Your Graduate Training in Psychology: Effective Strategies for Success

Your Graduate Training in Psychology: Effective Strategies for Success

By: Carolyn A. Licht (editor), Stephen F. Davis (editor), Peter J. Giordano (editor)Paperback

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Each year thousands of students are accepted into graduate training programs in psychology. After the excitement of this initial acceptance, however, these students are typically faced with a number of questions and concerns. How will graduate school differ from my undergraduate training? How can I develop all the new skills I will need to be successful in graduate school? What are comprehensive exams and how do I prepare for them? This book answers these questions and many more that students face after they enroll in graduate school. A carefully selected cadre of authors, all authorities in their respective areas, offer effective strategies and advice that directly address the major issues confronting graduate students, both masters and doctoral level, during their graduate training in psychology. The breadth of the chapters make this volume relevant to a correspondingly large and diverse array of graduate students and their advisors, including those in applied (e.g., clinical, counseling, school) and nonapplied areas. Organized by three developmental phases in a student's graduate career, Part I deals with issues related to Settling In to life as a graduate student. The next phase, Developing and Maturing, is the theme of Part II. Part III is organized around issues of Winding Down and Gearing Up (all at the same time), that time in graduate training when students are finishing up important requirements such as the dissertation and beginning to move toward their career after graduate school.

About Author

Peter J. Giordano is Professor and Chair of Psychological Scienceat Belmont University in Nashville, Tennesse where he began his career in 1989. He received his BA, MA, and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as National President of Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology) and as the Methods and Techniques Editor for the journal Teaching of Psychology. He is a Fellow of APA Division Two (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) and is a frequent workshop presenter on pedagogy in psychology and on student professional development issues. He has received a number of teaching awards at Belmont University and was the recipient of the CASE Professor of the Year award for Tennessee. Stephen F. Davis is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Emporia State University. He served as the 2002-2003 Knapp Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego. Currently, he is Distinguished Guest Professor at Morningside College and Visiting Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Texas Wesleyan University. Since 1966, he has published over 325 articles, 30 textbooks, and presented over 900 professional papers; the vast majority of these publications and presentations include student coauthors. He has served as president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2 of the American Psychological Association [APA]), Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Southwestern Psychological Association, and Psi Chi. In addition, he received the first Psi Chi Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award. He is a fellow of APA Divisions 1 (General), 2 (STP), 3 (Experimental), and 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology), and a recipient in 1988 of the American Psychological Foundation's (APF) Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. Carolyn A. Licht was appointed to the position of Supervising Psychologist/Coordinator of Psychiatric Residencies for the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services at Fordham University in New York in July 2011. Previously she served as a staff psychologist in the Family Care Center at Harlem Hospital working in the pediatric and adult infectious disease medical clinics specializing in the care of individuals infected and affected by HIV, substance use, and trauma. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a child and family specialization from Fordham University's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Bronx, NY in 2007, and was licensed in New York State in 2009 after completing her predoctoral internship at Jacobi Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship as a Columbia University Medical Center affiliate at Harlem Hospital. Areas of research, publication, and/or presentation include occupational stress, ADHD, family systems constructs, issues related to disclosure and neurocognitive functioning in pediatric HIV, and clinical management of triply diagnosed patients. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and New York State Psychological Association as well as Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology), Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), Phi Kappa Phi, Omnicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Chi (honor societies reflecting academic excellence).


1. Settling in the Right Way: Playing by the Rules - Stephen F. Davis, Jason P. Kring 2. Maximizing Success in Your Graduate Training - Christia Spears Brown 3. Setting Your Path: Begin with Your Dissertation in Mind - Daniel P. Corts, Holly E. Tatum 4. Relationship Issues: Peers, Faculty, and Families - Susan R. Burns 5. When Things Don't Go According to Plan: Shifting Areas, Programs, or Schools - Christina M. Leclerc, Jonathan B. Banks 6. Important Considerations for Ethnic Minority Graduate Students - Loretta N. McGregor, G. William Hill IV 7. Important Considerations for International and Older, NonTraditional Students - G. William Hill IV, Loretta N. McGregor 8. Graduate Students with Special Needs - Alex Watters, Susan R. Burns 9. Important Considerations for Online Graduate Training - Victor A. Benassi, Michael J. Lee 10. Self-Care in Graduate School: Finding Your Optimal Balance - Carolyn Licht 11. Effective Writing: Did You Mean to Say That? - Bernard C. Beins 12. Developing Your Teaching Skills - Robb Bubb and William Buskist 13. Developing Your Clinical and Counseling Skills - Radha G. Carlson 14. Developing Your Research Skills - Regan A.R. Gurung 15. Developing Your Presentation Skills - Lonnie Yandell 16. Success in Externships and Internships - Erica Chin, Laurie Reider Lewis 17. Preparing for Comprehensive Exams - Valerie M. Gonsalves, Leah Skovran Georges, Matthew T. Huss 18. Skill Development for Oral Presentations and Examinations - Catherine E. Overson, Gary S. Goldstein 19. They Have My Money!: Applying for Research Funding - Leah Skovran Georges, Valerie M. Gonsalves, Matthew T. Huss 20. Working with Your Major Professor and Dissertation Committee - Seraphine Shen-Miller, David S. Shen-Miller 21. Developing a Plan for Your Career After Graduate School - Randolph A. Smith 22. To ABD or Not to ABD? That is the Question - Kimberly M. Christopherson, Jeffrey S. Bartel 23. Applying for Academic Positions - Krisztina Varga Jakobsen 24. Applying for Clinical and Other Applied Positions - Janet R. Matthews, Lee H. Matthews 25. When Things Don't Go According to Plan: What if You Don't Find a Job? - Jared Keeley

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  • ISBN13: 9781412994934
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781412994934
  • ISBN10: 1412994934

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