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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 most successful leaders in psychology. The book is divided into five sections that thoroughly cover issues relevant to each stage of early career development and that explore in depth research, practice and personal growth. This volume will answer many questions including how to: ?
-write a grant; -teach a class; -publish a research manuscript; -apply for a postdoctoral fellowship; -start a thriving clinical practice; -and more...
I. Beginning Your Career.- 1. Taking the Scientific Path: A Road Map for Applied Psychology Students.- 2. Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Competence.- 3. Developing and Practicing Ethics.- 4. Balancing Career and Family.- II. Your Research/Academic Career.- 5. Writing a Literature Review.- 6. Presenting Your Research.- 7. Publishing Your Research.- 8. Recommendations for Teaching Psychology.- 9. Proposing and Completing Your Dissertation.- III. Your Career as a Practitioner.- 10. Gaining Clinical Experience In and After Graduate School.- 11. Training to Begin a Private Practice.- 12. Navigating the Internship Application Process.- 13. Predoctoral Internship: The APPIC Computer Match.- 14. Obtaining a License to Practice Psychology.- 15. Specialty Certification in Professional Psychology.- 16. Becoming a Clinical Supervisor.- IV. Your Professional Service Career.- 17. Getting Involved in Professional Organizations: A Gateway to Career Advancement.- 18. Advocating for Student Advocacy.- 19. Public Education of Psychology: An Interview with Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.- 20. Strategies for Successful Interactions with the News Media.- V. Your Career After Graduate School.- 21. Recommendations for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.- 22. Applying for NIH Grants.- 23. The Job Search.- 24. Contemporary Employment in Psychology and Future Trends.