If you are interested in a career in Clinical/Counseling Psychology (or related areas), there are many things one can do to maximize your chances of being accepted to the program of your choice. Clinical/Counseling Psychology is a competitive field to enter—as with most pursuits, your chances improve considerable the more prepared you are. Below we have gathered some very useful resources that provide some very good advice as you prepare for graduate school.

Mitchell Prinstein, PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has a long standing interest in professional development of students (including those preparing for graduate school in psychology as well as those who are taking their next step after graduate education in psychology). Check out professional development information on Dr. Prinstein’s website

A great way to learn more about different fields of Psychology is to join a professional association. For those interested in pursuing a career focused on children, several useful associations to consider include: