Becoming a Psychologist is an invaluable practical guide for students contemplating a psychology career. It is designed to give them an overview of the opportunities open to them within the discipline, advice on how to develop a career - what is involved and how to go about it - and strategies for furthering such a career... The second aim is to help that understanding by highlighting some of the activities psychologists undertake and the areas within which they work, the issues they have to confront, and the skills they need in order to be successful practising psychologists.
Both a guide to psychology as a career and comprehensive reference tool, with details of a wide variety of resources for the aspiring professional, this book aims to help and encourage students make the right choice and smooth their path to becoming a psychologist.
RONALD FRANCIS is a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Professorial Fellow at Victoria University, Australia, and is a frequent visitor to the UK. He has experience in private practice as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, and as an author. Among his recent books published in Britain are Ethics for Psychologists and (with R T Kasperczyk) Private Practice Psychology: A Handbook.
Preface Acknowledgement Introduction Contemplating a Psychology Career Choosing Further Study and a Speciality Getting to Work Professional and Ethical Standards Some Useful Resources for Psychology Aspirants Concluding Comment References and Bibliography Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Index