Session 1A | Moving the Admissions Process Forward: Innovations in Recruitment, Screening, and Communication (1.25 CEs)
Presenters: Jennifer Clark, Psy.D., Jerry Kernes, Ph.D., Natalie Brown, Tina Armstrong, Ph.D., Garth Fowler, Ph.D., & Daniel S. Michalski, Ph.D.,
This symposium will explore different PsyD program experiences with innovation.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AMFri
Michalski, Daniel Ph.D.
Associate Director, Graduate and Postgraduate Education & Training American Psychological Association
Fowler, Garth Ph.D.
Associate Executive Director, Graduate and Postgraduate Education & Training American Psychological Association
DCT Fuller Seminary
Psychology Department Manger, University of La Vergne
Kernes, Jerry L. Ph.D.
University of La Verne
Clark, Jennifer Psy.D.
Psy.D. Program Director, Pacific University
The recruiting and selection of applicants into doctoral clinical psychology programs is one of the most critical components of running a program. Decisions impact individuals, programs, and the field of psychology as a whole. It is vital that programs evaluate and rethink the efficacy of processes used in admissions so as to consistently move forward toward the recruitment, selection, inclusion, and retention of individuals who are most suited to: graduate study, the practice of clinical psychology, and meeting the needs of a diverse and ever-changing consumer of psychological services. This symposium will explore different PsyD program’s experiences with innovation and provide attendees with tools and skills to implement in their own programs.
1. Participants will be able to describe the process of implementing an innovative admission interviewing technique and will take away tools for application within the admissions process.
2. Participants will be able to describe the transition from paper to online admissions and the advantages of the use of an advocate in the admissions process.
3. Participants will be able to describe different types of online methods for engaging and recruiting applicants and apply skills learned in home programs.
4. Participants will be able to identify where their institution is on the continuum of recruitment and retention of minority graduate students and be informed about specific strategies to enhance recruitment and retention.