With more than 100,000 copies in print, this bestseller is the resource students rely on to find graduate clinical and counseling psychology programs that meet their needs—and gain admittance to them. The 2008/2009 edition includes:
• The most current data on more than 300 accredited programs in the United States and Canada
• Crucial information on financial assistance and government-sponsored loans
• Descriptions of each program's specializations or tracks
• Listings of acceptance and attrition rates
• Specific, helpful guidance for applicants with disabilities
The Insider's Guide provides step-by-step advice to help students complete prerequisite coursework, accumulate clinical experience, and prepare strong application materials. Special features include tips for mastering admissions interviews, sample letters and personal statements, examples of curricula vitae, an application timeline, and a worksheet to help applicants make wise final decisions.
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"This is one of the most informative guides on the market today, and should be considered mandatory reading for all undergraduates and those considering graduate school.....It is objective, informative, and almost like having your own personal advisor to guide you along the way....*****"—Doody's Review Service
"The wealth of practical information and insights gleaned from their research and personal experiences should help applicants make the strongest possible application to the schools of their choice."—Barry A. Hong, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine
"I love your book! This book is excellent for focusing upon specific areas of interest as well as going about the process in a systematic, logical manner. Great job!"
—Helen Rowan, MA, clinician returning for her doctorate
"Your book is simply a godsend! I found it to be instructive, informative, and a great comfort."
—Emily M. Douglas, psychology undergraduate
"Prospective graduate students will significantly increase their chances of gaining admission to clinical doctoral programs when they use this outstanding guide."—Arnold A. Lazarus, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University
1. Introducing Clinical and Counseling Psychology
2. Preparing for Graduate School
3. Getting Started
4. Selecting Schools
5. Applying to Programs
6. Mastering the Interview
7. Making Final Decisions
? Reports on Combined Psychology Programs
? Reports on Individual Clinical Psychology Programs
? Reports on Individual Counseling Psychology Programs
? Appendices: A. Time Line. B. Worksheet for Choosing Programs. C. Worksheet for Assessing Program Criteria.
D. Worksheet for Making Final Choices. E. Research Areas. F. Specialty Clinics and Practica Sites.
G. Program Concentrations and Tracks
About the Authors:
John C. Norcross, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Scranton;
Michael A. Sayette, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh; and
Tracy J. Mayne, PhD, Researcher, Amgen Global Health Economics, Thousand Oaks, CA