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  1. P

    PhD/PsyD Fordham Counseling Psychology Ph.D. – Research and clinical training

    Hello everyone, So I am currently leaning toward choosing the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Fordham University. Unfortunately, I couldn't find more information about the program from people who have first- or second-hand knowledge of it. I have spoken to a couple of first-year...
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    MA/MS Masters in Counseling

    I recently started a graduate program in counseling. I love the program but I find myself feeling intimidated by the program. I often feel like I am not a good fit after all. I have doubts about whether I will make a good LPC or not. I am wondering if these feelings are normal for new graduate...
  3. C

    Peer counseling as an extracurricular?

    There is this program at my school where students can be trained to listen/be counselors to other students who are having a hard time or depressed. I wanted to do this because it seems like a great skill to have (to be able to help and calm down those in a crisis), but it's also a huge time...
  4. D

    What can I do to make myself a well rounded candidate for an MSW program?

    I am about to be a sophomore in college and I am majoring in Psychology. My plan is to earn an MSW after graduation and eventually become a LISW. The particular program I am looking at that is located at my university does not require the GRE. I know that GPA is obviously the number one factor...
  5. PsychologistLizzie

    What clinical experience can I get as a first year PhD student?

    Hi all! I was hoping I could get some advice. I'm an incoming clinical-school psych student. I know that externships are not typically available for 1st-year students, so I was wondering what I can do now and which experiences will make me most competitive. I am primarily interested in...
  6. M

    Seeing a Therapist/Counselor while in Med School?

    So I am a first year DO student (starting really soon!) and I was curious on what, if any, are the possible negative consequences of seeing a counselor/therapist while in med school. I have anxiety, and while it does not render me unstable at all, it is something that pops up from time to time...
  7. studentcounselor

    Licensed Professional counseling prospects

    I am currently entering the internship phase of my LPC program, though I am excited about graduating and starting my career, I am a feeling a little discouraged. I currently work in the field as a therapeutic day treatment counselor, and I enjoy it. However, I am looking forward to being able...
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    Masters in Clinical Psychology or Social Work for becoming a Masters Level Licensed Counselor?

    Hey everyone, I'd like a bit of wisdom please. I'm currently attending classes at a local community college, working towards an associates degree to transfer to a university and eventually a masters program. My end goal is to become a licensed counselor focusing on giving psychotherapy for...
  9. M

    Recovered From PTSD and Failure- Will I Matriculate?

    I'm a 22 year old pre-medical student. I've done quite a bit of volunteer work and plan to do more, and am currently a phlebotomist while pursuing a degree in the biological sciences. I'm also a certified life guard, so I've got quite a bit of work experience in that category as well. I've had...
  10. Instawell

    Mental Health Counselors/Helpers needed: Work from home

    Inviting all mental health/psychology/counseling students and graduates: I would like to invite you to Instawell, an online marketplace for self-help plans by mental health professionals. Plans are week-long online courses with personalised advice from certified professionals. I believe it...
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    Pre-Med Education in Trauma Counseling or Disaster Medicine

    Thanks for Reading! A little bit of Background: I'm an EMT, and I want to eventually be an ER Physician. In December 2018 I'll have a BS in Behavioral Health Psychology, and in December 2020 I'll have a BS in Nursing. The way my BSN is structured, I have a significant amount of space left over...
  12. Pscyh6

    Day-To-Day Tasks for an Intern

    Just curious what types of jobs or tasks an intern would go through on a day to day basis. (Specifically an intern in the family/counseling field) If you're an intern or you know an intern in any other specific area; feel free to list a few tasks with the field he/she is working in.
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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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    MA/MS Accreditation Vs. Reputation

    Hi everyone, New here, been browsing for a few months. I'm currently exploring MA Counseling options, mostly in WA State, and on the recommendation of what I've seen and heard, I'm focusing my efforts on CACREP-accredited programs. What's catching me off guard, though, is that the...
  15. M

    MD MBA (top4 program) offering counseling services

    Hello everyone! SDN has helped me a lot in the past. I am offering a reduced flat rate for SDN members compared to what I normally offer for private counseling. A few facts about me: Undergraduate: #1 Public Uni. (Engineering; Economics) Work experience: - 2 years at a top Technology...
  16. C

    Should I go for social work or counseling?

    I could use opinions on whether to pursue a masters in social work (department of health) or counseling (department of education). I've been out of the work force for awhile raising my family. I have an MA in anthropology and prior experience teaching at the university level. I know I'd like to...
  17. 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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    Where to find reimbursement amounts for medicaid & insurance?

    Where can I find the SC reimbursement amount for medicaid and insurances for mental health services (counseling, crisis, etc.)?
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    Help with Med School Applications from Previous Adcoms – Get started early and receive up to 20% off

    Hi everybody! We are recent MD grads who served as interviewers and adcom members offering affordable help with all parts of the application process from general advising to personal statement editing and interview prep. To help you get ready for the upcoming application cycle we’re now...
  21. Mehr92

    Can't decide between LCSW and LCPC in Illinois

    Hi there, I'm currently working as a behavioral health associate in Chicago, IL and I'm interested in going back to school to get my masters. I recently graduated with a BA in psych and want to pursue a career in clinical therapy. The problem I'm facing is that I can't decide between a masters...
  22. Philton88

    MA/MS School Counselor VS LPC

    I want to start by saying I know there was a similar thread posted here but school counseling never seemed to be adequately addressed on that thread. I just wrapped up a series of applications to clinical mental health counseling programs across the country (NJ,OR,RI,VA,NC). Unfortunately, I...
  23. M

    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...
  24. K

    To Attempt to Get a PhD or Not? Student loans....

    Hello! I joined these boards looking for advice. I'm currently wrapping up my Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I'm semi considering a PhD but am not sure about many things or what my chances even stand if I could get into a program. For starters, I bombed my last year of...
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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...
  26. D

    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...
  27. CommunityCareAllianceRI

    Psychiatrist Wanted in Rhode Island (actual psychotherapy!)

    Would you like to be doing psychotherapy instead of just medication maintenance? Community Care Alliance, a state-of-the-art Health Home community mental health center in Rhode Island seeks a Board Eligible/Board Certified Psychiatrist to help incorporate psychiatric services within our Adult...
  28. M

    MA/MS MSc from foreign graduate school - useless for state counseling license?

    I'm considering an MSc in Counselling Psychology program in the United Kingdom, specifically at the University of Keele. My current goal is to be a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. NC's LPCA requirements are pretty clear and it'd be easy for me to verify...
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    Will postdoc in Canada cause trouble for licensure in US?

    My partner is applying for a job in Vancouver. If I do postdoc in Canada would the hours count toward licensure in the US? I know this may vary by state but I was hoping to find some sort of general guidelines or hear some anecdotes. Also, any suggestions for post-docs in or around Vancouver...
  30. R

    Canadian: University Application - HELP NEEDED!!

    Hi everyone, I am in a very tough academic situation. I am currently a Grade 11 student, going into Grade 12 after summer break and from grade 9-11 these are the courses I have taken and my average (listed below). I was wondering if i would be able to get into in the United States/Canada for...
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    MA or MS in clinical mental health

    My goal: obtain a license to counselor adult populations as an LPC or LCPC. My question: what are the differences between the MA and MS in Clinical Mental Health? I have heard the MS program is more appropriate for undergrad students who already have a BA in Psychology. I have also read that...
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    Psych area of study advice (philosophy emphasis, counseling)

    Hi, I am an undergrad psych student trying to figure out which direction to go in my studies. I want to have the option to do counseling/therapy, and I may want to work in a university setting. I am not very interested in serious disorders. I'm pretty sure I want to work with grief and...
  33. 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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    What will i do now?

    Hello everyone, I'm a 27 years old international student living in US. I need serious advise about my future goal to become a doctor. I started college in 2013 and missed two semester because my father passed away. My financial condition went down and i got 3 F, one in Medical terminology and...
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    What is it like being a Mental Health Counselor?

    Hello. I have applied to two Masters of Science in Counselor Ed programs. I have my first interview in two weeks. I am wondering if anyone can share with me, what is it like working as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in mental health. I am going to observe one this upcoming week, but I...
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    Help! LCSW vs. PsyD, senior with no direction

    Hello all! I’m a current senior trying to decide whether to go for an MSW (leading into a LCSW) or a PsyD. My main goal is therapy within a private practice, and making a decent living doing what I love the most—listening to people, and helping them overcome the isolation that comes with mental...
  38. K

    5 Months before Dental School Application.. Do I have a chance?

    I graduated this Fall 2015 majoring in Human Communications with a concentration in Practice and Professional Ethics. I have a minor in Statistics and did my year of inorganic chem, organic chem, physics, and one semester with Biology and biochem. I am planning on taking the DAT Spring 2016...
  39. M

    Help with Personal Statement, Secondaries or anything else

    Hey everyone! I recently graduated from a US allopathic school and I have experience being an interviewer and adcom member. I have worked with MD and DO applicants and offer many services from editing and revising personal statements and secondary essays to interview prep and anything else you...
  40. C

    Bachelors In Family & Child Studies To MSW

    Hello, I am a current Senior at McNeese State University in Louisiana. My major is Sociology with a concentration in Family & Child Studies, which leads to immediate licensure as a Certified Family Life Educator. My degree is somewhat odd, as it's a Sociology degree, but only requires a...