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    2016 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. The inventory I used is like the following diagram (names are obviously made up): Scale Subscale food (contains sub-subscales fruits, veggies, and meat) Subscale drink (contains sub-subscales juice and alcohol) Basically, the sub-subscales contain the actual items/questions that were administered, the sub-subscales are grouped into subscales, which make up the total scale. My question is, I know how to calculate the reliability of the sub-subscales in SPSS, but I don't know if for calculating the reliability of the subscales, should I 1) Include only the sub-subscales as items (e.g., fruits, veggies and meat for the subscale food) 2) Include all the items that measure the sub-subscales (e.g., items that measure fruit, items that measure veggies plus items that measure meat) I was also wondering the same thing about the reliability for the entire scale, do I include just the subscales or the actual items that measure all sub-subscales? Please don't hesitate to ask me to clarify anything. Thank you in advance for your help!
  2. It really sounds like you are in a tough situation, and it is unfortunate that some of these things you mentioned were not apparent when you made your selection of the program. From what I understand, here are some options (please know that these are mere suggestions based on the info you provided, and there could be other options that I am unaware of): 1) Switch advisors Pro: you do not have to switch your program, and you can get similar training you intended to get when you started the program; this is a good option if there are other advisors doing research you are interested in; I would talk to maybe your department head/ombus person, whoever is in charge of this process Con: you have to let your advisor know, and you will see this person probably multiple times during the rest of your degree; also some professors may be hesitant to take you in fear of breaking a good relationship with their colleague 2) Get a co-supervisor Pro: you do not have to go through the hassle of switching your supervisor or program; again this is useful if there is someone else doing research you are interested in Con: no co-supervisor will fully eliminate all of the struggles you are currently facing with your current advisor 3) Switch programs Pro: the chances of you bumping into your advisor is slim; I would do this if there are other aspects of the program you are unsatisfied with and/or there is no other potential advisor in your program; there is an option of doing this after you finish the requirements for your masters degree, so you at least get a degree for it Con: most of the courses you took at your initial program probably won't transfer, and also during the interview for your new programs, people will question why you switched programs in the first place; some advisors may be wary of this as they may take it as sign of your lack of fit for the program (unless you will be applying to a slightly different program) This is a tough process. I hope my comment is helpful and I wish you the best of luck!
  3. I'm starting a program in the fall that is distanced from me 26 hours by car and 6-10 hours by plane. I will be traveling across the border (I am an international student). I'm currently deciding between flying there and buying things there vs. buying things ahead of time and driving there (or, I could buy things ahead of time and mail it while I fly). Things I need to buy include most kitchenware and small appliances (lamps, microwave, etc.) bedsheets/duvets, and a laser printer. I plan to arrive at around August 10th. Starting/moving for grad school is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Any advice on how to travel to grad school is greatly appreciated!
  4. First of all thanks for creating this thread! My question is, I've already thanked and gave gifts to my recommenders after the recommendations were submitted. But I'm wondering if I should thank them again now that I have decided to go to a specific program. What should I say besides thank you and the name of the program I chose?
  5. For most people, volunteering at the distress center is enough, especially for research oriented clinical psychology phD programs. Research experience is definitely more important, but you do need some clinical-related experience.
  6. Just wondering if the SSHRC doctoral award is portable to the US? I read about the eligibility and conditions on their website but I could not see this information. Are there other awards besides the Tricouncil ones that we may be eligible for? Thanks so much for your help!
  7. There are different ways to respond to this situation. Based on what you said I think it is best to let your POI know that you have an offer but that the school you are waiting on is your top choice and why. Whether you want to do the full disclosure route (give the name of the other school you have an offer from) depends on if you feel comfortable doing so and if that school is a prestigious program. With that being said, not saying where your offer is from shouldn't affect their decision making. Good luck!
  8. I am a Canadian citizen who has gotten offers for clinical psychology PhD programs in Canada and the US. I understand that one major setback for attending US programs is my ineligibility for funding as well as VA internships. For funding I am offered 21k per year, and for internships I can come back to Canada. I am wondering 1) what differences does attending a US program vs. a Canadian program make in helping me achieve my goal of an academic career and 2) if there are any other factors (besides funding and internship) I should consider. Thank you for your input and good luck in your studies/applications!
  9. Thank you so much for your advice! I will definitely try to get more information on practicum locations and tips from students who practiced at those sites.
  10. To the applicants who are accepted at Ryerson: congratulations! Will you be so kind as to PM me your POI? Thank you!
  11. To the person who is waitlisted at Binghamton: congrats! Can you please PM me your POI? Thank you!
  12. Did you get interviews at any of these schools? If you have gotten a lot of interviews but no offers then I would work on interview preparation and social skills rather than your credentials.
  13. A clinical psychology program that has good research fit has offered me a spot. The problem is that they have lower than average funding that is only guaranteed for only 3 years (although I've been told that almost all students receive funding for 4 years). This is especially an issue for me because I am not a US citizen so I wouldn't be able eligible for external funding. I’ve been told that sometimes schools are willing to match their stipend when you have competitive offers, which I currently do. Is this something that is doable and if so how (and who) should I ask?
  14. Thanks for your advice! This is a question that I will definitely go over with my POI. Do you have any thoughts on the lack of in house and local community clinics?
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