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  1. Hey guys! I've seen this thread for other specialities so I thought I would make one for school psychology. Good luck to everyone applying and getting interviews! This is the format you can use. School: Type: PhD/PsyD Date of invite: Type of invite: Mass email, email from POI, phone call, etc. Interview date(s):
  2. I'm really worried about getting into a PhD program in school psychology. I have an undergrad GPA of 3.55, a major GPA of 3.65, really low GRE scores (below average). I was a research clinician for a summer program for children with autism- I have continued to work at the program as a research assistant for the Fall semester. I have also been on a research team for the last year. I was TA for a philosophy course (teaching experience). I worked at a community center for one summer, and I was a freshman mentor. I am also in Psi Chi. I have been in contact with all the professors of interest and spoken to them about their research. Will my GRE automatically put me out of the running? I have applied to: The University of Utah (top choice), The University of Virgina, The University of Georgia, The University at Buffalo, and Michigan State University. Does anyone know my chances of getting into any of these schools?
  3. The OISE Psychology Clinic (near St. George Subway Station) is looking for a student fluent in Tagalog/Filipino and who is interested in supporting a psychology graduate student during a psychoeducational assessment. This is a great clinical opportunity for those interested in working with children/teenagers and families. Some knowledge of consent and limits to confidentiality is needed. If interested, please respond to this post. Kind regards, Tessie M.
  4. Hello I am a current undergrad student at Florida Atlantic University and I major in Exceptional Student Education. Since I began my bachelor program, I've been thinking a lot about what I wanted to do. I did decide that School Psychology is a path for me because I do want to work with parents and the school with assessments, accommodating, and IEP planning, but also counseling with disability and gifted students. The main goal I really want to do (If everything falls into place!) is open up my own learning center / day care for kids, teens, and young adults with disabilities. I also have interest in Curriculum Design, and Teaching/Managing at a university level. I work with disabilities now and my passion came from me seeing how badly the system is with this population. My stress and confusion is what degrees are the best for this? What I do know is that I love working with disability kids and teens, and college students, and that I plan to get a PhD in whatever I decide because I want a higher salary. Teachers do not make enough for me to be comfortable. I would prefer degrees that would open up plans B and C for me just in case all else fails. I dislike research so one of the options I thought about was: EdS School Psychology and PhD in Higher Education or Curriculum Design. But I have no issue with sucking it up and doing the work so the second option was: PhD in School Psychology first, then Masters in Higher Education or Curriculum Design. Both options would take the same amount of time but option one requires less research. Is it necessary for me to get a PhD in School Psychology? or are both the EdS and PhD the same as far as career duties? (Not opportunities) Any thoughts? Opinions? Thanks in advance.
  5. Hello, I received an interview day itinerary from a School Psychology Ph.D. program and it states that there will be a "short stats sample in the morning to supplement the materials you submitted with your application." Does anyone know what this means or experienced something similar during their interview? I'm slightly freaking out and would appreciate any advice! Thank you.
  6. I am just wondering... how likely is a doctorate in school psychology paves the first step to becoming neuropsychologist? As far as I know, one has to have relevant neuropsy pre-doc and post-doc experiences, before you can take the board exam for certification. However, multiple broad certification websites and prospectus from psychology graduate schools enlist that the candidates must obtain PhD in clinical or counselling psychology... does that mean it is almost no hope for school psychologist? Besides, there is one association who calls School Neuropsychology, which apparently recognized by APA for Continuing Education credits (https://www.schoolneuropsych.com/index.php?id=1). However, they note that there is no licensing body for accreditation as School Neuropsychologist. Lastly, how likely is it for a School Psychology PhD candidate to obtain pediatric neuropsychology pre- and/or post-doc internships (if they prefer clinical psy. candidates, or is that true?)? Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!!!
  7. Hello to everyone who has been biting their nails to the nub for the past several months waiting for MARCH 15. (Almost all of my schools had a deadline of January 15 with a notification date by March 15. I have applied to several schools: UNC Chapel Hill, William & Mary, Columbia, Univeristy of Florida, and Tufts for their either PhD or EdS programs for School Psychology. I would be happy with admittances at any of these schools, but I would say my top choices would be W/M, Chapel Hill, and Columbia. I know these schools agonize over the many-great applications, but it is just HARD. As of yet I have heard NOTHING. I know this is common among all of us, but boy, this is SO stressful. I feel like I've been wishing my life away since November, lol. Dreaming I would wake up on March 15 and this would all be over. Only thing is: Will it REALLY be over on March 15? I have a horror that it will come and go and still nothing. Anyone else in the same boat?
  8. Hi everyone! I have applied to a few programs in Canada for next year. I was just wondering if anyone has heard from Mount St Vincent (I was waitlisted there after an interview, but they only accept 8 people so I don't know what my chances are...), or University of Ottawa for Counseling? Thanks in advance!
  9. Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum so please bare with me! I'm about to be 26 years old and I finally decided to pursue my dream of becoming a licensed school psychologist. So far, I've been given the opportunity to interview at Fairleigh Dickinson University for their MA School Psychology program (accredited and have a Psy.D advanced standing track). I was recently accepted to Long Island University- Hudson for an M.S in School Psychology with Bilingual Extension (Not accredited), and Iona College for an MA in School Psychology (accredited). I plan on moving to Florida but I did not make the application deadline for the University of Central Florida's School Psychology EdS program, and it's unlikely that I would get in. Here's my dilema, I meet above all of the requirements for Nova Southeastern University's Psy.D program (and I really want to get in!) EXCEPT the GRE standard cut-off score. What my goal is for this specific program is a combined score of at least a 300. The first time I took the GRE I scored very low (combined score of 274). In my defense, math was never my best subject and I also did not prepare for the GRE at all (I did not study and I did not know anything about the test format, length, etc.) and I kind of went in blind. My question is will it be possible for me to go up 26 points on my GRE? I purchased the ETS GRE prep book straight from the makers of GRE and I was thinking of using Magoosh what do you guys think? Is Magoosh trustworthy or should I try a private tutor? Thank you guys Alex
  10. So I am still in shock but I will have to choose between different programs within the area of School Psychology PhD. My future career goals are to pursue academia within a University possibly doing advocacy work/practice on the side. What are good "criteria" (I use loosely because the main factor is who I would like to do research with) to base programs on? I have all the information from interviews/website, but those who are in the field what is something you wished you asked or knew before choosing a program?
  11. Has anyone received an invitation for School Psych Ph.D. programs at the University of Washington? If so would you mind sharing what you look like on paper; GRE/GPA/RA/etc. Thank you!!
  12. Hello everyone, First time poster. I've recently earned my BS in Psych and was pretty sure on my path after this milestone, but things aren't quite as clear as they were while I was still in school. I want to work in a field where I am most needed, not in terms of position openings but service to the population. I love working with children and my feeling is that I can do the most good within a school, and in all honesty that's where I'd like to work. Teaching isn't quite for me so I've narrowed down my options to a school psychologist, counselor, or social worker. What would be most helpful would be to hear a little from anyone working in any of the fields I mentioned or in a similar one. What does a typical day look like for you? How long have you held the position? Future plans? What are some positives and negatives of the job? What surprised you after working a few months? Paper work is an unavoidable responsibility with any of these occupations, but what I'm looking for is the job that requires me to interact with and help individuals/groups more than anything else.
  13. Hello everyone! I'm fairly new here but I was wondering if anyone could offer advice on interviews? I recently received a phone call saying I have an interview for a Ph.D. School Psychology program I'm really excited but also nervous...Does anyone have any experience with graduate program interviews? What was it like? Any advice would be much appreciated!! Thank you
  14. I don't mean to be a bother, but I've been set on going to school for my Ed.S. the past few years (I decided that I wanted to do school psych by my sophomore year). I recently had a conversation with my graduate mentor (a school psych Ph.D. student at my school) who put things into a different perspective and has me really thinking about if I should apply for some of these programs. I know that she and the others in my lab believe in me a lot, but I'm nervous about how I look to others in the field that don't know me or whether I'm qualified enough. My GPA is a 3.53 and I am in the Honors program, and my GRE scores were 159V, 148Q, 5.5W. It's a weak Q score, but I was in the 80% percentile for V and 98% for W, so I'm hoping those make up for it. I've been a member of a research lab in my school's school psychology department for the past two years, entering my third, and have been very involved in such, having led large projects and managed teams of current school psychology grad students. I will have my name on one publication and four poster presentations, all in the field of school psychology, at the time of application. Three of those posters have been or will be presented at the NASP annual convention and the other was a presentation I did on my work at my school's undergraduate research symposium. I am currently applying for a research travel grant to actually go to the NASP convention and present with two of the posters I have authorship on, which would be on the application should I receive it. Two of my letters of recommendation will be from school psychology faculty (a third likely from one of my regular psych professors) and one will be glowing, as it's from my lab director who I've worked closely with. I also participate in a social skills program in a kindergarten class and visit a local high school twice a week to work in an ESOL classroom, as well as having run a SAT prep and college readiness class for low-income students. I'm proficient with research-based technologies like Qualtrics and SPSS, have some extracurriculars listed, including a position in a club based around mental health awareness and visibility, and am certified in Mental Health First Aid (though I'm not sure that means much). I also work ~20 hours at an unrelated job to help support myself. Do I have a shot at a Ph.D. position? I think I'm fairly competitive in the Ed.S. sphere and that this is a late time in the game, considering I have some apps due December 1st, to be considering this change, but I'm currently thinking of applying for a mixture of programs. A few other related questions: It's not possible to apply for the Ed.S. and Ph.D. at the same school right? I have a certain school that I really want to get into for multiple reasons, but I'm afraid if I take a chance and apply for the Ph.D. (they only take two or so students a year for this) and don't get in, I'll be stuck in a hard situation. I know funding is better for Ph.D. students, but is it really that bad for Ed.S? I've heard about schools like Lehigh that are better about funding Ed.S., but have had a hard time kind of getting an idea of what to generally expect. Would I take on even more debt for going for a Ph.D. than I would an Ed.S, or would funding balance that out? Sorry, I did post this in the school psychology general thread, but I'm just really nervous! I can't afford to mess up or wait another year to try again. Thank you so much for any help or advice!!
  15. I applied exactly 2 weeks ago and I am going crazy waiting to hear something back! If anyone knows anything about how long it takes to hear something or anything about financial support that may be given for this specific program (stipends, assistantships, etc.) OR ANYTHING ABOUT THE PROGRAM IN GENERAL please let me know!! Thanks!!
  16. Hello Everyone! Just wanted to start a school psychology thread for Fall 2017. Also I wanted to know if anyone could give me some knowledge about the UCR School Psychology program: 1. Is it program specific? 2. Or do you apply to a specific PI? Thank you all!!
  17. So, I am currently in a specialist level program in school psychology (69 hours, SSP | MA/CAGS level). When I went into the program, I was uncertain about ever getting my doctoral degree, for various reasons, so I decided to go into the specialist level. Now, I am more sure of what I want. My ultimate goal is to go back to school after this program and get my doctorate in psychology (PhD/PsyD). I am hoping to get it in either school psychology or counseling psychology. I am leaning heavily toward school psychology, obviously. So, my question is, how many of you guys have gone this route (getting the specialist or masters degree first and then going on to a PhD in school psych)? Do you have any advice for someone looking to go this route? I have seen / spoken to a few programs (such as UNC-Chapel Hill, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, St. John's University, and a few others) where they have said that having the specialist degree will give me advanced standing and I will be able to complete the program in a shorter amount of time. The program at UNC-Chapel Hill is designed for students who already have the specialist degree, so it is a shorter program to begin with. Do you guys know of other schools like this? Any help is appreciated.
  18. Currently, I'm a school psych student (MA / Specialist Level) in another state, but I used to live in Boston before I started this program and would like to move back to Massachusetts after I am done with the program. I would ideally like to do my internship in Massachusetts. Anyway, looking around, the only internship site that I am seeing come up in my searches is Newton Public Schools. Am I missing something? Is this the main site for school psychology internships in the state? Every time I search, the only place I can find any information about is Newton Public Schools? Anybody that went to school for school psych (MA / Specialist Level) in Massachusetts, where did you do your internship? Also, does anybody know if the school psychology internships at Newton Public Schools are paid? I don't know if school psych internships are generally paid in Massachusetts or not. The state that I am in now, generally has their interns being paid about $20,000-$30,000 for the year.
  19. Hi all! I'm deciding among a few acceptances for a PhD in School Psychology. My interests are in diversity/cross-cultural issues in school psychology. I hope to begin my career working in public high schools, but may eventually pursue private practice or research. I am deciding between Fordham, University of Maryland, University of Rhode Island, and University of Connecticut. Does anyone know anything (good/bad) about these programs? Research fit is great for all of them. Thank you!
  20. Hello all! I'm a senior at a well-known university majoring in Psychology and minoring in child mental health and education. I'm looking at taking a year off to study for the GRE and getting some more experience before applying to clinical and school psychology programs. My graduating GPA will be a 3.53 (straight A's for the last 2 years) and I'll have done 2 years of developmental psych research experience and a blend of direct child clinical experience, classroom assisting, crisis counseling and training, and underserved youth work. I also have gotten certified in and regularly administered classroom assessments and a few developmental psych/language child assessments. In terms of research, I'll have a lit review/article on a childhood anxiety disorder published in one of my school's undergrad journals this April and if all goes well, I'll be second author on a poster presentation at a conference this summer. I'm also doing inpatient screening at the child/adolescent department of a hospital this summer. Programs in mind: Fordham School Psychology PhD and PD, Yeshiva Combined School-Clinical PsyD, Pace School-Clinical PsyD, Hofstra Clinical Psych PhD, St. Johns PsyD and Specialist, and TC/Columbia School Psych PhD (very much a reach) and Specialist-level degree. Am I on track for the programs I'm looking at (given I do well on the GRE that I'm taking half a year to study for)? Does anyone have some advice about these schools? Thank you all in advance for your time and advice!!
  21. Has anyone heard back from Mizzou yet? They said midweek this week they'd be calling/emailing....
  22. I'm doing a class project on anxiety. Does anyone know of good anxiety prevention programs to use in the school systems? Something other than Coping Cat or Exposure and Response Prevention. Thanks! I'm studying school psychology.
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