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  1. I'm married and have a toddler. I became a parent while in my grad program so there wasn't a big decision around location. However, I have to do to clinical practica and an internship for my program, for which most people travel pretty far and wide, especially for the internship, so I am definitely limited to where I can apply. Tbh I'd be reluctant to commit to even an hour+ commute because I'd be concerned about it affecting my family life. My partner and I have pretty much no help and childcare is very costly in my city, especially for a student. Plus I actually want to be around for my child as much as possible.
  2. I think as someone said before, it’s likely to become accredited sooner or later, so it shouldn’t be an issue. Not sure what the timeline is for that, though.
  3. Good luck to anyone still waiting to hear back. I used this forum when applying in 2013 and am now in the middle of my PhD. I found it super helpful. If anyone has questions about Ryerson’s program, feel free to shoot me a DM.
  4. Just echoing what clinicalapplicant said, with a big emphasis on your POI actually getting a spot for a student. I'm also happy to try to answer any Ryerson-related questions (also feel free to PM). Good luck to all!
  5. I must admit, the only clinicians I know well are ones who don't just work in private practice, but also either teach, do research, or both. Perhaps it's not the same, but for what it's worth, they love what they do in private practice and they're able to keep a decent client base a couple days a week. Someone else I know became a psych. associate after finishing her MA and eventually opened up her own practice, where she now employs a large team of psychologists and other professionals. Mind you, it's in the area of motor vehicle accidents and traumatic brain injury, which sorely needs psychologists in many parts of the country, so I'm sure that's a factor. I can tell you more in private message, if you want, and there also might be another way to get a bunch of answers from psychologists.
  6. I'm glad your perspective has changed a little bit for the better, but I'd like to share another idea that came to mind. First of all, it sounds like your classmates are definitely envious that you're harder working and more engaged than others. I do think envy in this regard is pretty normal. That's not an excuse for being mean, however. Normally with bullies, I would say don't let them see how much they affect you, as it gives them some sick pleasure. However - and I could be wrong - from what you've described, it sounds like because your classmates have started collectively expressing their envy, it's grown into almost a group dynamic that's now normal (giggling during your presentations, making little in-jokes with each other at your expense). If they've never had evidence that they're causing any harm, they might think it's all innocent, that you don't mind, and then it all gets reinforced when it helps them bond with each other (horrible, I know). Again, this doesn't make it okay. But if I'm right (and this is a big if), and if they're not really bad people, then they may feel mortified to learn how their actions make you feel. In this case, I would somehow let them know. I've seen this happen, where a friend of the person being talked about mentioned to the rest of the cohort that everyone's actions had quite a negative impact on the person, which initiated a lot of self-reflection on the parts of the "bullies" to the point that they finally questioned their motivations for making snide comments about the other person and also developed some empathy. So, I guess my long-winded advice is to consider addressing it directly, however that may be, IF you think it's appropriate. Any decent human being should feel regretful about making someone else feel bad, but they have to be aware of the impact of their actions in order to get to that stage and to address their own behaviours. Fo this reason, I fear that it will just continue if they don't know concretely what impact it has on you. And I don't think it makes you weak, vulnerable or moany to be vocal about it, if done tactfully - it means you're strong, assertive and invested in the idea of group harmony.
  7. Glad to hear that! I was going to offer that any potential labels for whatever it is you're going through are less important than trying to treat it. You don't always need a specific diagnosis to be successful in therapy; you just need someone to understand exactly what's going on with you, how those things might be interrelated, what you think and feel etc., and then you can start to make connections, gain some new insights and perspectives, problem solve, set goals etc. And I'm sure some doctoral students aren't that great, but many I know are also amazing. In any case, the biggest agent of change seems to be how well a therapist "gets" their patient/client rather than their level of skill in any kind of therapeutic technique. I wish you the best!
  8. I should have said other than SUDS, but thank you for responding!
  9. Are any of you aware of a simple scale that measures state rather than trait happiness or distress?
  10. Is Canada out of the question? Dr. Carney at Ryerson University is also big in sleep.
  11. You could say that you're interested in pursuing the same area of research and are wondering whether he is accepting students next year. In my limited experience, I feel like it may not be appropriate to ask flat out whether he would accept you, as you and he would have no idea whether there is someone a lot better suited to his interests and with more experience, better credentials etc. than you who will end up applying, so it might put him in an awkward position to say that he can't commit. However, you could always say something like, "I would love to continue research with you and plan on applying to you, but I just want to check that, completely aside from the suitability of other applicants, you would be open to collaborating with me at the graduate level." I still don't think there is anything wrong with you just telling him you're applying and leaving it at that.
  12. when

    Enjoyment scale?

    Spellbanisher (2015), nice.
  13. when

    Enjoyment scale?

    Does anyone who of an existing scale that measures enjoyment of some kind of (preferably generic) activity? I'm thinking in terms of controlling for enjoyment of an activity in a study.
  14. Can you think of ANY reason why someone would want to run a series of bivariate correlations (using Spearman's Rho, due to non-normal distribution, but maybe that's not relevant to know) rather than linear regression?
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