Originally Posted by ZsMusings
Awesome thread! I am starting a Counseling Psyc PhD program in the fall and consider myself very research oriented. If you are interested in a research professorship, with minimal clinical focus, what kind of internships are available? Are the clinical science internships geared toward Clinical Psych PhD???
And my second question is …. as of late I have been having noticing my dislike for counseling/therapy. I am pursuing a Counseling Psyc PhD because my research interest fit so well within and I am interested in the how/what/why people do/think/believe. But this is more on social,structural,etc kind of way, not individual. Although one side can definitely reflect the other. I am just thinking about getting through the next four years knowing that my clinical interests are minimal. One of the only reasons I can see myself enjoying clinical stufff is being that it can give me research ideas, motivations, etc and also counseling theories themselves are interesting. What to do?
I can, also, totally relate, as I am more interested in research but my fit was overall better in counseling psych (based on my past experience). I've been wondering this myself--i.e., where do research-focused counseling psych scholars go? I've noticed that counseling psych students can be very practice-oriented. For example, is it academia or bust for us? Or are there other research-oriented places for counseling psych scholars (hospitals, etc.)? Hmmmmm....