MOD NOT: I split this out to it's own thread. -t4c personal take on it : the problem: i believe many individuals desire to gain a graduate education in psychology to figure out their own problems rather than seek treatment. what i call the "i am smart enough to figure this out myself" phenomenon. my solution: APA makes a full psych battery as part of the admission process. find individuals who match the typical mmpi-2, WAIS, etc profile of successful psych students. admit them. exclude others. could be easily defended in court. a precident is already established. would also be a good intro for assessment courses. probability of this happening: zero. i also believe this should be applied across all programs: psyd and phd alike.