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  1. Not at all. Masters programs are REALLY easy to get into (because they're unfunded!) Take it from someone who had a 2.9 GPA and no research experience
  2. Out of curiosity, what is your 1 year of counseling experience from? Your post implies you don't have a license yet. How are your finances? Do you need a fully funded grad program or are you okay shelling out some money for a program with your specific focus?
  3. dancedementia

    LPC vs LMFT

    You will not be paid more for being dual-licensed, and frankly no one cares in practice. The one area that is IS beneficial is if you want to be a dually-licensed supervisor. There aren't a lot of those, so you can charge more and/or hold double the amount of supervisees.
  4. dancedementia

    Accepted PhD Position But Now Want to Decline

    I'm curious where you're getting your "ranking" from. Are you talking about Carnegie designations? USNWR? Certain schools who may not be ranked highly on either might be top schools in your subfield, based on what you're researching. I would not put too much stock into arbitrary rankings unless you have been explicitly told by professors in the subfield that it is not a respected school.
  5. dancedementia

    Should I retake the Psyc GRE?

    I did NOT study for the exam and scored 80% percentile purely based on test taking strategies. I second the poster who said that the Psych GRE is a very different beast to other standardized exams. It was the first one I've taken that was purely knowledge recall (as opposed to tests like math and physics, or the general GRE, which incorporate problem-solving strategies). I did buy the PR book but only made it through the first chapter because the information was so. freaking. dense. and I felt super overwhelmed. In hindsight, I should have skimmed it and read a little closer on areas I was not familiar with (my biological and cognitive scores were abysmal). That said, most PhD programs don't even ask for the psych GRE! I only took it because ONE of my schools required it (damn you Rutgers).
  6. dancedementia

    Fall 2020 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD

    Depends on the program. Some of them specifically require Abnormal/Psychopathology as a prerequisite. You can take it at a community college for cheap if your program doesn't offer it. TA-ing is not a requirement to get into a PhD program. I would focus more attention on research over TA-ing, although if you have time for both it certainly won't hurt.
  7. dancedementia

    Advice on interpersonal neurobiology counseling programs

    IPNB is a very niche theory and won't be heavily focused on in grad school. Most masters programs will be generalist. If you're interested, I would do PCC's certificate course (online): http://climb.pcc.edu/ipnb
  8. dancedementia

    Counseling -Non Psych Thread

    Makes sense! I take it you're planning on applying to PhD programs in Counselor Ed?
  9. dancedementia

    Fall 2020 Clinical & Counseling PhD/PsyD

    That's a robust list haha. If I had the $$ I would totally apply to a ton of schools. But damn, this process is expensive
  10. dancedementia

    Another "help me with plan B" thread :(

    Thanks for the feedback, @Sherrinford. If you scroll up a bit you'll see that I got a nice research coordinator position I'll be working in for 2 years and then reapplying to PhD programs.
  11. dancedementia

    Another "help me with plan B" thread :(

    Yep, mainly from those two sites that @higaisha referenced earlier up on this thread. I also go directly to the sites of AMCs and scour their career sections. I applied to 8 positions from McLean just from looking up open positions. Gosh, I never even thought about this! I might reevaluate some of my school choices to include more counseling programs. Thanks for the info!
  12. dancedementia

    Another "help me with plan B" thread :(

    I'm curious about this. Was this explicitly stated by mentors/POIs? How were you able to overcome this bias? (I too have a masters in counseling, and not even counseling psych, but a CACREP counseling masters).
  13. dancedementia

    Counseling -Non Psych Thread

    I'm curious about your transition from psych to counseling! (I'm making the opposite move). What about counseling was a better match for you?
  14. dancedementia

    Psy.D programs- please help me decide!

    Roosevelt and Loyola are definitely a "tier" above Wright. In general, I also dissuade folks from going to California schools unless they want to work in California - they don't have much of a "brand" outside of that state.
  15. dancedementia

    GRE Prep

    Magoosh was really helpful for me on math. I'm the type that needs LOTS of practice and immediate, detailed feedback. Magoosh's program has a customizable "practice" mode where you get immediate feedback after each question, with both written and video explanations (helpful for those of us who prefer one way of learning to the other). I didn't study verbal so can't give much guidance there.

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