This essential career guide equips new professionals and doctoral students with a robust foundation for a long and satisfying career in psychology and other behavioral health professions. Taking a proactive intervention prevention approach to career planning and building, contributors offer accessible guidelines and advice in core areas such as specialization and niche specialties, the market for services, cultural competence, ethically and legally sound practice, and personal competencies including self-care, the degree-to-career transition, and financial planning. The editors also break down the mental health field into discrete disciplines, each with its own trajectory for its future relevance and sustainability. By bringing this wide range of career information together, this book helps to set much-needed standards for professional development in a demanding, diversifying, and evolving field.
Featured in the coverage:
· The personal development foundation.
· Professional relationships and the art of networking.
· The clinical credentialing process.
· Clinical, educational, and administrative supervision.
· The curriculum vitae and professional marketing.
· The early career professional advantage.
The Psychologist's Guide to Professional Development
serves as an invaluable text for professional development courses in the fields of psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, as well as a trusted mentor-between-covers for the long term.
Greg Bohall, Psy.D., C.R.C., MAC, ICADC, CADC-II
Dr. Bohall earned a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical forensic psychology in 2014. He is currently a registered psychological assistant in the State of California and is pursuing his license as a psychologist. Dr. Bohall is internationally and nationally recognized as an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.), and as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). As an early career professional in psychology, Dr. Bohall has accrued 5 publications from peer-reviewed works and has completed 15 international and national conference presentations. His academic and research interests include forensic assessment, evaluation of interrogation procedures, and crisis intervention and negotiation. His passion for professional development in psychology stems from his student and professional experience coupled with his desire to provide guidance for developing psychologists.
Mary-Jo Bautista, Psy.D.
Dr. Bautista is an early career psychologist; she earned a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) in applied clinical psychology in 2013. She is currently an independent consultant providing services for various state and government funded agencies. Dr. Bautista is an advocate for underprivileged populations and presents her work at national and international conferences promoting the need for mental health services for minorities. Her current projects include decreasing the stigma of mental health with Filipino Americans through the development of culturally specific interventions. Dr. Bautista is also dedicated to educating practitioners on promising and effective interventions for individuals diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disability. Academically, she has been published three times in peer-reviewed works. Similar to her dedication to educating practitioners, Dr. Bautista strives to help students and fellow early career professionals reach their personal and academic goals through this publication.
Introduction and Overview.- The Personal Development Foundation.- Professional Appearance and Communication.- Self-Care as an Obligation.- Multicultural Psychology.- The Clinical Credentialing Process.- Clinical, Educational, and Administrative Supervision.- Personal Financial Management and Business.- The Process of the Doctoral Dissertation.- The Curriculum Vitae and Professional Marketing.- The Practicum, Predoctoral, and Postdoctoral Experience.- The Early Career Professional Advantage.- The Future in Psychology.- Conclusions and Recommendations.