Professional Development about…
Getting Into Graduate School in Clinical Psychology
Psychology is one of the most popular majors on many college campuses, and many are interested in a career within the mental health field.
Many students apply specifically to clinical psychology doctoral programs. Yet there are surprisingly few resources available
to help students learn about the application process and the many choices available when considering doctoral studies in clinical psychology.
ABCT has assembled a variety of helpful resources for students considering clinical psychology as a career option.
1) ABCT Annual Convention
The ABCT Convention has become a very popular resource for students interested in graduate school in clinical psychology.
Many prospective doctoral students attend the convention to informally meet prospective graduate school advisors and learn about their most recent research.
Each year, the Convention includes several programs designed to help students gain admission into graduate school. The Annual Convention is held in November
of each year, a
schedule of programming is available online. Convention registration is notably discounted for ABCT Members.
Information on membership is available
online as well.
2) ABCT maintains a very strong commitment to professional development of students.
Accordingly, the ABCT Publication,
the Behavior Therapist ,
frequently publishes articles designed to help students learn about graduate school and the application process. tBT is available for free to ABCT members. Some recent articles include:
3) ABCT is pleased to offer links to a variety of other helpful resources that may be useful to graduate school applicants.
Please note that because these links are not developed by
ABCT, they are listed are listed below as a resource, but are not necessarily endorsed by the Association.