purplepuffle Posted August 4, 2020 Share Posted August 4, 2020 I'm currently in a clinical MA program. I'm realizing that I'd like to do a clinical pysch doctorate next. However, I have literally no research experience. I did an unrelated BA and then ended up switching to psych as a career. I had originally planned to stop at my MA and just start working. However, this past year I really became passionate about going deeper into the field getting more training. I want to do a PhD program over a PsyD program (cost and research focus are big factors for that). I want to do trauma related work and research. As I've been doing more intake assessment work and reading a lot of these research papers, I'm feeling really passionate about being able to contribute to the field as a WoC and bringing new culturally relevant work to help progress the field. I'm not sure what my options are and how I can boost my application this fall so that I don't get written off for PhD programs automatically. I know that I probably will, but I'm wondering if there are any avenues I can take to get research experience and maybe apply again next fall (although it may not be feasible for me to put off starting a program due)? I do recognize that I'm very late to the game and that my ambivalence towards research (and juggling my workload) in the past year definitely hindered me from taking research opportunities. I'd love to hear any advice or personal experiences with this. TIA! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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