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  1. One B is not going to derail your chances of getting into a clinical psych PhD. The main thing that they are really going to be looking at is your research productivity (posters, pubs, etc). As long as you meet the minimum GPA requirements, that's usually pretty low on the list.
  2. It's not uncommon for people to go a few rounds and, if the research fit is good, it makes sense to reapply to the same faculty.
  3. I would look up recently published journal articles within your area of interest and see where those researchers are working out of. However, keep in mind that there is usually quite a delay between when the research is done and then published. But you can then look at the faculty bios once you get the names.
  4. For any student, international or domestic, racking up that much debt for a PsyD is honestly not recommended. Also, the worthwhile PsyDs require research as well and require relatively extensive research experience previously. Most of the master's programs that lead to licensure will be about 60 credits. However, licensure varies from state to state, and programs typically align themselves with their state laws. Do you ultimately want to practice in the US or in India? If the latter, I would just make sure that whatever option you choose allows you to work in that capacity in India
  5. I think this is going to vastly depend on the individual project. I am partway through my dissertation and have spent $0 on it, as have most of my cohort. Most libraries will be able to get you the articles you need through inter-library loan services, so that should not be a cost. You can proof/edit your own work with also getting feedback from peers and your dissertation chair. Most universities also have a writing center that is free to students which may assist in proofing/editing. I can't speak to the costs related to trips to specific institutions, compensating specialists/experts, as th
  6. I second this. As an advanced grad student, I have enjoyed helping to answer applicant questions over the years on this forum. However, I personally don't have the mental bandwidth to add another thing to check.
  7. I second this. As an advanced grad student, I have enjoyed helping to answer applicant questions over the years on this forum. However, I personally don't have the mental bandwidth to add another thing to check.
  8. I agree with this advice. Also, any of the good PsyDs will have a very similar to nearly identical application process to balanced PhD programs. I'm in my 4th year of a PsyD, and I followed this pattern--2 academic letter writers from my psych masters and 1 clinical supervisor from my post-master's job. Most of those who were admitted to my program were similar.
  9. If your primary goal is to do therapy as a side-gig, I would look into MFT or social work programs. You can get licensed as a master's level therapist and work towards licensure that way.
  10. While California doesn't 100% require completing an APA-accredited doctoral program for licensure, it will make the licensing process infinitely easier because you have to prove the program meets those standards. Doctoral programs are full-time because all of the course work and clinical practicums take up the time of a full time job (arguably more so). Also, you cannot get an APA-accredited internship if you do not go to an APA-accredited program, nor can you even apply to non-accredited internships on APPIC, which is the application process for all formal internship programs. You would be le
  11. If you're interested in straight therapy, you don't really need a PhD. I would look into master's level programs that lead to licensure as either an LPC, LCSW (MSW degree), or MFT depending on the state. Licensure laws vary from state to state, especially for master's level clinicians, so it is best to get trained in the state you are most interested in practicing. An MSW tends to be a more portable degree than an LPC/MFT, and MSWs can bill Medicare, while LPCs cannot. This makes getting a job in a hospital system much easier with an MSW than an LPC. CACREP is becoming more important in
  12. To best help you, it's helpful to know what your ultimate career goal is. If you want to be a licensed therapist, there are many paths you can take. An MSW, an MA/MS, a PhD, or a PsyD can all lead to licensure. The question is what do you want your day to day to look like? Do you want to do therapy? If so, in what kind of setting? Do you want to also be able to do assessment, such as neuropsychological assessment? What kinds of populations do you want to work with?
  13. APA accreditation is only for PhD/PsyD programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (and School Psychology to some extent), as those are the ones that lead to clinical licensure. I don't know about all the schools you've mentioned, but for instance, Princeton does not have a Clinical or Counseling Psychology PhD program. Their psychology PhDs are strictly research focused. A Clinical or Counseling Psychology program has specific courses related to clinical practice and practicum experiences interwoven into the curriculum, which research only PhDs (like Social or Developmental) do not.
  14. Is there a reason you cannot ask your supervisor thus question? This is a forum for grad students and prospective grad students. No one here has the qualifications (i.e. licensure) to provide you a specific answer to your question.
  15. I would recommend you speak with the psychologist supervising your research, as no one on here is qualified to help you make diagnoses.
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