March 1, 2011 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #1024825abcd2Participant
wurzweiller has a summer program where you can do all your field work during the year wherever you liveMarch 1, 2011 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #1024826aries2756Participant
Happy, if you are not in the tri-state area you might not find it that difficult to get a job when you are done. Hatzlocha rabbah.March 2, 2011 4:13 am at 4:13 am #1024827charliehallParticipant
Here is the Wurzweiller program described by abcd2. It is very similar to the Smith program:
YU’s graduate schools are not “frum” programs, but they are “frum-friendly” as you will never have to worry about classes on Shabat or Yom Tov, the cafeteria is kosher, and there are lots of frum students, rabbis, minyanim, shiurim….March 2, 2011 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #1024828happy123Member
thank you all for your help and advice on this issue, i guess time will tell with what i actually do.March 18, 2011 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #1024829Elisha-ben-avuyahMember
I have a Psy.D. degree, and am licensed in my state as a psychologist.
In my state, MSWs and masters level people can also get licensed. I have obsved that almost no Psychiatrists do therapy anymore. They only really on medication.
I have also observed that most of the masters level clinicians, both MSW and LMHC/LMFT are not as rigorously trained as my doctoral level colleagues. Yes, it took me longer and it was more expensive than an MSW, but, I understand more and various theoretical models than masters level trained clinicians and I feel I got better training. I am making these strong statements because in this thread I saw comments about doctoral level training which I feel are inaccurate.May 10, 2011 3:33 am at 3:33 am #1024830genuineMember
I was wondering if anyone could give me more information on both Hunter’s and Wurzweiler’s programs.
Hunter-How is Hunter for a Jewish person? Are they accommodating for Yomim Tovim? Do they place you in field work, or do they allow you to choose an agency/work in a Jewish agency?
Wurzweiler- How much of a scholarship do they give?July 31, 2014 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #1024831Avraham248Participant
As far as the differences between going MSW, PsyD and MHC. In New York and most states, MSW is more favorable than MHC or MFT. A PsyD is more preferred if you want to strictly do clinical work.
The MSW is the most flexible degree and is respected if you want to do psychotherapy. From what I understand, the MHC degree has limitations pertaining to insurance and getting jobs. If someone wants to be a “doctor”, then go for the PsyD. It does take longer, is more researched based but does have the nicer title. At the same time, I know a PsyD that says an LCSW is perfectly adequate and that a PsyD isn’t necessary to be an effective therapist.
If someone got a MHC degree and is finding it limiting, they could use a number of their credits to transfer into a PsyD program.July 31, 2014 9:37 pm at 9:37 pm #1024832No One Mourns The WickedMember
I am a LMSW and went to Fordham University- I would be happy to answer any specific questions about their program. Good Luck!July 31, 2014 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm #1024833SayIDidIt™Participant
Hey the Wicked One, haven’t seen you around! Hope everything’s fine by you…
SiDi™July 31, 2014 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #1024834No One Mourns The WickedMember
Hey SiDi! Yeah I took a needed breather, but I have been following threads w/o commenting for the most part 🙂 Thanks for asking- you made me feel really good.August 1, 2014 3:08 am at 3:08 am #1024835popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I got my PsyD 2 years ago, and now am working on my Phd.
In my professional opinion, you are all lunatics.August 1, 2014 3:19 am at 3:19 am #1024836👑RebYidd23Participant
Lunatics are people who do not turn into wolves at the full moon. Instead their humors become imbalanced.
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