Written for students and early career psychologists, this book is a professional development handbook with practical guidelines and suggestions for mastering virtually every professional task encountered during the first decade of a career in psychology. Comprehensive in scope, but practical in use, it offers the best possible training from the most successful leaders in psychology, combining the wisdom and mentorship of noted psychology experts into a single source.
I. Beginning Your Career.- 1. Taking the Scientific Path: A Road Map for Applied Psychology Students.- 2. Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Competence.- 3. Developing and Practicing Ethics.- 4. Balancing Career and Family.- II. Your Research/Academic Career.- 5. Writing a Literature Review.- 6. Presenting Your Research.- 7. Publishing Your Research.- 8. Recommendations for Teaching Psychology.- 9. Proposing and Completing Your Dissertation.- III. Your Career as a Practitioner.- 10. Gaining Clinical Experience In and After Graduate School.- 11. Training to Begin a Private Practice.- 12. Navigating the Internship Application Process.- 13. Predoctoral Internship: The APPIC Computer Match.- 14. Obtaining a License to Practice Psychology.- 15. Specialty Certification in Professional Psychology.- 16. Becoming a Clinical Supervisor.- IV. Your Professional Service Career.- 17. Getting Involved in Professional Organizations: A Gateway to Career Advancement.- 18. Advocating for Student Advocacy.- 19. Public Education of Psychology: An Interview with Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.- 20. Strategies for Successful Interactions with the News Media.- V. Your Career After Graduate School.- 21. Recommendations for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.- 22. Applying for NIH Grants.- 23. The Job Search.- 24. Contemporary Employment in Psychology and Future Trends.