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lovedogs

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I've been debating whether to post about this or not, but since so many threads are heated/serious I wanted to share some good news from my life. I have always felt guilty when something good happens to me because: 1) life hasn't always gone well, so I keep expecting something bad to happen to "balance it out", and 2) I somehow am afraid that something good happening to me might make others feel worse if good things aren't happening to them.

But it's something I'm working on, so here goes...


After my PhD program, postdoctoral fellowship, and an entire summer of studying I passed the national exam for licensure as a clinical psychologist (EPPP)! Now just the state exam is left, and I am so freaking relieved. It was by far the hardest test I've ever taken, and something that felt very intimidating (the entire point is to test you on your competence in the field, so I was afraid that if I didn't pass I would conclude that I wasn't competent and be very upset even though I know lots of people fail their first try). It almost feels surreal to be close to something I've been working towards for so long---when I get my actual license I might cry from happiness.

My research is rewarding, and mentoring/teaching is something I enjoy, but I honestly feel like my "purpose" is to help correctly diagnose children in a clinical setting. I feel like no matter what happens with the rest of my career (even if I'm never a well known or "famous" scientist) I would be fulfilled knowing I helped someone get the correct diagnosis for their child.

Sorry for the long post! Just wanted to share, and it's hard to be that honest in my "real life". :wavey:
 

minousbijoux

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That is just awesome! Congratulations - we need lots more threads like this. I imagine that many kids will be better off with you practicing in this world. :))
 

mary poppins

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That's great news, lovedog! Congratulation and best wishes for a successful and fulfilling career.
 

OreoRosies86

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That's wonderful! Congratulations on your hard earned success :appl:
 

rainwood

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Yay you!! You've reached a big, big milestone and the clinical community will be lucky to have you!
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

WONDERFUL wonderful! :appl: Congratulations!!!!

cheers--Sharon
 

tyty333

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Congratulations lovedog, that is great news!!! Pat yourself on the back for all the hardwork!!! :appl: :appl: :appl:
 

missy

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That is wonderful news lovedogs! Thank you for sharing it with us and way to go! :appl:
Wishing you a bright and happy future!
 

CJ2008

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That's really awesome lovedogs! :appl:

The happy is pouring through your post.

High fives!
 

Calliecake

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Congratulations on your accomplishment Lovesdogs!!! Thank you for posting. I love hearing happy news.
 

YadaYadaYada

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Congrats, that is so great and a huge weight off your shoulders I'm sure!
 

Bayek

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what an accomplishment!!!! you should be so proud of youself.. HARD work... congratulations and best wishes on the future.

:appl: :appl:
 

Queenie60

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Congratulations on your accomplishments. It's always nice to hear good news! Thank you for sharing and I am sure that you will have a wonderful and successful career. :wavey:
 

Dancing Fire

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A BIG congratulations to you lovedog!... :appl:
 

the_mother_thing

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Congratulations Lovedogs! And don't feel bad sharing a success story; celebrate ALL your "wins" in life with pride and without regret! You earned it! :clap:
 

distracts

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Congratulations, Lovedogs! That is a huge accomplishment! I know we use PS for a support in bad times but I also love to see when our PS fellows are successful, that we might offer support and celebration in good times as well. Good luck on your state exam, and may you always find fulfillment in your work.
 

smitcompton

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Hi,

Another voice to say congratulations. You have been helpful to me over in colored stones, so I know you will help others in your field. I agree, it will feel wonderful when you can diagnose a child or adult correctly. The world needs you!.

Many thanks,
Annette the computer illiterate.
 
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