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Navigating Supervision: Ten Tips for Psychology Graduate Students

by Jessica Cowan, SCP/ Section 10 Campus Representative For many of us, when we begin our graduate-program work the concept of clinical supervision is a mysterious concept. We hear about supervision experiences from students further along in their training, and it’s perhaps conceptually and briefly addressed in initial coursework, but other than knowing that we will one day be assigned …

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Making the Most of Summer

by Keri Kirk, SCP/ Section 10 Campus Representative As clinical psychology graduate students, we spend the academic year juggling many hats. We’re researchers, externs, teaching assistants, and so much more. We dedicate ourselves to becoming experts in providing service to others all while balancing our personal lives and individual obligations. By the start of summer, many of us just want …

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Fighting the Imposter Syndrome in Graduate School

Two months into the second semester of my clinical psychology Psy.D. program I opened my email like I would on any normal day. Only this time, there was an email from the community mental health center based at my university. The email said that after careful consideration, I had been assigned a client. I couldn’t believe it. I was finally …

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Tips for the APPIC Process

A clinical psychology intern at the Institute of Living shares some helpful tips on the APPIC predoctoral internship application and interview process. By Shari Steinman, intern at the Institute of Living-CBT Track To those of you applying for internship this fall, I thought it might be helpful to share some tips I have about the application and interview process. I found the …

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Ten Tips to a Successful Academic Career

An early career psychologist, Dr. Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, offers ten tips to a successful academic career: 1. Carve out research time and treat it like any other appointment you wouldn’t cancel. I am guilty of not doing this enough. It was easier during graduate school and post doc to set aside time to just sit in front of my computer analyzing …

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Mentors: Who Needs Them?

Mentors: who needs them? By Saritha Teralandur Graduate school applications: A time of wondering if all those years spent as a research assistant with a 4.0 G.P.A will finally pay off. Then, you get a letter of acceptance from a program that you were holdi ng out on other offers for! Once you start graduate school, you realize that you …