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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    Glad it helped - it's seriously a huge commitment. We're talking 5-6 years of our lives! As someone who does not like change or uncertainty, I like weighing out all my options. Congratulations on your offer, and best of luck waiting it out! If you ever need further reminders, feel free to reach out Sending you and Meteor&Star good luck and vibes~
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I guess it depends if receiving offers from USC and Minnesota would change your decision. How do you feel about the similarly good program? If it's just impatience that's getting to you, I'm inclined to suggest you wait it out. But then again, making a decision now lets other wait-listers know where they stand. So it's up to you. I understand the temptation, as I'm currently waiting on two schools and holding an acceptance, but I'd rather know what all my options are before making any big life decisions.
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    Fall 2018 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I don't see any harm with being honest with yourself and the professors in the program. I'm not quite sure if this was some sort of "test"/whether or not you past it, but match is important for you and the professor. And there's more to it than the research - what does their mentorship look like? Are there opportunities to expand the scope of projects to align better with your goals? You did, after all, apply to them for a reason. Obviously the odds of you getting accepted into a program are better when two professors are considering you, but it's going to be narrowed down to one at some point anyway. Best of luck! Curious to know the outcome of this.
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    Clinical Vs. Non-Clinical PhD

    How would you describe these paths? ....asking 4 a friend
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    Clinical Vs. Non-Clinical PhD

    The program meets the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register of Health Service Providers of Psychology "Guidelines for Defining Doctoral Degree in Psychology.” It says that graduates from the program will have the educational requirements for licensing in the US and Canada, but specify that it does not meet requirements nor train students for clinical psychology licensing. And - once licensed - graduates are eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Provider in Psychology. I think part of my reluctance/confusion is that...I'm not quite sure what that means.
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    Clinical Vs. Non-Clinical PhD

    What program is the non-clinical interdisciplinary PhD program, if you don't mind me asking? I'm not too familiar with work-life balance in certain programs, but I can tell you from my small sample of interviews with grad students, that they find a way to make it work, balancing getting clinical hours and doing research for their thesis/projects. I hope it's alright that I also post on this thread my similar experience/dilemma. I've applied to predominantly clinical programs, with one Applied Developmental program. I've been wait-listed for one clinical program, and waiting to hear back from another. I have been accepted to the Applied Developmental program with full funding, which allows me to also become a licensed psychologist. I'm wondering if anyone could provide insight into the difference between a licensed developmental psychologist and a clinical psychologist? I want to focus on early childhood/family systems, and though I too like the idea of being a practicing mental health clinician, I wouldn't say it's necessarily my priority. The clinical programs I applied to conduct clinical research, so my inclinations toward practice are satisfied there. If I don't get into a clinical program this round (my first cycle), I'm debating if I should go to the AD program this fall, or try again at clinical next year. I think I know what I'd need to improve my application (boost up GRE scores, take the Psych GRE, and refine PS), but I'm not sure if I want to go through that process again. Any and all insight would be helpful, thanks!

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