The Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA) is pleased
to provide you with our
Doctoral Training Directory. This directory
is designed to help psychologists at a critical juncture in their careers when
they leave their pre-doctoral training and begin to prepare for licensure as
an independent psychologist. This is a big step in building a career in psychology
and one which can sometimes benefit from guidance and support about steps to take
toward the future.
This directory is a product of MPA’s Early Career Psychology
Initiative whose mission is to help provide support, guidance and resources
for psychologists as they embark on their professional careers. This Directory
represents an attempt to bring together information about training sites
that offer post-doctoral positions and make this information readily available
for psychologists who want to pursue further training in the beginning
of their career. By no means
are all post-doctoral positions listed in this Directory, but many institutions
in Massachusetts are listed. In coordinating the information for the Directory
it became apparent that some positions were awaiting clarification regarding
funding and other institutions offered training positions but no stipends.
In both of these cases, it was felt that we should attempt to offer information
about positions that could offer paid stipends as well as a reasonable
guarantee that funding was available for the upcoming year.
We are excited with the response we received in researching
this year’s Directory and hope that you will find the information
about various training sites useful. If you hear about additional funded
post-doc programs, please notify us so we can include them in future directories.
We welcome any suggestions you might have as we think about planning for
next year’s Directory, and we encourage you to contact the MPA office
if we can be of further assistance in the development of your career.
We congratulate you on your accomplishment in graduate school
and encourage you to become more active in MPA, especially the Early Career
Initiative. Your input can help us make our services more meaningful for
you at this stage of your career as well as to assist you in networking
as you launch this next phase of your career as a psychologist. Please
feel free to contact us for more information.
Dawn Cisewski, Psy.D.
MPA Board President
View the Post Doctoral Training Directory