Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Wednesday get-your-groove-on

See if you can spot the theme.

ETA: fuckit, it's this: Got into a Master's program in counseling in the Bay Area; and so, am goin' back to Cali (to Cali, to Cali, I do think so) in just a few short months. So will probably be posting more sporadically for...a while, starting...soonish.















13 comments:

PhysioProf said...

Congratulations! That kicks fucking ass!

MSW?

belledame222 said...

Thank you! No, it's--well, in California it's an MFT (Marriage and Family Therapy) license, although it actually doesn't limit you to marriage and family counseling. The equivalent in New York is this newish degree and license in "Counseling Psychology."
Every state is a bit different, but basically it's the rough equivalent of an MSW in program length and post-degree hours that need to be logged before going for the license. Only--it's not social work, it's psychology, which is what I wanted.

I did consider social work schools, but while the end goal might be the same, the coursework in most of the places I looked at didn't really appeal to me. And I didn't want to go for the full PhD, because I don't want to go into academia, particularly.

This particular program is even more in line with what I was originally interested in--emphasis on holistic work, mind-body-spirit, kind of post-Jungian but with a very practical emphasis as well.

belledame222 said...

--right, so but to answer your question, the degree is also an MA in Counseling Psychology, a terminal degree.

aaaand i just checked and classes apparently start August. frigging. 21st. which means i really ought to be all moved and settled a few days to a week before at least. which means i need to start getting a move on moving, like...now?

guh

o well...

Brown Shoes Don't Make It said...

Congrats, that's awesome! Also, I second the ugh on the August start date - my program starts its second year in the last week of August.

belledame222 said...

Thanks! yeah, i wouldn't even mind so much--certainly don't mind cutting NY wet blanket of a summer short--but hustle! hustle! hustle! not looking forward to that bit so much...

Trinity said...

congrats :)

Helen G said...

California dreaming?
Yay you and congratulations on getting with the program ~_^

Gwen said...

Delurking to say congratulations

FeministGal said...

congrats :)
i'm going into clinical psychology. and by "going into" i of course mean i applied this year to only get rejected from all but one school... (which i decided against...)

who would have thunk those traditional arm chair old white guy shrinks don't like feminist psychology? hm.... ;)

belledame222 said...

thanks, all!

FG: yeah, i went through similar last year; well, applied to two places, got waitlisted and eventually rejected from both. i'm sure the full on clinical degree would be way more competitive...

littlem said...

"I am goin' back to Cali (to Cali, to Cali, I do think so)"

*insert wailing, jamming saxophone here*

Can has tea with New Yorkers first?

(Can assemble substantial quantities of moving boxes as long as does not unduly damage princessgirl fingernails; brings own duct tape)

belledame222 said...

littlem: oh, I was hoping you'd say that. um, email! bel4 AT earthlink DOT net. soon, dude, cause pretty soon I'm gonna be in the thick of it, I think. well, in theory.

belledame222 said...

--um, hoping for tea/beverage, didn't even notice the offer of help till just now, that's awfully sweet but, um, uh, erm, ehm, anyway, email me.