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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This is the updated edition of THE essential and practical guide for those who are considering pursuing graduate level degrees in clinical or counseling psychology.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to provide an organized system to guide potential graduate candidates in making a well informed decision about their own interests and the programs to which they may apply. The author's objectives are timely, well intentioned, and without a doubt met by this latest edition. This book is never a recapitulation. It is always revamped, fresh, and discusses the latest changes to the admissions process.
Audience: Written primarily for those seeking admission to graduate programs in clinical and counseling psychology, this book will also prove helpful to individuals with master's degrees who are considering doctoral level programs. The authors are cognizant of the needs of undergraduates and returning graduate students. The authors clearly present a considerable amount of insider knowledge in a genuinely logical manner.
Features: This updated and revised edition highlights the progressive changes in applying to graduate programs and is an exceptional standalone guide. Readers are guided through each step of this arduous process and can easily reference this book at any point in time, for instance after a letter of acceptance or rejection. Unique are the extensive reports on individual graduate programs in clinical, counseling, and professional-scientific psychology. The multiple worksheets and timeline in the appendixes serve as an excellent aid.
Assessment: This guide continues to evolve with the graduate process in psychology 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 should be considered mandatory reading for all undergraduates and those considering graduate school. This guide continues to be a reliable and essential resource worthy of publication each academic year. It is objective, informative, and almost like having your own personal advisor to guide you along the way.