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Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Paperback)
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Forging a career in academic behavioral sciences requires personal insight, some business acumen, a mentor's encouragement, and a bit of savvy. What better coaches to help new and even midlevel professionals than the esteemed clinicians and authors of the Handbook of Career Development in Academic Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition? These seasoned and highly successful clinicians reveal everything they wish someone had told them when they were first establishing their academic careers. They provide guidance on everything from avoiding burnout to strategies in evaluating your contract to preparing for promotion, teaching, writing test questions, preparing a budget, and being a good mentor and colleague.
The perfect guide to read between classes or unwinding after a long day, this concise, well-written text provides real-world advice with compassion. Readers will be able to find just what they need when they need it: step-by-step guidance to approaching the tasks and challenges that face them, questions to discuss with mentors and colleagues, and professionally vetted online career development resources. They will also hear the voice of sympathetic and honest academic clinicians who share how best to navigate challenging situations. To help readers absorb the wealth of information presented, each chapter features: ? A list of Smart Strategies: Specific actions readers can take to improve their chances of hire or promotion? Questions to Discuss with a Mentor or a Colleague: A list of questions that simplifies and normalizes the process of soliciting career advice and assistance? Additional Resources: A collection of the most recent and innovative websites, books, and articles that will assist readers on their career path, even after they've finished reading the book
Readers who seek out the advice in this book will find that they are better equipped to forge their academic careers -- and flourish.