+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    flannelberry is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    48

    PhD from MSW - advice pls.

    Hi all,

    First - let me thank you in advance for your help.

    Second - the facts. I am currently a clinician with an MSW . I enjoy early years/assessment/attachment clinical work. I don't get as excited about therapy but it's ok. I'm looking to learn more and interested in doctoral studies - something in the developmental psych/early childhood realm. Social work would be ok but few of the doctoral programmes are clinical; they tend to the administrative or international development. Cool but not what I'm after.

    I also can't do one of the schools like Capella or Walden which appear to be somewhat mocked in my field (I'm not judging the quality, just reporting an observation).

    Third - finances are an issue. Fielding won't work for me because of the way the fees are structured. I could never take enough classes in a semester to make it worth the cost.

    Fourth - because of my current credentials, I am able to work in my field. It would be nice to be an R.Psych eventually but it's not the end all, be all. I also could, possibly, down the road re-specialize as clinical psych if needed.

    Fifth - I was looking at schools from UNISA to Lund in Sweden but am not sure if I'm just missing it or if there just isn't anything that matches what I'm seeking in the distance learning world.

    Six - thanks again. I'm not sure what pertinent facts I've missed but I'm sure there's something. I have no idea if there is anyone who has any ideas of a programme that might fit but after too many hours searching, I thought I should put it out here.

  2. #2
    chrislarsen is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    130
    As a Fielding student I can tell you there is a skew towards work with adults. But as a social worker you might find the following Ph.D. program interesting. They have a child/school/developmental track.

    Institute for Clinical Social Work - Ph.D. Program

  3. #3
    flannelberry is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    48
    Thanks very much. I have looked at their programmes. For me the problem is similar to Fieldings - which is the fee structure. I'm hoping for a school where I can pay per course rather than per semester. When I last looked at them, they had a semester based fee structure.

    Thanks for trying. That's definitely the academic area I'm looking in.

  4. #4
    flannelberry is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    48
    I double checked - they also have fairly frequent attendance requirements. I can do an intensive but would struggle with two weekends per month in Chicago (I'm on the West Coast).

    Thanks again.

  5. #5
    flannelberry is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    48
    I did think about Cal Southern but was worried about them not been rigorous. I'd love to hear from people who have been there. A search didn't turn up much.

  6. #6
    rmm0484 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    618
    Please see this discussion. I know diddly about PsYDs, but know this has been discussed before:

    http://www.degreeinfo.com/general-di...yd-msw-ma.html
    MBA Cal Coast
    MSM Florida Tech
    PhD in progress (dissertation phase), University of the Free State

    "I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor."
    _ Pope Francis

  7. #7
    flannelberry is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    48
    Thanks rmm0484. While that thread was a good read, it's not the question I have. I already have an MSW and know the value of it :) I'm looking to grow beyond it at this point (either PhD or PsyD.) and realized I do hope that I could end up registered here, even if it means re-specialization after.

  8. Advertisement

Similar Threads

  1. Advice please!
    By armywife in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-03-2010, 07:42 PM
  2. Need Advice
    By Army in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-01-2009, 02:16 PM
  3. I need you advice! What would you do?
    By bceagles in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-30-2006, 10:29 AM
  4. Advice on AIU
    By teddycrey in forum General Distance Learning Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-15-2004, 12:59 PM
  5. Your advice please
    By almawy in forum IT and Computer-Related Degrees
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-19-2003, 11:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15