Clinical psychology is a quickly growing profession, yet it is a
challenging one: the preparation is arduous, the training is highly
selective, and the results - an established and financially
successful practice - are not easy to achieve. This book explains
how to prepare for and surmount all of the hurdles presented to
those who hope to eventually develop a lucrative and rewarding
practice in clinical psychology. It is the first of its kind to
focus primarily on financial success, though it does also look at
the personal stresses and rewards of the profession. The author
provides tips from his own experience and from other financially
successful private practice psychologists and offers business
techniques and pointers that are not explained in training
programs. Undergraduate students contemplating a career in
psychology will find advice on preparing for the GRE, applying to
graduate schools, and getting involved in research and clinical
work. For graduate students, an overview of a graduate clinical
psychology program, preparing and completing a dissertation, and
gaining experience in psychological testing are provided. Chapters
then focus on how to build and manage a private practice, the best
ways to manage personal and business finances, and how to practice
good self-care. Additionally, the book includes a chapter by an
expert on student-loan repayment that examines how to best work
through the process of paying back student loans while building a
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