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  1. I strongly advise against this, and at my r1 school this practice is highly discouraged. it is unethical to put unpublished work on a cv. not saying your work is shite, but one could literally put any kind of crap research they did on their cv as something like "publications in progress". Another reason you don't want to do this is b/c you could undermine the peer review process. chances are youre applying to people who have published similar research you've done in your pre-doc programs. the blinded review process could be 'un-blinded' if faculty at a uni youre applying to serve as journal reviewers to the journal you have stuff submitted to, they could recognize your "under review" work b/c they might be the ones reviewing it! Just explain in detail about your research experiences in your letters and statements, most faculty are not naive about CVs w/ stretched out truths
  2. During my Masters program I was on a non-clinical research thesis track but wanted a little clinical-ish experience. So I looked to see where my fellow students who were on a clinical-track were going for their practicums and ended up volunteering at one of the sites that our students frequented and it was a great experience (time wise for me and professionally).
  3. what buckeyepsych said, totally arbitrary and varies place to place. even one system (U of Cal) can have dif titles for same jobs (assistant, associate, specialist, etc)
  4. ya get a master's, or score in the 90th percentile for the gre or something, that gpa has got to go (and it ain't goin' anywhere unless you get a master's or do super well on the gre)
  5. i'd also say stick with UNL. Really sucks with your situation, but it doesn't absolutely suck if another professor is going to step forward and advise you. Go big red!
  6. It's literally their first FAQ on their website: "The typical applicant who is competitive has (a) GRE scores over the 50th percentile, (b) a GPA of 3.5 or above for the last 60 hours of the baccalaureate degree, and (c) a graduate GPA of 3.75 (if a previous master's degree has been earned). We look for experience in both research and counseling, and we are committed to training a culturally diverse group of students. Mean GRE score percentiles for students admitted in recent years typically fall between 75-90."
  7. fwiw, i never took the psych gre and ended up getting accepted to a good counseling phd program that "Highly encouraged" the Psych gre test
  8. my opinion is do it if you want to go to that program
  9. co-signing isn't a thing don't do that. you can certainly ask them each for a LOR though
  10. i suggest using this website to look up accredited programs and doing the research yourself to figure out if they offer funding: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
  11. many programs list a gre requirement of >/= 50th percentile, so shoot for that as a benchmark
  12. for simplicity, clinical is concerned w/ "clinical" populations, counseling is more concerned with "normative" or "typically developing" populations. Also, most clinical programs are housed in psychology departments, whereas counseling programs are housed in education departments. It's everything you've already googled, tons of overlap b/w the two, some differences as far as approach, used to be more distinct in the past. Still two different entitites though, major differences just being what they're generally ineterested in researching, who they're interested in researching, and somewhat "how" that research is conducted (qualitative is more counseling, but both do mixed-methods and counseling is for sure very heavily embedded in high level stat stuff like HLM SEM and whatever). My MS advisor also said there are a lot more "bad" clinical programs than there are "bad" counseling programs (which I think he relays to like for profit PsyD kinds of clinical programs). To make app stand out, for sure try to have really good LORs, that will just help the committees take more interest in learning about you. I'd also say to stand out u should make sure your your supervisors' and advisors' names are clearly included on your CV/resume. If a committee member recognizes one of the names then that will certainly help you stand out from the crowd (this worked for me).
  13. I would for sure take Mizzou's offer if it's offered. And if it's not offered would then go to the UMiami research position second, and then the WashU psychometrician job third. Just curious, why did you apply to Mizzou for that POI if you don't think it's a good match? If he/she (the POI) was like somehow assigned to you (don't know how the Cog and Neuro program works) then it's more than likely you could possibly slip into an assistantship somewhere down the road (maybe not your first year necessarily, but maybe going into your second year) working in a lab or part of a different professor's grant that would be more of a match for you. I know Columbia, MO has a lot going on as far as their med school, VA, and clinical program (in addition to their cog/neuro program) so I bet you'd be able to find the mentors/support you'd need to carry out the independent research you desired.
  14. I worked as a neuro-psychometirican tech for about 9 months during my master's and it was a good job with amazing opportunities. I worked at an AMC, which was great because there were lots of research opportunities for me there from all our testing data (didn't do anything research-wise while I was there, but hindsight is 20/20 as I could have been more proactive on that end) and there was a lot of cross-departmental collaboration. One of our neuropsychologists worked a lot with fmri, wada testing, that kind of neuro stuff, so we got to interact with neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, neurologists, and all the people in their departments, so those were really good experiences. If your position isn't at an AMC or a hospital and just a private practice or a smaller setting, there still can definitely be research opportunities if you get your supervising psychologist on board and take some initiative. If your long term goal is clinical work as a PhD then the psychometrist position is a great route to go for sure.
  15. Yes, dont ask the student for the LOR and just be up front with the LOR about your intentions on applying to graduate school. Make it a concentrated effort to get to know the supervisor/keep them updated on your researc progress so that you establish that rapport with them.
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