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Essay 3: Diversity

APPIC Psychology Internship Application Essay 3 (Diversity) Essay 3: Please describe your experience and training in work with diverse populations. Your discussion should display explicitly the manner in which multicultural/diversity issues influence your clinical practice and case conceptualization. The reality is that most application reviewers do not really want you to answer the first part … Continue reading Essay 3: Diversity

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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

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*