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Hi,

I would like to ask if an undergraduate without an honours degree would still be able to pursue a masters in clinical psychology (in US/australia)?
Is there an alternative route i.e. applying for graduate degree programs?
Are there any graduate courses which u would recommend?

Thank you so much in advance!

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Hello,

I would recommend that you talk with an educational institution for specific information about your prospects, however I will do my best to help. If you have a three year bachelor's degree, you will likely have to take some courses to finish a US bachelor's degree. Often, universities that cater to international students will make formal acceptance to the master's degree contingent on successful completion of the fourth year of bachelor's studies.

Regarding recommended master's courses, that would really depend on what type of psychology you would like to pursue. Most of your master's courses will be dictated by the program you select, so you should look at what the programs request.

Best wishes!
Dr. Luna

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I specialize in clinical psychology with particular experience in clinical hypnosis, borderline personality disorder, LGBTQ, and aging. I have not worked with children for several years and would not feel comfortable answering child and adolescent based questions. My interests in adult psychology are fairly diverse, so please, sent me a question and lets see if I can help.

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I have been working in the field of psychology, to some degree, since 1998. Initially, my work was more behaviorally based, but through my educational and training experiences, I have expanded to a more eclectic viewpoint. I have taught introductory psychology and have worked in college counseling. I have also studied hypnosis for several years, completing my dissertation on basic research in hypnosis. Finally, I completed my internship and residency in a transitional treatment program for young adults (18 - 16) with difficulty transitioning from home.

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Doctor of Psychology 2009 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania Master of Arts in Psychology 2002 MCP Hahnemann/Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997 Keuka College Keuka Park, New York

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