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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This is the second edition of this widely popular book which examines the current trends and career possibilities for those considering psychology as a career or for those currently in a psychology program. The last edition was published 10 years ago, and this is the perfect time for an update with all of the changes occurring in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the most accurate information on the 19 graduate-level careers available so readers can make an educated decision on where the field of psychology can take them. The book provides a realistic presentation as contributing authors discuss the advantages and disadvantages of their chosen fields. Having such a reference is invaluable.
Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students and current psychologists are best served by this book as it provides the necessary information about the various careers. Current psychologists considering a change in scope will want to read this book. Undergraduates will benefit immensely from the wealth of information in helping them to pursue a graduate career in psychology. Graduate students may get the needed motivation to keep going in their chosen program or may realize they need to rethink their focus. The author and contributors each are credible in their chosen fields and provide priceless information expected for this book.
Features: An in-depth examination of 19 available careers in psychology is presented by experts in each of their chosen fields. Each author gives an unbiased, realistic view of what they do, how they got there, and why they are still there. The book is divided into four parts: academia, clinical and counseling psychology, various organizations, and diverse areas of psychology. The examples and real-life aspects in one book are a rare find.
Assessment: As the field of psychology is constantly in a state of change, students and current members of the field need a reliable source of career information that is better than having a personal advisor. This book is that reliable source.