Your Career in Psychology Clinical and Counseling Psychology

ISBN-10: 0534174809

ISBN-13: 9780534174804

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tara L. Kuther

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YOUR CAREER IN PSYCHOLOGY: CLINICAL AND COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY introduces students to the variety of forms that clinical or counseling psychology careers may take. Each chapter presents a career path, including an overview, advantages and disadvantages, and a profile of a psychologist who has chosen that path. This book is a wonderful starting point for exploring careers in clinical or counseling psychology.
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Dr. Tara L. Kuther received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in developmental psychology and is currently an associate professor of psychology at Western Connecticut State University, where she teaches courses in child, adolescent, and adult psychology. She is an active member of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Division Two of the American Psychological Association, and the Council for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Kuther is the author of several books in addition to THE PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR'S HANDBOOK.

Introducing Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Differentiating Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Other Mental Health Professions
Psychiatrist
Social Worker
Counselor
Current Issues in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Elaine M. Heiby, Ph.D.
Practice Careers
Activities of Practicing Psychologists
Employment Settings
Private Practice
College and University Counseling Centers
Community Mental Health Centers
Hospitals and Medical Centers
Advantages and Disadvantages to a Career in Psychological Practice
Preparation for a Career in Psychological Practice
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Brick Johnstone, Ph.D.
Stuart Tentoni, Ph.D.
Marilu Price Berry, Ph.D.
Brian R. Snider, Ph.D.
Careers in Public Health and Policy
What Is Public Health?
Employment Settings
Career Tracks
Research
Politics
Program Development and Evaluation
Preparation for a Career in Public Health and Social Policy
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Simon H. Budman, Ph.D.
APA's Congressional and Executive Branch Fellowship Program
Psychologists in the Military
Activities of Psychologists in the Military
Personnel Selection and Classification
Personnel Training
Leadership and Team Effectiveness
Direct Service
Advantages, Disadvantages, and Salary
Preparation for a Career in the Military
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Carrie Dorson, Psy.D.
Forensic and Police Psychology Careers
Forensic Psychology
Activities of Forensic Psychologists
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Career in Forensic Psychology
Preparation for a Career in Forensic Psychology
Police Psychology
Activities of Police Psychologists
Advantages and Disadvantages to a Career in Police Psychology
Preparation for a Career in Police Psychology
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Karen Franklin, Ph.D.
Evan Nelson
Ellen Kirchman, Ph.D.
Gary Kaufmann, Psy.D.
Consulting Careers
Management Consultant
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Career as a Management Consultant
Preparing for a Career as a Management Consultant
Executive Coach
Activities and Professional Responsibilities. What Do Executive Coaches Do?
Advantages and Disadvantages to a Career as an Executive Coach
Preparation for a Career as an Executive Coach
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Steven Williams, Ph.D., S.P.H.R.
More Psychologists Are Attracted to the Executive Coaching Field
What it is
What it takes
Ways to sample the field
Psychologists in Academia
A Career as a Professor
Activities and Professional Responsibilities
Advantages and Disadvantages to a Career as a Professor
A Career in Research
Academia
Industry
Government
Social Service Agencies and Nonprofits
Preparation for a Teaching and Research Career
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
Richard M. McFall, Ph.D.
Peter J. Snyder, Ph.D.
Is a Career in Clinical or Counseling Psychology for You?
Master's Degrees in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
What Can You Do with a Master's Degree?
What Does a Master's Degree Entail?
Doctoral Degrees
Training Models
Ph.D. vs Psy.D.
What Does a Doctoral Degree Entail?
Post-Doctoral Specialization
Licensure
Advancing Your Career: What You Can Do Now
Become Known by Your Professors
Obtain Research Experience
Obtain Applied Experience
Begin Preparing for Graduate Study
Recommended Readings
Web Resources
References
Index
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