After countless hours of coursework, practica and internship, and pages of dissertation edits, you now have to take the EPPP. Whether it’s fear of failure, sheer exhaustion, juggling too many priorities, or imposter syndrome creeping in, the motivation just isn’t there and at the same time, you didn’t come this far to quit. Try these tips to help re-energize yourself and build momentum while studying for the EPPP.
When registering to take the EPPP, there are quite a few expenses you should consider and prepare for. Some graduate programs are generous enough to provide financial support for the cost of the exam which is worth asking about. However, you should prepare to pay for the EPPP as well as other expenses that can arise during certain circumstances.
Often, preparing for Statistics on the EPPP is met with feelings of anxiety and can even be overwhelming. However, remember that this section is not heavily emphasized on the EPPP. Although it is helpful to take some time to learn concepts in this section, do not neglect more heavily emphasized areas on the EPPP. A good place to start with your review of Statistics is mastering these top 10 concepts and theories, allowing you a solid foundation for approaching the statistics material with greater confidence.
Treatment, Intervention, Prevention, and Supervision is the hallmark of the work that most of us think of when considering the traditional role of a mental health professional and many might feel confident in this area of the exam. Try not to let this distract you from the fact that the material presented is highly detailed and in depth, still requiring extensive review. This area of the exam is integrated into multiple areas of the EPPP. Learning Theory, Clinical Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology all touch on this topic. This area of the exam is one of the most highly emphasized on the EPPP. Be sure to allow sufficient time to familiarize yourself with topics related to treatment and intervention. To start your review, here are the top 10 theories and concepts you want to be sure to be familiar with for this section of the exam on the EPPP: