Resources for Students Interested in Clinical Psychology & Related Fields
Mitch Prinstein, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, maintains a valuable collection of professional development resources for prospective and current graduate students.
- Mitch’s Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology is a classic and valuable document addressing a range of important questions, from deciding whether and what kind of program to apply to through navigating the application and decision-making process.
- Current and recent graduate students provide their own recommendations for applying to graduate programs in clinical psychology:
- Casey Calhoun: Before You Apply to Graduate Programs in Psychology: Knowing When You’re Ready and Gaining Post-Baccalaureate Experiences
- Sophie Choukas-Bradley: A Student’s Perspective on Applying to Graduate School in (Clinical) Psychology
The student resources page of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies includes a number of valuable resources, including:
- A video by ABCT Member and Emmanuel College faculty member Dr. Samantha Moshier that provides insights into applying for graduate schools, explains the differences between Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs, and offers insightful advice for developing a strong application for graduate training programs.
- Written descriptions of what it is like to be a student in a CBT-oriented clinical psychology Ph.D./Psy.D. program, written by student members of ABCT.
- A recommended timeline for preparing and submitting graduate school applications, interviewing for graduate program positions, and accepting an offer of admission to your preferred graduate program.
- An Excel spreadsheet template that you can use to track your graduate program application requirements and submissions.
- Previous articles from ABCT’s member newsletter, The Behavior Therapist, addressing relevant topics.