How Did I Get Here - Video Series

Ever wondered how different psychological scientists ended up doing what they do? We did!

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) video series entitled "How Did I Get Here" was designed to complement the Psychological Science Career Mentorship Match program to help students and early career psychologists obtain more information about a variety of career paths available to them.

In this video series, psychological scientists in various positions describe their career path, discuss obstacles that were overcome along the way to their current position, and share what they wish they had known earlier in their career. These are the personal stories you don't get from a CV!

The video series was developed and moderated by Sara Bufferd, Ph.D.
Additional videos will be added as they are recorded. Let us know if there's someone you'd love to hear interviewed! You can contact Sara at SBufferd@csusm.edu

Psychological Scientists Featured in the Video Series (Click names to jump to their video)

Jacqueline Persons Ph.D.: Director of the CBT and Science Center
Gerald Davison Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at USC
Marc Atkins Ph.D.: Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at UIC
Ann Garland Ph.D.: Founding Chair--Department of School, Family, and Mental Health Professions at USD
Guadalupe Suchi Ayala Ph.D.: Professor, Graduate School of Public Health at SDSU
Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology at Lewis and Clark College
Lisa Onken Ph.D.: National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research
Brian Nosek Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia and Executive Director, Center for Open Science
Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Clinical psychologist in private practice, journalist, and media expert
Eduardo Morales Ph.D., Professor & Program Director, Alliant; Executive Director, AGUILAS
Greta Massetti Ph.D.: Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control
Destiny Peery J.D., Ph.D.: Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Scott Robertson Ph.D.: Professor of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Shirley Wang Ph.D.: Health and Science Writer

Jacqueline Persons Ph.D.

Director of the CBT and Science Center



Gerald Davison Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at USC



Marc Atkins Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at UIC



Ann Garland Ph.D.

Founding Chair--Department of School, Family, and Mental Health Professions at USD



Guadalupe Suchi Ayala Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Public Health at SDSU



Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology at Lewis and Clark College



Lisa Onken Ph.D.

National Institute on Aging, Division of Behavioral and Social Research



Brian Nosek Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia and Executive Director, Center for Open Science



Vinita Mehta Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist in private practice, journalist, and media expert



Eduardo Morales Ph.D.

Professor & Program Director, Alliant; Executive Director, AGUILAS



Greta Massetti Ph.D.

Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control



Destiny Peery, J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law



Scott Robertson, Ph.D.

Professor of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa



Shirley Wang, Ph.D.

Health and Science Writer