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About namarie

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    Affective Disorders, factors contributing to development (genetics, environment), prognosis, and treatment (therapy and psychopharmacology) . Cognition in bipolar disorder, and how it effects daily life.
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    MSW/Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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  1. University of Georgia (UGA) 2017

    Is anyone living on campus? If so, have you received an email for housing registration?
  2. University of Georgia (UGA) 2017

    Try looking around on Reddit or google for Athens apartment reviews. Realtor. com and zillow were also good. I was able to find some usual information that helped me make my decision.
  3. High Functioning Sociopath

    I have to agree with you, I'm not sure what the point of this thread is. I considered satire (seeing as they quoted the BBC series) or as a cry for attention or help.
  4. My husband has turned into something horrible

    I think it's important to be realistic in this situation. While my ex was never a white supremacist, he was against feminism, belittled my field, spoke negatively of the social justice movements, etc. So I understand where the "how did this happen" or "did I miss the signs" thoughts come from! But please don't do that to yourself; none of this is your fault. It is admirable that you want to educate him or change his mind, but I have to say I'm not sure that will work. Many people enter into relationships with people they know are flawed thinking "I can change x." But they can't change whatever that behavior is; and I don't think you will be able to change your husband's mind. People are stubborn creatures, and until your husband realizes he's in the wrong and decides he wants to change, it won't happen. Losing you might be the catalyst he needs to start that change. But you're living with someone who puts your field down (and by extension, you as well) and disagrees with you on fundamental issues. Don't put yourself through that!! I understand feeling conflicted; it took me a while before I convinced myself to leave my ex. This is your life, not his. If you're not happy in the relationship, or you know you can't be satisfied with this man, then leave. Do what you need to do to be happy in life. If your husband is no longer part of what makes you happy, so be it. I hope you stay strong, peaceful, calm, gracious, and loving. Don't let the hate win. Hang in there!!! <3
  5. SLP Grad program-Western Carolina

    I went to WCU as an undergrad, so if you have questions about the area or the school feel free to PM me!
  6. University of Georgia (UGA) 2017

    Hello! I will be attending the MSW program with a clinical focus.
  7. Leaving Grad School-Problem

    It's okay to be selfish and make this decision. While I understand, and even identify, with the desire to make this easier on your supervisor, you have to remember that this is YOUR life. Not your supervisor's. If leaving the program is what's best for you, then so be it. I would certainly explain to your supervisor your rationale for leaving the program, and thank them for giving you the opportunities they have. But I wouldn't apologize for leaving. In the end, do what's best for you; if your supervisor or anyone else gets upset, it's their problem. As far as the conversation, when I realized a program wasn't right for me, I went ahead and told the professors I was closest to. I explained my reasoning and, to the best of my knowledge, they all understood it. It's better to leave now and return when you know what you want to study, rather than completing a program you hate. Hang in there! <3
  8. Application Question

    First, it sounds like you've already completed two graduate programs? The MBA and a MS; and you are applying for a third graduate program? What are the requirements for the application? Most schools will not accept GRE scores older than 5 years. You might not have a choice whether to include the scores; some universities make concessions for applicants with master's degrees and others don't. As far as the LORs, do you have positive relationships with any of the professors from your other graduate programs? They would be able to speak to your academic ability, research skills, etc.
  9. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Thanks! I hope everyone receives good news soon!
  10. Fall 2017 Applicants

    Just found out I was accepted into UGA's MSW program!
  11. Help, Columbia Vs Hunter

    I'm not an international student for the US, but I did go overseas to study for a time. I had to take out loans for my studies, but if I had the chance to go back and start over, I wouldn't have taken out all those loans. The name of the school you attended may carry some weight, but I think an employer will look at your relevant experiences more than what institution you attended. I think it will ultimately come down to cost/benefit ratio. Is going to Columbia so important to you that it's worth going into loads of debt? Can you go to Hunter, save money, and still have great opportunities for your studies that will help you in your future career? It might help if you created a pro/con list of the benefits and drawbacks of each school. I was accepted to Columbia last year but I decided against attending because of 1) the astronomical cost of attendance per year and 2) the cost of living in NYC. It wasn't a smart idea for me to attend, especially since it was a master's program and I was still considering going for a doctorate later on. Personally, I wouldn't choose Columbia, especially since you'd have to take out loans to cover the full cost of education. If a scholarship was on the table, then I would spend more time considering Columbia. But when you take the cost of education, living expenses in NYC, and the average salary of a social worker into consideration, having that name on your CV might not seem like such a big deal anymore. It all comes down to which school you think will offer you the best training and practical experiences at the price you can afford. I wish you the very best of luck with this decision and with your future studies.
  12. MSW 2-year ONT

    The GradCafe. There's a results tab you can look up.
  13. Definitely made me chuckle... "University Of Washington Management, PhD (F17) Rejected via E-mail on 28 Feb 2017 I 28 Feb 2017 First rejection! I'm kinda excited about it! (No, I don't have any offers yet!)
  14. MSW 2-year ONT

    The answer to your question depends on the university. You can use the Results page of TGC to see when acceptances/rejections to your universities started going out last year. A lot of people use past cycles to get an idea of when they might hear something for this year. You can also browse the information page or FAQ of your program(s) to see if they've indicated when they hope to have decisions by.
  15. Making the Most of MS in Clinical Psych

    I agree with @8BitJourney. PhD degrees in Psychology are scientist-practitioner focused, so programs are going to be more interested in your ability to churn out research. Clinical experience is going to be their second priority. If you want to incorporate research into your doctoral program, I would look into PsyD programs. Theirs is a practitioner-scholar model, so clinical work is more the 'focus', but you still get to do research.