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Essay 2: Theoretical Orientation

APPIC Essay 2 (Psychology Doctoral Internship) Essay 2: Please describe your theoretical orientation and how this influences your approach to case conceptualization and intervention.  You may use de-identified case material to illustrate your points if you choose.  I see Essay 2 as a persuasive essay - you are persuading the reader that you really believe in … Continue reading Essay 2: Theoretical Orientation

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Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

What is evidence-based practice in psychology? When searching for a therapist and therapy, you may come across the terms “evidence-based practice” and “evidence-based treatment”. The term “evidence-based” is being used across many disciplines (such as healthcare and education), and understandably so – clients want to know there is research and expertise to back up claims … Continue reading Evidence-Based Psychotherapy

Purpose of Psychology Internship Materials

As you get started thinking about your internship application, you may be wondering why it involves so many essays and materials. After all, after internship, most postdoc and job applications will only consist of a CV and cover letter. However, as much I think the internship application process is harder than it should be, the … Continue reading Purpose of Psychology Internship Materials

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Writing the Most Interesting Internship Essays Ever*

*Or at least something you can be proud of. By Grace A. Chen, Ph.D. Summertime is often the beginning of the internship application process for clinical and counseling psychology doctoral students. The internship is the capstone year at the end of many years of doctoral training, so for many students it feels like everything is riding … Continue reading Writing the Most Interesting Internship Essays Ever*