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    2020 Fall
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    Clinical Psychology

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  1. Hey no I was not, I live in the UK and I have been eagerly waiting updates on subject tests. I am hoping they will become available online like the GRE general?
  2. Thanks for all your suggestions everyone
  3. Hi all, what resources did people use to revise for the GRE Psychology test? Any textbook, YouTube, or other online platforms recommendations welcome :) thank you!
  4. This is a really important message - I'm not yet in my 30s but I think age does crop up a lot as a worry for applications, especially given the pressure to get accepted onto a Ph.D program as soon as you graduate college. I really enjoy reading posts from applicants who have decided to change their career and apply to Psychology. Changing careers is extremely brave and I think it's great that more people are talking about this. Experience is so important and often overlooked. I decided not to apply for this round of applications to allow myself more time to gain additional research experience and think about what specifically I am interested in. How can we be expected to know exactly what area we want to research for the rest of our careers if we have only had limited research experience in one or two labs? I have three years experience doing very different research projects - some of these research questions I was fascinated by and other research areas that I thought I was interested in changed after working in this area. All experience is POSITIVE because it helps you figure out what you want (and don't want) which is equally as important. Thank you for sharing.
  5. I would like to know if anyone has experience working as a Research Assistant or equivalent in Canada as a foreign citizen and how they went about getting this job?
  6. I would be grateful if anyone could share what the main points are to include in a letter of recommendation for Clinical Psychology PhD programs?
  7. Hi Rebecca, I am a UK citizen and completed a two year research masters in the UK, this program I believe is one of the best if not the top masters programs currently available in the UK. Feel free to private message me if you would like to know more about this program I would be happy to help.
  8. Thanks I didn't think it would be an issue as it is normal I guess to work on a project with two people, if anything it is an endorsement for what the main person is writing about you.
  9. I would like to know if there are any international students currently on Psychology PhD programs or anyone who is international who is applying this year for Fall 2020 programs? I would love to hear about your experiences in the application process - please DM me
  10. I am working as a research assistant and my PI is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist but the chief investigator of the study is a professor and more well known in the field. However, I have much more contact with my PI than the CI. The CI is also very busy and I'm not sure if he would have time to submit my recommendation letters. I was going to ask if the CI could co sign the recommendation letter but I wasn't sure if this is allowed?
  11. Yes I have seen this, however a lot of people posted about rejections and I haven't received one. It says on my status that my application is still awaiting a decision
  12. Has anyone still not heard back from Nebraska-Lincoln?
  13. I also completed an MRes in the UK! Yes but most places do provide funding even if you are an international applicant because they recognize the diversity and value of having a different perspective in research! I applied to the US because they combine research and clinical which I think is really important - in the UK it is separate if you choose clinical you must complete the 3 year doctorate and if you want to do research you do a 3 year PhD. On paper it sounds great but in reality it is highly competitive and once you gain a place you are over worked, under paid and constantly stressed. To get a place on the clinical doctorate can take years as most applicants now have a PhD on top of a masters and you also must gain experience working as an Assistant Psychologist which is even less pay and even more competitive as up to 1,000 applicants can apply for 1 position and most already have AP experience! Therefore I am taking my chances in America ?
  14. I'm wondering if anyone on this forum has applied to or is currently completing a Clinical Psychology PhD in America?I have applied to programs for Fall 2019 intake and I am waiting to hear back about interviews. If you have applied or are a current PhD student it would be helpful if you could share your experiences of the interview process and your experience transitioning to America as a UK citizen!Thanks
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