counseling psycholgy

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    PhD/PsyD CMHC Master's vs Clinical Psych Master's - Readiness for Doctoral Program

    Hello all! I am a first semester graduate student currently enrolled in a 60-hour Professional Counseling M.Ed. program under their Clinical Mental Health Concentration. The university I am at also offers a 46-hour Clinical Psychology M.A. program that I am considering transferring to. As an...
  2. S

    Medical degree plus MSW or better to get PHD/PsyD

    Hi, I have a medical degree ( DO) and having hard time getting into psychiatry ( super competitive) . But really only thing I really enjoyed in my current family medicine residency is counseling others. However the thought of the all the years I have to spend in Phd or the amount extra debt I...
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    PhD/PsyD Counseling vs. Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

    Hello everyone, After two failed application cycles to clinical psychology Ph.D. programs, I have started considering adding applications to counseling psychology Ph.D. programs in the next cycle. I'm trying to find information about the programs, but for some reason, there's significantly less...
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    Need guidance in deciding what to pursue after I graduate from college

    Hello all, I am a senior college student majoring in psychology and hope to graduate next semester with a B.A in psychology. It's been a professional goal of mine to become a licensed professional in providing counseling and helping others. I've long explored different paths to take...
  5. D

    LMHC Vs. LISW

    I am currently in college and will be transferring in 2020 to a four year university and majoring in Psychology or History ( I really like History). I thought about being a Psychiatrist or a Psych PA or NP. I've realized that they do not focus and really don't do therapy and just prescribe and...
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    PhD in clinical psychology (UK)

    Hey! I finished my undergrad in Neurobiology this year in the United States, and my future goal is to be a child psychologist. I wanted to know what are my chances of getting a license to practice in the United States, if I go abroad (mainly UK) to do a PhD in child psychology. I also would...
  7. CanadianCounselor

    Counseling V. Clinical Psych (CPA or APA?)

    I am sitting on a big decision here and would love some help :) I am a dual citizen (US/Canada) working as a school counselor in Canada. I was recently admitted to a CPA accredited PsyD program, but may want to work in the US one day (perhaps NY, CA, FL, MA). I have my MA from a non-CACREP...
  8. CanadianCounselor

    CPA-accredited PsyD Program

    I am sitting on a big decision here and would love some help :) I am a dual citizen (US/Canada) working as a school counselor in Canada. I was recently admitted to a CPA accredited PsyD program, but may want to work in the US one day (perhaps NY, CA, FL, MA). I have my MA from a non-CACREP...
  9. IncognitoCats

    CACREP has a problem with psychologists. Why?

    Ok, so everyone familiar with the field might already know some obvious answer to this but I am quite clueless here about the issue CACREP has with faculties that are primarily (but not solely) composed of psychologists. Many excellent masters programs in counseling that are housed in psychology...
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    Post Bac classes?

    I'm seeking some advice on my next course of action in regards to attaining a PhD in clinical psychology. I graduated in 2015 from my undergrad with a psychology BA and unfortunately not the best GPA (2.69). Fortunately I was able to work as a research assistant in two labs run by graduate...
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    WAMC: What Are My Chances

    MOD NOTE: We are now going to have one thread for all of the inquiries for competitiveness, what are my chances, do I have a shot, can I get into ABC University, etc. Most of the other SDN forums have found success with having one thread, so we are going to adopt that going forward. 1. Please...
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    Magoosh or Kaplan test prep

    Hello, I am preparing to apply to PhD programs in counseling psychology, and I'm working on prepping for my GRE this summer. I have a very high GPA (3.94), but I am awful at standardize tests. I did mediocre on the SATS. So I'm wondering what will prepare me for the GRE more: Magoosh, an online...
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    Longtime lurker, crippled by the advice on the site: MA vs MSW

    After years of wanting to go back to school for clinical social work or mental health counseling, I'm finally in a position to pursue it. I moved back to my home state (MN) where I intend to stay and am now faced with the decision of which programs to pursue. I spent 8 years in Chicago and while...
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    Can a Psych Post Bac increase my chances?

    I am a current grad student in a clinical/applied California MA Program in Counseling Psych with the primarily training students for MFT/LPCC licensure. I am at the end of my program and I am currently in practicum obtaining my hours in order to graduate. I had always been interested in doing...
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    Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree before Ph.D

    I've been looking into Master's degrees in Counseling and have been struggling to find ones that are affordable. However, I've found one university that has a CACREP accredited online master's degree in counseling. The university is nationally ranked. It's cheaper than most universities in my...
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    Online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree before PhD

    I've been looking into Master's degrees in Counseling and have been struggling to find ones that are affordable. However, I've found one university that has a CACREP accredited online master's degree in counseling. The university is nationally ranked. It's cheaper than most universities in my...
  17. Neuronerd028

    Funding for counseling psych PHd programs

    I am currently applying to masters programs in counseling psychology and if I attend will obtain rather significant debt. My ultimate goal is to get my PHd in counseling psych but I am worried I won't be able to afford it after a masters program. I am getting married next year and eventually...
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    Doctoral Counseling/Clinical Psychology Student Participants Wanted

    Dear SDN members, This letter is a request for you to take part in a research project to explore the developmental of professional/clinical experiences during graduate school and variables related to professional development and clinical work. Your practical experience and insight are wanted...