Articles by Paul T. Korte, PhD

Paul T. Korte, Ph.D. earned his clinical psychology doctorate in 2011 from Palo Alto University. He completed his clinical internship at the VA St. Louis Health Care System and post-doctoral fellowship at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center specializing in addictions. Dr. Korte is currently employed at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO where he serves as Team Lead of the Behavioral Medicine and Neuropsychology Service and has clinical responsibilities in the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration program. Dr. Korte maintains membership in several professional associations including the Missouri Psychological Association, having served as President of the Association in 2016-2017 and currently as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a New Psychologist

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome as a New Psychologist

The end is in sight. You can see the finish line where you finally achieve your dream of graduation and are out of school forever to start a career of your own.

“Not so fast!” you tell yourself as you experience the uncertainty and ambivalence of being independent and on your own. “But I’m not ready, there is so much I still don’t know!”

The phrase “imposter syndrome” was coined by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978 [1] to describe the feeling that you are not the professional who everyone thinks you are, or worse yet, someone will out you as a fraud. Clance and Imes’ research focused on women in professional life, but the phenomenon is often applied to any new professional facing self-doubt.