Did you know that Counseling Psychology PhD programs accept less than 9% of the students who apply (APA Center for Workforce Studies, 2010)? What can students do to maximize their chances of getting into the program of their dreams?

In this comprehensive video series, Dr. Joseph H. Hammer provides students with step-by-step instructions on how they can prepare themselves to be strong applicants to Counseling Psychology PhD Programs.

Drawing from years of personal experience as a master’s student, doctoral student, and faculty member in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Hammer offers concrete advice on the following key topics:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 GPA and GRE Guidelines
Part 3 Transferable Skills
Part 4 Personal Statement
Part 5 Academic Course Experience
Part 6 Research Experience
Part 7 Clinical Practice Experience
Part 8 Interpersonal Skills
Part 9 Cultural Competence

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Undergrad Research Assistant – How To Pick the Right Research Lab
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Every video in this series (will eventually) contain a clickable table of contents in the video description that will let you automatically fast forward the video to the specific sub-topic of your choosing.

Want to learn it all? Watch the videos in order.

Looking for advice on a specific aspect? Go to the relevant video and use the table of contents to jump to the information you need.

Here’s the first video of the series, Part 1: Introduction