Why was my major professor so busy? Establishing an academic career while pursuing applied work

Lee M. Cohen, Robert D. Morgan, David DiLillo, Lisa Y. Flores

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How do newly appointed academic psychologists with applied interests navigate the diverse and unique challenges of establishing themselves as academicians while pursuing clinical interests? Based on the experience of 4 new professionals, this article highlights the adjustments that must be made when making the transition from trainee to professional, the challenges encountered as a new faculty member, and the pursuit of applied interests as a junior faculty member. Strategies for avoiding the pitfalls that one may encounter when attempting to combine academic with applied interests are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-94
Number of pages7
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2003


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