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FeministPsychologist last won the day on March 29 2019

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    LGBTQIA+ mental health, Intersectionality, Advocacy through research
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    2019 Fall
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    Counseling Psychology

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  1. I would personally go with options 1, 3, and 4. The first one because he can speak about you in multiple different aspects, and I'm sure can write you the most wonderful letter. The second one because he has a clinical background. And the fourth one because he probably knows about your passions really well and can explain why you would be a good fit. I'd say #3 is actually a solid option too because he has a clinical background, but because you haven't had a class with him, nor do you do research with him, there would need to be some explanation of the relationship. Otherwise, 3 can easi
  2. Applied first at age 21 (also graduated undergrad at 21), reapplied at 22 and will be starting shortly after I turn 23 Having to reapply really reaffirmed my passion for and dedication to the field, so I can't say I regret how things played out.
  3. I second what @hlr20 said! Themes not only allow you to express your interests in a clever way, but can also make your personal statement much more cohesive and meaningful. Thank you for sharing your outline! Here is an idea of the outline I used for most of my statements (which I then tailored to each program I applied to based on a format they expected). Keep in mind, I applied to a scientist-practitioner program so it's not solely about research. PARAGRAPH 1: Personal story; introduce theme. Strong hook that connects to a theme you are trying to convey. Thesis = I
  4. Here it is! Why do you want to be pursue this field? What are your goals/how can a PhD help you attain your goals? What are you looking for in a graduate program? What interests you in our program specifically? What research are you interested in doing? If you were to design a study, what variables would you study and what methods would you use? (Usually they are wanting to get an idea of what you will do from start to finish). What are your strengths and weaknesses? What skills do you think will be helpful for completing a PhD? What chall
  5. For interviewing skills, I looked back to questions I was asked in the previous cycle and thought about which ones I could prepare for better, especially in regards to solidifying my research interests, potential dissertation topic, and designing a study. I struggled with those questions the most, personally, because it was hard not to sound like a jumble even if I mentally knew what to say. Additionally, I created a list of slightly random questions that I had seen in guides and on this forum so that it would be easier to answer unexpected questions, even if they weren't the same ones. I'd be
  6. Trying to like this, but GradCafe says I'm out of reacts So exciting!! See you there
  7. I'm trying to react/like all of these responses, but apparently I've crossed my limit for the day This is so, so true! Thanks for bringing this up. Yes!! This is such a good point!! And we shouldn't feel bad about reapplying, nor do we owe an explanation to anyone about why we aren't starting immediately.
  8. Hi all, I wanted to start a thread to allow us all to share our thoughts and reflect on this application cycle now that it is almost over. This was my second time applying to Counseling Psychology programs, and I know that I have learned a lot about myself (and the ridiculous admissions game) through this process. To give you a bit of background, my first application cycle, I applied to 6 programs (all CounPsy) and though I had a mix of preliminary and in-person interviews for 4 of them, I was eventually rejected from all. I was devastated, and literally had mental breakdowns every
  9. I’m also going to UTK’s Counseling Psych Program! 😁
  10. For those who have applied to PhD programs in Psychology (non-clinical) at the University of Florida (Gainesville), have you received a rejection if you weren’t invited to an interview? The only reason I ask is that in past years they have sent out rejections, but I haven’t received any communication from them and even though I’m aware that decisions have probably been made, it would be nice to receive a definite no.
  11. Hi all! I wanted to ask what others have done or recommend doing in this situation. I was waitlisted pre-interview (about 2 mos ago), and the in-person interview for the program took place about 1 month ago. Is it okay for me to reach out to my POI for information about my status? He had told me he would be in touch, but I haven’t heard from him. I want to convey my continued interest in the program, but don’t want to seem hasty either. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Not recently - I last emailed with my POI in early January. Have you heard anything?
  13. I really needed this today. Thanks for your kind words—you’re right, we got this
  14. I applied to the PhD program in Counseling Psychology and though rejected from that, I was offered a spot for the MA in Counseling with $15K merit scholarship.
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