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Advanced Standing ( What Is It?)

Posted on September 25,2010 by jyalofmspp

As mentioned in my bio, I am an advanced standing student, which also presents another dynamic to my life at MSPP. If you are awarded advanced standing, this means that you completed course work in a master’s program in psychology (or similarly related field) and your credits successfully transfer into the MSPP program of your choice. This would be a good time to speak on the benefits and hindrances of being an Advanced Standing Student:

Pros:

  • My Clinical Seminar II class seems appropriate to my level of experience, as I’ve already had a full year of internship when I was completing my master’s degree.
  • I don’t have to re-take statistics ( amazing!) among some other classes that I took recently.
  • I am able to dive into my internship and see clients immediately ( in some other PysD programs I looked into that did not have advanced standing, all first years did not have internship or practicum, but rather spent a year answering phone intakes).
  • I am learning more about the theories I kind of learned about before in my master’s program but were not explored in depth.
  • I can potentially graduate early(!!!)
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Some Advice...

Posted on September 25,2010 by jyalofmspp

I put together a list of things that are helpful to be aware of if you plan on applying to MSPP for your doctorate and if you’re planning to move from out-of-state:

Thoughts on Entering a PsyD Program…

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It's Always Sunny In...Boston?

Posted on September 25,2010 by jyalofmspp

Welcome! I want to express how excited I am that you are showing an interest in any of the following: psychology, MSPP, Boston, or...reading blogs? In making the decision to pursue a degree in psychology you will grow in ways you cannot even begin to imagine. How I conceptualize the world, myself, and people in general is not how I conceptualized these things two years ago. This is largely in part to all aspects of my master’s program, including an intense internship, and beginning my own personal therapy. How I think and understand the world around me will continue to change over the next few years in the doctoral program, and especially in the next couple of months as I enter this new environment.

I assume that because you found your way to this page (unless you entered a typo into the browser, in which case- welcome!) that you are open to this new way of thinking that potentially awaits you. I hope that this blog offers some guidance as you decide if MSPP and the field of psychology are for you. And, since one cannot underestimate the importance of location, the city of Boston as well!

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