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					  Graduate Schools
         and
Careers in Psychology
Working with a Bachelors Degree

 work in specialized programs
     programs for chronic psychiatric patients,
      prison settings, drug addictions, etc
     Some employee assistance programs
 Working outside the field of psychology
Major Areas of Graduate Study
   Experimental
   Developmental
   Social
   Biopsychology
   Cognitive
   Clinical
   Counseling
   School
   Industrial/Organizational
Masters Programs
 train people in basic counseling skills
 marriage and family counseling, drug addiction
  counseling, group counseling, vocational counseling,
  family therapy, child therapy, divorce mediation,
  prison counseling, etc.
 usually work in group counseling practices, clinics,
  program for specific populations and employee
  assistance programs
 In many states, CANNOT have their own private
  practice
Clinical Social Work (MSW)
 2-3 years full time
      may be easy or difficult to get into depending
       on the reputation of the university
 teach students about working in the mental
  health and social welfare systems
 Training in counseling and psychotherapy is
  not extensive; research is not emphasized
 work in hospitals, clinics, specialized
  programs, and private practice
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 In the business world, doing psychological
  assessments, testing, interpersonal mediation, group
  dynamic assessments, and workshops
 May be employed by a specific company or may offer
  their services freelance
 Many graduate from clinical and counseling
  psychological programs
      Some graduate programs specialize in
       Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 May have Masters Degree
School Psychology
 approx. 4-5 years for Ph.D. or Ed.D., 2-3
  years for Masters degree
 trained to do counseling and psychological
  testing in a school setting
     understanding of school systems and
      education
Counseling Psychology
 Ed.D. or Ph.D., usually 4 -5 years full time
    Ph.D. has more intensified research training
 emphasize training in counseling/psychotherapy
    methods
   require internship experiences and a dissertation
   often is completely separate from the psychology
    department at the university
   work in group counseling practices, private practice,
    and programs for special populations
   may teach at universities
       usually in graduate counseling psychology programs
Clinical Psychology
 Ph.D.
   5-7 years
   either behavioral, cognitive, biological, or
    psychoanalytic in their approach
   expected to conduct experimental research,
    which will culminate in your dissertation.
           Dissertation - year long research project that you
            design and conduct on your own
      Internship in 5th or 6th year
           work full time in a hospital, clinic, or mental health
            center – up to you to apply
Clinical Psychology
 Psy.D.
     4-5 years
     specifically to practice psychology - not
      quantitative research
     Usually more internship type experiences in a
      wider variety of settings is required
     usually work in hospitals, clinics, and private
      practice
Licensing to Practice
 To practice psychology (and have your own practice)
  you must be licensed by the state
 Most states require approximately two years of
  supervised experience AFTER you get your Ph.D.,
  Psy.D., or Ed.D
 Must pass a national multiple choice exam
      And in many states, present a case study to a board of
       psychologists
 Clinical social workers also are permitted to have
  private practices as long as they have been licensed
  by the state
Getting In
 First screening
    GPA and GREs

 Second screening
    Personal Statement
    Letters of Recommendation
    Research Experience
       Publications, presentations at conferences

    Clinical Experience
    Required Courses

 Third screening
    Interview
Rates of Acceptance
 50 - 60% of the students applying to Masters
  programs are accepted
 Psy.D. programs accept 25-60 students
     Approximately 200 apply
 Ph.D. programs accept 5-15 students
     200-400 apply
     programs typically see about 60-150
      applications
What is the GRE?
 The GRE exam, or Graduate Record
 Examination, is a standardized test required
 for admission to graduate school programs in
 the United States and some other English-
 speaking countries. The GRE tests abstract
 thinking in vocabulary, math and analytical
 writing skills. GRE exams are offered
 throughout the year at various testing
 centers.
The New GRE-1
 A new test-taker friendly design lets you edit or change your
  answers, skip questions and more, all within a section — giving
  you the freedom to use more of your own test-taking strategies.
  Another new feature: an on-screen calculator
 New types of questions in the Verbal Reasoning and
  Quantitative Reasoning sections, many featuring real-life
  scenarios that reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in today's
  demanding graduate and business school programs.
 Special savings of 50% when you take the GRE revised
  General Test between August 1 and September 30, 2011. The
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  advantage to taking the GRE revised General Test. .
The New GRE - 2
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