You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure.
February 15, 2011 5:03 PM Subscribe
Around Thanksgiving, I was given a temporary full-time staff position at a well-known university research lab. (See this question
.) Well, I've been officially offered a job as a proper member of the lab, tuition benefits and all. This is quite literally the best opportunity I've ever had. I'm extremely interested in the field of clinical psychology and eventually becoming some kind of therapist. Where do I go from here?
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The job is contingent on funding, which is 99.9% a sure thing. I am currently sitting in on my boss's class (Human Memory), and although it's extremely math-heavy (definitely not my best subject), I'm doing the assignments and doing well. My boss offered to "mentor me" as far as which classes I should be taking, etc. I should be able to start classes in the Summer. Currently, I have an associates in General Humanities, and I've taken Psych 101 and Developmental Psych.
So, what should I be reading? What are the most important clinical psychology (or just general psych?) books or papers?
Aside from getting my PhD, what other advanced certification options are available? Where can I find information about them?
What are the best conferences for Clinical Psychology?
If you have any other information about the field, I'm certain it would help me. I know my heart is in this for the very, very long run (at least two years until I finish my BA!), but I want to be mentally prepared for this long journey. Knowing where I want to end up will make it much easier. And right now, I'm clueless as to what my journey will actually be like!