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    Southern US
  • Interests
    Rehabilitation counseling, disability research and advocacy, chronic illness/chronic pain, SEL.
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  • Program
    M.S. Clinical Psychology

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    LPC vs LMFT

    I would tag on to Dance Dementia's comment that the main benefit would be supervising LMFT-associates and LPC-interns (or whatever your state calls them.) Also, if you ever wanted to pursue a PhD program you would be able to choose from Counselor Education or Marriage and Family Therapy if that is a goal of yours.
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    What are your 4 dream jobs? Are you qualified for any of them?

    I 100% feel you on that! I would like to think I am resilient, but faaar too empathic and I cry during arguments. My career as a lawyer would be over in an hour. lol
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    What are your 4 dream jobs? Are you qualified for any of them?

    1. Rehabilitation Counseling researcher and professor. 2. Writer for mental health resources/publications. 3. Running a rehabilitation center for special needs animals (big cats would be ideal.) 4. OBGYN specializing in REI and surgical interventions (if I was able-bodied I'd jump on that.)
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    Any fellow disabled grad school applicants?

    Late to this topic, but I was and will be a disabled applicant for 2021 again. It's tricky having medical disability that is so unpredictable and costly. I have noticed that most of the accessible programs/campuses are up-front about it (e.g. it does not take a great deal of work or research to find accommodation services, they have diversity programs that exist etc...) I have had the most success with being upfront about my circumstances with professors/supervisors/housing etc... The feelings of inadequacy, of "being behind" linger but I remind myself of how much I have accomplished in different realms than my peers. My path is going to look different, and I am okay with that.
  5. 1. When is the best time to apply for clinical jobs at the end of a Clinical Master's? 2. Any advice for applying to clinical jobs while in graduate school? Or tailoring my application to therapy jobs and what supervisors/employers are looking for? 3. Did anyone apply for jobs by contacting a potential supervisor? How did that go? I graduate in December and my internship will be over Summer/Fall semesters. I take my licensing exams in the fall. I was thinking late summer/early fall would be a good time to start. My license will be in counseling.
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    Counseling -Non Psych Thread

    Yes! And possible Rehabilitation Counselor Education.
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    Counseling -Non Psych Thread

    Sure! My main motivation for graduate education has been 1) To contribute to research on individuals with disabilities and 2) To train future/current mental health practitioners on working with individuals with disabilities. As I progressed through my Master's program I realized some of my personal dislike of assessments and testing and mostly that it didn't help me reach my goals. It's mostly due to the focus on what meets my goals, the accessibility of those programs versus Psych, and the greater ability to train future mental health practitioners at the Master's level. And it is also largely personal logistics that shifted my focus.
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    Counseling -Non Psych Thread

    Hello all, Now that I have switched from the Psych field to Counseling I wanted to open up a thread for applicants to Counseling Master's and Counselor Education PhD programs. Whether you are studying School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling etc... this is open to you!
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    Master's Level Research Jobs

    I wanted to see if anyone here has a Master's in Psychology and has worked in research, and if they enjoyed their experience. I am graduating next year with a Master's in Clinical Psychology (license eligible) and am passionate about psychological research, with the goal of a PhD. I know that I wouldn't be independent, but was curious about the quality of research jobs with a Master's degree.
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I have had to write just a few diversity statements in addition to an SOP. My SOP highlights experience, education, interests blah blah blah. My diversity statement describes the characteristics that make me "unique" and a positive contribution to the program and vocation. Yes to life experiences, personal characteristics, hardships, in the personal/diversity statement.
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    Best Psyd Schools

    There is an APA internship/felloswhip program in my university's town that has a large number of PsyD's that come through, and the training is in NeuroPsychology. Some of their programs: Mercer University- Individual had a Health/Medical Psych focus and internship/fellowship training. Pacific University- individual had APA accredited internship and fellowship in Neuropsychology at ivy league program. George Fox University Yeshiva. University of Denver. I also take a look at licensure rates, and rates of completion ( like someone already said, if it is more than 5/6 years that might hint at some potential problems with the program.)
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    School Psychology Thread

    Hello all, I noticed there wasn't a thread for School Psychology applicants/current students. I am applying to School Psychology PhD programs for 2019 (eligible as a specialist and licensed psychologist.) Current schools I am looking at: Texas Women's University Texas A&M University University of Houston University of Central Arkansas Tulane Louisiana State Oklahoma State
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    Research based PhD

    For those applying to or pursing a PhD in Psychology that is non-clinical, what made you decide to pursue this vs. the clinical field? My primary reason for studying Psychology is to contribute to research, and I would like to be able to devote a significant amount of time. I also greatly enjoy academic teaching and relevant work. My concern with a Clinical Program is that the focus on therapy and assessment might draw away from research possibilities, or that my time and focus would be too divided. Essentially, clinical work would take time away from what I really want to do. Thoughts? Advice?
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Alright y'all, I'm back on the gravy train. I'm focusing on Health Psychology and Clinical Health Psychology this year, branching out to research oriented programs. So far: UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology UT Arlington Health Psychology UT El Paso Health Psychology SMU Clinical Health University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Clinical University of South Alabama Clinical-Counseling UMKC Health Psychology University of New Mexico Health/Clinical Health
  15. For any of you that have a Master's level license- Social Work, MFT, Counseling etc... Did any of you work at the Master's license level before pursuing a Psychology program. I am still interested in being a Licensed Psychologist, but would like to gain experience in the field as a Licensed Counselor. The supervision period is around 2 years before I am fully licensed, so I would like to work for about that long. Just trying to think of how to gain the experiences I need for PhD programs. TIA!

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