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Resources for Early Career Psychologists

As an early career psychologist transitioning into private practice, the steps involved may seem daunting. This section is designed to provide you with helpful resources at each important step in the process.

Step 1: Preparing for Licensure

From identifying the licensing requirements in your jurisdiction to getting your postdoctoral hours, this section will help you get ready to pursue licensure as a psychologist.

Step 2: Getting Licensed

Before you can work as a practicing psychologist, you must first obtain a license in the state in which you intend to provide services. The information in this section will assist you in this endeavor.

Step 3: Transitioning into Practice

Recent graduates and other psychologists considering entering practice will find information here designed to make the transition a smooth one.

Step 4: Starting Out

From basic business planning to office policies and procedures and HIPAA requirements, this section will help you get your practice started right.

Step 5: Making It Successful

This section includes information about financial issues and effective strategies for reaching potential clients and referral sources to help you build a thriving practice.

Step 6: Tools for Your Practice

Information, products and services designed to help early career psychologists — and professional practictioners at any stage in their career — run a successful practice in today's marketplace.

Date created: 2009

The Job Interview: Strategies for Success

Whether you are just beginning your job search, considering transitioning into a staff position at a hospital, consulting firm or community-based agency, or thinking of adding some part-time work to your existing professional activities, the job interview is a critical part of the employment process. This article reviews important tips for skillfully handling each step of the job interview.