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    Can I get into a Psyd program with my resume?

    I am a Incoming senior at Arizona State University, looking to get a PsyD (can't get into a phd program) which PsyD programs would I be able to get into? take this into account: I am a Male and my ethnic background is hispanic Major: Psychology GPA: 3.45 currently, by the time I graduate 3.5+...
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    Interested in Intensive Therapy work, would PsyD or PhD be better? Also, should I apply to PsyD and PhD programs after undergrad?

    Hello everyone! I apologize for the long post in advance! I am currently finishing up my junior year in undergraduate as a Psychology and Hearing and Speech Sciences double major. I had a difficult time deciding between going the SLP or Psychology route, but now have decided that I will be...
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    Is doing PsyD better than doing a PhD? Which has better job prospectives?

    Hi all, I’m new to this particular forum. I’m interested in doing PsyD and I was hoping for some more info. My undergrad gpa is 3.87 and that too with double majors bio and psych. I’ve As in all my psych courses including research design and statistics if that’s relevant. I can’t get into a PhD...
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    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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    Ferkauf PsyD Info

    I applied to Yeshiva Ferkauf’s PsyD program and I was wondering if anyone attends the school or has at least interviewed there and could tell me some pros and cons that I wouldn’t find from reading their website. I really like the program and am hoping to go, so I’d love to learn more!
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    Different career paths ideas? Ph.D. in different areas ideas?

    Hello, everyone, I am posting to see what other options I might have in pursuit of a Ph.D. My background is the following: I hold a B.S in Criminal Justice, a minor in Psych (GPA 3.65); MS in Criminal Justice (GPA. 3.84). I also have am currently enrolled in an MS in clinical mental health...
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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...
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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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    PhD/PsyD How realistic is it that I will get into a Psy.D program?

    I am currently a Junior studying Child Adult and Family Services at Iowa State University with an emphasis on Child/Youth. I expect that my Cumulative GPA by the time that I graduate will be around a 3.0. I have no undergrad Psychology classes experience to date however I have made room for...
  10. 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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    "Help me decide" mega thread

    I have to choose! Help! Roosevelt is only 20,000 a year and in Chicago which is a city I know and love. There seemed to be a lot of support for the students, and a cohort size of 20 seems just big enough to be able to choose friends, but still have small classes. DU is like...40 or 50,000...
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    OPT CPT for psyd in clinical Psychology

    Hi, could international graduates of PsyD in Clinical Psychology be employed with OPT in california? Or the the chances are vey low for those without green card/US citizenship? What about H1b visa? How probable is it to get h1b?
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    Profitable Practices

    The #1 fear of early career therapists is often, "How do I get clients?" They've learned how to do great therapy, now they just need to know how to build a successful private practice where they can let their skills shine. Dr. Chloe Carmichael is a successful clinical psychologist whose practice...
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    PhD/PsyD Wisconsin School of Prof. Psych and Other Programs in Midwest

    Hey all, So I have an upcoming interview at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psych and was wondering if anyone has any experience with their Psy.D program. I'm attempting to compare the following programs and am feeling pretty lost on where I could see myself (I've either been...
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    PhD/PsyD Need some advice on how to be a better PsyD candidate

    Hello everyone. I am an international student, and I want to get into university-based Psy.d programs. Sadly, almost no student (less than 10 I guess) in my country ever applied/attended Psy.d programs. Therefore, I couldn't find any useful guidance. My plan is to take one year off after...
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    PhD/PsyD I need help on programs!

    Hello, I am currently trying to apply to programs for graduate school. I have tried contacting my clinical psychology professor from undergrad for help in figuring this all out, but I haven't received replies in the last 3 months! Now that it's getting closer to application dates I am starting...
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    PsyD/PhD vs MFT/MSW?

    I was pretty set on applying to PsyD and PhD programs until I came across this thread: Answer to: [what degree should I get MSW/MFT/MA or PsyD]. Looking at your ROI Now, I am not sure what to do at all. NO, I am not really interested in becoming a researcher or professor; ideally, I would like...
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    Tips - Starting a Successful Therapy Practice

    Came across an article, thought I'd share it. Tips on Starting A Successful Therapy Practice 1. Find your niche: Choose an area of practice in which you’ve felt the most rewarded and in which you feel like you can do the most good for patients. If you’re going to start your own practice...
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    PsyD/PhD in NYC

    Hello everyone, I would like to begin by thanking everyone for spending their precious time on reading this thread and trying to help me with my current predicament. Let me start off by telling you all about my current situation. I have graduated with a Master's degree in Mental Health...
  20. jpgasp

    Psy. D. or LCSW

    I am currently about to start my final year of my MSW, clinical track. I am already thinking towards the future, and I have a few questions. Social work has been a means to an end for me for a while now. I really liked the holism of the person-in-environment approach. That's why I chose to get...
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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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    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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    Advice for Second Career

    Hello everyone! I accidentally stumbled across this forum through a google search and I hope that you can give me some good advice. I've decided that I would like to be a therapist, and thought that a PsyD would be an attractive option (more counseling focused, less research focused). I just...
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    Career in Medical Psychology Advice

    Hi Everyone! I've been accepted to Mercer's clinical medical PsyD program! I love the medical component of this program and the vast amount of practicum opportunities in Atlanta, but it all comes at a cost of $94,600. My husband would be supporting us so living expenses would be covered. I'm...
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    Looking for housing near Chestnut Hill

    Hey, I have accepted an offer to attend Chestnut Hill for grad school (Psy. D. program) and am now looking for somewhere to live and/or roommates! If you are looking around this area or have any suggestions feel free to reach out to me! Best of luck to everyone!
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    Classes for Neuropsychology

    If I'm interested in behavioral neuroscience or neuropsychologist, what undergraduate classes are advisable? I've searched around a bit and found that it's advisable to follow neuro-psych/bio classes, but my university only offers two classes that fall into that category (one is a psychology and...
  27. elbuck3l17

    PhD/PsyD Non psych major seeking advice in psyd/phd route

    Hi there! I've been going through tons of these forums to gauge how I might begin to enter this process but have been too shy to bring up my own thread until now. I'm a senior with a degree in biology (GPA 3.4) and about 9 hours in psychology (intro, abnormal, developmental, A received in each...
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    Midcareer PhD/PsyD Psychology Hopeful

    Good morning all. My first post on here, and let me preface that with my painstaking review of current posts to find an answer to my question. I'm in need of some advice as I apply to various Doctorate in Psychology Programs. I'm in my early 40s, have a MBA and decent GPA in both undergrad...
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    PhD/PsyD Deciding on offer to Accept

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone can give me some insight into two Psy. D programs that I was recently offered admissions at (whew!). The two programs are the Wright Institute (Berkeley, CA) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago). Anything that you think that I...
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    English Major seeking admissions

    I am a second-year undergraduate working on my English Literature B.A. with a concentration in creative writing. Although I enjoy literature, my experience as a mental health peer counselor has made me realize that I love counseling. Therefore, I am considering becoming a psychologist/counselor...
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    Doctoral Student Seeking Participants (Ages 19-24)

    Hello everyone! I'm starting to collect data for my dissertation and I could really use additional participants to complete my doctoral requirements. I'm looking for volunteers ages 19-24 years old to complete a brief online survey regarding cyberbullying and intimate relationships. The survey...
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    PhD/PsyD Psychology Student Pregnancy Rights Concern

    Hello, I am nearing the end of my 3rd year in a Clinical PsyD program. Next year will be my last year of classes and my advanced therapy practicum before going on to internship. My school also requires us to defend our dissertation before going on to internship 5th year. My husband and I...
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    University of La Verne vs. Pacific University Psy.D.

    Hi everyone, I have been accepted to interview at both University of La Verne and Pacific University for their Psy.D. programs. Unfortunately, the interviews both fall on the same day so I am going to have to pick between the two. Any insight from current students or other applicants what the...
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    Online Graduate Degrees: Good Enough?

    I'm new to these forums and need some advice. I'm currently a senior in my psychology bachelors (graduating in May 2017). The closest grad schools for psychology are 40 minutes to an hour away. Because of this, I would prefer to get my master's and Psy.D online. My issue is that two psychology...
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    HELP! Looking for Clinical Psychology Psy. D. Students - 5 min survey

    Hi all! I am currently a 5th year, Clinical Psychology Psy.D. student and I am looking for other Clinical Psychology Psy.D. students for my dissertation. I only need about 30 more students until I can move on to the next step. I am looking at peer support, family support, mentor relationships...
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    PhD/PsyD Does La Salle University offer paid positions?

    Hey everyone, I start my PsyD program at La Salle University in a few months and I want to see if anyone knows whether or not they offer paid positions for Research Assistants or now. All I know so far is that as a first year student, I may be able to work as a Clinic Assistant for about 5...
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    PsyD PhD Grad School Advice Needed ASAP Please

    To begin I am an extremely hard worker, I would like to consider myself conscientiousness, determined and goal driven. I am currently in my senior year of undergraduate work and am still unsure of my plans next year. My dream has been to obtain a terminal degree (PhD. or PsyD) in clinical...
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    Need Advice! 30 yr old mother needing to finish B.S. for Psy.D. in Psychology

    Hi all, any input would be greatly appreciated. I am a 30 year old mother to two small children. I've only completed 38 units from my previous university in CA for Microbiology. I decided after all this time and life experiences that my true calling is in psychology. Now I need to find a school...