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    MO, USA
  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
  • Program
    Clincal/Counseling Psychology
  1. Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Finally got an interview invite! School: University of Hawaii Manoa Type: PhD Date of invite: 2/20 Type of invite: Email from POI Interview date(s): 2/23
  2. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm on that train too. Is it too early to start a Fall 2019 applicant thread?
  3. Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Did you interview with UMSL?
  4. Let’s just TALK about it...

    I completely understand that feeling. I haven't been offered an interview from any of the 14 schools I applied to yet and the thoughts about "what did I do wrong so that I didn't stand out" have been strong. I'm looking at taking a year or two off to do research and apply again. But being an older grad student to begin with, the idea of delaying the time I will finally get into my career by an extra year or two is painful. At this point I'm going to be at least 40 before I finish my PhD.
  5. What would be the consequences in your current program if you only registered for one class for the next two semesters? Or maybe you could talk with your advisor about taking a year off to do research? That would allow you to not have to drop out of your program in case applications don't go your way, but it would keep you from continuing to going into too much more debt for the year.
  6. Fat PhD Applicant

    I am also on the overweight side and in a group interview (a couple of years ago, not this cycle) each person was asked a question by the panel. Everyone was asked very different questions from each panelist, except me - I was asked by all three slight variations of questions self-care, fitness and what I do when I'm stressed. Based upon my experience, I would think through and have solid answers for your self-care routine - are you an artist, do you garden, do you read/write fiction, etc. I can't say this will happen to you, but since self-care is such a hot topic, it may be something that comes up. As long as you have a solid answer about things you do to take care of yourself that should help. And as others have said, you seem confident in your interview skills, so just embracing that and letting others see your confidence will go a long way.
  7. What did your mentors do for you in your process of applying? What did they offer to do? What was most helpful? What do you wish you could have had help with?
  8. PhD Fall 2018 Applicants

    I'm in the same boat nicokren. What's your plan B you're working on?
  9. Group interviews - clinical scenarios

    We used his book in my Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning class in my Master's degree program and it really helped me to conceptualize treatment planning. It might be a good option to quickly learn the basics of treatment planning: If you don't already have a copy of the DSM 5, it might be worth going ahead and getting one then taking a flip through it to familiarize yourself with some of the most common disorders and the differential diagnoses for those disorders (which are conveniently listed in the section for each of the disorders). Good luck!
  10. "DM me your POI" thread

    Can the who posted about being contacted by University of Hawaii Manoa today please PM me the initials of your POI? Thank you!
  11. Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    SLU typically reaches out in the last week of January, so I imagine next week or the week after people will start to hear from them.
  12. I absolutely will. I'll accept one of the job offers I've received to work as a counselor, take the NCE and work toward my LPC, and find a more structured lab to work with that will hopefully look better on my CV. I may take the GRE again, but I may not. And I'll continue to go to conferences and network with folks in the field. I can't do what I want to do without a PhD, so I'm going to keep applying as many times as it takes.
  13. Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I haven't. If anyone has, I'd be curious to know as well. I think they typically start contacting people around this time in the past.
  14. Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Me too please! And congratulations!
  15. "DM me your POI" thread

    Me too please!