A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective on Clinical Trainee Stress
Date of Award
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Michael Karson, Ph.D.
First Committee Member
Joelle Kruml, Psy.D.
Second Committee Member
Diane Guerra, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychology, Graduate Students, Stress
The literature on self-care for clinical psychology graduate students largely overlooks their distinctive stressors. Suggestions often fail to capitalize on particular opportunities, the most salient of which is that trainees can use what they are learning about psychology on themselves. In this paper, I apply a cognitive-behavioral perspective to stressors particularly associated with clinical training, including the imposter phenomenon and perfectionism, using myself as an example. The result is enhanced competence with the theory, reduced stress, and avoidance of stigma.
Garcia, Debbie M., "A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective on Clinical Trainee Stress" (2009). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 254.