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Clinical Psyc Rankings...

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by Thor2211, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Thor2211

    Thor2211 Junior Member
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    If someone has a link to reliable up to date clinical psychology doctoral program rankings, please post the link here. I would like a recent list of rankings if available somewhere. Thank you in advance...
     
  2. irish80122

    irish80122 DCT at Miss State U.
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    There are some rankings at http://www.socialpsychology.org/ranking.htm but I question if what you are looking for exists. The rankings I like are actually a research paper that you can find using PsychInfo. The paper is called "Research Productivity and Academic Lineage in Clinical Psychology:Who Is Training the Faculty to do Research" by Roy, Roberts, and Stewart. I think this is the best ranking out there (it is from 2006) but really rankings don't mean much in Clinical Psych (I think at least). All about fit and where you will be most productive and get the best training.
     
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    I looked and couldn't find one more recent than the late 90's. One from early 2000's but the link is broken:(

    Truthfully though, as much as I hate to be one of those folks who responds to a question with "it shouldn't matter", I have to say it.

    Every last person I've ever spoken to on the issue be they undergrads, grads, faculty, admin, clinical workers say that who your mentor is matters 1000000x more than the program. Most accredited programs will provide ROUGHLY equivalent levels of training, but you'll learn a lot more from your mentor then you will from your classes, which is why program ranking becomes kind of meaningless. Its not worth it to go to a highly-ranked program if they aren't doing the research you want to do. You'll be miserable, AND it won't help you. Furthermore, sometimes big-name faculty are at lesser-known schools. Pay attention to program to the extent of knowing whether their focus is research vs. clinical. If a program has any SERIOUS flaws (i.e. you're interested in a quant minor and the program only offers pretty basic stats courses, or seems to be missing some other classes that could pose serious detriments). Even then, all the departments I interviewed at were all too happy when I told them I might be interested in taking some advanced biostats courses that were likely beyond the scope of what a psych department would offer:) Grad school is vastly different from undergrad. The program doesn't matter as much AND you are given more freedom to dictate your own education.
     
  4. Phant

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    This seems to be mre recent and specific to clinical psych:
    http://www.socialpsychology.org/clinrank.htm


    This is good too, but this refers to psychology phd programs, not clinical:
    http://www.phds.org/rankings/psychology/rank
     
  5. joetro

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    There was a recent ranking of the top 10 programs according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. I can't remember the link, but I think there was another thread around here about that.
     
  6. Sorg1123

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    Here is the thread:
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=364984&highlight=rankings

    Here are the links to the Chronicle of Higher Ed rankings*:
    Article:
    http://chronicle.com/free/v53/i19/19a00801.htm
    Top Tens:
    http://www.academicanalytics.com/SocialBehavioralSciences.pdf

    *originally posted by Therapist4Chnge:)
     
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