This column is geared toward early career psychologists working in practice settings. "Running start ... to a great career" features topics typically not covered in graduate school and includes tips and advice from psychologists.
Running start… to a great career
- Developing your brand (Jan. 23)
Decide what you want your practice to be known for, then take the steps to spread the word.
- Avoiding burnout (Nov. 7)
Use these tips to keep from burning yourself out, both professionally and personally.
- Keeping up with the research (Sept. 12)
Psychologists’ tips for running an evidence-based practice.
- Enhancing cultural competence (Jun. 27)
Learning about different populations is a lifelong endeavor.
- Starting a family (April 4)
Family planning tips from practicing psychologists.
- Working with the media (Jan. 10)
Psychologists give advice on sharing your expertise with the public.
- Taking care of yourself (Dec. 7)
How to stay calm as you juggle work, family and the holidays.
- Running for political office (Nov. 1)
Psychologists can make a difference in their entire community.
- Finding a postdoc (Oct. 4)
Psychologists offer tips on selecting the right postdoctoral training program.
- Paying off student loans (Sept. 6)
Psychologists share their tips for tackling debt at the start of your career.
- Joining APA’s Integrated Health Care Alliance (Aug. 23)
Psychologists talk about their experiences with the IHCA.
- The evolving Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (July 12)
Changes to the test used by licensing boards are on the horizon.
- Deciding if integrated care is right for you (June 14)
Will you be happier in an integrated setting or traditional practice?
- Becoming a supervisor (May 17)
How to be effective even when your supervisees are just behind you or years more experienced.
- Becoming an advocate (April 5)
How to change the world, one step at a time.
- Becoming a leader (March 8)
Want to be APA president one day? Here’s how to start.
- Saving for retirement (Feb. 8)
How early career psychologists can set aside money for the future, even with student loans.
- Surviving financial instability (Jan. 11)
Two early career psychologists provide tips to prepare for financial fluctuations.
- Offering pro bono services (Dec. 14)
Three psychologists talk about the benefits of pro bono services, both to the community and to one’s practice.
- Producing a psychology podcast (Nov. 30)
Early career psychologists share their tips for podcasting success.
- Using LinkedIn effectively and ethically (Oct. 26)
How early career psychologists can make the most of this social media platform.
- Electronic health record (EHR) choices (Sept. 21)
How early career psychologists can streamline their practice with electronic health records.
- Joining a group practice versus going solo (Aug. 17)
Psychologists share the pros and cons of running your own practice and working with a group.
- Working with interdisciplinary teams (July 27)
In this issue, our panel of psychologists offer advice for being an effective team member.
- Launching a consulting business (June 15)
Tips from early career psychologists who also work as consultants.
- Tweet, post, snap: The business of social media (April 6)
Two early career psychologists share their approach to using social media.
- What’s next with the EPPP Step 2? (March 23)
Learn about upcoming changes to EPPP, the exam state and provincial psychology boards use to make licensing decisions.
- Marketing your practice (Jan. 12)
Christopher Barnes, PsyD, and others share their insights on how to market your services effectively.
- Practicing self-care (Dec. 15)
Jay Witherell, PhD, and others suggest ways early-career psychologists can build better self-care habits.
- Networking (Nov. 17)
Making the most of networking.
- Insurers (Oct. 20)
Tips for working with insurers.
- Running a business (Sept. 22)
Learn more about what is necessary for running one’s own practice.
- Licensure (Aug. 25)
Working through the licensure process.
- Overcoming professional self-doubt (July 21)
Tips from early career psychologists for getting past “impostor syndrome.”
- Negotiating your first salary (July 7)
Tips on salary negotiation.