turned into needs by now.

11. There are somethings you just never grow out of like bubbles and glitter and your mother’s hot chocolate and hugs. Those are the kind of things that make life bearable when adulting gets too hard. Those are the little things that matter the most.

12. You cry. A lot.
But you don’t cry in front of people for their pity. You don’t cry to manipulate situations. You cry because you accept the pain. You cry because you don’t reject or lock away your emotions. You cry because your mental, emotional and physical self are in sync and that’s healthy. That’s so lovely.

13. Bake cakes. They don’t have to look pretty as long as they taste delicious. Paint canvases. They don’t have to be a master piece as long as all the paint in your hands and face and jeans makes you feel complete. Write more. It doesn’t have to a novel or even be posted online as long as it lets you breathe a little lighter and smile wider.

14. Go for walks alone, sit on the beach without your headphones, look up at the sky without a lover, buy flowers for yourself. Nature is legit free (for the most part). And it’s the richest thing that the world has. Le it bring you peace, let it help you survive.

15. Make home feel home. Sometimes you won’t have your family to make it home. Sometimes you will have to make it home by putting a part of yourself and that means investing the time, energy and money in making it feel yours, in making it feel right. It may not be your ‘dream house’, it may just be a tiny room but it’s yours. Your surroundings play a major role in affecting your mood and vibe.

16. Energy is real.
You may not know much about Science beyond 10th grade but you do know this, e=mc ²  which means everything is energy, you are energy and there is positive and negative energy and you can feel it and you experience it in every person you meet, every place you visit, every room you step inside. You can and you must choose to surround yourself with positive energy. What you attract, you do get; what you attract you become.

17. Spend time with yourself. It’s some of the best time you will have. You need to unwind, you need it to re-energize, you need it to focus and you need it for peace. You can go to a cafe by yourself, write, read, meditate, talk to yourself out loud, dance in your underwear, cook and just be.


18.  Take care of yourself- no one else can, no one else will. Drink loads of water, there’s a reason why more than half your body is made up of water. Sleep well because staying up all night isn’t something to be proud of, it’s stupid. Don’t skip breakfast because skipping breakfast makes you crave fatty foods for the rest of the day. Stay healthy not because you want to look a certain way but because you want to feel strong and energetic and have an active mind, body and heart. Staying healthy emotionally and mentally is just as important. So let those who want to go, go and never say yes to something your gut wants to scream ‘NO’ to.

19. Love yourself. If you don’t love yourself you will look for other people to love you. If you don’t accept yourself, you will keep seeking other people’s validation and the moment they withdraw it or walk away, you will crumble. And you don’t want to crumble. You want to enjoy the one person’s company you have to live with forever – yourself. Work on being a person you’d love to spend your life with because let’s face it, you don’t have a choice. It’s a long term investment and the only one that will never fail you.

20. In Shakespeare’s words, “To thine own self be true”. In order to love yourself, knowing yourself is very important.  And knowing yourself doesn’t mean the adjectives that people use for you or what your zodiac sign says about you. It means what you know in your heart to be your truth.

One more for good luck?

21. You laughed and thought it was very witty when you came across the quote, ‘Don’t take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.’
but god. Can it be any truer? Most things you’re stressing over now won’t even matter 3 years from now. But good days will turn into heart-warming memories that will stay with you even 2 decades later.
Happiness and success are two different things but remember, they aren’t mutually exclusive. At least they don’t have to be.

It is never too late to be evaluated for ADHD.

If you look at lists of symptoms/checklists intended for adults and have that moment of “oh shit, that’s me,” get evaluated. 

Just because one doctor/psychologist/therapist/school counselor told you once that you don’t have ADHD because ______ doesn’t mean they were right. (Especially if you’re smart, good at school, or do well when tested–people who don’t know ADHD very well might try to tell you that you don’t have it. They could be wrong.)

Trying medication is worth it. And it’s never too late to try!

The right medication is like having glasses, but for your brain. It doesn’t cure anything, but makes it so you can function more like someone who doesn’t have ADHD/bad vision. 

Stimulant medications in particular have been in use for nearly a hundred years now. Taken as prescribed they have an excellent safety record. If they caused problems long-term we would know by now. 

Finding the right medication/dosage is not always easy. Don’t give up because you try one medication and don’t like it. Tell your provider what you did and didn’t like about it and ask to try something else. 

(That said, many side effects are temporary. Again, talk to your provider.)

If you have ADHD, the right medication can significantly ease your depression and/or anxiety. It will also make all of your current coping methods for your ADHD much, much easier. 

things the VKs might do

-constantly ask people if they were really abused or if they’re just crazy/remembering things wrong

-hello auradon prep school psychologist YES i know it’s 3 AM but I can’t sleep

-meet an auradon kid’s normal parents, freak out at the lack of yelling. slowly wait for the other shoe to drop

-alternatively meet an auradon kid’s parents and start crying because they’ve never experienced so much parental love

-get underage wasted on mother’s day/father’s day

-hello auradon prep school psychologist YES i know i have class right now but i can’t stop thinking about the fact that my mom tried to kill me, do you have a minute

-”hey ben/lonnie/doug, is (insert horrifying anecdote here) a normal thing for strict parents to do, or…”

Boyfriend installed a new shelf and it’s perfect!!!
💕 These books make me look sooo official!!
🤓📚 Black School Psychologist in the making!! *Beyonce formation voice*
Masters/ PsyD at the same damn time

Haha you can tell I’m natural. My hair regimen is on the calendar along w. My assignments lol 💁🏽✨

Irene is not the Mom Friend. Irene is the Dad Friend. Emotionally awkward and distant, but just trying her best. Likes old music sung by middle aged men with guitars. Not good at making friends but very good at making coworkers! Efficient, a hard worker, needs seven binders to do everything. Has an emotions chart on her office wall like a grade school psychologist. Will very lightly and stiffly pat you on the shoulder, ask you if you want a piece of candy and then coach you through signing all the forms you need to do for HR. She unironically calls people “champ!” and “sport”. She wears slacks and button downs to the grocery store. The only social media she uses is Facebook and LinkedIn. Whenever she feels out of touch with today’s youth she tries to hand out company branded fidget spinners. She is so attentive and polite that you can’t help but love her, but the longest personal conversation anyone has ever had with her was about hockey. Her powers of empathy with other people are considerable, but she’s still got that shy-dad-at-a-PTA meeting air about her and she owns a plaid flannel bathrobe. 

So one of my favorite things: my mom is a school psychologist and has been since before I was born. She used to have me do her tests and such when I was little. I used to think it was because I was a smart, neurotypical kid and I could be used as base line and for her practice with new material. But looking back at my preschool reports of weird social skills and my currently diagnosis of ADD, I wonder if she was actually doing unofficial tests on me and used that in how I was brought up…

ice eyes ❖ kyungsoo

anon requested : Heya I love your writing! Could I ask for a Kyungsoo smut with an age gap and rly socially frowned upon? like maybe he has a youth-related Jon and definitely should not be sticking his dick in a teenager but that particular one is just too much to resist? idk girl I just live for that kinda thing. Please and thanks xoxo

word count : 1463

admin : -neb

genre : big big age gap, smut (second part), soft kyungsoo, rough kyungsoo, a lot of kyungsoo

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| 2nd Part

You try to loosen your best friend’s grip on your arm as you protest, not wanting to walk. But Sehun was just too strong and you couldn’t do anything to save yourself.

“Sehun! For God’s sake I don’t need a psychologist!” You say, pointing your feet and making resistance. You weren’t a psycho, just a little impulsive.

“Y/N you can’t just beat up people out of the blue, besides the school psychologist is waiting for you and if you don’t enter that room, the principal is going to be pissed and bye bye to Y/N.” he says calmly. His hand is securely wrapped around your right arm and you’re sure there’s gonna be a bruise tomorrow in the shape of his fingers.
Sehun was the typical introvert, shy guy with the girl best friend who’s popular for getting into fights. Your life seems like a movie, everything resembles a teenage kind of film, even the group of people staring at you yelling at the tall boy.

“I did it to protect you!” You scream at the top of your lungs. But what you said was sadly true, your school wasn’t certainly full of open minded people, it was rather lacking of them. And you needed to protect Sehun from insults and mocking all the time because people couldn’t accept that he liked boys. You got into fights often because you couldn’t stand people judging your best friend for loving who he loved.

“I don’t need protection from them Y/N, how many times do i have to repeat that? I don’t care about what they say, and you should do the same too!” He answers, stopping himself in front of  the psychologist’s door. You look at him with watery eyes, you know it’s not easy.

“But doesn’t it hurt?” You whisper opening the door.

“I got used to it, now talk with Mr.Do, you’ll feel better.” he says before pushing you inside the room and closing the door. Now there was no turning back. During your hear of high school you always tried to avoid the school’s psychologist, he had a bad reputation. For being a person that should help you and make you feel at ease he had pretty icy eyes which made their way through your soul. And if he managed to scare you with his glare, at the moment you heard his voice you’d want to bury yourself alive. It was told that Mr.Do had a really smooth voice, deep and hot. Horny sophomores even described it as “a hot chocolate during a very cold winter day”. But you never had the pleasure to hear it, until now.

“Y/N? The principal told me you were going to come here. It’s lovely to meet you, I’m Mr.Do.” his voice arrived deep and clear from behind your back, meanwhile your head was pressed against the door, you had given in to this thing. Just a little talk and then sprint out of the room, that was the plan. You turned around to see him staring at you, seated in his desk.
He was an attractive man, his features were out of this world. To start, his tanned skin was glowing in the artificial light of the lamp and he had a small, warm smile painted on his lips. His eyes were gentle but still, they managed to freeze your insides and warm you up at the same time.
He dressed nicely, he wore a black buttoned up shirt with a pair of black skinny jeans. He also wore a pair of -what it seemed- really expensive boots. The scent of his cologne was in the air, making the room feel less professional, more cozy.

“Uhm…yeah, I guess. They forced to me to come here and talk with you.” You say, pouting a little, this whole “talking with a stranger about my problems to feel better” didn’t really convince you but as long as the stranger was Mr.Do, you could do that.
His face looked sculpted by the Greek Gods, his voice was pure honey and his gaze was melting your insecurities away. But why the hell were you thinking about him that way anyway? He’s what, like 10, maybe even more years older than you. And yet there was something about him that attracted you, maybe it was his appearance or the way he looked professionally hot but it was taking your common sense away and making you think about things a 17-years-old problematic girl shouldn’t think about a grown man who is also her new psychologist.

“Well, sweet, come take a seat. I want you to feel at ease here, it’s not an obligation to talk with me.” His voice was deep, making goosebumps appear on your soft skin. He noticed, apparently, cause he asked you if you were cold and you had to convince him that you were fine, struggling to accept that he made you shiver just by talking.
You find yourself obeying, seating in front of him, and the chair is pretty comfortable too.

“First thing first, I’m not going to tell bullshit to you. I already know why you’re here, but I’d want to know why you did what you did, and I’d like to hear it from you, Miss.” Now his tone is changed, he seems more relaxed, less professional. And thank God he did, because you were sure you weren’t going to resist hours with him talking to you the way he did before. Because not only was it intimidating, but it made you feel inferior to him, and you didn’t want to.

“Do you know my friend Oh Sehun? He said he comes here often.” You ask, playing with your hands under the desk.

“Yes, I know him. But we’re talking about you now.” he answers. Meanwhile he got up and he placed himself beside you, his hands were clasped at the desk and his legs were crossed. To talk to him you had to turn your head to the side and look up and he had to look down. You hated feeling submissive, and that’s exactly how Mr.Do was making you feel. He seemed to understand it and enjoy the blush that was growing on your cheeks, you could feel it.

“I got into a fight because of him.” You blurt out, looking deeply into his eyes. He patted your head and softly smiled.

“I’m not surprised, he always told me you’re a little rebel soul.” he whispers, combing your hair with his long fingers. So, Sehun talked about you with Mr.Do. you note yourself to strangle him as soon as you get out of here.

“What else does he says, Mr.Do?” You ask, genuinely curious.

“You have a bad reputation, doll. Just like me. And call me Kyungsoo please, Mr. makes me feel old.” He adds with a little giggle, which was the most adorable thing you’ve ever listened to.

“Ok, Kyungsoo. How old are you?”  here it is, the taboo question. He looks into your eyes making your insecurities reappear once again and your gaze drops to the floor.

“I’m 31.” he simply says, with no accent, no emotion.
When you have the courage to look up again he’s closer than before, still looking at you in the same way a cat looked at a butterfly, in a way that made you feel appreciated. Or so you thought.

“But anyway, you have to tell me why did you react that way, you almost broke her hand.” he says, in his voice there’s something so caring, apprehensive towards you. Not like he wanted to scold you, more like he wanted to protect you from your own impulse.

“I’m so tired of hearing the same comments everyday. If Sehun wants to fuck boys let him fuck boys. Why should a person be judged for the preferences in sex? I don’t get it.” Your voice grew with the sentence, and at the end you were almost screaming in his face. But wasn’t this the point of going to the psychologist? Letting yourself go and vent?

“I really don’t know, sweetheart. Society is fucked up.” He answers, caressing your cheek with his thumb, while his index finger was keeping your chin still. His eyes were boring into your skin, stripping you from all your clothes and dignity. And that’s one thing to add to the list of things you liked about Kyungsoo. The way he just paired a pet name with a swear word makes you want to hear it again from his plump lips. You want to hear him whisper profanities and sweet nothings in your ear, but you’re not sure wether this is a really good thing or a really bad one. Is there a psychologic treatment for a girl infatuated with the psychologist?


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Unraveling

Title: Unraveling
Summary:  Dan knew he was different from other children very early on. He never lost his ‘imaginary friends’, they only became a more integral part of his life. Living with his illness is never easy and with a secret as large as his, cracks are bound to appear. While he isn’t ashamed of his DID, he knows the consequences of telling the wrong people. 
Word Count: 21k
Warnings: Smoking, mention of drug use, drinking, mentions of past trauma, anxiety


A/N: I’m really sorry to everyone on mobile because read mores don’t work and this is long af. This fic is my actual child and I’m so happy with how it turned out. So much time and research went into this fic. I wanted it to be as medically accurate as possible. 
I got the inspiration of this fic when I stumbled upon a youtuber named Jess who posts videos about her DID. She and all of her alters are amazing and I just want everyone to know their story and learn that DID isn’t scary like the media makes it out to be. 
Also huge shout out to @phansdick and @theinsanityplays for listening to me complain about my inability to do this topic justice and for giving me ideas when I was in a rut. And I can’t forget the amazing @moonlitdan for being a lovely beta. 
If there are any inaccuracies with this fic, please let me know so I can change them! 
That was a really long author’s note. Okay. Enjoy!

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odragulmeu-blog  asked:

Hi! I've noticed that you're a school psychologist and I am aspiring to be one myself. I'm looking to start graduate school next fall if I get in to a school psychology program. I was wondering if you would be willing to give me any advice of what to look forward to and anything I should do that would better my chances into getting into a program.

Well, the chances of getting into a program that starts this fall are pretty slim, so I hope you mean next fall!  Most schools require applications by February of the year but sometimes as early as December.  So if you’re looking to go Fall of 2015, I’d start looking at those application deadlines right now!  Many schools require letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and essays - you’ll want to have all of those in line before you start applying or the anxiety will start piling on quickly!

In terms of getting in, I would try to gain as many experiences in schools as you can…including contacting a local school psychologist and asking if you can shadow a few times.  Working in schools or volunteering in schools and having an understanding of what school psychologists do and why you want to be one will be extremely valuable.  We have incredibly unique positions within a school system and are called on for a variety of reasons.  Flexibility, organization, and trustworthy are important traits to possess….people tend to treat you as a sounding board for any and all issues and they want to know you will provide advice and can be trusted.  Communication - in person, on the phone, over email - you have to be comfortable with it and this is something that you will likely hone in on in grad school. 

School Psychology grad school tends to extremely intense (not that I’ve gone through other grad programs) but from my own experience we were constantly reminded that we were becoming experts in two fields (Psychology and Education) and with that, added intensity!  I worked in the summer and did occasional nanny work during my program but anything more really seemed to interfere with the program (from what I saw of other individuals in my cohort).  They really do demand your full attention throughout the three years. 

Apply to at least 5 more schools then you were originally planning. I know my program had over 500 applicants and accepted 10…they’re competitive.  When applying and writing essays and eventually when you go on interviews, make sure you know the faculty and their concentrations for each individual school as well as what their overall approach to the school psychology program is, being able to talk confidently about these things will go a long way to an acceptance.  You have to be likable and you have to like working with people.  Also, it’s always good to have a little humor.  This job requires it!

Lastly, the NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) has tons and tons and tons of valuable information.  You’ll want to check here for hot topics and get a good understanding of where this field is at and where it is heading.  You’ll want to know about MTSS, differentiated instruction, curriculum, and what it means to make a data based decision. 

So I’ve been thinking and I’m rethinking what I wanna be after college and such.

I wanted to work specifically with teens dealing with like psychological disorders and depression/self harm type things but I’m starting to think I should be a school guidance counselor instead, only the type that doesn’t do all the scheduling and such.

I’m trying to do research on school psychologist jobs but I can’t figure out the way to word it.

vermillionpt2  asked:

Hey Katy! I don't know if you've done this before, but it would be so awesome if you could link your favorite creepy pasta stories! Or to a post you might have already done?

No problem! First off are the “true” creepypastas, or stories that have no known author, just like urban legends IRL.

NOTE: I’ll bold all the creepypastas I consider to be the best of the best.

And here are my favorites from the King of Creepypasta, Slimebeast. Seriously, his stories are fantastic; in my opinion (and in many others’), he’s the best creepypasta author out there.

And these are from No Sleep on Reddit. No Sleep is one of the best resources of short horror fiction and I highly recommend looking around!

WOW, this ended up being much longer than I expected it to be. Oh well, hope you enjoy!

Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal and Psychologist Remembered

One dressed up in goofy costumes to make her students smile.

Another was a psychologist — preparing to retire — who had seen generations of students through their parents’ divorces and difficult days.

Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Mary Sherlach, a school psychologist, were among the six adults killed at the school in the mass shooting on Friday, educators gunned down alongside the children they cared for as if they were their own.

Authorities did not release an official list of the victims’ names, but the other four were believed to be school staff members.

The unimaginable loss of 20 children consumed much of the nation on Friday. But in Newtown, Conn., a tight-knit community of about 25,000 bonded by its schools, a profound, personal ache was felt also for the school staff members who were killed.

Ms. Sherlach, 56, was remembered for her many years of helping students cope with problems that they were unprepared to handle.

And Ms. Hochsprung, 47, was mourned as a creative and dedicated educator who had quickly won over children and adults alike.

“I’m not surprised she gave her life in this fashion, trying to protect her students,” said Gerald Stomski, the first selectman of Woodbury, Conn., who knew Ms. Hochsprung.

Grief-stricken Sandy Hook parents spoke of the elementary school as an extension of their own homes, a haven of support for children and their families.

That environment was fostered by Ms. Hochsprung, who began her job there in 2010 and had used the time since then to tamp down any nervousness children felt approaching the proverbial “principal’s office.” Before taking the job at Sandy Hook, she had worked at other schools in Connecticut.

“She was not the kind of principal I remembered as a kid,” said Diane Licata, the mother of a first grader and a second grader at the school. “She really reached out to the students and made them feel comfortable with her. She definitely took that extra step.”

Ms. Hochsprung organized festive days she called Wacky Wednesdays, when students were encouraged to wear goofy clothes that did not match. She had students dress up as their favorite storybook characters, and she was known for dressing up herself. Sometimes, she brought her poodle to school.

She was no distant authority figure. Ms. Licata said her young children, who often skimped on details of their days, regularly came home with stories of what Ms. Hochsprung had done that day.

But for all the levity, Ms. Hochsprung also took education very seriously. She was the one who distributed long articles to colleagues about policy debates in Washington and highlighted news from the latest speech by Arne Duncan, the secretary of education.

She was also unusually tech savvy. She kept an active Twitter feed documenting the school — “In a fourth grade classroom right now,” she wrote in a recent message. She said she was impressed “by the caliber of instruction and by students’ deep thinking!”

Ms. Hochsprung believed that many students engaged better with electronic screens than with blackboards, and she made sure her teachers had iPads in the classroom. Then, she organized “Appy Hour” sessions to discuss the most useful teaching apps.

Lillian Bittman, former chairwoman of the Newtown Board of Education, helped choose Ms. Hochsprung for the position. She recalled an eager applicant, filled with ideas and focused on “making sure we were turning out critical thinkers, making sure the children weren’t just turning out rote learning.”

Ms. Hochsprung and her husband had planned to retire someday to the Adirondacks, where they owned a home, a former neighbor, Bill LaCroix, said.

If Ms. Hochsprung was a relatively new face in the school, Ms. Sherlach was a fixture, a reliable ally for generations of children in need of counsel.

“When somebody had a personal tragedy in their lives that affected their children, then Mary would be a part of trying to help them come up with a solution for that child,” said Ms. Bittman, whose three children graduated from Sandy Hook Elementary.

Ms. Sherlach lived in Trumbull, Conn., with her husband, William, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley in Fairfield. The couple have two grown daughters, a high school choral teacher who lives in New Jersey and a chemistry doctoral student at Georgetown University, according to a biography of her husband posted on his company’s Web site.

As night fell on Friday, mourners streamed in and out of Ms. Sherlach’s home.

John Button, 57, a friend of Ms. Sherlach’s husband, said Ms. Sherlach was getting ready to retire.

“It was going to be her last year — that’s what she said,” he said. “She loved her job,” he added. “She’s done this for her whole career.”

He recalled vacationing in the Finger Lakes region of New York with the couple, who have a house there. He was supposed to play golf on Saturday morning with Mr. Sherlach.

“It’s ironic,” Mr. Button said. “At a time when kids need help, it was the school psychologist that was sacrificed.”

[The New York Times]