The Family Translational Research Group, co-directed by Drs. Richard E. Heyman and Amy Smith-Slep conducts research on a wide variety of cutting edge topics ranging from (a) how anger, conflict, and family violence affect children’s and adult’s psychological and physical functioning to (b) defining maltreatment in ways that can be reliably used by field workers to (c) understanding how couples’ conflict dynamics relate to violence to (d) furthering our understanding of risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and partner abuse.
We are currently looking for undergraduate and graduate level students who might be seeking to gain more experience in the field of clinical psychology by completing an externship with our group. We are especially trying to find outgoing and motivated individuals who would be interested in working with us on research studies involving adolescent and their dating relationships, as well as a new study on couple and parent-child interactions and their relationship to health behaviors. These individuals would be involved in a variety of different aspects of the projects(i.e., recruitment at local high schools, clinics and other establishments; calling potential participants to explain the study, calling parents to collect consent (for the study with adolescent couples); data entry/cleaning; participating in project meetings; observational coding of dyads, etc).
This externship requires a 2 semester commitment and students typically work 12 hours each week. The deadline to apply is 5pm, April 25th (stated on Externship Application Summer 2016 (with deadline)).