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Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology: 2008/2009 Edition (Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology) Paperback – February 15, 2008

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Product Details

  • Series: Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology
  • Paperback: 387 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (February 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593856377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593856373
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,201,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“I am writing to thank you for the second time for the remarkable resource your Insider’s Guide has been. My girlfriend has just successfully utilized your most recent edition and has been accepted into a clinical PhD program. Great stuff!”--Jason Paris, graduate student

 

“There is a definite need for this book, which improves with every edition. Prospective graduate students will significantly increase their chances of gaining admission to clinical doctoral programs when they use this outstanding guide.”--Arnold A. Lazarus, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University

 

“I cannot express enough gratitude to you for the Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. Your book was THE most important resource that I used during my applications to PhD programs in counseling psychology. It is exceptionally written, incredibly applicable and most importantly clear, concise and pragmatic. Thank you so much for remembering how stressful and chaotic the application process can be, as well as being empathic enough to pull together a resource that I am sure has helped so many graduate students.”--Kimberly Tran, doctoral student

 

“The authors have created a valuable guide for applicants. The wealth of practical information and insights gleaned from their research and personal experiences should help applicants make the strongest possible application to the schools of their choice. This well-written, encouraging book will be a great asset for anyone applying to clinical or counseling psychology programs.”--Barry A. Hong, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

 

“I love your book! This book is excellent for focusing upon specific areas of interest as well as going about the process in a systematic, logical manner. Great job!”--Helen Rowan, MA, clinician returning for her doctorate   

 

“Your book is simply a godsend! I found it to be instructive, informative, and a great comfort.”--Emily M. Douglas, psychology undergraduate

 

“Students need to realize that the Insider’s Guide is much more than a shopping list of statistics about programs to be picked up before sending off the first wave of applications. In fact, this is a resource that all students seriously considering careers in professional psychology will find valuable as soon as they declare their major.”--Bryan D. Fantie, PhD, Director of Behavioral Neuroscience, American University

About the Author

John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, and coauthor of Leaving It at the Office and Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health.
 
Michael A. Sayette, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
 
Tracy J. Mayne, PhD, conducts research in cancer-supportive therapies in Global Health Economics at Amgen, Inc. Dr. Mayne and Dr. Sayette first developed the Insider’s Guide after comparing notes on their own graduate school admission process -- and brainstorming about the kind of information and guidance they wished they had had.

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It is an absolute must!
LaurenT
This book is excellent if you're interested in PhD or PsyD programs in clinical and counseling psychology.
navrins
I found the book to be informative, and the worksheets and timeline in the appendixes are helpful.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By David H. Peterzell PhD PhD on March 27, 2008
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As a university lecturer at three universities, I get plenty of questions about these things. I hear plenty of horror stories from students about faulty or non-existent mentoring in these areas. There is plenty of advice out there to be had from ignorant, indifferent, or hostile sources. A big problem is that many professors and staff in psychology departments at major universities don't have knowledge or interest in clinical and counseling psychology. They may be openly hostile to the entire field, or toward areas and programs they perceive as being too unscientific. Even among supportive mentors, there isn't enough time to mentor students on all these issues. For many professors, finding quality time with students sucks time from writing papers and chasing grants. Your best bet is to use this book to master the basics. Find a great mentor and use that person's time to fine tune your thinking and turbo-charge your applications.

My advice is to start here if you are serious about getting into grad school. Or, take a look at the APA's book, "Getting In", which is on the same topic. I don't care for the APA books as much as the insider's guide, but your mileage may vary. Also, you can probably get a copy of the 2006/07 guide for almost nothing. The earlier version contains good general information and *almost* up to date info.

And if you want your life as a grad student to go well at at the Big U, then make sure to consult the following classics: (Do this even if you aren't considering an academic career)

David Sternberg's "How to Complete and Survive a Dissertation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Venice Cookie on June 17, 2010
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I bought this book to be introduced to the system of Americans Clinical and Counseling Psychology at all and, to get information regarding different psychol. programs, and the process of applying-enrolling into the Universities. The main part of this book dedicated to reports on individual Clinical and Counseling Psychology programs, which looks like list of Universities and their requirements and statistics like recommended courses, GRE and GPA means, % of student receiving, Research areas and so on..Book also contains a lot of tips and advices, like for example, interview's strategic, letters of Recommendation (with samples), format for Curriculum Vitae, even worksheets for choosing programs, for Assessing Program Criteria and for Making Final Choices..etc..A lot of links to the Internet-resourses, where you can find an additional information about accredited programs and so forth.. I found it really very useful.
The only one point which a little bit disapointed me (that's the only reason for 4-stars rating) - the lack information about Master's programms. So, this guide will be great for those, who plans to get PhD or PsyD. Or for undergraduate student, because it give the basic introducing information as well, too.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lizard on July 22, 2008
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This book is very helpful when giving information about Clinical Psych Doctoral Programs. It lists every school and their stats. There are also the websites for each school so you can go there and find more information on your own. I liked having all the programs in one place so that I could organize myself and choose a school for myself. There are also very helpful tips on how to to apply and what to do regarding the application process. There is also a helpful timeline which tells you what part of the application process you should be on.
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This book gives an overview of the application and admission process and some facts about accredited programs that aren't on probation, but your best bet is probably to use online forums and the most recent edition instead. Given what a small and competitive field it is everything in here is worth checking with people actually in the programs as well. The program information in the out of date version may be stale, though the text about the application process itself should still be very applicable.
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As someone without much prior knowledge about the post-graduate scene for psychology, I was hoping for more information on master's programs. I realize now that master's programs are somewhat irrelevant in the field, but they do exist and I would have appreciated a bit more elaboration on them.

To be sure, this is a very thorough and well-composed book. But it is useful for planning your doctorate, not your master's.
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It is an absolute must! Enough said..buy it and you will soon discover what I mean!
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By J. Duggins on October 7, 2009
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This is a very helpful book. If you're looking for a specific program or school this book probably has it. If you're just looking to see what schools are available with various counseling programs this is your book. The breakdown of what each school has to offer is incredible and it is organized in an easy to use way. Also, the first 1/4 or so of the book is a step by step guide for you to follow. From choosing a discipline to taking the GRE to choosing a school. It has contact numbers and web addresses for each school and statistics about each school. Very good book for the grad school shopper.
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