Your Career in Psychology: Putting Your Graduate Degree to Work / Edition 1

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Each year several thousand students receive a doctoral degree in psychology. Most graduates are likely to be confronted by such questions as "Must I complete a postdoctoral placement?", "Should I establish a private practice?", "Will I be able to pursue both my teaching and research interests?", "What steps must I take to get licensed?", and "At what type of institution do I want to work?" Without proper preparation to deal with these and other issues, the resulting frustration and anxiety are not surprising.

Your Career in Psychology helps answer these and other critical questions posed by most graduates in psychology. A carefully selected cadre of authors-all authorities in their respective areas - directly addresses the major issues confronting recent doctoral graduates. Yet, having a doctoral degree in hand is not necessary in order to benefit from this book. The breadth of the content is relevant to a diverse array of students, aspiring professionals, and their advisors, at all educational levels and in both applied (e.g., clinical, counseling, and forensic) and nonapplied areas.

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Editorial Reviews

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"All undergraduates planning on entering doctoral programs should be encouraged to buy Your Career in Psychology, and it should be required reading for all incoming doctoral students." (PsycCRITIQUES, February 2010)

"The entire book ... does an excellent job. ... A must read book for all doctoral graduates and hopefully doctoral candidates before." (The General Psychologist, Autumn 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405179416
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 976,208
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen F. Davis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Emporia State University (Emporia, Kansas). He currently serves as Visiting Distinguished Professor at Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, Texas) and Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College (Sioux City, Iowa). Student professional development is one of his main areas of expertise in psychology.

Peter J. Giordano is Professor and Chair of Psychology at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a frequent workshop presenter on pedagogy in psychology and on student professional development issues.

Carolyn A. Licht is a clinical psychologist with Columbia University Medical Center at Harlem Hospital. She specializes in the care of culturally diverse inner-city children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and trauma.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I General Considerations

Pt. II Finding An Academic Job

Pt. III Special Considerations for Psychologists in Clinical, Counseling, and Related Areas

Pt. IV Special Considerations for Psychologists in Other Applied Areas

Name Index

Subject Index

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