The Virtual Advisor

The Virtual Advisor : Successful Strategies for Getting Into Graduate School in Psychology

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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 indimidating 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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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 104 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 10mm | 158.76g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1412964199
  • 9781412964197

Table of contents

Acknowledgments1. Introducing Your Virtual Advisor2. Developing Your Vita3. Crafting Your Personal Statement4. Securing Your Letters of Recommendation5. Getting Into the FlowAbout the Authors
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About Greg J. Neimeyer

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.
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