Oddtimes Posted June 18, 2015 Share Posted June 18, 2015 Hi Everyone, I'm currently getting ready to begin a an Phd program in counseling psychology. Technically, it is a Phd in educational psychology with a specialization in counseling. When I was comparing programs, I found that this program offered the same courses as other counseling psych. programs (most being CPSY courses not EDPS), had similar research interests, required an APA approved predoctoral internship, and prepared you for the same licensing exam. I tentativley plan to work in the federal prison system and have been looking into employment opportunities that offer student loan repayment. My concern is that all of these jobs specifically require a doctoral degree in either clinical or counseling psychology. Does anyone know if it might be problematic that my degree is technically going to be a doctoral degree in educational psychology with a specialization in counseling even though it is virtually structured exactly like other counseling psyc programs. For example, if I applied for a job as a prison psychologist, do you think they would just look at my CV, see Educational Psychology, and then disreguard my application? I would appreciate any insight. Thanks!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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