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Applying to Grad School in Clinical Psychology… Things They Don’t Always Tell You! *****
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This slide show contains my personal observations on the process of applying to graduate school in clinical/counseling psychology. These are not the official views of Rutgers University, or the Rutgers Psychology Department.
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VERY IMPORTANT POINT Grad school is NOT merely a continuation of undergrad. It is qualitatively and quantitatively different. It is meant for people who have some experience in the field they have chosen, and have given careful thought to the level of commitment that is necessary. You should NOT attend grad school if you aren’t sure what to do with your life. In many ways, you are better off working for awhile (preferably in a field that interests you), until you figure it out.
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Before applying, you should know the following things… 1. Which degree is best for you? (PhD, PsyD, or MSW?) Clinical PhD – By far the most difficult. However, if you can get into a PhD program, your education will probably be paid for. You must have a passion for & lots of experience in research. Rutgers gets about 250-300 applications per year, for 4-8 slots. Many of our applicants already have publications.
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Before applying, you should know the following things… Rutgers does not typically accept their own undergrads for PhD programs, but they do for the PsyD program.
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PhD– With a PhD, you can do therapy, conduct research, write and publish articles, apply for grants, teach, etc. People with PhD’s do not typically have a private practice, but rather, they engage in scientific activities and teach at universities. This is by far the most rigorous of the degrees.
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Before applying, you should know the following things… 1. Which degree is best for you? (PhD, PsyD, or MSW?) PsyD – Not as difficult, however you will pay out of pocket for your education (100K). You must have a passion for doing psychotherapy
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