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Your Graduate Training in Psychology

Your Graduate Training in Psychology
Effective Strategies for Success

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October 2011 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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

Peter J. Giordano

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... More About Author

Stephen F. Davis

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... More About Author

Carolyn Ann Licht

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... More About Author

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