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  1. Depending on the nature of the research, COVID may not completely ruin things (online/telehealth based stuff). If you have the funds, it wouldn't hurt to apply this round, but I would definitely try to find an RA position for 1-2 years, which should really make you more competitive after the fact.
  2. How many posters do you have and how many years of research in undergrad? Counseling psych and clinical psych programs are not that all that different in terms of their competitiveness. Development Psychology programs are purely research oriented degrees. You would not be able to get a clinical license after completing one. Because of that, I think they may be slightly less competitive, but again, they are research only so I'm assuming they would still want a pretty strong research background. Is it possible for you to get an RA position or volunteer in a lab for a year to gain more experienc
  3. I don't know about Italy, but in the U.S., the field of psychology pretty universally looks down on online training. Also, I would assume a PhD in neuroscience would involve research that doesn't lend itself to online platforms (such as a lot of cognitive testing or brain imagining).
  4. The reality is, unless you plan on hiring an attorney (you can try and see if anyone will do it pro bono) and bringing a civil suit against them, the likelihood of you receiving any sort of compensation or the chair recieving any sort of disciplinary action is zero. I understand that it may seem unfair, but that's the reality of it. Also, if you do intend on filing a civil suit, it would probably be a good idea to limit your contact, as that may be used to the university's advantage and aid in their defense. You will not be able to find the answers you are looking for in online forums bec
  5. Yeah, that is why I said earlier that it is important to have a strong understanding of research methodology and stats and such so you can make sense of the research and critically evaluate it. With EMDR, the reason it's effective, when you look at dismantling studies, is the exposure component (so seem reason why PE is so effective). The eye movement stuff is really just smoke and mirrors. It works, but the mechanism of change is not what the creators purport it to be. From what I've read thus far, it can be one or the other or both. Often times, the level of awareness they have of t
  6. There are definitely many flaws with the current DSM system and clustering people into symptom categories. And yes, being able to assess MH on a more biological level, as we do for medical diseases will be wonderful. But we aren't there yet, so we need to make the best of what we have at our disposal. So yes, not all evidence is created equal (which is why having a strong understanding of research methodology and statistics is important to be able to assess published studies), but there is still some pretty solid evidence for using certain protocols to treat certain issues, such as the evidenc
  7. I'm not quite sure how you differentiate science-based from evidence-based. The evidence is science-based. From what I have been taught, your intervention should be derived from the effective and efficacious treatments for that diagnosis. Typically, since most clients will have more than 1 concern, I will conceptualize all the concerns that the person is presenting with and figure out what the underlying problems are and, in part with a collaborative discussion with the client, will come up with a treatment plan that specifically targets what is believed to be the most pressing/underlyin
  8. Yes, I agree with the other 2 posters. Assessments are a good way to measure progress, as long as you are using validated measures. When I did a practicum at a college counseling center, we used the CCAPS (Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms) bi-weekly to track changes/progress, and at my current site we use the PHQ-9 and a mini mental status exam because of the population I work with. Insurance companies, from what I've been told, also like seeing assessments, even self-report ones like the PHQ-9 or BDI, because they are tangible scores so that measurable change can be seen
  9. Some schools explicitly prohibit this, so it depends on the school. I would reach out to someone in admissions if possible to find out.
  10. Can you maybe contact your undergrad institution? I'm assuming you aren't the 1st graduate to apply to grad school. They may be able to tell you how others have navigated that. Otherwise, I have no idea since I went to a state school with a standard grading system, so I have limited advice in that aspect.
  11. I agree with the advice @SoundofSilence gave above. Do a search in Google Scholar and/or look through articles of interest you've saved and start there. Since you seem particularly interesting in programs with a Clinical Science lean, maybe also check out the PCSAS accredited list and see what faculty fit with your interests: https://www.pcsas.org/accreditation/accredited-programs/.
  12. Yikes, which programs are these? That honestly sounds like a red-flag of the program, in that they might not be too focused on providing evidence-based training.
  13. Your credentials seem pretty solid. I wouldn't worry about the lack of clinical experience. Unless you have a master's, very little clinical experience available post-bacc is actually anything remotely similar to what a psychologist does. You have a good number of presentations, and it isn't expected to have multiple publications without an advanced degree. I have to respectfully disagree with EyelandPsychePhD about publishing in open access journals by yourself. PIs want to see that you are open to learning how to properly conduct and disseminate research. Publishing something in a low impact
  14. At the bottom of my CV, I have a section called "Skills" where I put things like "Proficient in SPSS, Qualtrics," etc. and other things that don't fit elsewhere (such as assessments I am able to administer, but that will be applicable once you're in a program). That may be an option for you to include all of those programs you are familiar with. I honestly wouldn't worry too much about your undergrad GPA if you have an MA. They are going to care about that one more, along with your GRE scores. I would definitely add the EEG stuff, but trim down that description. There is a lot of filler
  15. Yep, basically. That's why many people will apply multiple cycles before getting in.
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