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  1. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Okay I'm jumping the gun a little, but I'm starting to narrow down my application list and wanted to connect with anyone who is planning on applying for fall 2019 matriculation! My focus is in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, with a primary research interest in eating disorders. The list thus far: Top choices: UNT (PhD Counseling), Rutgers (PsyD Clinical), Northeastern (PhD Counseling), Springfield (PsyD Counseling), Yeshiva (PsyD Clinical), LIU Brooklyn (PhD Clinical), Adelphi (PhD Clinical) Mid-level choices: Xavier (PsyD Clinical), CCNY (PhD Clinical), Suffolk (PhD Clinical), IUP (PsyD Clinical), UHartford (PsyD Clinical), UIndy (PsyD Clinical), Fairleigh Dickinson (PhD Clinical), Drexel (PhD Clinical) Safeties: KCUMB (PsyD Clinical - new program, not APA yet), Chestnut Hill College (PsyD Clinical), Immaculata (PsyD Clinical), PCOM (PsyD Clinical) Reeeeeach: UNC-Chapel Hill (PhD Clinical), Emory (PhD Clinical), Temple (PhD Clinical), Univ of Kansas (PhD Clinical), Miami University of Ohio (PhD Clinical), UNC-Charlotte (PhD Clinical) Still a long list, but I'm taking my time chipping away at it. I'm hoping to apply to ~15 programs and choose based on practicum experiences (I want at least 2-3 full years in community clinics) and research match. What are y'all thinking?
  2. Most of us have been so stressed about interview invites that I didn't realize - we don't have an acceptance thread yet! Accepted folks, please post here so we can celebrate your achievements All psychology types (clinical, counseling, I/O, social, everything in between) welcome. School: Concentration: (e.g. clinical, counseling, social, I/O, etc) Type: (PhD/PsyD/EdD/something else) Date of acceptance: Notified by: Mass email, email from POI, phone call, etc.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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?!?!?!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    I can't upvote this enough. My life for the past year and counting.
  12. dancedementia

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

    Why is there a limit to reactions on these boards? I just want to like everyone's replies on this thread because I feel y'all so much.
  13. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    AMAZING program, congrats!! If you're not there already, enjoy Houston! Wonderful city with so much to do (and great ethnic food!)
  14. dancedementia

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

    I keep on going to the websites of my two top choice programs and just rereading the information over and over again because I am just SO DARN ANTSY. Does anyone else do this? It's not just me, right?!
  15. dancedementia

    I is stressed *Non-Judgmental Space for PhD Applicants*

    Look up Rasolli career pumps on Groupon! The ones with low heels are SUPER comfy while also looking very professional.
  16. dancedementia

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

    I was just at the interview for my dream school yesterday and wish I had had the confidence to gush more about how they were my first choice. I had a bad start to the day (overslept all three of my alarms, arrived late due to my Uber getting lost, the waiting room for candidates was WAY too small so we were all sitting bunched together and my super introvert self NEEDED HER SPACE, etc.)... so yeah, that just threw me off. It's only been one day (and it's Saturday), but damn I JUST WANNA KNOWWWW. If I get an offer from this program I'm withdrawing from all other interviews and immediately declining the other offers I'm holding. The fit is just too perfect but I don't know if the faculty see it that way haha...
  17. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    A lot of folks at the masters level are career changers, so they'll ask you a lot about why you're choosing this career. You might also get questions about past experiences, your viewpoints on mental health and treatment, what kind of populations you want to work with, etc. They might also ask you why masters instead of PhD, so have a good answer to that. UHCL is a very well respected school at the masters level, so good luck!
  18. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Not that I've seen. Their interview is on Monday so I'm just assuming I'm rejected lol.
  19. dancedementia

    Psychology Interview Debriefing

    Whew. Just got out of a stressful interview. I didn't get to speak to my POI in-depth (we interviewed with 3 profs at a time, with one prof leading the interview - which was not my POI). I feel like I floundered around the entire time. Even worse, they let us know early on in the day that their class size is going to be 3-4 people. There were at least 20 of us in the room. So much pressure! 😮 It almost felt worse to know that I had made this THIS FAR and could very possibly miss out on an acceptance by a TINY margin. Ugh.
  20. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    The latest is also that she's a troll who is a freshman in undergrad. The scariest thing is I can't tell if it's one person who posted all of those things... or if someone legitimately posted the first response and then other trolls are pretending to be her lol. Drama on GC, the highlight of my Friday.
  21. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Yeah, the most recent posts where they're just spewing vitriol and narcissism seems super trollish to me. That said, I too am a huge drama sponge and can't help getting caught up in refreshing and reading it haha.
  22. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    For a bunch of future mental health professionals, people can sure be nasty when it's under the guise of anonymity. Who else tried to Google who TM is? 😅
  23. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    School: Springfield College Type: Counseling PsyD Date of invite: 02/15/2019 Type of invite: mass email Interview date(s): 3/1 (in person) or 2/22 (Skype)
  24. dancedementia

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    This. Also, a lot of programs are still finalizing funding and/or make offers of admission separate from funding packages. I'm holding 3 offers right now but that's because none of them have gotten back to me about funding yet. Chill out, guys. If you're going to get off the wait list, it will happen whether it's today or in a month.
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