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Looking for advice on selecting practicum sites or on how to talk to clients about your sexual orientation? Look no further: APAGS offers five resource guides that address some of the most challenging issues graduate students face, such as managing the internship application search and navigating graduate school with a disability.

They are:

  • "The APAGS Resource Guide for LGBT Students in Psychology," which addresses the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, such as confronting homophobic attitudes among peers or faculty. The guide offers advice on finding a mentor and social support, doing LGBT-related research and self-disclosure issues to consider with adult clients. The guide costs $8 for APAGS members; $12 for nonmembers. Download an order form at APA Books/LGBT Guide.

  • "Succeeding in Practicum: An APAGS Resource Guide," which offers tips on selecting practicum sites and how to make the most out of practicum supervision. The guide also details ethics issues students should consider and how to use practicum to prepare for internship. The guide costs $8 for APAGS members; $12 for nonmembers. Download an order form at APA Books/Practicum Guide.

  • "Resource Guide for Psychology Graduate Students with Disabilities," which features student-relevant information from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and offers strategies for how students with disabilities can integrate into a psychology graduate program. Also included are stress-management tips and national resources on disability issues. The guide is free and available for download at www.apa.org/apags.

  • "A Survival Guide for Ethnic Minority Graduate Students," which offers tips on finding a mentor, networking, maintaining personal and professional balance, finding research funding and dealing with racism. 

  • "Internships in Psychology: The APAGS Workbook for Writing Successful Applications and Finding the Right Match, 2005-2006 Edition," offers step-by-step guidance on navigating the internship application process from start to finish. The book includes sample application materials, tips for completing the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) application form, sample interview questions, Match statistics and site ranking advice, among other resources. The book is $19.95 for APAGS members; $24.95 for nonmembers. To order, visit APA Books.

This article was updated in September 2012 to link to the most recent edition of "Internships in Psychology."

-J. Chamberlin