October 31, 2014

Ever wondered how different psychological scientists ended up doing what they do? We did!

The Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) video series entitled "How Did I Get Here" was designed to complement the joint APS and SSCP Psychological Science Career Mentorship Match program to help students and early career psychologists obtain more information about a ​variety of career paths available to them. 

In this video series, psychological scientists in various positions describe their career path, discuss obstacles that were overcome along the way to their current position, and share what they wish they had known earlier in their career. These are the personal stories you don’t get from a CV!

We currently have five videos featuring the following outstanding psychological scientists:

1. Dr. Jacqueline Persons: Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Science Center 
2. Dr. Gerald Davison: Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at the University of Southern California
3. Dr. Marc Atkins: Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago
4. Dr. Ann Garland: Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of School, Family, and Mental Health Professions at the University of San Diego
5. Dr. Guadalupe Suchi Ayala: Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health at San Diego State University and Co-Director of the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health

Additional videos will be added as they are recorded. Let us know if there’s someone you’d love to hear interviewed! You can contact Sara at SBufferd@csusm.edu

A huge thanks to Sara Bufferd for creating this great resource, Sara Hitzig and Asa Boy at APS for development and hosting assistance, and of course, our wonderful interviewees for sharing their stories!

Also, if you haven't yet registered as a mentor for our Psychological Science Career Mentorship Match program, please take a minute & sign up: 

And students, take a moment to Search the directory to connect with psychological scientists in jobs you would like to learn more about. 

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