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1 GRADUATE STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGY What it is

2 Types of graduate programs Clinical Industrial Organizational Psychology aka I/O Neuroscience Counseling School Psychology School Counseling Educational Psychology Others- Forensic Social/ personality Developmental Cognitive

3 Graduate Study in Psychology LIST PRICE: $28.95 MEMBER/AFFILIATE PRICE: $

4 Industrial Organizational (IO) Psychology Psychological concepts and methods to optimize human potential in the workplace M.S. in Applied Psychology prepares students for jobs that require the application Helpful website:

5 Clinical Psychology The purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress, abnormal or dysfunction. M.A. Ph.D. vs. Psy.D. Helpful website: or

6 Neuropsychology Investigates the complex relationships between mental events and behaviors and the electrical, biochemical, and structural changes of the nervous system Subset of Clinical psychology Helpful website: or

7 Counseling Psychology Similar to the Clinical PhD Different populations Eligible for licensure and internships (APA approved) Generally 4-5 years Work Environment University settings, private practice, research MA option Helpful website: apa.org or

8 School Psychology Have specialized training in both psychology and education. Provide Consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, education, health care provisions, research and planning. Work with students, parents, teachers and school administrators to pinpoint the sources of students' academic, social or behavioral difficulties. Work environment public and private schools (majority) School-based health centers Clinics and hospitals Private practice University, community and state agencies Degrees available MA, MS, MEd, EdS, PhD, PsyD, and EdD Helpful website: NASPONLINE.ORG

9 School Counseling A counselor and educator who helps students understand and deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems. School Counselors work with parents, teachers, school adminstrators, school psychologists, school nurses, and social workers to ensure all students receive comprehensive counseling. School Counselors meet the needs of student in three basic domains of development: Career Academic Personal and social Work environment Elementary, Middle and High School Degrees available Masters, PhD, EdS, and EdD. Helpful website: Schoolcounselor.org

10 Educational Psychology Educational Psychology is the study of how humans learn in an educational setting. Develop educational tests, evaluate educational programs, consult schools to implement teaching and testing changes Work as researchers studying classroom dynamics, teaching styles and variables that can influence learning. Work environment Schools, universities, learning centers and other human development settings. Graduate degrees for educational psychologist s: MEd: Masters in Education EdD: Doctor of Education Website: APA.ORG

11 Related professions Social work Psychiatric Nurse Psychiatrist

12 What is graduate school? Prerequisite is undergraduate degree BA / BSc: Bachelor s degree strongly recommend Honours degree Majors next best General Degree with concentration in Psych limits odds of acceptance to grad school graduate school: AKA post-graduate

13 What is graduate school? credit-hour load is lighter research occupies your time primarily psychology courses freedom/responsibility mature, independent scholar

14 What is graduate school? smaller classes Seminars full-time, year round with limited holidays intense experience with fellow students, friendships with faculty / thesis supervisor

15 What is graduate school? Funding Tri-council Research assistantships Teaching assistantships Tuition waivers Moonlighting Psychometrics Teaching $ $35000

16 What is graduate school? Year 1 Coursework 2-3 per semester Determine MA thesis topic Form committee Defend proposal & start data collection Summer practica

17 What is graduate school? Year 2 Coursework 2-3 per semester Complete MA data collection Analysis Write up Concurrent (1-2 days wk) & summer practica

18 What is graduate school? Year 3 Coursework 1-2 per semester Complete MA Write up Comps Test based Research Teach Concurrent (1-2 days wk) & summer practica

19 What is graduate school? Year 4 Coursework 1per semester? PhD Form Committee Defend proposal Develop Research CV 2-3 side projects Concurrent (1-2 days wk) & summer practica

20 What is graduate school? Year 5 Coursework 1per semester? PhD Collect data Develop Research CV 2-3 side projects Prepare & apply for internship Concurrent (1-2 days wk) & summer practica

21 What is graduate school? Year 6 PhD Write up Defend Develop Research CV 2-3 side projects write up Internship 40 hrs week - clinical

22 What is graduate school? Year 7? Academic track Postdoc Write up dissertation 2-3 side projects write up Supervised hours 40 hrs week clinical Job hunt

23 Must I go to graduate school no other options BA or BSc as entry requirement work that builds on BA or BSc advanced study in related areas

24 What can I do with a Masters? greater mobility than with only BA or BSc careers in industry counselling school / education Masters career advancement terminal vs non-terminal masters

25 What can I do with a doctorate? academia research industry clinical / counselling private practice public consultation

26 Is graduate school is for me? immersion in a field by preparing you for your career practical professional skills in-depth knowledge original research comprehensive exam

27 Is graduate school is for me? QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF Do I really love the field enough to obtain an advanced degree? Is an advanced degree required to enter a particular profession or obtain a certain level within the field?

28 Is graduate school is for me? Are my grades high enough to receive a scholarship to pay me to go to graduate school? Do I have financial resources to subsidize going to graduate school if scholarships or graduatestudent work opportunities don t work out? Should I take some time off? Do I have the personal qualities and skills that are needed to be successful in graduate school?

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