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    How to become a prescribing psychologist?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this website and I'm a Psychology undergrad who would like to eventually get PSYD and then go for additional training in Psychopharmacology to be able to prescribe to my patients. To those who have knowledge of the topic OR are prescribing/medical psychologists...
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    What PHD is right for me?

    Hello, all! This is kind of a confusing question; I would appreciate any help I can get. I am interested in the MD/Ph.D. programs. Regarding research, I am interested in the role that genetics plays in mental disorders/psychology. What route(s) could I take to achieve this? I will go over what...
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    PhD -> Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

    Hi Everyone! I am only one year from completing my PhD in Counseling Psychology. I've had the opportunity to do clinical work on teams with Psych NPs and sort of became inspired and interested in this field. Any advice on applying to programs? I would likely search for a direct entry as I do...
  4. foreverbull

    Is "psychologist" protected or usable in all branches?

    Quick question for folks, since textbooks and the internet seem to disagree about what constitutes a "psychologist" in the U.S., and I'd like clarification. According to a few of my intro textbooks, you can be a "developmental psychologist," "social psychologist," "experimental psychologist,"...
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    Does your school require summer tuition while on Internship?

    Hey friends, My school recently started requiring summer term tuition payment since internship doesn't end by the end of our spring term (May). I am wondering about the ethics of the recent change. It requires students to take on more debt for an internship end date that is outside of our...
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    New York Licensure Timeline

    I applied for New York Licensure approximately two months ago and am wondering if any of you kind folks are familiar with the typical timeframe for the Licensing Board. Any experience? I have followed up with the NYS Education folks who noted that my application was complete, but under review...
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    Clinical Psychologists in private practice

    How are you doing financially if you're in private practice full-time? If you take insurance, how much do insurance companies pay? I'm a psyd student and hope to end up in private practice full-time a few years after I get my degree, and wanted to ask any psychologists here in private practice...
  8. Mr. Anthony

    PhD/PsyD Would getting a therapist license be beneficial if I plan on becoming a Psychologist?

    Hi folks, I'm in a bit of dilemma and I'd appreciate any and all of your opinions. I'd like to become a child/youth psychologist and have been waitlisted at a PsyD and PhD program for school psychology, which is where my interests lie. I also applied to several Masters programs in school...
  9. PSydapplicant96

    If I am a licensed psychologist, does it matter what my Ph.D. is in?

    I have been accepted to Ph.D. programs in both school and clinical psychology. My top choice is a clinical Psy.D with an adolescent proficiency track. This school has waitlisted me, so I want to focus on the options that are real first. I hesitate to attend the clinical Ph.D. I'm accepted to b/c...
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    Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology

    I currently go to a community college and I will be earning an associates of arts and then transfering to a local four year university and majoring in Psychology. I would like to get my Ph.D. in clinical psychology right after I earn my bachelors degree. Another four year university an hour away...
  11. 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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    Neuropsychologist or Psychiatrist for Autism Treatment

    I'm currently an undergraduate student who is torn between getting my PhD in Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology or going to Med School to become a Psychiatrist. I know what I want to in my career but I am not sure what the best path to take is to get there. I want to eventually work in an...
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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...
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    Graduating with School Psych PsyD... Now what?

    I will be receiving my degree in January 2018 and live/work in the NYC area. I have been a school psychologist for the past 6 years. Eventually, I would like to continue to work full-time in the schools and have a private practice (part-time) in Manhattan. Aside from studying for the EPPP...
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    Interview for Psychologist Position at Academic Med Center

    I have my first phone interview for a psychologist position at an academic medical center next week. The position is mostly clinical with some opportunities for research funding. Any thoughts about what I should expect, how to prepare? Any topics I should definitely (or definitely not) bring up...
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    School Psychologist with Psy.D in Clinical Psychology, can it be done?

    Hi, I am about to enter my second year as a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Alliant University. During my first year my practicum sight was at a high school and my supervisor was a school psychologist. I learned to administer many different intellectual assessments and got a great...
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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...
  18. singasongofjoy

    So you (maybe) want to be a psychologist?

    I don't see psychology come up much on hSDN but there are some high school folks who make their way over to the psychology forum periodically so thought I'd offer a thread for folks who might be interested in becoming a psychologist since the process is rather different than med school. I'm a...
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    Accepted to medical school! But...

    I am very excited to announce that I was accepted to medical school after I was waitlisted and convinced I wouldn't get in. However, as one does when they are unsure of their future, I had to find alternative plans and just started a job in the mental health field. I am conflicted between...
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    PhD/PsyD Becoming a psychologist with arrest record

    Hey there! I'm new to this website, and I know there are a couple of threads with this same topic, but I have yet to see a thread with these specific questions and I'm really hoping y'all can help! TLDR at the end So here's the deal... my friend got arrested when she was eighteen because she...
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    Psychotherapy Office Space Needed in Califonia

    Looking for psychotherapy space to rent in several areas of California. If you have space, feel free to check out this link at Clineeds and contact these therapists for FREE! Here's the locations we're looking for - Los Gatos, Terra Count, and Corona. For a complete listing, click here
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    Advice on Getting Licensed in Massachusetts

    Having just gotten licensed as a psychologist in Massachusetts (and having found the process convoluted and overwhelming at times), I decided to write a short blog with tips on the process. You can find it here: Bits and Pieces Hope it helps!
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    PhD/PsyD Percentage of billable hours for salary

    I'm an intern applying for postdoc positions. I'm looking at a variety of practice-oriented organizations. I would love to get some feedback on a few things: 1) What is a typical percentage of billable hours that I could expect for compensation? 2) How might that percentage be affected...
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    Difficult situation- how could I improve my chances (PhD in clinical Psychology)

    Hello everyone, I am new to this site and would like to ask for your critique and guidance! I am an undergraduate student (going into senior year)majoring in psychology and minoring in survey research and natural sciences, who has had a rough few years in college(many reasons) and ended up with...
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    MA/MS State (and changing states) licensure/salary questions

    I am getting my MS in Michigan and will graduate next year with 45 credits, 750 practicum supervision hours, and completed BCBA supervision. 1. What can I do to get Oregon psychologist associate licensure? Will I have to take more classes/hours? (Is it advised to just stay in Michigan?) 2. What...
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    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...
  27. Fuzzylogik

    PhD/PsyD Oregon Jurisprudence Exam for Psychologists

    I am currently licensed in another stated and will be sitting for the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam later this year. There are a couple of threads that have asked this question in the past but no answers -- any suggestions on how to study? What the exam focuses on? Is it open or closed book...
  28. SnowInVenice

    How do I become a psychiatrist?

    I apologize if this is a common topic, but I am including personal factors that will make this thread at least somewhat unique. I am currently in high school taking basic college courses as a dual enrolled student. I love learning and using computers and I plan on majoring in Information...
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    Anybody know if I can get my psychologist license with a DUI on my record?

    I made the biggest mistake of my life and got arrested for a DUI. First arrest ever. Is this going to prevent / deny me of my license as a psychologist? I'm in California.