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Portable Mentor Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0306474573

ISBN-13: 9780306474576

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mitchell J. Prinstein, Marcus D. Patterson

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All students know that you don't learn everything in the classroom, and that having a mentor can be an invaluable help in negotiating career challenges and pitfalls. But not even a mentor can have all of the answers all the time. The Portable Mentor was designed to combine the wisdom of a wide range of noted psychology experts whose knowledge and training experience provide you with the guidance you need. Based on the real-life concerns of students and beginning professionals, this volume will take you from graduate school to career development and beyond. Comprehensive in scope, but practical to use, The Portable Mentor offers the best possible professional development training from the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 343
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Beginning Your Career
Taking the Scientific Path: A Road Map for Applied Psychology Students
History of the Scientist Practitioner Model
Doing Research that Makes a Difference
The Nature of Science
The Knowledge Needed by Practitioners
Research of Importance
The Practical Role of the Scientist-Practitioner
The Scientist Practitioner in Organized Healthcare Delivery Systems
Looking Ahead
Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Competence
Culture, Cultural Competence, and Cultural Sensitivity Specifications
Cultural Competence and Cultural Sensitivity Defined
Becoming Culturally Competent and Sensitive
Self-Reflection and Ethnocultural Influences
Achieving Multicultural Counseling Competence
Achieving Multicultural Competence in Research
Describing the Ethnocultural Group
Gaining Entry to the Field and the Community
Cultural Equivalence of Research Tools
Report Writing and Dissemination of Findings
Summary and Conclusion
Additional Resources
Developing and Practicing Ethics
Developing Professional Ethics
Starting With What We Do
Seeking Information
Acknowledging Complexity: Dual Relationships as an Example
Knowing Actuarial Data about Challenging and High-Risk Topics
Assessing Costs and Taking Risks
Rationalizing Unethical Behavior
Additional Resources
Balancing Career and Family
What Makes It So Difficult
What Can Help (Can, Not Will)
In Your Head and With Others
Change from the Top Down...Or from You
Additional Resources
Your Research/Academic Career
Writing a Literature Review
Narrative and Meta-Analytic Reviews
Searching the Literature
Narrative Reviews
Hypotheses in Advance?
The Value of Null Findings
Types of Possible Conclusions
Common Problems and Errors in Literature Reviews
Uncertain Purpose
Vague Introduction, Poor Organization
Not Enough Information
Failing to Connect to Take-Home Message
Be Critical!
Exceptions and Counterexamples
Tell Them Where to Go
Matters of Style
Presenting Your Research
Reasons for Presenting Research
Presentation Venues
Types of Presentations
Poster Presentations
Research Symposia
Panel Discussions
The Application Process
Preparing and Conducting Presentations
Choosing an Appropriate Outfit
Preparing for Poster Presentations
The Basics
Tips for Poster Construction
What to Bring
Critically Evaluate Other Posters
Conducting Poster Presentations
Preparing for Oral Presentations
The Basics
What to Bring
Critically Evaluate Other Presenters
Practice, Practice, Practice
Be Familiar and Anticipate
Conducting Oral Presentations
Using Audio-Visual Enhancements
Using Humor and Examples
Attending to Other Speakers
Answering Questions
Publishing Your Research
Preparing a Manuscript for Publication
Writing the Article
Sections of an Article
Questions to Guide Manuscript Preparation
Selecting a Journal
Manuscript Submission and Review
Overview of the Journal Review Process
You Receive the Reviews
Closing Comments
Additional Resources
Recommendations for Teaching Psychology
Four Steps to Designing a College Course in Psychology
Use Student Learning to Define the Overall Purpose of the Course
Get to Know Something about Your Students
Get to Know Yourself as a Teacher
Develop a Course Plan that Pulls Everything Together
Some Practical Considerations in Creating a Course
Choose a Textbook that Helps You Teach
Be Creative in Your Use of Class Time
Design Assignments that Allow Students to Make Better Use of Class Time
Write a Course Syllabus that Establishes a Contract Between You and Your Students
Teaching Psychology with Technology
Why Should I Use Information Technology?
When Should I Use Information Technology?
How Do I Get Started Using Instructional Technology in My Teaching?
Introductory vs. Advanced Courses
Teaching Introductory Courses in Psychology
Teaching Advanced Courses in Psychology
Managing Teaching Assistants
Proposing and Completing Your Dissertation
The Goal of the Dissertation
Considerations in Choosing a Dissertation Committee
Choosing a Topic
Reviewing Prior Research
How to Write a Proposal
Proposing the Dissertation
Resources Available to Fund Dissertation, to Gather and Enter Data
Getting Started
Creating a Timeline for Completion of the Dissertation
Writing the Dissertation
Preparing for the Dissertation Defense
Publishing Your Dissertation
After the Dissertation Defense
Getting the Dissertation Bound and Obtaining Copyrights
Your Career as a Practitioner
Gaining Clinical Experience In and After Graduate School
Academic Training Model
Empirically Supported Treatments
Practicum Training
Clinical Experience During Internship
Postdoctoral Supervision
Additional Resources
Training to Begin a Private Practice
Preparation for Private Practice
While You Are Still in Graduate School
After Obtaining Your Degree
Is Private Practice For You?
Questions to Ask When Considering Joining a Group Practice
The Business of Practice
Rules of Business Success
Consult the Experts
Market Your Practice at Every Opportunity
Setting Up Your Practice
Sample Targeted Follow-up Letter
Sample Letter Follow-up a Referral
Navigating the Internship Application Process
The Internship Application Process: A Rite of Passage
Debunking Myths and Reducing Anxiety
The Application Process: How and When to Begin
Recording Information
Setting Goals
The Application Process: Soliciting Materials and Choosing Sites
The Application Process: Preparing the Application
Letters of Recommendation
Curriculum Vitae
The Essays
The Cover Letter
The Interview Process
Social Skills
Thank You Notes
Making Your Decisions
Additional Resources
Predoctoral Internship: The APPIC Computer Match
Overview of the APPIC Match
Internship Supply and Demand
Navigating the APPIC Match
Match Registration
Match Policies
Constructing Your Rank Order List
Submitting Your Rank Order List
Receiving Your Match Results
Remaining Unmatched: The APPIC Clearinghouse
Applying for Positions
Obtaining a License to Practice Psychology
Before You Even Get Started: Looking Ahead
General Eligibility Requirements For Licensure: What You Will Need
Training/Supervised Experience
Considerations of Differences Among State, Provincial, and Territorial Requirements
The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP)
Studying and Preparing for the EPPP
After Licensure: Banking Your Credentials
Additional Resources
Specialty Certification in Professional Psychology
Hallmarks of a Profession
Professional Certification
Examples of Board Certification in Related Professions
Specialty Certification in Psychology--ABPP as the Prototype
Why is Certification Necessary and Essential for Psychology?
Exponential Growth of Psychological Knowledge Leaves No Alternative But to Specialize
Our Work Environments Impel Us to Specialize
Our Professional Context Reinforces the Need for Specialization
Generic Nature of Psychology Licensing in North American Presumes Additional Professional Self-Regulation of Specialty Practice
Enlightened Self-Interest Mandates that Individual Psychologists Develop Specialty Skills that Subsequently Are Documented Through Attainment of Specialty Certification
Protecting the Public from Charlatans and the Ill-Prepared Requires Personal and Professional Self-Regulation
How Psychology Currently Recognizes Specialty Practice Areas
Vanity Boards and Quasi-Certification
The Credentialing Continuum and the Maturation of Professional Psychology
Becoming a Clinical Supervisor
Differentiating Supervision from Psychotherapy
Practical Models of Supervision
Advantages and Disadvantages
Theoretical Models of Supervision
Supervision According to Theoretical Orientation
Developmental Models
Social Role Models
The Supervision Relationship, Ethical Practices, and Risk Management
Supervision Training and Skills
Resources for Supervision
Additional Resources
Your Professional Service Career
Getting Involved in Professional Organizations: A Gateway to Career Advancement
Professional Organizations in Psychology
National and International Psychological Organizations
The Function of Professional Organizations within Psychology
Benefits of Psychological Organizations for Individuals
A Professional Home
Interaction with Leaders and Potential Mentors
Fellowships, Awards, Scholarships, and Grants
Benefits of Psychological Organizations to Society
National Initiatives
Advocacy for Psychological Research and Fractice
Getting Involved
APA: A Case Study
Professional Networking
APAGS--The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
Involvement in APAGS
APAGS & Career Development
Advocating for Student Advocacy
Graduate Students are Needed as Advocates
Sharing the Workload
Advocacy Benefits Psychology and Society
Advocacy Unites the Discipline
Psychologists Make Good Advocates and Politicians
Advocacy Gives us Control Over Our Professional Destiny, While it Helps to Shape the Field
Ways to Get Involved
Department Representative
Representative to the Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
Campus Representative
State or Provincial Psychological Associations (SPPA) Student Membership and Student Groups
Regional Associations and Regional Representatives
National Associations and Divisional Representation
Advocacy-Related Advances
Public Education of Psychology: An Interview with Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.
Editors' Comment: Psychology and the Media
Importance of Media Involvement among Psychologists
The Future of Psychology in the Media
Getting Involved
Strategies for Successful Interactions with the News Media
When Journalism Meets Psychology
APA Public Affairs Office
Special Opportunities and Special Problems
The Uninformed Reporter
Fitting Complex Research into a Sound-Bite
Patient Confidentiality
Public Education vs. 'On-Air Therapy'
Why Do the News Media Do the Things They Do?
How to Level the Playing Field
The Pre-Interview Phase
Preparing for the Interview
During the Interview
After the Interview
Evaluating Your Performance
What To Do When You Are Unhappy With a Story
Additional Resources
Your Career After Graduate School
Recommendations for a Postdoctoral Fellowship
Types of Postdoctoral Training
Training Emphasis
Benefits and Pitfalls of Postdoctoral Training
Potential Benefits of Postdoctoral Training
Specialty Training
Professional Licensure
Professional Development as Scientist-Practitioner
Potential Drawbacks of Postdoctoral Training
Is Postdoctoral Training Right for You?
Identifying the Right Postdoctoral Position for You
Locating Potential Positions
Application Procedures and Guidelines
Evaluating Potential Postdoctoral Opportunities
Evaluating Potential Postdoctoral Mentors
The Final Decision
Once You Have Accepted a Position
What to Expect During Your Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applying for NIH Grants
Introduction: The "Right (Attitudinal) Stuff"
Getting Started
Pros and Cons of Career Development versus Research Awards
Advantages of A Career Development Award
Disadvantages of A Career Development Award
Advantages of A Research Award
Disadvantages of A Research Award
Crafting An Application
Collecting Pilot Data
The Actual Application
The Review Process
Additional Resources
The Job Search
What is the "Best Job"?
The Variety of Jobs
Preparing from "Day 1"
Preparing your Materials
The Vita
The Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Finding Out About Job Openings
Kinds of Jobs
The Job Interview
The Job Talk
The Conversations
The Perspectives of the Search Committee
Questions to Ask on a Job Interview
Contemporary Employment in Psychology and Future Trends
Employment Settings for New Psychology Doctorates
Where are New Doctroates Going?
Examining Employment Setting by Subfield
Time to Employment
Unemployment and Self-Employment
Perceptions of the Marketplace
Would You Do it Again?
Psychologists in Academe
How are All Faculty Faring in Higher Education?
How are Psychologists Faring in Higher Education?
How are New Doctorates Faring within the Last Five Years?
How are Psychologists Faring in Tenure Compared with Other Disciplines?
Work Life Characteristics of Psychology Faculty
Perceptions of their Jobs and Career
Would You Choose An Academic Career Again?
Psychologists as Health Service Providers
How have Health Service Providers Overall Fared in the United States?
What are the Professional and Demographic Characteristics of Practitioners?
How are Psychologists Faring in Health Services Provision?
Career Trends for the Future