schizometric

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About schizometric

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    Double Shot
  • Birthday July 25

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  • Location
    USA
  • Interests
    Neuropsychology, Forensic/Correctional Psychology, and Health Disparities
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  • Program
    Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

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  1. Professors Studying Romantic/Interpersonal Relationships

    Dr. Ashley Randall at Arizona State University's counseling psychology program researches this area.
  2. Clinical Psych Admissions Question

    I absolutely love how supportive this community can be.
  3. Unconventional Routes To Psy Ph.D.

    I'm not sure why you would consider doing a masters degree in anything other than psychology. If your ultimate goal is a psychology PhD program, start laying the groundwork for that discipline. There are many areas to choose from (e.g., general psychology, experimental psych, counseling psych, clinical psych, etc.). Be aware that clinical psych doctoral programs sometimes frown on applicants with masters degrees. Not all clinical psych programs, but many. Counseling psych doctoral programs, on the other hand, usually consider students with masters degrees and some programs even require it. I would suggest trying to find a masters program that is funded. Otherwise they can be expensive.
  4. Clinical vs. Counseling Psychology

    The differences between the two specialties is more historical than anything else. That is, they have their origins in disparate areas, but they are currently much more alike than different. You will find greater diversity within the specialties than between them. They lead to the same licensure and you will find people from each working in the same spaces. Try to locate a mentor (in either specialty) with research that interests you and be less concerned about the distinction, is my opinion.
  5. Counseling or Industrial Organizational Psychology?!

    Counseling Psychology has its roots in vocational psychology. It is possible to work in positions typically held by I/O Psychologists as a Counseling Psychologist. It is not super common, but it does happen. The upside to choosing Counseling Psychology is it gives you more options employment-wise. You can practice as a clinician, you can work in academia (professorship), you can conduct research, you can do the work you described, and there are other options as well. Figure out where your passion lies and pursue it, but be aware that increasing your employment options is always advantageous. On a side note, I wouldn't put too much stock in the salary listings you find. So many factors play into earning potential (e.g., region of the country, where and if you practice, years in service, etc.).
  6. Background Before PhD Program

    I'm entering my PhD program with 2 masters degrees (Forensic Psychology & Counseling Psychology). I am a non-traditional student and I think I needed the degrees to demonstrate my viability as a candidate for competitive programs. It took me 3 cycles to finally gain admission to a fully funded, APA-accredited program, but it was worth the struggle. This last cycle I applied to 16 programs and received 11 admissions interviews. I was able to cancel the last four interviews as I received an offer from my first choice program. I should note that it was my second time applying to my first choice program.
  7. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    Awesome! Congrats!
  8. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    Congratulations. So awesome!
  9. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    I was amazed at how difficult it was to turn down an offer. It really twisted me up inside. I think the better the program and faculty are, the harder it is to let go, even when you have selected what you believe to be the program for you. I never thought about this while selecting programs to apply to. What made it a little easier was seeing the person who got the spot I released express their excitement on the results board. That was awesome!
  10. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    Congratulations! What's your number 1 program?
  11. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    Congratulations!
  12. Fall 2017 Counseling Psychology Applicants

    I did. Well, my masters is Counseling Psychology.
  13. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    I hope it works out the way you want. Kudos on making a decision based on your specific needs.
  14. Fall 2017 Waitlist Thread

    That must have been incredibly difficult. Do you mind me asking what program you landed on?
  15. Master's Credits To Count Towards Clinical Psychology PhD?

    I agree with the previous poster that it is usually a case by case basis. There is also some difference by specialty. Counseling psych programs are more likely to accept masters credits than clinical psych programs. Further, some counseling psych programs require a masters degree for admission.