counseling psychology

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    PhD/PsyD Military Psych Questions

    I’m considering going the military psych route and applying for the HPSP with the Army, Air Force, or Navy. For those who have gone this route, especially “lifers” who stay military psychologists after their initial 3-year commitment following their APA internship, I’ve got a few questions. Or...
  2. PsychPop

    MA/MS MS program advice

    Hello all! So, I am an undergrad working towards a BS in psychology; I was originally majoring in Marketing but after talking with my family psychologist whom I've known for years, as well as two therapists who recommended I look into therapy as a career I chose to switch majors and I never...
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    MFT program — Need Advice

    Hi all, I need some perspective. So I'm in the middle of my application process for a couple of private schools for MFT programs in California: St. Mary's, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, and Azusa Pacific University. I just found out I got accepted into Azusa, and I'm...
  4. hinamori

    Best route for a international career changer for psychotherapy

    Fellows, please advice on the best/shortest/most affordable way to become a licensed counsellor/psychotherapist in the US (California, Oregon, or Washington). This is my end goal though I have not desided yet on the specialization. Now I think I would be interested in helping teens and adults...
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    PhD/PsyD What are the best APA-accredited Counseling Psychology PhD programs?

    Hello, I am wondering what the best APA-accredited Counseling Psychology PhD programs are. This question is arbitrary because "best" can refer to a number of qualities that make an APA-accredited Counseling Psychology PhD program great, such as the amount of high-quality publications that...
  6. foreverbull

    Counseling Psychology Misinformation

    About to teach an intro class, and I'm starting to discover why so many folks are misinformed about counseling psychology. The Myers Exploring Psychology text (2016) says the following: –"Counseling psychologists help people to cope with challenges and crises (including academic, vocational...
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    How personal should I make my personal statement?

    Hello, I am working on applying to Ph.D Counseling Psychology programs, and I'm struggling with my personal statement. I don't know how "personal" I should make it. A huge life event that greatly shaped my overall character and made me the wise, loving person I am today was a heroin drug...
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    PhD/PsyD Pre-Doctoral Masters Degree Requirement

    Hello all, I apologize if this question is already out there, but I couldn't find an answer that I felt was relevant to my situation. I am a psychiatric RN with an undergraduate degree in psychology (completed research and practicum). I am currently in school working on my masters degree in...
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    How to Attain Academic-Oriented Predoctoral Internship

    Hi all, I would please appreciate any advice on this issue. I am currently choosing between a few counseling and clinical psychology programs, and I'd like to know what factors are most important to secure a predoctoral internship at sites that have a reputation for sending their students into...
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    Program recommendations with lower gpa cutoff

    Hi all, I am interested in applying to counseling Phd programs and/or PsyD programs in a couple of years and I am trying to figure out ways to strengthen my application now. My main issue is that I have a HORRIBLE undergrad gpa, 2.77 ( First year I goofed off and then junior year my S.O. was...
  11. Neuronerd028

    MA counseling to PHd counseling psychology

    Hi all!I'm interested in knowing who gets accepted into counseling psych PHd programs. I graduated college last year with a degree in neuroscience with a goal of becoming a psychiatrist. For a number of reasons I have decided that med school is not right for me and over the past few months have...
  12. Phiner.Determination

    PhD/PsyD 2016 Wait-list Blues Counseling Psychology..

    Hey All! I saw this thread created in previous years and thought it would be great to have a support network! Applied to 12 clinical and counseling programs this cycle. Have completed 3/4 interviews so far. I was wait-listed for a two programs post interview, and alternate for one program...
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    Clinical or Counseling for what I want to do?

    Hi, I want to specifically become someone who counsels cancer patients only and helps them get through their day and help emotionally. I want to get a PhD though. With what I want to do, is counseling or clinical PhD graduate programs better? thank you.
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    Counseling Psychology Phd Program and Commuting

    Hi, I'm new to SDN so please bare with me, but I have a few questions regarding the intensity of Phd programs in Counseling Psychology and a seemingly unrelated, but related, question about commuting to grad school for that program. I'll be graduating with a BS in Psychology fall of 2016 and I...
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    Advice needed for masters in councelling psych admissions

    Hi all, I'd very much appreciate some of your sage wisdom on how I should proceed. Apologies in advance if any of these questions have been posted before, I looked but didn't see any quite like them. Firstly I live in Canada and would prefer to go to school in Canada (although Americans are...
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    Pre-doctoral master's degree with research AND clinical experience!?

    Hi everyone, I ultimately want to go to a practice-oriented PhD program in clinical psych. I don't have any research experience, my GPA isn't great, and my GRE scores are average, so I want to get an MA/MS first. I need research experience to get into a PhD program down the line, but I also...