I have been perusing the threads on applying to programs, but I haven't seen these issues addressed. First, what do you all think of visiting the programs you to which you intend to apply? Is it important? When should it be done? Is it necessary/helpful/unnecessary to meet with the professor(s) you hope to work with? Second, I'm having difficulty narrowing my research focus and was hoping for advice (see below for more details). I feel like I have a very broad interest and then there are several specific areas that I could pursue. Will it hurt my application to be so flexible in my areas of interest? Similarly, I don't have a specific plan for post-graduate careers. I probably don't want to be a professor or only do research. There are various areas of forensic psychology in which one could practice; I know a D.O. forensic psychiatrist who practices in several areas and I would like to do that (for example, forensic consultations, treatment, research, program director, etc.). I'm applying to Clinical PhD/JD programs, maybe Clinical PhD/MLS programs, and just plain Clinical PhD programs. I'm still researching profs and schools, so if you know of any feel free to shout them out! My broad focus is forensic psychology and/or the psychology and law. I'm having difficulty narrowing my focus because there is so much in the field that I would LOVE to work on. I'm starting research soon with Dr. Weisman (the D.O. I mentioned above) at Project Link, a collaborative program linking the service providers (health, mental health, and criminal justice) for persons with mental illnesses who are involved in the CJ system. My research focus will be on the treatment of clients with Antisocial Personality Disorder and how it differs from the treatment on non-APD clients. I also work at a group home for young adults (mostly) with mental illnesses (several of whom are involved in the CJ system). If you got this far, sorry for the long post!! I have a million more questions to ask, but I'll try to be more concise in the future. Thanks in advance for any help!