Internships in Psychology: The Apags Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Fit (Paperback)
This authoritative, hands-on book provides doctoral-level psychology students with all the resources they need to successfully navigate the internship application process. Topics include the most common reasons why people don't secure a position; how many sites to apply to; rank ordering your list of programs; writing essays, cover letters, and your curriculum vitae; securing strong letters of recommendation; preparing for interviews; sending thank you notes; receiving Match results; and more. Since the third edition of this book was released, the online application process and the internship marketplace have undergone significant changes, such as the growing importance of accreditation. This fourth edition provides updated information that will help your applications stand out to your internship programs of choice. Advice is also offered to directors of clinical training so they can guide and support students during this challenging process. This resource is provided to students by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students---the premier group committed to representing, leading, advocating, and developing resources for graduate psychology students.
Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD, is former and first associate executive director of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS), where she oversaw all operations for the organization as their chief executive from 2000 to 2008. Before that, she served in several APAGS leadership positions, including APAGS chair. APAGS honored her work by establishing the Annual Carol Williams-Nickelson, PsyD, Award for Leadership and Scholarship in Women's Issues. She was also executive director for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the AMSA Foundation. In 2012 she received AMSA's prestigious Women Leaders in Medicine Award. Her many publications, keynotes, and presentations at various medical and health care conferences relate to topics that encompass her research and expertise in the areas of mentoring, leadership, women's issues, the application of psychology in nonclinical settings, the education and training of psychologists and physicians, and behavioral health. She has been a presenter at the APAGS Workshop on the Internship Application Process since its inception in 2000. Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, is currently John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Prinstein's developmental psychopathology research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors. He has been strongly committed to professional service and professional development for many years. Dr. Prinstein was first invited to speak about the internship application process in 1995; he served as chair of APAGS and as a representative to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers in 1997. He also served as the chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) ad hoc Committee on Early Career Psychologists and on several committees and boards within and outside the APA. He has been president of the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. In addition to this workbook, Dr. Prinstein's professional development volumes include The Portable Mentor: Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology, and several online resources, including his Uncensored Advice for Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology. He has been a presenter at the APAGS Workshop on the Internship Application Process for the past 18 years. W. Gregory Keilin, PhD, served as internship training director at the UT Austin CMHC until 2014, and currently has a part-time private practice and provides consulting services in the areas of internship development and electronic health records. He is past chair of the board of directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internships Centers (APPIC) and, in 1999, led the effort to implement the computer-based internship matching program. He currently serves as the APPIC Match coordinator, oversees the APPIC Post-Match Vacancy Service, and responds to concerns submitted by students and others via the APPIC Informal Problem Consultation process. He was involved in the development of the APPIC Directory Online and the AAPI Online service, and over many years worked to bring the internship supply and demand imbalance to the attention of the profession. He is a Fellow of APA Division 17, and in 2012 received the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology. He has been a presenter at the annual APAGS Workshop on the Internship Application Process since its inception in 2000.