ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Offers concrete advice and instruction on all professional aspects of psychologists’ careers
- Written by the field’s preeminent leaders in each area of professional competence
- Includes helpful checklists, instructions, worksheets, and concrete tips to master every aspect of a career in psychology
Written for students and early career psychologists, The Portable Mentor, Second Edition is a professional development handbook with practical guidelines and suggestions for mastering virtually every professional task encountered during the first decade of a career in psychology. Fully updated and expanded from the first edition this volume covers a wider range of topics and some completely new chapters featuring more detailed information on how and when to apply for graduate school. Comprehensive in scope, but practical in use, The Portable Mentor offers the best possible training from the most successful leaders in psychology, combining the wisdom and mentorship of noted psychology experts into a single source.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » APPIC - Applied psychology - Career counseling - Career-family balance - Clinical supervision - Course syllabi - Cultural competence - Cultural sensitivity - Dissertation - Early career - Ethnocultural - Graduate school - Healthcare delivery systems - Information technology - Internship applications - Licensure - Mentoring - Meta-analytic reviews - Multicultural counseling - NIH grants - Narrative reviews - Null findings - Oral presentations - Poster presentations - Private practice - Professional ethics - Report writing - Research - Scientist-practitioner model - Special certification - Student advocacy - Teaching psychology
Related subjects » Psychology - Psychotherapy & Counseling
"What a great idea for a book! Edited by two former chairs of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), this book covers, in a comprehensive fashion, everything about graduate school and career planning a psychologist in training usually learns by word-of-mouth! It's about time someone compiled this crucial information. Whether one is headed for a research or a clinical career, all of the practical steps to get there are included. And, "The Portable Mentor" is an apt description. Every graduate student and young professional will want to have this book readily available."
- David H. Barlow, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Clinical Programs, and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
"Prinstein and Patterson have recruited a veritable who's who of psychology to provide us a well-written, scholarly, and comprehensive guide to a successful career in psychology. The volume is filled with critical commentary and issues confronting clinical psychology and with practical and well-reasoned advice on how to negotiate many of the muddy and troubled waters that characterize our field of study in the new millennium. I wish I'd had such a book in my "back pocket" upon my graduation some years ago!"
- Thomas H. Ollendick, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"In diverse chapters by active and leading experts, "The Portable Mentor" provides insightful commentaries and bullet-lists of ideas to facilitate early career advancement in psychology. Want to review a research literature, arrange a positive teaching experience, navigate a dissertation? Or perhaps your questions concern practica, internship, licensure, private practice, or board certification or ethics, or being active in service organizations, or even balancing a career and a family. For any and all, and more, "The Portable Mentor" provides pathways to a productive early career. And for those already into their career, advice on how to be a good mentor to our future. Indeed, for psychologists at countless points in their careers, "The Portable Mentor" is a very worthwhile read."
- Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 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.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Mitchell J. Prinstein, Ph.D. is a Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Mitch’s research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors among adolescents, with a specific focus on the unique role of peer relationships in the developmental psychopathology of depression and self-injury. He is the PI on several past and active grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child and Human Development, and several private foundations. He has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, an editorial board member for several developmental psychopathology journals, and a member of the NIH Study Section on Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention. Mitch has received several national and university-based awards recognizing his contributions to research (American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology Theodore Blau Early Career Award, Columbia University/Brickell Award for research on suicidality, APA Fellow of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), teaching (UNC Chapel Hill Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching), and professional development of graduate students (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Raymond D. Fowler Award).