Category Archives: Professional

Information for professionals, as well as professional organizations I am involved with

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 … Continue reading

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10 Things to Think About Before You Open a Private Practice

Like most aspiring psychologists, you either planned to enter private practice one day, or you have thought about it.  According to a recent survey I conducted over the PPA listserv, the top goal of respondents (N = 76) was to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Starting a Family in Graduate School: Are You Ready?

I was recently interviewed for an article, ‘Is it time to start a family?’, published in the January 2014 issue of GradPSYCH, the magazine for psychology graduate students.  Eight other recent graduates and myself were asked about our experiences with … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Public Speaking for Psychologists

I’m very interested in doing more presentations as part of my practice, and I’ve done my share in my graduate training and through my involvement with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS).  Like most people, though, I do not … Continue reading

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