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Clinapp2017 last won the day on June 21 2018

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    Clinical Psych, Ph.D.

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  1. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    They'd contact you for some sort of interview (phone or skype is likely if you live far away).
  2. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    That is generally my impression of how this works (coming from the other side of the process now).
  3. Clinapp2017

    Waitlist and Help Me Decide Thread 2019

    This is important; I cannot offer advice on this as I have a very senior PI, but my recommendation is if you go to either of those schools you should identify a prospective back-up mentor immediately who is more senior and could help you in the event your junior non-TT PI leaves and you want to stay.
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    Undergrad Institution as a Basis for Considering Applicants

    At least from my lab at a well-respected Clinical PhD program, I am fairly positive my mentor (and other faculty in the program) don't care where your undergrad was as long as you did well. Sure, an Ivy has the ability to bias everyone, but what is more important is seeing research productivity. I, and others, are more impressed to see someone with pubs in some high impact-factor places vs. someone with a "top tier" undergrad school on their CV but nothing else really to speak of at all.
  5. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I would only email schools you had interviews at to let them know you are taking a positions elsewhere and wish to remove your name from consideration, especially if it helps expedite the admissions process. If you didn’t get an interview somewhere, no need to email them. This late in the game you are probably being rejected and you reaching out only creates a backdrop of presumption on your part that won’t look good if you apply to the same programs and labs for post-doc and beyond.
  6. Clinapp2017

    mistakes made at clinical psychology interview

    FWIW as my opinion as a current student (before this gets merged): 1) nobody expects you to buy food for your host family; in fact, programs usually provide some light breakfast food in the morning for applicants. If they didn’t, I’m sorry about that. 2) I can’t really know what you mean by this unless you want to PM more specifics about what the questions were. Hopefully it wasn’t a big deal. 3) Nobody expects you to be super energetic; just a little social. It’s a long process.
  7. Clinapp2017

    Interview Advice

    More social. Probably geared toward getting to know them in a more informal setting. You can ask questions about life in whatever city the uni is in, but I’d save the harder questions for interview day.
  8. Clinapp2017

    Interview Advice

    I would say pre-interview questions should concern unresolved logistics (e.g., “who will i meet with in your lab?”) and not content. Save the actual content for your interview. Just my two cents as someone on the other side.
  9. Clinapp2017

    Clinical Psych Phd interview - how to prepare

    Look at the “interview advice” thread on here, for starters:
  10. Clinapp2017

    Philosophy undergrad interested in Clinical Psych PhD. What are my chances?

    *Sigh* I’m wondering when the day will come, if ever, when people don’t assume that being in therapy + reading Freud/Jung = qualifications for a PhD in clinical psychology. Anyways, what everyone has said here is accurate. I’m thinking a 2 year psychology research masters with a thesis requirement would be most ideal to make you competitive even for RA jobs in clinical. Otherwise you are going up against people with qualifications of conceptual knowledge for the RA positions that you probably frankly do not have. If being a therapist is your goal, pursue a masters in counseling or a similar degree. It’s a much shorter path in this case.
  11. Clinapp2017

    How to cancel interviews / how to pick which interviews I attend

    Simply put: decline all offers of schools below the one you got into, and attend the others. See what happens. Congrats! You’re now truly in the buyer’s market.
  12. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Google it yourself/look up recent papers from the lab. This is not something you should ask about... it sounds like you didn’t do your homework. You can maybe ask “I’ve read xyz, but what are some new projects your lab is starting?”
  13. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    The program coordinator, if possible. Do not email your POI... it will come off as annoying/pushy.
  14. Clinapp2017

    Bag to carry around during interview day

    I don't know if this has already been said, but if you need to leave your bigger bag or suitcase or something somewhere on-site during the interview, ask the grad students or the program coordinator. People will usually let you leave large objects in their offices during the interview day if its a hassle to lug things around.
  15. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I would agree, but also want to add that funding situations are a crap-shoot, too. It’s hard to know what mentors are taking students each year... heck, some even interview students but don’t take a student because they are in the middle of potentially switching jobs or institutions (this happened to me at one site I interviewed at 2 years ago). So, there are definitely ways to bolster your app as @checkingmyemail pointed out, but it’s not 100% your fault as an applicant. I’m also not sure if your applicantions are geographically restricted to a certain (highly desirable, competitive) part of the country. This will automatically limit your chances right out of the gate.

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