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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
How can graduate students in psychology thrive during their graduate school experience? Rather than focusing on graduate school admission or the post-graduate experience, Your Graduate Training in Psychology provides current and incoming graduate students with a wealth of information on how to succeed in graduate school. Using a comprehensive, easy-to-follow approach and an emphasis on the development of specific skills for success, the chapter authors discuss important issues and strategies in chronological order, from the first year of graduate study ("Settling In") to what students need to know as they complete their program ("Winding Down and Gearing Up"). This text is ideal for current graduate students in all areas of psychology and for undergraduate seniors planning to attend graduate school. The book would be useful in courses such as Psychology Capstone Seminar, Careers in Psychology, or a Psychology Orientation course.

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?
Key features


  • Unique approach focuses on success during graduate school training.
  • Experts share strategies, key insights, tips, and important advice to give graduate students the necessary edge to succeed during and after graduate school.
  • Provides tools and information that emphasize planning and skill-development.
  • Includes more depth, breadth, and practical advice for students, including coverage of the dynamic landscape of graduate training, considerations for minorities and nontraditional students, applying for research funding, and online graduate training.
  • End-of-chapter sections provide multiple resources, including Internet links and suggested readings, to help students maximize their professional development.

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