June 26, 2009

Workshops

APAGS 2009 PRE-CONVENTION INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP

APAGS and APPIC will present a workshop on the internship application process at the APA Convention in Toronto.
This workshop is designed to assist the prospective internship applicant in understanding and navigating the selection process.
APAGS also offers an internship workbook that is included with the APAGS pre-convention workshop or that may be ordered separately.
Please note that the APAGS pre-convention workshop requires a separate registration process and fee.

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Concert Hall

The APAGS Internship Workshop offers students tips on securing a psychology internship and provides guidance on the APPIC application and match process. Discussion will include various aspects of the application process, including developing a healthy mindset, understanding APPIC's role and APA Accreditation, calculating hours, completing the new online APPIC application, composing and designing a CV, asking for and evaluating recommendation letters, identifying training and career goals and translating that information into compelling personal essays, interviewing, constructing a Rank Order List for the Match, and using the Clearinghouse if necessary.

All workshop participants will receive one FREE copy of "Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Fit," 2nd Edition (APA, 2008). Designed specifically for doctoral-level psychology graduate students, this volume will act as your personal mentor with step-by-step instructions to help you land an internship placement that is the best match for you! Helpful checklists, sample real-life application materials, and realistic advice for writing cover letters, thank you notes, and CVs are included.

The deadline for receiving a discounted registration fee ($25 for APAGS members, $30 for non-APAGS members) is July 10, 2009. After July 10th, on-site registration will be required, and the cost increases to $30 for APAGS members and $35 for non-APAGS members.
Please note that the registration fee for this pre-convention workshop is separate from your APA Convention registration.

More information on this workshop:

http://www.apa.org/convention09/program/apags-workshop.html

A registration form is available at:

http://www.apa.org/convention09/program/apags-register.pdf

For more information on the APAGS Internship Workbook, or if you are not able to attend this workshop and would like to order a copy, see:

http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4313021

Questions about the workshop may be directed to APAGS at APAGS@apa.org or (202) 336-6014.

Posted by rutka005 at June 26, 2009 4:14 PM