Clinical Psychology PhD in United States - questions

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Clinical Psychology PhD in United States - questions

Post by rachm33 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:03 pm

I'm not sure if anyone can help me but I would really appreciate any advice about the Clinical Psychology PhD in the United States as an international student.

My questions are as follows:

1. I read that you can not work in VA hospitals or federal agencies as an international student. Can you work in other hospitals that are not VA hospitals?

2. I heard that 200/600 of the postdoc internships are VA hospitals and federal agencies – is it difficult to get accepted to other placements and are there places available in other hospitals?

3. How do you get a visa for your postdoc internship and is it difficult to obtain employment as a Clinical Psychologist as an international student?

4. I know if you work full time for 365 days a year during the PhD you can lose your OPT year after. Is it was easy to negotiate with placement managers during your PhD to work fewer hours in order to keep your OPT for after your graduation?

5. Do you think because of the limitations around working hours it takes longer to complete the PhD as an international student to meet the number of clinical hours required for licensure?

6. If you have completed a PhD in the US which university did you complete your PhD at and would you recommend it, if so why? What was the biggest challenge you faced as an international student?

Thank you in advance for your help. :D
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Re: Clinical Psychology PhD in United States - questions

Post by maven » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:40 pm

I don't think we know the answer! But Huwtube might if you PM him, as he has just trained there.

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