Part I. Applying to Graduate School.- Before you Apply to Graduate Programs in Psychology: Knowing When You're Ready, and Gaining Post-Baccalaureate Experiences.- Deciding to Apply and Successfully Gaining Admission to Graduate Schools in Psychology.- Part II. Beginning your Career.- The Whys and Hows of the Scientific Path in Applied Psychology.- Advancing Understanding of Cultural Competence, Cultural Sensitivity, and the Effects of Cultural Incompetence.- Developing and Practicing Ethics.- Balancing Career and Family.- Psychologist and Parent: Advice from Professionals in Different Career Tracks.- Part III. Your Research/Academic Career.- Writing a Literature Review.- Presenting Your Research.- Publishing Your Research.- How to Write an Effective Journal Article Review.- Recommendations for Teaching Psychology.- Part IV. Your Career as a Practitioner.- Gaining Clinical Experience In and After Graduate School.- Training to Begin a Private Practice.- Navigating the Internship Application Process.- Obtaining a License to Practice Psychology.- Specialty Certification in Professional Psychology.- Becoming a Competent and Ethical Clinical Supervisor.- Part V. Your professional service career.- Getting Involved in Professional Organizations: A Gateway to Career Advancement.- Advocacy: Advancing Psychology and Public Wellbeing .- Public Education of Psychology: An Interview with Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D..- Strategies for Successful Interactions with the News Media.- Part VI. Your Career after graduate school.- Recommendations for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.- Applying for NIH Grants.- The Job Search.- Employment and Trends in Psychology.
The ten year anniversary of the book offers an excellent opportunity to publish a second edition. Several aspects of the book have evolved considerably since its first printing. For instance, substantial revision to the internship, licensure, and certification processes has occurred, and are reflected in this resource. Much of the literature on clinical psychology, cultural sensitivity, and the current job market is updated. Changes in technology have large effects on teaching and practicing clinical psychology. These modifications are needed to offer appropriate and updated information for students. In short, virtually every chapter has substantial modification to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date.