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MSW at UMD

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by piscean92, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. piscean92

    piscean92

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    Hello guys, I have recently been considering MSW at the University of Maryland because I want to take the LCSW route to directly start doing psychotherapy. Now the problem is that I don’t have much work experience..I have only volunteered at Johns Hopkins Hospital twice and shadowed a doctor. I guess the volunteer work at JHH can be considered social work experience because I was helping out patients. However, for the recommendation letter I have lost contact with the supervisor. The only references that I seem to have at the moment are the professors from psychology and biology departments (since I majored in those). Do you guys think that would work fine if I were to ask only the professors for recommendation letters? Also, if accepted, I won’t start school until Fall 2018 and I want to get some social work type experience before that, but I am having a really hard time finding jobs. What should I do in order to get some good experience..what type of work? (Also some background info, I was a pre-med..didn’t get accepted into med schools and there is a slight possibility I might try applying to med schools again after my masters. For this reason I keep looking for clinical or research work so it may benefit me later. I am an immigrant and did not attend high school in the US. I was not raised here and I think this is the main reason I am struggling so much with something that seems to come naturally to most people. I don’t know where to look for opportunities and actually get a job. Btw my school is a horrible place to look. I have tried and just end up really confused everytime. I shall be grateful if any of you can help guide me a little. I feel so helpless.)
     
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  3. psych.meout

    psych.meout 2+ Year Member

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    You might have better luck posting in the Mental Health and Social Welfare section of the forum.

    Mental Health and Social Welfare

    This one is more for doctoral students and applicants.
     
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  4. piscean92

    piscean92

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    Ok, thank you. Am I supposed to delete this one after I post there?
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018

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