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About Bella429

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    2017 Fall
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  1. Not sure if you still hang around here, but which school did you pick and are you happy with your choice? I am currently trying to decide between Hunter and Adelphi and I was wondering if you had any insight. Thanks
  2. Ok guys, I was accepted to Hunter but I am having a really hard time deciding whether or not I should accept the offer. I am interested in clinical social work and plan on obtaining my LCSW down the line. The price and the prestige of the degree after graduation are two of the main factors that are holding me back from declining the offer but I worry that the program will not satisfy my thirst for clinical knowledge.; however, with all of the money I save I figure I can get post graduate certificates and a bunch of trainings to compensate. I was accepted to NYU, Fordham, and Adelphi- I actually have been placed at a really great agency for my field placement at NYU and at Adelphi has given me a decent scholarship plus they have an Infant mental health program that I can do for FREE, but it just adds an additional year to my graduation date. So if I went to Adelphi the cost would be probably 10k-15k more than Hunter plus I would graduate a year later with an extra credential. So why Hunter? Why not Hunter?
  3. At the moment I am feeling quite overwhelmed and I am hoping that someone may be able to offer some advice, suggestions or even a fresh perspective on things. I am a single mother to a two year old and in the fall I will be starting a MSW program as a full time student. I am having a difficult time figuring out how I am going to balance school work, taking care of my son. and maintaining some sort of sanity. I don't want to neglect my school work and at the same time i don't want to miss my son's childhood- I am the type of person who puts 110% into everything I do including raising my child, so knowing that something is going to have to give is quite unsettling to me. I feel like I need to go back to school in order to make a better life for the two of us, but at the same time i am worried that it isn't going to be manageable. I can choose to complete the program in 3 years as opposed to two years, but I feel the pressure to finish as quickly as possible because I need to get out into the work world and start making a decent living for the two of us. Also, if I do the program in three years I would be considered a part time student and I will lose a good chunk of the scholarship money that I received. The course load seems like alot to me; each semester I will be doing a 21 hour internship and taking 4 classes. I do have the option of doing an internship that is 14 hours per week and that is extended into the summer., but I don't think that there are many quality field placements that will take students who fall into this category. Basically my schedule will look something like the following: Monday: internship 8am-4pm class: 5-10pm Tuesday:internship- 9am-5pm Wednesday: Internship 9am-5pm Thursday: class- 9am-1pm Friday and Sundays: No classes or internship Saturday-every other week 3 hour class I am wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation or if they found a homework schedule that has worked for them. I haven't been in school for 3 years, so it is hard for me to imagine how much time I need to set aside to do my coursework. I would like to have at least 1 day a week that i can devote 100% of my time to my son (or at least close to that) and in the ideal world I would like to be able to devote 2-3 hours a night to him, but I recognize that this isn't always going to be realistic. I will have most of Sunday to do school work and I figure I will be able to devote 6 hours or so to school work at least one other day of the week. I am just worried that this isn't enough and that I am going to feel like I am drowning.
  4. I just received an email saying I was accepted😃 But I never went on an interview 🤔 What does this mean, I thought the interview was a requirement before you could be accepted? I am so confused lol
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Tell me more what have these reviews been saying?
  9. I am in the exact same boat as you. Have you made a decision yet? Any advice or insight?
  10. I received a scholarship, but it wasn't listed in Albert should I be concerned? Anyone else having this issue?
  11. 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 advanced😊