This expertly written guide, now in its 2020/2021 Edition, is the resource you can rely on to help you choose—and get into—the graduate clinical or counseling psychology programs that meet your needs. The Insider's Guide is based on intensive research and includes information, advice, and decision-making worksheets not available from any other source. A handy time line pinpoints important steps to take in the months and years leading up to submitting your applications. In-depth profiles on more than 300 accredited programs provide details on specializations or tracks, admission requirements, acceptance rates, financial aid, research areas, and clinical opportunities. The 2020/2021 Edition includes profiles of 16 additional programs, as well as the latest information on prerequisite coursework, student loans, and more.
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1. Introducing Clinical and Counseling Psychology sample
2. Choosing the Ph.D. or Psy.D.
3. Preparing for Graduate School
4. Getting Started
5. Selecting Schools
6. Applying to Programs
7. Mastering the Interview
8. Making Final Decisions
Reports on Combined Psychology Programs
Reports on Clinical Psychology Programs
Reports on Counseling Psychology Programs
Appendix A. Time Line
Appendix B. Worksheet for Choosing Programs
Appendix C. Worksheet for Assessing Program Criteria
Appendix D. Worksheet for Making Final Choices
Appendix E. Research Areas
Appendix F. Specialty Clinics and Practica Sites
Appendix G. Program Concentrations and Tracks
About the Authors:
Michael A. Sayette, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, with a secondary appointment as Professor of Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also serves on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the Center for the Neural Bases of Cognition, a joint program of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Sayette has published primarily in the area of substance abuse, with a focus on the development of psychological theories of alcohol and tobacco use. Dr. Sayette is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is a recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the Toy–Caldwell–Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology from the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12). He has served on National Institutes of Health grant review study sections and is on the editorial boards of several journals. He also has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Dr. Sayette is Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and has directed graduate admissions for the clinical psychology program. He has presented seminars on applying to graduate school at several universities in North America and Europe.
John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. He has been elected president of the International Society of Clinical Psychology, the American Psychological Association (APA) Division of Psychotherapy, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. With more than 400 scholarly publications, Dr. Norcross has authored or edited numerous books, including Leaving It at the Office, Second Edition: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution to Education and Training Award from the APA, the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation, and the Rosalee Weiss Award from the American Psychological Foundation, and is an elected member of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Norcross has given lectures and workshops in 30 countries.