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First Impressions: How to Develop a Professional CV for Each Stage of Your Career



Hannah Bergman, PhD
Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

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This webinar focuses on how to develop a professional curriculum vitae, and biosketch for each stage of your career. 

This is the first part of the webinar series Preparing Yourself to be a Competitive Applicant: The Ins and Outs of Curriculum Vitae, Personal Statements and Cover Letters presented by the Early Career Professionals and Students Special Interest Group (SIG)

The transition from a graduate student to establishing oneself as an early career professional (ECP) is an exciting time. ECPs in the field of mental health are the diverse in regard to demographics, as well as skill sets. ECPs are graduating from increasing integrated training programs, and developing a wide-range of skills and engaging in activities spanning clinical work, research, statistical analysis, teaching, and supervision. However, knowing how to market these skills and experiences for the next stages of one’s career can be a difficult task. Each career path within the mental health field places varying degrees of emphasis on an individual’s graduate school experiences, making it difficult to determine which aspects of your application material to highlight.

The Early Career SIG has developed a webinar series to provide guidance to help prepare ECPs to be competitive applicants for the job force whether that be a position as a clinician, researcher, academic, or some combination of each. We will be hosting three separate webinars related to developing a professional curriculum vitae, personal statement, and cover letters to reflect ECPs current skills sets and current stage of development as emerging clinicians, scientists, and mentors. Each webinar will consist of multiple panelists, comprising individuals with research, clinical, and teaching backgrounds, who will share their knowledge and expertise on developing and marketing your application materials as an ECP with the goal of helping ECPs become competitive applicants for the next stage of their career.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe important aspects of a curriculum vitae for various career trajectories as ECPs including clinical work, research, and academia.
  2. Develop a curriculum vitae/biosketch that reflects their individual strengths and experiences as emerging ECPs.
  3. Develop the ability to maximize their CV and biosketch based on individual needs and circumstances.

This webinar is not eligible for CE credit. 

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Presenter(s) Biography

Hannah Bergman, PhD


Dr. Hannah Bergman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Project Director of the “UW Stress Check” study at the University of Washington. The UW Stress Check project is testing if a brief phone-delivered MET intervention promotes treatment seeking and engagement among active-duty military service members who have questions or concerns about their reactions to traumatic event(s) experienced at any point during their life, but who are not currently engaged in PTSD treatment.

Dr. Bergman completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University and clinical psychology internship training at the VA Puget Sound, Seattle Division in 2017. Her clinical interests include providing evidence-based care to individuals with PTSD and comorbid-related disorders. Her research interests focus on identifying factors that impact PTSD treatment decision-making and treatment outcome.


Vasiliki Michopoulos, PhD


Dr. Vasiliki (Vas) Michopoulos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory University and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. She is a behavioral neuroendocrinologist who received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia and her PhD in Neuroscience from Emory University. Dr. Michopoulos’ translational research is focused on understanding how adverse social experience, including chronic stress and trauma exposure, results in a number of adverse mental outcomes and co-morbid physical health diseases and conditions. She is particularly interested in understanding why females are more at risk for these stress-induced conditions than males. Dr. Michopoulos’ work across the domains of training, mentoring, research, and outreach, strives to highlight the importance of understanding 1) the impact of sex and gender on anxiety and depression, and 2) the influence of anxiety and depression on physical health outcomes. Dr. Michopoulos has been an ADAA member since 2014, and is a member of the ADAA Board of Directors.

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