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What can I be doing right now to prepare me for Psy.D?

I'm a criminal Justice undergrad with a minor in psychology?

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Susan Cucinotta

My suggestion is to volunteer working for a therapist in a community based setting or private practice.

If your planning in either practicing med, or simply counseling, that is the way to go.

You can also volunteer in organizations that will enable you to give what you learn at Big Brother and Big Sisters.,

Answered 3 years ago

Susan Cucinotta
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Andrew Philip

Volunteering is a great way to go-- if you're having a hard time finding something with a psychologist, you can also consider social work agencies and hospitals. Really anything that you can do to get some face-to-face experience with people seeking different types of help will be useful.

You might also consider seeing if your school has research opportunities available- although research is less emphasized in many PsyD vs. Phd programs, it can still be a great way to get letters of recommendation and demonstrate your commitment to the field, while also learning some great foundations.

Answered 3 years ago

Andrew Philip
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Stephanie Cooper

Honestly, that will probably work just fine. The psychology minor is good. Worst case scenario, you may have to take some additional prep courses after graduating with your BS before you can start the PsyD, but I would do that research ahead of time so you're prepared.

Answered 3 years ago

Stephanie Cooper