Resources for Graduate Students

College students

 

The transition from grad school to professional practice can be daunting. Beginning in January 2013, as a grad student member of the APA Practice Organization (APAPO), you have access to members-only resources on this Practice Central website designed to help you prepare for practice.

Here’s a brief sampling of Practice Central content to aid the transition from student to practicing psychologist.

Interviewing

Whether you are just beginning your internship search, considering an opportunity in integrated practice, a hospital system or other community-based organization or thinking of adding some part-time work to your existing professional activities, the job interview is a critical part of the employment process. This article reviews important tips for skillfully handling each step of interviewing.

Preparing for Licensure

From identifying the licensing requirements in your jurisdiction to getting your postdoctoral hours, these resources are designed to help you get ready to pursue licensure as a psychologist.

Practice Management & Marketing

Becoming and staying competitive in the evolving health care marketplace requires psychologists to take an active role in building, managing, marketing and diversifying their practices. Understanding your target market is an important part of reaching the clients who could benefit most from your services.

A wealth of members-only resources on practice management, practice marketing, financial management and legal and regulatory compliance can be found in the Business of Practice section of Practice Central.

Tools for Professional Growth

In addition to premium content on Practice Central (apapracticecentral.org), members receive the following information and resources from APAPO:

  • PracticeUpdate e-newsletter, a bimonthly publication with timely news and information tailored to professional psychology.

  • Good Practice magazine, a members-only magazine mailed three times per year containing practical information to help psychologists understand and cultivate marketplace opportunities, manage and grow their practices, and confront professional challenges.

  • Practitioner Helpline for members at (800) 374-2723, which offers toll-free phone access to information and guidance on practice-related topics.

  • Discounts for members available on financial service products, technology solutions, website hosting, office supplies, subscription services and more.