Originally Posted by ClinPsychEnthus
Cara- first let me say I've been rootin' for you since your app cycle- we were applicants the same year, but I never wanted to join/get sucked into commenting on the forums. I was so happy back then when you got accepted, though.
Aww, thank you! I didn't know you, but I'm glad that you got in, too.
I dunno, those are great reasons, but I still think you could accomplish them with a balanced PhD program. I understand that the Vail model was a response to programs like UW Madison where you barely got any clinical training, but nowadays there are a lot of balanced programs, even ones that skew more towards clinical training and practice. I guess I feel like the PsyD doesn't offer anything new that a balanced PhD couldn't. No offense to you, it sounds like you've had good training that's excellent for your goals, but I feel like you could accomplish that in a balanced PhD program as well.