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STORYTIME: How I Got into a Clinical Psychology Doctorate Program (+Q&A)



In this video, I tell the story of how I got into a clinical psychology doctorate program, as well as answering some of your questions about the field.

Time Stamps:
0:00 Intro
0:49 Storytime
6:35 Q&A

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    added on 21 Jun, 2020
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    Hi, Ana! Your videos are so great and informative. Thank you!

    -Jayson from Philippines

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    added on 21 Jun, 2020
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    Can you talk about the psychology of suicide? And why do we get suicidal thoughts, but would never execute them? Not the persistent suicidal thoughts, but the random ones when you get while washing dishes or driving.

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    added on 21 Jun, 2020
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    I've been wating for this video 🤩

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    added on 21 Jun, 2020
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    I was always interested in psychology more like why do I do this and why do others do that etc… so I took courses online from Coursera (Introduction to psychology and social psychology) but my majors were from media and computer sciences. I really like when you give examples from real life or from TV shows that we had watched but never noticed anything. I want to know more about psychology and its applications
    Could you please suggest anything about it. Thanks

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    I have worked as a therapist for over a decade. Life experience has made me better. No text book gave me the information that going through adult life challenges has given me. But you have to start somewhere!

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    Hi! Sorry if this is too personal but I noticed you said you studied abroad in a small town from Scotland and I wondered where? I live in Dundee and go to Edinburgh uni 💗

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    I’ve heard that many PhD programs won’t even consider you unless you have publications, conferences, and/or two years of research experience after you finish undergrad 🤪 the schools I have looked at only accept around a dozen students per year. It seems impossible to get in 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    Was the school Seattle Pacific University? I go there right now and I’m graduating next year and I wanna know if it’s a good program.

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    Personally I feel like a lot of experience can be a limiting thing- if much of your experience is leading in the same direction you tend to feel like you know whats true, and that tends to make you overlook what you're getting wrong, not even acknowledging it when you are.
    From what I heard people around me say about the bad therapists they've had, it often comes down to the therapist being too rigid in knowing what's good for their client, and therefore unable to make the client feel like their own experiences and interpretations have validity- IMO having relatively little experience is actually a boon when it comes to that, since you can perhaps respond more empathically and less like "i know what's good for you" since you just don't have (comparatively) a huge amount of accumulated knowledge on whats good!
    (Although that can also be very much a personality and not just an age thing.)

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    Check out my channel, I’m sure you could relate.

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    You are an inspiration 🤎

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    You looked so young to me and you are already a doctorate student. I was kinda confused. But congratulations 🙂 You seem very wise

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    Do you have to pay out of pocket for a PsyD? I’m familiar that PhD can be covered by the school but not knowledgeable of many schools that will cover PsyDs.

    Thanks love.

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    added on 30 Jun, 2020
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    Wait how are you 23 and in a doctorate program? Is it different in usa than canada?

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    added on 11 Jul, 2020
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    Dude wth I’m 18 about to go to college and you’re 23 and getting a doctrine 😭

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    added on 20 Jul, 2020
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    Great video!! Thank you!

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    added on 21 Jul, 2020
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    my dream is to get into a phd program for clinical psychology, but it seems almost impossible. the acceptance rates are so low but i'm working on making myself as applicable as possible! i'm glad someone is finally making videos about this that aren't just boring, long videos. thanks!

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    added on 21 Jul, 2020
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    It costs a lot to pursue a PsyD. If I may ask, how are you handling that? Did you get any scholarships or loans?

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    added on 10 Aug, 2020
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    Wow 😍

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    added on 18 Aug, 2020
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    Hi Ana! What did you get your masters in ? I want to do Clinical Psychology PsyD as well. However, I’m having trouble deciding on what to get my masters in. I want to make sure my masters degree will be beneficial when I apply for a doctoral program.

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    added on 22 Aug, 2020
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    hey! great video!
    can you do a series on how international applicants can prepare for clinical/counseling phd programs?

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    added on 25 Aug, 2020
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    Hey there! Former teacher working to become a School Psychologist here to help answer that question about School Psych vs Educational Psych. School Psychologists focus on the students academic, social, and behavioral needs with an emphasis on APA to help a child find their optimal environment for learning. Educational Psychologists study the macro of the teaching profession to identify best practices and create pedagogical theory

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    added on 25 Aug, 2020
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    You are so inspiring! Did you apply for a grad program right after your undergrad or did you take a year off to work? I know that a lot of people say that taking a year off can be beneficial but I am really eager to apply for a clinical psychology program. How hard was it for you? I am graduating with a bachelors in elementary education and fear that I am not qualified enough to apply to a clinical psych program just yet. Did you get your master's along the way? All the best!!

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    added on 28 Aug, 2020
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    You just got a new subscriber these videos are extremely helpful

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    added on 28 Aug, 2020
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    https://forums.studentdoctor.net/forums/psychology-psy-d-ph-d.57/

    This forum offers A LOT of information about different paths in psychology. An absolute must read for people pursuing doctorates in psychology.

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    added on 28 Aug, 2020
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    Hi 👋 i am struggling with finding supervisor for postgraduate in clinical psychology and no one answering . I am confused there are multiple psychologist and they have their own focus areas . So how many research proposal i have to prepare? Its to much.

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    added on 4 Sep, 2020
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    “I went to school at Emory…. it’s a pretty good university.” Thanks for clarifying I had no idea

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    added on 7 Sep, 2020
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    Could you please provide the details of the exact programme you got into?

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    added on 8 Sep, 2020
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    Hello! Thanks for sharing your experience. What is the name of your PsyD program?

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    added on 8 Sep, 2020
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    hi iam a internationl student from indian but i completed my bsc psychology so can i do doctrate here and how much it cost for tution fees ?

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