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    PhD/PsyD Clinical Psychology

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  1. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Just released my interview invite for Springfield College, hope that helps someone!
  2. dancedementia

    ABA therapist - clinical vs. research experience?

    Go for the research if you have to choose between the two. If you absolutely want to add more clinical experience to your resume, do not do ABA. Look for mental health tech jobs at psychiatric hospitals or PHP/day programs. If your internship has the possibility of turning into a paid job, that's another option
  3. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology - Where are you going?!

    Great program!! Have fun
  4. Alright we need one of these threads now that folks are starting to decide. So please share - where will you be in the fall?! Congrats everyone!!
  5. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    By "haven't heard a single thing from", do you mean post-interview? Did you interview anywhere? Very rare to get offers if you didn't interview, unfortunately. (Not impossible, but at schools on par with Drexel and Duke if you didn't interview you ain't getting in...)
  6. dancedementia

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    As an anecdote, I'm holding multiple offers because my programs have been horrible about providing information about funding. A lot of programs (at least in the PsyD world) use March 1st as the deadline for financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships, so I'm actually still in the process of applying for funding at some of my programs. I would never accept an offer until I had full information about my funding situation, which means I'm currently holding on to more offer than I'd like to. A lot of people gripe about holding on to multiple offers, citing CUDCP's guidelines, but the guidelines do specifically state that waiting on crucial info (like funding) is a perfectly legit reason to hold offers.
  7. dancedementia

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    Just released my offer to Chestnut Hill. Great program, but lack of funding. Also, I applied for advanced standing (since I have a masters), and in order to get approved for advanced standing you essentially have to take their comps before you enroll. Nooooo thanks
  8. dancedementia

    CCNY or LIU-Brooklyn PhD Clinical Psychology

    Check out the approved APsaA institutes http://www.apsa.org/approved-training-institutes In terms of affordability, unfortunately psychoanalysis training is pretty pricey (personal analysis is a huge chunk of the cost). Some of these places offer scholarships and a few are eligible for financial aid (Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, which is not on that list but very reputable, is one such example). Actually, come to think of it, BGSP has a license-eligible masters program that is psychoanalytically oriented (https://www.bgsp.edu/academics/m-a-in-mental-health-counseling). If you complete that, you can fast track your certificate at the same institute. Another option is ACAP in New Jersey, which allows you to earn the certificate via distance education (all the classes are concurrent via Zoom videoconferencing). You would do clinical internships/practica in your home city.
  9. dancedementia

    CCNY or LIU-Brooklyn PhD Clinical Psychology

    At the master's level, the amount of theory-focused work you will be doing is minimal. You'll be building basic skills and can choose to operate from a particular theory if you want, but most of the coursework is not that specialized. What some of my colleagues did (and I plan on doing) was get a masters and then supplement it with a certificate in psychoanalysis.
  10. dancedementia

    Post-Interview Anxieties, Worries, Thoughts, Comments, etc.

    Yeah, I was being partially facetious (and very very hopeful that embedded somewhere in there is a secret message that my acceptance is coming soon). I've had the ghost happen this cycle too, which has been super heartbreaking
  11. dancedementia

    Post-Interview Anxieties, Worries, Thoughts, Comments, etc.

    Sent my POI an email after interviewing to say thanks and reiterate that I love her lab. Got a note back: Dear dancedementia, Thank you for taking the time to come and meet with us. It was a pleasure to speak with you. Thank you for your note, [POI name] WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!?!
  12. dancedementia

    Undergrad Institution as a Basis for Considering Applicants

    I think some of what OP is noticing is confirmation bias as well - top tier undergrad schools (esp R1s) will probably have more access to productive labs and opportunities to get published. I'm attending an R3 for my masters degree (had a shit ugrad GPA), and I couldn't even find a lab to join because.... there aren't many. I had to drive to the neighboring town to participate in an R1's lab to get a couple posters to my name.
  13. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psychology Applicants (PhD, PsyD)

    Rutgers finally confirmed they don't want me xD So now I've heard back officially from all programs except William Paterson (which I know will be a rejection b/c interviews were 2 weeks ago). I have 3 more interviews next week (Mercer, Springfield, Suffolk). But I'm secretly hoping NEU will just admit me already so I don't have to travel anymore x____x
  14. dancedementia

    psychology survey

    Except school psychologists! They can practice with the specialist degree. To OP, it sounds like you're broadly interested in mental health professionals, not psychologists (at least, according to your answer choices to #3). You might want to change your scope. Note that "psychologist" can also refer to folks who are, for example, social psychologists or industrial/organization psychologists, who are not licensed to provide psychotherapy.
  15. dancedementia

    Undergrad Institution as a Basis for Considering Applicants

    It's situational, honestly. I know that my undergrad institution (R1, consistently top 5 on USWR, etc.) definitely played a part in getting into some of my master's programs and jobs/internships (several masters programs have told me this outright). To say otherwise would be frankly privileged. That said, by the time I got to applying at the PhD level I don't think anyone cares anymore. They're much more interested in my research and clinical experience.

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