Can someone please explain to me the advantage of attending an APA accredited PhD program in Texas?
Is accreditation even required for licensure as a psychologist in Texas?
I agree. The online doctorate doesn't make any sense to me either. I was looking at SMU and I dont think they are accredited at this time.
So as I understand it thus far the advantages of APA accreditation (in Texas) are:
1. If you want to be licensed in a state (other than Texas) which requires an APA accreditation one would need to attend an APA accredited program.
*and the states that require APA accreditation are Missippi and Oklahoma
*don't most (all?) states have reciprocity after a certain number of years of lisensure and full time practice
2. Some specific employers require a degree from an accredited program
3. respect from your peers
4. places you higher up the rankings for APA internship match
*APA accredited internship is important why?
What else? What impact does any of this have on those entering private practice?
people who do not match enroll in something called clearinghouse. it is basically one day wherein everyone is scrambling to find an internship, applying, to sites, making calls, faxing, etc. again, there are more students than sites.
if that fails, then the individual is put in a position to wait a year before they can apply again.
i would imagine that if the individual did not match a 2nd time he/she would run into time limits on program completion. i guess if he/she ran out of time for completing the program he/she would leave with an MA...
With a shortage of internships, what do the people who do not get internships do? Again, just curious.
and/or go for MA/MS level licensure (not available in many states) and forego licensing as a psychologist.
Psychmama, I take it the counseling center is APPIC but not APA? And it's true that good applicants from good programs with excellent credentials can end up unmatched (like our amazing mod, for example... I'm still a bit shocked about that one, honestly!)
i've known great people too who have not matched, but i've never seen thier transcripts or applications. what do you think are the main factors that can lead a qualified applicant to not match? or the other side, what factors do you think make one more likely to match?
what do you think are the main factors that can lead a qualified applicant to not match?