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schizometric

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About schizometric

  • Rank
    Double Shot
  • Birthday July 25

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    Neuropsychology, Forensic/Correctional Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, and Addictions
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

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  1. Awesome! Congrats!
  2. Congratulations. So awesome!
  3. I was amazed at how difficult it was to turn down an offer. It really twisted me up inside. I think the better the program and faculty are, the harder it is to let go, even when you have selected what you believe to be the program for you. I never thought about this while selecting programs to apply to. What made it a little easier was seeing the person who got the spot I released express their excitement on the results board. That was awesome!
  4. Congratulations! What's your number 1 program?
  5. Congratulations!
  6. I did. Well, my masters is Counseling Psychology.
  7. I hope it works out the way you want. Kudos on making a decision based on your specific needs.
  8. That must have been incredibly difficult. Do you mind me asking what program you landed on?
  9. I agree with the previous poster that it is usually a case by case basis. There is also some difference by specialty. Counseling psych programs are more likely to accept masters credits than clinical psych programs. Further, some counseling psych programs require a masters degree for admission.
  10. Congratulations! That's awesome! What program?
  11. The drive to begin now can be overwhelming. It can be very difficult to see the benefit of delaying graduate school in order to secure better options when faced with somewhat viable options available now. Oddly, graduate school is an exercise in delayed gratification. Perhaps the best way to begin to make your decision is to imagine looking back on it 20 years out. What will you think about this decision when you are mid-career and dealing with the consequences of what you decided? Taking on an enormous amount of debt for any program will significantly impact the quality of your life and the decisions you are able to make in the future. I must admit that I am biased. I am a non-traditional student that decided on psychology as a second career. I wound up doing two masters degrees (one unfunded, but cheap, the other fully funded) in order to make myself an attractive candidate for fully funded doctoral programs. I'm finishing up my second masters and I just completed my third application cycle. I was lucky enough to get into my number one program. All that to say, try to do the right things and make decisions based on your long-term goals and also recognize that luck is an ever-present factor in the process. Fortify yourself as best you can and meet opportunity with preparedness. Just my two cents.
  12. I forgot to post that I declined WVU Counseling Psychology. Hope it helped someone out.
  13. Oops. I didn't see the other response.
  14. An option that hasn't been mentioned yet is a respecialization program. In such programs, holders of PhDs from other psychology specialities are able to complete the additional coursework and clinical experiences to qualify as clinical psychologists. I believe these programs are usually two or three years long. There's one at the University of Hawaii http://www.psychology.hawaii.edu/concentrations/clinical-psychology.html#crp (scroll down)
  15. When I talked to other applicants at the interview, no one seemed to be familiar with these forums.