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By the way, folks who have already had an interview/ are having their first interviews this week and next! Please come back and let us know how it went! I am rooting for every single one of you!!!
Had my first interview yesterday and it was wonderful, a very warm and welcoming site. It’s very true what they say about feeling out “fit” versus just doing anything to make them like you and trying to tell them what they want to hear. I was just my genuine self and shared my interests and I just clicked with the site so well. Nothing I don’t want there, everything I’m looking for. Definitely lucky to have such a great, laid back first interview though, I know others probably won’t be like that! Regardless, I was definitely exhausted by the end of the day from being “on” all day. Make sure y’all engage in self care before and after each interview!

Onward to the next one!


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Official Site Name: MercyFirst
Date Invitation Received: 12/7
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): Personal Email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): n/a
Offered Interview Dates: Request to reply to email or contact via phone to schedule an interview.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw. Things are finally looking up!
 
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Just received 3 MORE emails from Fort Worth ISD rejecting me, despite the fact that I had already been rejected yesterday. I had to truly utilize some calming, coping skills to avoid emailing back a sarcastic reply about how "I get the point!"
Omg. Not cool, Fort Worth ISD! That is so disorganized.

I didn’t apply there. I wanted to but sent them an email awhile back asking if they would consider clinical psych applicants and they didn’t even respond. They have excellent ASD resources/training for a school district.
 
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Official Site Name: MercyFirst
Date Invitation Received: 12/7
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): Personal Email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): n/a
Offered Interview Dates: Request to reply to email or contact via phone to schedule an interview.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw. Things are finally looking up!
Yay! Me too!! :banana:
 
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Official Site Name: Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital
Date Invitation Received: 12/7
Method of Invitation (Phone call, personal/mass email, snapchat): Personal Email
Specialty Track or Site (e.g., for consortiums): n/a
Offered Interview Dates: 1/4, 1/7, 1/11, 1/17, 1/18


Just in case others were waiting on this one, apparently there’s still hope!!
Congrats! Last year they seemed to reject people first as they went along so this is good news!
 
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Still haven’t heard from Menninger even though they sent invites earlier this month. I don’t know if I should just count that one as a rejection.....same with UT health San Antonio
 
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Long shot but has anyone heard from the following? Most have notification dates of next week, but I was wondering if there was any information that may not have been posted here yet.
  • Virginia Beach Public Schools
  • Momentous Institute
  • Harris County Juvenile Probation Dept.
  • Mount Sinai Adolescent Health
  • MercyFirst
  • Hutchings Psychiatric Center (Child track)
  • The School at Columbia
  • Lincoln Medical Center
  • Citrus Health Network
  • Terry Children's Center
  • Avondale Elementary School District
  • Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Although some of these (e.g. VA Beach, Devereux, Lincoln Medical, and Citrus Health) had very recent application deadlines, so I'm not expecting to hear anything yet.
I am also waiting on Virginia Beach and Avondale. A few of my cohortmates are waiting on The School at Columbia!
 
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Rejection from Bedford VA - not overly surprising. Unfortunately, they accidentally sent it with a subject line about their open house, which then gave a bit of whiplash when it was actually a rejection.
 
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News from this forum just caused me to cry in my office for 30 minutes straight, so I definitely need to back off. I'm only allowing myself on here going forward to post about my own notifications, just to keep people posted. Hoping y'all have a great Friday, relaxing weekend, and luck with this process.
Honestly me too. I applied to 16 places and I got 2 interviews to my top 2 sites. Then 2 rejections and pretty much silence from everywhere else, including places that I see have sent out interview offers. Not a great feeling at all.
 
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Honestly me too. I applied to 16 places and I got 2 interviews to my top 2 sites. Then 2 rejections and pretty much silence from everywhere else, including places that I see have sent out interview offers. Not a great feeling at all.
My current site, which I LOVE and work hard at 21 hours per week, has sent out interview offers but radio silence for me. Honestly, it would just be very tough to not take a rejection personally. At this point I just need to hear something.
 
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My current site, which I LOVE and work hard at 21 hours per week, has sent out interview offers but radio silence for me. Honestly, it would just be very tough to not take a rejection personally. At this point I just need to hear something.
This happens quite a bit at the schools in my city - externship does not automatically translate to internship, even though one would expect it to be an advantage in the early decision stages. It says nothing negative about your performance. But as always, only draw conclusions when you hear one way or another. I'm awaiting quite a few sites, many of which have sent invites in unusual waves, making it impossible to gauge and very easy to become frustrated. Hang in there!
 
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My current site, which I LOVE and work hard at 21 hours per week, has sent out interview offers but radio silence for me. Honestly, it would just be very tough to not take a rejection personally. At this point I just need to hear something.
I know what you mean, but i know some post docs don't like to take on students who interned there as to provide variety of training i think? So maybe some sites similarly don't like to take their practicum students as their interns? It would suck though having to continue working there after not being invited for an interview :/ . I originally wanted to apply to a practicum site where I spent a year and a half and loved it but ended up deciding against it because the practicum there is very similar to their internship and I wanted my training to have more variety of experiences.
 
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I know what you mean, but i know some post docs don't like to take on students who interned there as to provide variety of training i think? So maybe some sites similarly don't like to take their practicum students as their interns? It would suck though having to continue working there after not being invited for an interview :/ . I originally wanted to apply to a practicum site where I spent a year and a half and loved it but ended up deciding against it because the practicum there is very similar to their internship and I wanted my training to have more variety of experiences.
The thing is, I reached out to the training director before applying and they said they frequently take students who have been externs, and in fact, one of last year's interns had been an extern the previous year. There are rational reasons why I would be rejected, and none of my 2 direct supervisors actually make the decisions, but it just makes me feel extremely bad about myself.

Honestly, there hasn't been a time this year where I wanted to just lay in bed, watch Netflix and drink wine while thinking about nothing more then today.
 
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The thing is, I reached out to the training director before applying and they said they frequently take students who have been externs, and in fact, one of last year's interns had been an extern the previous year. There are rational reasons why I would be rejected, and none of my 2 direct supervisors actually make the decisions, but it just makes me feel extremely bad about myself.

Honestly, there hasn't been a time this year where I wanted to just lay in bed, watch Netflix and drink wine while thinking about nothing more then today.
I'm sorry, that sucks :(
 
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The thing is, I reached out to the training director before applying and they said they frequently take students who have been externs, and in fact, one of last year's interns had been an extern the previous year. There are rational reasons why I would be rejected, and none of my 2 direct supervisors actually make the decisions, but it just makes me feel extremely bad about myself.

Honestly, there hasn't been a time this year where I wanted to just lay in bed, watch Netflix and drink wine while thinking about nothing more then today.
I'm losing it today too! The waiting anxiety is killing me, I can't focus on anything or get anything done
 
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The thing is, I reached out to the training director before applying and they said they frequently take students who have been externs, and in fact, one of last year's interns had been an extern the previous year. There are rational reasons why I would be rejected, and none of my 2 direct supervisors actually make the decisions, but it just makes me feel extremely bad about myself.

Honestly, there hasn't been a time this year where I wanted to just lay in bed, watch Netflix and drink wine while thinking about nothing more then today.
That's completely understandable. There are reasons within every application that could warrant a rejection or even a lower ranking following interviews. There are also countless reasons for rejection that have nothing to do with application deficits, as a previous DOT posted on here, that no one can control in this "crapshoot" of a process: certain letters have buzz words that interest one particular reader on one particular day of the week and at one particular time of day; the reverse to this can also be true depending on the specific person, day, and time; one could be tied for 12th on a list that can only be 12 people long, and fall on the wrong side of the coin; the list goes on and we could continue to create scenarios in which qualified candidates are not being invited.

This doesn't change the situation itself, unfortunately. The hardest part is just trusting that whatever is meant to happen will happen. This is not generally how I view things (overly optimistic) but am realizing that this is the only way to get through this highly stressful process. I trust that all of us will successfully make it through to the other side and never look back.
 
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UT health San Antonio has their application deadline set to next Monday at 11:59pm , so the earliest anyone could hear from them is Tuesday the 11th.
Ug. Going on previous years I've been sitting on the edge fo my seat waiting for them to contact today/yesterday. I wonder why they made their deadline so late.
 

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One of my sites sent a mass email saying to let them know if we have any food allergies... since I do not, I assumed a reply was unnecessary. A week later the emailed me asking if I have a food allergy. Does it look bad I didn’t reply the first time? The way it was worded made it sound like to only email if we do have one.


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One of my sites sent a mass email saying to let them know if we have any food allergies... since I do not, I assumed a reply was unnecessary. A week later the emailed me asking if I have a food allergy. Does it look bad I didn’t reply the first time? The way it was worded made it sound like to only email if we do have one.


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I think (myself included) we are all overthinking this too much. I doubt that your impressive clinical skills are going to be overlooked because you neglected to reply to a mass email about food allergies.
 
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One of my sites sent a mass email saying to let them know if we have any food allergies... since I do not, I assumed a reply was unnecessary. A week later the emailed me asking if I have a food allergy. Does it look bad I didn’t reply the first time? The way it was worded made it sound like to only email if we do have one.


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I feel that this is likely a common occurrence - I also would not have responded if it was phrased in an interpretable manner. They probably do not want countless emails coming in and it makes sense to choose to not contribute to their inbox unnecessarily. At this point, I would just briefly state no allergies and apologize for not responding due to not wanting to add to a likely overwhelming inbox.
 
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Hopefully, later today. It would really suck if they dragged this out for their other tracks into the next week.
Agreed. Though, the post from yesterday of the Child track being invited makes me wonder if the email actually specified the track or if that was just the track to which the poster applied. Sometimes that matters. But who knows - last year they invited on multiple days. I applied to the Combined track.
 
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Has anybody heard anything about Autism or Trauma tracks from the Yale Child Study Center yet? So far I've only seen posts for the Pediatric and Early Childhood tracks.
 
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Reading through these anxiety posts has helped me to put some of this experience into perspective. Worst case scenario, I spend another year as not a psychologist. Nobody is threatening to shoot me if I don't match, and I assume it is the same for everyone else here. It feels as if there is alot of suffering on here as a result of the interview process... may I humbly offer that aiming to be psychologist doesn't render emotion regulaton and cognitive therapy techniques ineffective? Whether or not we get our perfect (or any) invitations, the sun will still come up, the Earth will still spin on its axis, and we will still be worth loving.
 

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Reading through these anxiety posts has helped me to put some of this experience into perspective. Worst case scenario, I spend another year as not a psychologist. Nobody is threatening to shoot me if I don't match, and I assume it is the same for everyone else here. It feels as if there is alot of suffering on here as a result of the interview process... may I humbly offer that aiming to be psychologist doesn't render emotion regulaton and cognitive therapy techniques ineffective? Whether or not we get our perfect (or any) invitations, the sun will still come up, the Earth will still spin on its axis, and we will still be worth loving.
Even gall bladder is worth loving.

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BOP Allenwood and Lexington just sent out mass email invites


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Crimpsych2020, or anyone who has heard from Lexington, I was wondering if you have heard from Ms. Reed, I'm guessing it's forthcoming, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. I'd like to schedule asap!

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