Articles by Nicholas Grant, PhD

Nicholas Grant, Ph.D., completed his doctoral work in 2015 at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, where he worked as a research assistant with the Center for LGBT Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR). He is also an alumnus of the LGBT Health, Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate Program at The George Washington University. Dr. Grant completed his pre-doctoral internship in Behavioral Medicine at Tulane University’s School of Medicine and is currently the LGBT Mental Health fellow in the Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program at the VA San Diego Healthcare System/University of California, San Diego. Additionally, he is involved in the APA Health Equity Ambassador Program, and serves as the Health Professional in Training Representative co-chair for GLMA: Healthcare Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality. Dr. Grant has accepted a position with APA Congressional Fellowship in Washington, DC for the 2016-17 academic year.

Your Blueprint for Winning at Psychology Grad School

Your Blueprint for Winning at Psychology Grad School

Graduate training programs in psychology prepare students for successful careers in academia, research and clinical practice; however, not all training programs offer the type of non-academic professional development support that can help students stand out and excel in their training and future careers.

After all, each student has their own personal strengths, and who wouldn’t want to highlight those strengths?

As a graduate student or early career psychologist, one may never think of how to professionally advance outside of successfully completing program requirements, getting the right placement/job, and obtaining a license. The six areas of non-academic tips for success offered below make up a model of related factors that can lead to success in these processes and build professional relationships along the way.