The Portable Mentor

Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology

Editors: Prinstein, Mitchell J. (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

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).

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The Portable Mentor (2013) was well written and easy to understand for anyone with an undergraduate level of education. … this is certainly a resource I will point students to when they are considering a career in psychology. It would be a shame if it wasn’t available at your local library. If you are looking for a present for your high school student or graduate school student, this might be it!” (Courageous Psychology, karenlipsychology.blogspot.com.au, May, 2013)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Before You Apply to Graduate Programs in Psychology: Knowing When You’re Ready and Gaining Postbaccalaureate Experiences

    Calhoun, Casey D., MA (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Deciding to Apply and Successfully Gaining Admission to Graduate Schools in Psychology

    Prinstein, Mitchell J., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 13-44

  • The Whys and Hows of the Scientific Path in Applied Psychology

    Hayes, Steven C., PhD (et al.)

    Pages 47-55

  • Advancing Understanding of Cultural Competence, Cultural Sensitivity, and the Effects of Cultural Incompetence

    Trimble, Joseph E., PhD

    Pages 57-80

  • Developing and Practicing Ethics

    Pope, Kenneth S., PhD, ABPP

    Pages 81-90

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3994-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3993-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Portable Mentor
Book Subtitle
Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology
Editors
  • Mitchell J. Prinstein
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3994-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3994-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3993-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XL, 370
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