The Virtual Advisor: Successful Strategies for Getting into Graduate School in PsychologyKit
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- Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
- Format: Kit | 104 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 10mm | 159g
- Publication date: 19 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: Thousand Oaks
- ISBN 10: 1412964199
- ISBN 13: 9781412964197
The Virtual Advisor is an online program and resource booklet on how to get into graduate school in psychology. The process of applying to graduate school can be intimidating for students and it is often confusing to sort through the vast amounts of literature on the topic. "The Virtual Advisor" aims to deliver highly relevant information to students via the medium they are most accustomed to - the Internet. The program begins with an overview of graduate study in psychology and career choices. It then goes into some the specific differences between the two main areas of clinical and counseling psychology following some very specific advice on taking the GRE and what's typically required the importance of a personal statement, interviewing and recommendations. The printed booklet is intended to complement the online course, though it can be used independently. It will have section where the student can take notes on key points in each of the modules and can note areas which might require follow up.
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Greg J. Neimeyer, Ph.D. is professor of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Neimeyer has served as Graduate Coordinator in the Department, and also as the Director of Training in its APA-approved doctoral program in counseling psychology. He has served as the Chair of the Executive Board of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs in the United States, and has been recognized by the American Psychological as the recipient of its award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research. Much of his work focuses on aspects of postmodern psychology and psychotherapy. Elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Neimeyer has also been recognized for his outstanding teaching by Psi Chi, the University of Florida, and by the Golden Key National Honor Society, and has been inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. As a recipient of the University of Florida Outstanding Mentoring Award, he continues to teach and train undergraduate and graduate students in psychology. He also maintains an active clinical practice through his affiliation with the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida, where he conducts research and workshops on graduate school preparation.
Table of contents
Acknowledgments 1. Introducing Your Virtual Advisor 2. Developing Your Vita 3. Crafting Your Personal Statement 4. Securing Your Letters of Recommendation 5. Getting Into the Flow About the Authors