gradseeker820 Posted November 20, 2021 Share Posted November 20, 2021 Hi Everyone, I am applying to PsyD programs for Fall 2022. I majored in psychology in undergrad and have spent the last few years working (in a different field). My question is, do I have to have a clear idea of what type of therapy I want to specialize in and what theories I subscribe to prior to applying? For example, someone in another forum was talking about being an object relations theorist and how this was influencing their grad school search. I had honestly never even come across this term in my undergraduate study. In the career goals section of my personal statement I mostly focused on the populations I want to work with and certain areas I am interested in (like topics within health psychology). I was hoping to get some exposure to a broad range of modalities through graduate coursework and internships, and then use that to develop a specialization. But now I am worried that I should already know this and that I will seem like a wishy-washy/uninformed candidate. Are you usually asked to explain your allegiance to a certain technique during interviews? Can anyone help with this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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