ERIC Number: ED422537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-16
Building a Vita for the Clinical Practice.
Tentoni, Stuart C.
Vita review is used by most prospective employers to determine which applicants will be interviewed for a particular position opening in clinical practice. Most graduate students have little knowledge and no training in this topic, which is vital for professional development. Specific examples of vitae construction are provided for one of the three major professional tracks in psychology: clinical practice. Eleven major elements of the clinical practice vita are discussed with what and how much to include in each area. The focus is on what the reviewer needs to see to grant an interview. The most common vita error of newly graduated doctoral students in psychology (creating a professional vita using their pre-doctoral internship vita as the foundation) is addressed. An outline to follow for creating a clinical practice vita is included with discussion. Anonymous samples of actual vitae submitted for clinical position review appear in Appendix A; and samples of vitae (one anonymous, the other the author's actual vita) using a more organized format appear in Appendix B. Vitae from related professions are included for comparison. The presentation of this paper and the paper itself were developed in response to a need identified by the American Psychological Association Graduate Students Division and the APA Board of Educational Affairs. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (106th, San Francisco, CA, August 14-18, 1998).