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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Abbott Laboratories)
Description: This is the updated edition of THE essential guide for those who are considering pursuing graduate level degrees in clinical or counseling psychology.
Purpose: It is designed to help potential candidates make well-informed decisions about their interests and the available graduate programs. This guide is always revamped and fresh, and it discusses the latest changes to the admissions process.
Audience: It is written for anyone seeking admission to graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology, and individuals with master's degrees who are considering doctoral level programs also will find it useful. The authors are cognizant of the needs of undergraduates and returning graduate students. The authors clearly bring forth a considerable amount of insider knowledge in a genuinely logical manner.
Features: This revised edition highlights the progressive changes in applying to graduate programs and includes a new chapter on the differences between PhD and PsyD programs, listings of each program's concentrations and specialty tracks, updates on financial aid, enhanced coverage of acceptance rates, and a section for applicants with disabilities. Readers are guided through each step of applying to graduate school and can easily reference this book at any point in time, for instance after a letter of acceptance or rejection. The extensive reports on individual graduate programs in clinical, counseling, and professional-scientific psychology are unique and helpful. The multiple worksheets and timeline in the appendixes serve as excellent aids.
Assessment: This guide continues to evolve and honestly answers the questions that arise among those considering graduate study in psychology. This is one of the most informative guides on the market today, and one that should be considered mandatory reading for all undergraduates and those considering graduate psychology education. This guide continues to be a reliable and essential resource worthy of publication for each academic year. If you are considering applying for graduate programs in psychology, this is the one book you must read!