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Looking for guidance re: schooling- any input?
March 15, 2006
10:15 pm
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I know it may seem silly or unimportant to post this thread, when it's really not an urgent matter, BUT I thought maybe someone may have some input. I have my Bachelor's in Education and I want to go back in September for something Psychology related. I dont plan on going for my PhD or anything, right now, because the acceptance rate is SO low & the application/schooling process is too greuling for me right now. Anyway, there are too many degrees out there, and even when I "google" to get info., its so overwhelming. My question is, does anyone have any info/input regarding the following degrees or anything of the sort: Masters of Social Work, Masters of Counseling, Masters of Psychology...ETC???? Thanks! ANY info helps 🙂

March 15, 2006
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hmmm I am in the medical field and would suggest psychology versus something more specialized as it broadens your spectrum of jobs.....

this is strickly an opinion tho

March 16, 2006
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Good Morning

I want to start by encouraging you to go on with your schooling. See yourself doing it in your mind's eye and you will. Its like the reverse of the ABC'S. What ever the mind can
C onceive, and B elieve it will
A chieve. And it is important ....since what you do today will help to create your tomorrow.

About twenty years ago I got my Master's in Social Work and it opened so many doors. I have taught at George Brown Community College, worked as an Executive Director of an agency, and now work at my dream job.

It depends on what you want to do in the long run I suppose. A masters in counseling and psychology will take you only so far since the focus is on the individual, yet a MSW looks at the individual in society and also the effect of society on the individual. A more healing context and way of understanding. No matter what go for it. You may have missed the deadline for application to start up this fall yet here in Toronto there is a part time Masters in SW at UofT and through Oisie Maters in Counseling. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

March 16, 2006
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Hi Ryny,

Although I don't have an answer for you, I would be interested in information about this as well.

I am currently attend the Community College with a major in Social Work, working part time on my associates degree.

Recently I have thinking about teaching psychology at the Community College level. Of course I change my mind every other day but that's where my interest seems to lie at the moment.

I too would appreciate any information that anyone would like to share.

Lolli

March 16, 2006
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Thanks for the input! I read up on social work & it is SO intriguing to me. It really is what I find more interesting than anything. I think the job I'd ultimately love o have, is a counselor, working with individuals, couples & families in "sessions". I think this is something a social worker can do. I think the only thing that discourages me is when my peers make negative comments regarding the "low pay", or "too much grueling hard work"......but my mom makes a good point when she says "Take it from where it comes"- none of these people really have any knowledge of the field. I appreciate your advice & information. The school I want to go to has a deadline in May- all I need are my reference letters & personal essay! I better get movin'! Thanka again!

Lolli- best of luck! I will definitely come back & post on this matter when I find out more! My friend wants to teach psych @ the college level & is almost done with her PhD- the work needed for this degree sounds CRAZY though! Good luck!

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