An Experience at the 2015 APA State Leadership Conference

Here is a write-up I did for a colleague on my experience at this year’s APA State Leadership Conference.  She has a blog for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs): http://www.ecpproject.com.  My article may appear there, but  I thought I would still share it here. Stoking the Fire: My First APA State Leadership Conference Jesse D. Matthews,Continue reading “An Experience at the 2015 APA State Leadership Conference”

The Top 10 Reasons to Join the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) as an Early Career Psychologist

I have been involved in my professional organizations, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) since graduate school.  For me it’s important for a lot of reasons- networking, mentorship, advocating for important issues, and helping to advance my profession.  I have also held leadership positions in these organizations, which is something IContinue reading “The Top 10 Reasons to Join the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) as an Early Career Psychologist”

Money-Saving Strategies for the Psychology Intern

In 2011-2012 I was on my predoctoral internship, the capstone year of a 5+ year doctoral program in psychology. This is full-time, so I had to leave my job of 6 years, taking a 50% pay cut in the process. FYI, a “good-paying” psychology internship pays about $20,000 per year, which at 40-50 hours a weekContinue reading “Money-Saving Strategies for the Psychology Intern”

“Just Say No”

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything.  It’s been a very busy few months and admittedly I was somewhat (a lot) consumed by studying for a licensing exam (which I passed!).  Some job changes, the kids returning to school, and fall sports getting into full swing have also made for a hectic fall.  Now that things are startingContinue reading ““Just Say No””

Psychological News You Can Use

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) distributes a monthly E-newsletter designed for members of the public on common and current psychological issues.  I think it’s very good, and in my work I have forwarded it to parents and clients, encouraging them to sign up if they found it to be useful.  It’s generally a short read butContinue reading “Psychological News You Can Use”

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