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    2019 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psychology Applicants (PhD, PsyD)

    All we can do is wait and see when the Russian agent will decide to re-open the government. I'm almost certain faculty will still process apps/interview civilian track, with hopes that by March all issues regarding funds are sorted out.
  2. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psychology Applicants (PhD, PsyD)

    I'm so sorry you're going through this BS dude.. it sucks so f$%king much! It's unbelievable! I don't see this orange buffoon opening up the government anytime soon, it is so despicable on so many levels.
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    Philosophy undergrad interested in Clinical Psych PhD. What are my chances?

    They also posted this on SDN. This question has been asked hundreds of times before, in numerous variations (e.g., “What are my chances.....”, across forums. Feedback is always the same.
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    Philosophy undergrad interested in Clinical Psych PhD. What are my chances?

    It’s very different in clinical psychology. Please be careful about disseminating innacurate information, there’s some of us with 4+ years of experience in clinical research and science, who’ve been doing this for years (including @21ny14), and preparing ourselves precisely for a career in this field. Based on what he/she shared in their original post, the OP needs a sound, basic educational foundation in psychology before he/she decides to most likely pursue a practice-oriented Master’s level degree. Spot on. The OP (and others on here) appear to be misinformed on the purpose of a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and what this degree actually entails.
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    Philosophy undergrad interested in Clinical Psych PhD. What are my chances?

    The field has greatly moved away from psychoanalysis, and more towards cognitive-behavioral frameworks. That said, if you want to "help people for a living" (To me this sounds like you want to provide therapy? Ongoing counseling?) a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology is not needed. Clinical psychologists are much more than just therapists. You can achieve this goal by pursuing practice-oriented Master-level routes (Masters in Social Work, LMSW, Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, etc.). Based on what you've shared above, I would strongly recommend for you to complete a post-bac and/or Master's level program in General Psychology, at the very least, so you have foundational knowledge in psychology. If you decide you still want to pursue doctoral studies, my additional recommendation would be for you to spend a year or two volunteering in clinical research laboratories that align with your clinical interests so you get first hand experience of what it's like to work in/contribute directly to psychological research.
  6. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psychology Applicants (PhD, PsyD)

    I wonder if the gov. shutdown may affect offers/admissions. Depends on how funds for the different tracks are allocated, but I heard through my PI (who’s close/collaborates with PIs there) last week that the civ track may be affected (I didn’t apply that track) On a slightly related topic- NSF, NIH, etc funds are frozen/people aren’t getting paid. This is something to think about for us wanting to pursue research/gov-funded careers 😒
  7. checkingmyemail

    Psychology Interview Debriefing

    My connections are in huge ass airports (Atlanta, Washington, etc) so I am praying this is the case for big airports as well!!!!!!
  8. checkingmyemail

    Psychology Interview Debriefing

    For those of you who have had interviews already: How's the wait at the airports??? TSA check points??? Anyone experience any problems?? Just booked my 5th roundtrip, have 2 more to book (but waiting to do so because I'm broke LOL), and I'm very worried about the gov. shutdown and waiting times at the airport!!!!!
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    I is stressed *Non-Judgmental Space for PhD Applicants*

    The likelihood of receiving an invite to interview after being “waitlisted” is slim. Esp. if these programs are having their interview dates/alternative dates soon. I honestly don’t know why some programs do this (I agree it’s BS and nonsense), it instills unnecessary false hope in applicants..
  10. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Um...They could've coordinated better and spread invites more out into early January and late February? Reviews/committee meetings could've taken place earlier in December? Days during the week (vs. ONLY Fridays) could've been feasible? The "alternate dates" provided could've been made during Tuesday-Thursdays? There were multiple solutions that could've been taken into consideration
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    Fall 2019 Psychology Doctoral ACCEPTANCES!!

    This damn meme describes my full range of emotions this entire application period, LMFAO. I love it so much.
  12. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Yep, I def. get it. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do! Too many conflicting interviews for me this time around but I honestly think schools should've thought/consulted with the CUPD(?, forgot the acronym) before selecting so conflicting dates in February
  13. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Wait it out. Still two whole weeks and they're coordinating. Why did you opt for Skype vs. in-person? Finances? Or conflicts? Those who interview in person almost always have an advantage over candidates who interview via phone/Skype ;(
  14. checkingmyemail

    Fall 2019 Clinical Psych Interview Invites

    I did this for 2 programs. I had nothing to lose and just needed confirmation that I was rejected (after seeing all the results pop up incessantly) vs. waiting on an invite that was clearly never coming in the first place LOL. Rejected, mourned for half of a day, and now I moved on. Just do it folks, f@&k it!!!!!!

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