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About Bella429

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    New york
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    2017 Fall
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  1. How flexible and understanding were the professors at NYU? Were they strict in terms of deadlines or were they willing to accommodate you and give an extension if you had circumstances that arose? Were they helpful if you needed help with an assignment or were they difficult to access?
  2. If I was in your position I would pick Adelphi, it is an excellent program and will help shape you into a great and well informed clinician and researcher. I went to Adelphi for my undergraduate degree and I was privileged to have several of the Graduate school professors in my advanced year of study; they are not only exceptional teachers but they are amazing people as well. The program is more psychodynamically focused than most programs, but having this theoretical background will help you immensely in your clinical work. As an undergrad l considered applying to the New School; however, I quickly crossed it off my list of potential schools after talking to my mentor whom was discouraging me to apply there. I don't remember all of the specifics,but from what I recall he said that a lot of the students who have gone there have been unhappy with the program and education they received. In sum, it really wasn't a good program. I'm not sure if this helps. If you don't mind me asking what are your research interests? Feel free to message me if you have any questions about Adelphi.
  3. A certificate in DBT is just an additional certification/specialization that a mental health or in this case MSW clinician can receive. Typically one receives their MSW and then takes their licensing exam after graduation to become an LMSW, which is basically a license to practice under supervision. Then from after receiving the LMSW you can become a LCSW; in order to receive this credential in NY you need 3000 hours of supervision within a minimum 3 year time frame and you have to take your clinical licensing exam. From the LCSW you can become a LCSW-R by obtaining 6 years of post graduate supervision.
  4. Tell me more what have these reviews been saying?
  5. I am in the exact same boat as you. Have you made a decision yet? Any advice or insight?
  6. I received a scholarship, but it wasn't listed in Albert should I be concerned? Anyone else having this issue?
  7. I'm kind of embarrassed to write this, but here it goes. I plan on starting a MSW program full time in the fall and I have no idea what to expect in terms of the coursework, which is kind of causing me to freak out. As an undergrad I excelled academically, but it has been 3 years since I graduated and I feel quite rusty. In addition, I am a single mom to a 2 year old who I love dearly and I am not sure how I am going to manage family life and school; in the past I only had to focus on school work and now I feel like my attention is going to be divided. That being said, right now I'm trying to decide between NYU and Fordham's MSW program. Does anyone have experience with these programs? I love NYU's program and I personally think they have better opportunities for field placements when compared to Fordham, but I am not sure how factual this opinion is. I plan on working in clinical practice post grad so having a good field placement is extremely important to me, but on the other hand Fordham seems to be more laxed academically, which is both a pro and con. Any advice or insight into the amount and type of coursework to expect from either program would be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced­čśŐ