Succeeding in Graduate School: A Career Guide for Psychology Students

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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...
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Overview

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.

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In this guide for prospective graduate students in psychology, academics and clinicians present suggestions for succeeding in graduate school. The 27 contributions discuss such topics as choosing which advanced degree to pursue, applying to graduate school, the politics of graduate programs, stresses and strategies for graduate student couples, developing teaching skills, preparing and defending theses and dissertations, internship programs, and licensing. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805836141
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Considering Career and Degree Options in Psychology. S. Walfish, A.K. Hess, Choosing a Career in Psychology. M.E. Ware, Pursuing a Career With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. B. Perlman, Choosing the Master's Degree in Psychology. A.N. Wiens, C.A. Hope, Choosing the Ph.D. D.R. Peterson, Choosing the Psy.D. B.N. Kinder, S. Walfish, Perspectives on Applying to Graduate School. Part II: Mastering the Personal and Political Dynamics of Graduate School. G.F. Sumprer, S. Walfish, The Politics of Graduate Programs. A.K. Hess, W.I. Sauser, Jr., Students and Faculty: The Growth of Relationships. J.M. O'Neil, L.S. Wrightsman, The Mentoring Relationship in Psychology Training Programs. E.N. Goplerud, Stress and Stress Mastery in Graduate School. R. Massey, S. Walfish, Stresses and Strategies for Underrepresented Students: Gender, Sexual, and Racial Minorities. S. Gulgoz, Stresses and Strategies for International Students. D.J. Pedersen, M.H. Daniels, Stresses and Strategies for Graduate Student Couples. Part III: Learning Career Skills. M. Handelsman, Learning to Become Ethical. D.S. Glenwick, D.K. Mroczak, J.S. MacDonall, Learning Research as a Lifelong Skill. J.H. Korn, Developing Teaching Skills. A.K. Hess, Learning Psychological Testing and Assessment. A.K. Hess, Learning Psychotherapy. R.L. Lowman, Learning Consultation Skills. T.B. Gutkin, A.L. Saunders, Developing Essential Intervention and Prevention Skills for School Settings. R.S. Nickerson, Preparing for a Career in Psychology Outside the University. R.P. Martin, Preparing and Defending Theses and Dissertations. Part IV: The Internship. W.G. Keilin, M.G. Constantine, Applying to Professional Psychology Internship Programs. J.A. Denicola, C.T. Furze, The Internship Year: The Transition From Student to Professional. Part V: Becoming a Professional. B.R. Fretz, Coping With Licensing, Credentialing, and Lifelong Learning. R.P. Lorion, A.D. Hightower, Community Intervention: Applying Psychological Skills in the Real World. S. Walfish, Developing a Career in Psychology.

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