Last Updated on June 22, 2022 by Laura Turner
Congratulations on pursuing the route to be a psychologist! This journey may not be linear, but like the human mind, it can be enlightening. In order to support you on this journey and to guide you towards success, we have done the research and compiled some resources to help you succeed.
Finding easy to access and free resources as a psychologist in training is made easier if you have a starting point. This resource is one that we like, as it offers information on other valuable resources in categories including Academic/Education, Psychology Subjects, etc. Coupled with our article, this will get you started in the right direction for success.
The American Psychological Association (APA) offers student resources, including guidance on career development, with a specific section for LGTBQ students. Another benefit of this resource is that it is there for you every step of your career from your days as a student to those as a practicing psychologist, offering guidance every step of the way.
Among their free resources offered, Psychology Tools offers free and downloadable and easy to follow content for therapies, such as CBT worksheets, guidance, and audio resources in different languages. With a great visual and written component, this resource will not only benefit you as a psychologist in training/psychologist but also enable you to better educate your patients.
This free resource offered by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) will provide the basic and essential information that you for specialty board certification in psychology. Regardless of whether you need information on state licensure requirements or financial compensation, this is a great starting point and point of reference.
As a subset of Science Daily, Psychology News is “your source for the latest research news.” You can never have enough sources of quality research, and this free resource should rank highly in your list. You can easily obtain information about current events, treatment interventions, and clinical diagnoses. With limited time to waste as a student and psychologist, this resource is there to help you maximize your efficiency.
Have you thought of how you can learn while on the go? Why not also find an engaging way to do so? Then you are in luck, as we have found the right podcast for you! The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman is not only interesting, but also combines the latest research with specialist feedback on a variety of topics, including the human mind and behavior.
As a psychologist in training, especially as a student, it is critical that you find professional guidance and support. Enter the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). They serve to help you with finding mentors, grants, research, and much more.
Managing student loans and finances can not only be stressful, but also confusing. APA courtesy of its Financial Expenditure Evaluation for Students (FEES) offers clear and informative information for students studying to be psychologists to guide them in this process, giving you control of your finances.
The journey to become a psychiatrist will be empowering. These resources have been curated to help support and guide you to achieve success as a psychiatrist. You can do it, and please don’t ever doubt that!