I am a 5th-year advanced standing student there, currently working on dissertation and applying for internship. Is there anything in particular you'd like to know?
When I first started, my class had 23 students entering. This year's class had almost 50! That is WAY too much, and the students are quite unhappy about it, as it definitely lowers the match rate.
Any more questions I can answer for you?
Hey I know this is an old post but I figure I would try. I just got accepted into Pacific University on the Health Psychology track. I really loved the school and all it has to offer but the major drawback is the low APA match rate. I am perfectly fine with going out of Seattle/ Portland (given that I am from Hawaii). For those of you still or recently graduated I would love to hear your experience with the program. PM me
Information that helps me decide not to apply to a program is still very valuable.
I saw that yesterday and it sounds like a total nightmare. Sorry you had to go through that. So is it safe to say that the more expensive schools are similar in quality?
Higher cost isn't the total story for judging a "quality" program. However, cost is a consideration in regard to feasibility of attaining an education and being able to pay back the loans. There are a plethora of other red flags for a place like Sayerbrook (e.g. online, not acred., quality of faculty, etc).
The program is "okay" at best, and while most people are nice, there are some sick faculties there. Their clinic near school is a joke. There aren't many clients and no one cares if you get direct hours or not. Their good supervisors are located in their downtown clinic, that is particularly true about the child team. Run away from the child team in Hillsboro. Also they keep hiring their own graduates, which is weird. Most school want new knowledge, but they seem to look for comfort and control over their instructors. There's also discrimination based on race and religion. If you're not super white, thin, and non-religious, you better look elsewhere. I know of someone who is actually going to write a book about her experience with discrimination at the Pacific.