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The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologist Column: Pearls of Wisdom Gleaned From Graduate School

The Trust Student and Early Career Psychologist Column: Pearls of Wisdom Gleaned From Graduate School

As a first-generation student, I had little guidance to prepare me for a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. To bridge that gap, I devoured the “Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology” to distinguish between pursuing a Ph.D. and a Psy.D., to compare and contrast APA-accredited programs, and to identify areas of interest for clinical and research experience. This resource gave me a great start; however, I wanted to share what else I wish I had known in advance.

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4 ways psychology students can prepare themselves

4 ways psychology students can prepare themselves

Why do I need liability insurance? It’s the most asked question when our staff exhibits at regional psychological association conventions. These events are attended by hundreds, sometimes thousands of psychology students, and all too often,student liability insurance is a mystery to them.

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The reason why we say "for psychologists, by psychologists"

The reason why we say "for psychologists, by psychologists"

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was your career in psychology. Nobody understands the sacrifices and rewards better than another psychologist.

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One photograph, one big life lesson

One photograph, one big life lesson

In this age of selfies, it seems we are inundated with photos and video. And we move so quickly that we sometimes forget to really look at the moment we just captured. How one recent photograph made us stop and think.

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The one thing you should absolutely do this summer

The one thing you should absolutely do this summer

When was the last time you took a vacation? I’m talking about a REAL vacation. The kind where you forget about work, put down your phone, stop checking emails, take a deep breath, sit down, and just relax. If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. 

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