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Succeeding in Graduate School : The Career Guide for Psychology Students - Steven Walfish

Succeeding in Graduate School

The Career Guide for Psychology Students

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780805836134
Number Of Pages: 416

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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.

Prefacep. xi
Contributorsp. xv
Considering Career and Degree Options in Psychology
Choosing a Career in Psychologyp. 3
Pursuing a Career With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychologyp. 11
Choosing the Master's Degree in Psychologyp. 31
Choosing the PhDp. 43
Choosing the PsyDp. 53
Perspectives on Applying to Graduate Schoolp. 61
Mastering the Personal and Political Dynamics of Graduate School
The Politics of Graduate Programsp. 77
Students and Faculty: The Growth of Relationshipsp. 95
The Mentoring Relationship in Psychology Training Programsp. 111
Stress and Stress Mastery in Graduate Schoolp. 129
Stresses and Strategies for Underrepresented Students: Gender, Sexual, and Racial Minoritiesp. 141
Stresses and Strategies for International Studentsp. 159
Stresses and Strategies for Graduate Student Couplesp. 171
Learning Career Skills
Learning to Become Ethicalp. 189
Learning Research as a Lifelong Skillp. 203
Developing Teaching Skillsp. 221
Learning Psychological Testing and Assessmentp. 233
Learning Psychotherapyp. 249
Learning Consultation Skillsp. 263
Developing Essential Intervention and Prevention Skills for School Settingsp. 275
Preparing for a Career in Psychology Outside the Universityp. 289
Preparing and Defending Theses and Dissertationsp. 303
The Internship
Applying to Professional Psychology Internship Programsp. 319
The Internship Year: The Transition from Student to Professionalp. 335
Becoming a Professional
Coping with Licensing, Credentialing, and Lifelong Learningp. 353
Community Intervention: Applying Psychological Skills in the Real Worldp. 369
Developing a Career in Psychologyp. 385
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ISBN: 9780805836134
ISBN-10: 0805836136
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st June 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 1