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  • Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Psychology School
  • Chatsworth
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Positively

What was the stress level of the interview?

2 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

8 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

45 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Clinical Psychology? Why not a PhD? Why not an MFT? What role do you see yourself playing in this field? Define professionalism as it relates to this field. (And yes, he asked me all of this as ONE question... then realized it was too much and broke it down a little--but only a LITTLE--for me)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"What were your favorite and least favorite classes in undergrad and why?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"What about assessment draws you to it? (This was after I mentioned that I was interested in assessment as a reason for not getting an MFT... moral of the story, watch what you say because these interviewers like to go off on tangents about EVERYTHING they can think of)" Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most interesting question?

"We did role-play. That was very interesting." Report Response | I was asked this question too

What was the most difficult question?

"What topic came up in at least 3 of your courses during undergrad?" Report Response | I was asked this question too

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on SDN, read about the school, prepared questions to ask the interviewers." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"The school seems VERY focused on helping its students succeed... they have had good successes so far (they've only graduated 2 classes) and their internship match rate is BETTER than all the other schools in California." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"They are still not APA accredited and are not sure if/when this will happen (though they think they should get accreditation)." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"It was very positive; the interviewers were nice, though they definitely tried to test me. They looked impressed when I handled a difficult question well. They also told me that I was a very strong candidate on paper, as well as in person, which is a great thing to hear at an interview." Report Response

Tour and Travel

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

2-3 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Automobile

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

< $100

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

02/09/2007

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

8 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

9 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

8 out of 10

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