Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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Psychology students who want to continue their education today are confronted by a bewildering variety of possibilities. Succeeding in Graduate School offers them much needed practical help. Written by experienced mentors, this book: *explains the options provided by a bachelor's degree, describes what each of the many available programs at the master's and doctoral levels prepares one to do, helps in selecting the most appropriate program, and enhances one's chances of being admitted; *gives reader-friendly tutorials in teaching, research, and clinical/consulting skills; *describes the stresses of life as a graduate student; *suggests ways to cope with the management of difficult professors, the search for the optimal advisor-mentor match, and other political and emotional problems that can make or break a graduate career; *offers advice on overcoming obstacles to completing a thesis or dissertation; and *provides guidance on navigating beyond graduate school: maintaining one's ethical focus, getting into and completing the internship that is a requirement of many programs, obtaining a license for those requiring one to work, and in general, building a career beyond the degree. Clear, crisp, and comprehensive--with extensive references for further exploration--Succeeding in Graduate School is must reading for undergraduates and graduate students alike.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Contributors xv
I. Considering Career and Degree Options in Psychology
Choosing a Career in Psychology
Steven Walfish
Allen K. Hess
Pursuing a Career With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology
Mark E. Ware
Choosing the Master's Degree in Psychology
Baron Perlman
Choosing the PhD
Arthur N. Wiens
Carolen A. Hope
Choosing the PsyD
Donald R. Peterson
Perspectives on Applying to Graduate School
Bill N. Kinder
Steven Walfish
II. Mastering the Personal and Political Dynamics of Graduate School
The Politics of Graduate Programs
Gerard F. Sumprer
Steven Walfish
Students and Faculty: The Growth of Relationships
Allen K. Hess
William I. Sauser, Jr.
The Mentoring Relationship in Psychology Training Programs
James M. O'Neil
Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Stress and Stress Mastery in Graduate School
Eric N. Goplerud
Stresses and Strategies for Underrepresented Students: Gender, Sexual, and Racial Minorities
Renelle Massey
Steven Walfish
Stresses and Strategies for International Students
Sami Gulgoz
Stresses and Strategies for Graduate Student Couples
Dixie J. Pedersen
M. Harry Daniels
III. Learning Career Skills
Learning to Become Ethical
Mitchell Handelsman
Learning Research as a Lifelong Skill
David S. Glenwick
Daniel K. Mroczak
James S. MacDonall
Developing Teaching Skills
James H. Korn
Learning Psychological Testing and Assessment
Allen K. Hess
Learning Psychotherapy
Allen K. Hess
Learning Consultation Skills
Rodney L. Lowman
Developing Essential Intervention and Prevention Skills for School Settings
Terry B. Gutkin
Anita L. Saunders
Preparing for a Career in Psychology Outside the University
Raymond S. Nickerson
Preparing and Defending Theses and Dissertations
Roy P. Martin
IV. The Internship
Applying to Professional Psychology Internship Programs
W. Gregory Keilin
Madonna G. Constantine
The Internship Year: The Transition from Student to Professional
Joseph A. Denicola
Cynthia T. Furze
V. Becoming a Professional
Coping with Licensing, Credentialing, and Lifelong Learning
Bruce R. Fretz
Community Intervention: Applying Psychological Skills in the Real World
Raymond P. Lorion
A. Dirk Hightower
Developing a Career in Psychology
Steven Walfish

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