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    Bay Area, CA
  • Interests
    Child Clinical
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Clinical Psychology PhD

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  1. Hi all! I saw the clinical folks had a thread started already so I figured developmental could use some love, too! I'm planning on applying to a mix of both developmental and clinical programs to vary my options, as the competitiveness of clinical programs is a bit daunting. I applied to a small handful of schools this previous round but did so with little extra preparation. Before the 2020 application cycle I'll be working as a research assistant for the VA and will retake the GRE to get a better score. My area of interest is attachment/trauma/maternal trauma and developmental deficits that occur when there are disruptions in the caregiver-child relationship, particularly in emotional/physical regulation and social skills. Here are the schools and potential POIs I'm interested in right now. Obviously dependent on who is accepting students. Would like to find a few more and then choose. University of Michigan, SGB, SO, LH University of Iowa, IP, MN, MO University of Oregon, JA, JM, MZ University of Denver, SW, AN University of Minnesota, CK, GR UC Irvine, JB, WG (though they don't follow a normative PI application process) UC Riverside, RW, KM, LD West Virginia University, EK, CM, AG University of Utah, EC, PK Anyways, where is everyone at? What are you interested in? Cheers!
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Whaaaat?! This is good hopeful news (maybe?!?!) I had given up hope on this program as well, but some invites did go out in February last year...sigh.. P.S. is it common for POI's to reach out to letter writers? or mentors?
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    POI Requests for Clinical Psychology PhD Fall 2019

    Same, please! This program was a long shot for me but I'm still holding out hope. Congrats!
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Same for CU Denver, please! I would appreciate it!
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    Child Clinical Programs?

    Thanks! I will look into those. I actually applied to U of O but am assuming rejection at this point, as their interviews for clinical are this Friday. I will probably apply again next cycle! Thank you for that! I will for sure look at that list. Very helpful. Thanks everyone for the wonderful suggestions so far!
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    Child Clinical Programs?

    I haven't really thought of attending school outside of the USA, but I would be open to it if the program and POI were a good fit (would also have to get my husband on board!) Are programs outside the USA still typically funded?
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    Child Clinical Programs?

    Hi all, In my quest to begin preparing myself for 2020 matriculation, I was hoping to reach out and see if any of you had recommendations for child clinical track PhD programs! I have been doing research of my own, but it definitely gets overwhelming to look at all programs, search for child-focused researchers, and even further narrow down the choices based on my interests (maternal and infant mental health). If you know of any reputable programs I should look at, I would absolutely love the help! Many many thanks, and congrats/best of luck to those of you who are interviewing soon!
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Today was the notification deadline for my top choice/favorite PI. I had given up hope a while ago buuuut it makes the rejection more real trying to stay focused on next application cycle!
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    GRE Study Methods

    Thank you so much for the feedback! I'm going to look into those for sure.
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    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I mean, it's definitely a personal choice but the likelihood of you being the ONLY applicant that heard back so far is fairly slim. I really doubt they have a way of knowing it was you specifically that posted. Also, I wonder how many professors really spend time coming to this website. I feel like it is slim to none. But again, it's totally your personal comfort level with sharing that information anonymously.
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    GRE Study Methods

    I'm worried mostly for the Q. I am stellar at stats but the math they have on the GRE is BRUTAL. Like, I don't remember how to do math from 8th grade lol. Those scores are beautiful :')
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    GRE Study Methods

    @Mickey26 Thanks for the tips! I used Kaplan the first time around and did not find the material to be very helpful. I just ordered the ETS prep book so hopefully that one will be better. I'm just terrible at studying and can usually pull okay scores out of my ass but really need to do well!
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    GRE Study Methods

    Wow these are almost identical to my scores! I considered mine to be somewhat competitive and really wish they weren't expiring my worst fear is that I'll retake and do worse than the first time
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    GRE Study Methods

    For those of you who have done well on the GRE, what study materials did you use? Especially those of you who have retaken the test and done better. My old scores are expiring this year (nooooo!) and I would definitely love to improve in all areas. I am trying to channel my nervous energy about likely rejections into something useful, like preparing to do this all. over. again.
  15. I went into this year with minimal research qualifications and an okay GRE score. My plan is to work as a research assistant on a few projects and study my ass off for the GRE to get a more stand-out score. I'm an old-ish applicant who already has a master's in clinical psychology and I if I don't get in next year (or this year!) I think I will need to call it quits, unfortunately.

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