The Portable Mentor

Expert Guide to a Successful Career in Psychology

  • Mitchell J. Prinstein
  • Marcus D. Patterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Beginning Your Career

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven C. Hayes, Nicholas M. Berens
      Pages 3-12
    3. Joseph E. Trimble
      Pages 13-32
    4. Kenneth S. Pope
      Pages 33-43
    5. Paula J. Caplan
      Pages 45-54
  3. Your Research/Academic Career

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Roy F. Baumeister
      Pages 57-71
    3. Lindsey L. Cohen, Laurie A. Greco
      Pages 73-84
    4. Alan E. Kazdin
      Pages 85-99
    5. William C. Rando, Leonid Rozenblit
      Pages 101-116
    6. Kathleen Malley-Morrison, Marcus Patterson, Liang Yap
      Pages 117-131
  4. Your Career as a Practitioner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Alan D. Katell, Ronald F. Levant, Ann S. Loonstra
      Pages 135-143
    3. Jeffrey E. Barnett, Elizabeth Henshaw
      Pages 145-156
    4. Mitchell J. Prinstein, Shane J. Lopez, Heather N. Rasmussen
      Pages 157-169
    5. W. Gregory Keilin
      Pages 171-179
    6. Corey J. Habben
      Pages 181-189
    7. Ted Packard, Carla J. Reyes
      Pages 191-208
    8. Susan Allstetter Neufeldt
      Pages 209-218
  5. Your Professional Service Career

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Daniel Dodgen, Raymond D. Fowler, Carol Williams-Nickelson
      Pages 221-233
    3. Marcus Patterson
      Pages 235-242
    4. Philip G. Zimbardo
      Pages 243-256
  6. Your Career After Graduate School

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Valerie A. Simon, Anthony Spirito
      Pages 269-283
    3. Paul A. Pilkonis, Jill M. Cyranowski
      Pages 285-296
    4. Robert J. Sternberg
      Pages 297-308
    5. Kathleen Barker, Jessica Kohout
      Pages 309-332
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 333-343

About this book


All students know that you don't learn everything in the classroom, and that having a mentor can be an invaluable help in negotiating career challenges and pitfalls. But not even a mentor can have all of the answers all the time. The Portable Mentor was designed to combine the wisdom of a wide range of noted psychology experts whose knowledge and training experience provide you with the guidance you need. Based on the real-life concerns of students and beginning professionals, this volume will take you from graduate school to career development and beyond.
Comprehensive in scope, but practical to use, The Portable Mentor offers the best possible professional development training from the most successful leaders in psychology. The book is divided into five sections that thoroughly cover issues relevant to each stage of early career development and that explore in depth research, practice and personal growth. This volume will answer many questions including how to: ?

-write a grant;
-teach a class;
-publish a research manuscript;
-apply for a postdoctoral fellowship;
-start a thriving clinical practice;
-and more...


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mitchell J. Prinstein
    • 1
  • Marcus D. Patterson
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4923-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0099-5
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