Resources for Students Applying to Graduate School in Psychology
Applying to graduate programs in psychology is a major turning point in your academic journey, and it can also be a stressful and confusing process. Below are some resources that may be helpful as you consider careers and graduate school programs in Psychology. Please share these resources with anyone else who might benefit from them. Good luck!
General Guides for Pursuing Graduate Training in the Mental Health Field:
Resources for Applying to Doctoral Programs in Psychology (PhD or PsyD)
"Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology"
Powerpoint presentation by Dr. Jessica Schleider about the basics of what a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology looks like. Compares PhD and PsyD programs, with specific guidance on applying to PhD programs.
"PhD in Clinical Psychology: What It Is and What You Can Do With It"
The website provides an extensive list of schools with doctorate programs based on the locations you provide.
"What is a PsyD?"
Website providing information of what a PsyD is, where the degree can be applied, and different programs available.
"Example Grad School Personal Statements"
This is a documented compiled by Drs. Craig Rodriguez-Seijas and Jessica Schleider that includes various examples of personal statements for applicants applying for PhD programs in clinical psychology.
"Interviewing with Confidence"
This is a helpful video where Dr. Mitch Prinstein provides tips on the interview process for PhD programs. This is part of a larger video series from APA on the graduate application process, which can be found here.
Resources for Applying to Master's Programs in Clinical Psychology
"Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC): An Overview"
Website explaining LPCC licensure within the state of California (CA Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors)
Information from the Board of Behavioral Sciences on Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) applicants, including necessary information when pursuing an LPCC licensure.