Hi! This is my first post here, so hopefully I’m doing it right!
I am a senior at Texas Tech University, graduating in December. I plan on applying for Clinical Psych grad programs for Fall 2024. I’m specifically interested in doing research on LGBTQ individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, and if being disowned by their parents has anything to do with their diagnosis.
I am hoping to apply to University of Michigan, University of Washington, Penn state, University of Pittsburgh, UC Berkeley, and University of Minnesota.
Research experience: At time of applying I’ll have been a research assistant in a Clinical lab focusing on LGBT individuals for one year.
LOR: One will be from a TA who I had for 2 semesters. Lots of writing assignments and research studies in her class that she can vouch for. My other two will probably be from a grad student in my lab and the lab professor himself. I do lots of quality coding/statistical analysis in the lab.
I don’t have a ton of experience in research, unfortunately, so I’m very worried. However, since my research interest is pretty niche, and I have a great GPA, I’m hoping I have some pull.
I’m trying to find a job or internship with clinical experience. I might get a job working for a foster care agency. If anyone has any advice on how I can make myself more competitive please let me know!