Western Psychological Association

Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology

New Free Online Video Program from the American Psychological Association Education Directorate:

Preparing and Applying for Graduate School in Psychology

Presented by
John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP
and Thomas P. Hogan, PhD

This 12 module video program provides essential information and indispensable guidance for students preparing for and then applying to graduate school in psychology and allied disciplines.

Award-winning psychologist-educators Drs. John Norcross and Tom Hogan take prospective graduate students step-by-step through the preparation, application, interview, and admission process. They present evidence-based and anxiety-reducing strategies for mastering each step.

Norcross and Hogan share their decades of advising experience and research findings in these engaging, 20 to 25-minute programs. The 12 modules can be tailored to a student’s or professor’s needs, watched separately or sequentially.

All 12 videotaped modules are offered free of charge on the American Psychological Association (APA) website courtesy of the APA Education Directorate and the presenters. In addition, interspersed throughout are the best single pieces of advice for getting into graduate school offered by prominent psychologists and APA leaders.

PowerPoint slides accompany all 12 programs, as do handouts adapted from APA’s Graduate Study in Psychology, the Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and the presenters’ original research.

Click on this link to view the videos: http://www.apa.org/education/grad/application-video-series.aspx
About the Presenters

A clinical psychologist, John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Norcross has co-written or edited 20 books, including the Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology and the 5-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology. He has received multiple professional awards, including APA’s Distinguished Career Contributions to Education & Training Award, the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, and election to the National Academies of Practice.

A quantitative psychologist, Thomas P. Hogan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, where for 10 years he served as Dean of the Graduate School. He was formerly Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate and Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Dr. Hogan has won every teaching award offered by the University. He is author of several nationally standardized tests and of numerous books and articles related to psychological and educational measurement. In his positions, he has personally reviewed thousands of graduate school applications.