Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Evaluation of Wraparound Fidelity

This project was expired on 07/21/2018


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Katalina Hadfield
Telephone: (206) 685-3373

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Georganna Sedlar
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department: School of Medicine, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Telephone: (206) 685-2085

Does faculty advisor meet with students?


Direct supervisor of students:

Katalina Hadfield & Spencer Hensley
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? No

Short Project Description

The Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy is part of the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and faculty on our team conduct health services research with children, adolescents, families, and medical providers. Current research focuses on the evaluation of wraparound implementation. The Wraparound Process is an intensive, individualized care management process for youths with serious or complex needs. Wraparound was initially developed in the 1980s as a means for maintaining youth with the most serious emotional and behavioral problems in their home and community. During the wraparound process, a team of individuals who are relevant to the well-being of the child or youth (e.g., family members, other natural supports, service providers, and agency representatives) collaboratively develop an individualized plan of care, implement this plan, and evaluate success over time. The current evaluation assesses fidelity to the wraparound model in multiple sites across the country using a number of tools specifically designed for this purpose. In this project, we are assessing the fidelity and quality of wraparound implementation across a number of initiatives. This is done by surveying wraparound facilitators, participating caregivers, and youth of a certain age. Student intern activities would include: • Entering survey data in Excel and SPSS • Preparing tables and figures for research reports and presentations • Organizing evaluation related documents • Helping with other project related tasks as needed

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: TBD, a regular time will be set, usually between the hours of 9:30 and 4:30 Monday-Friday.
Student commitment: 2-3 Quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
75 % data entry % video taping % animal care
10 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
5 % encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research % running subjects % histology
10 % data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    % recruiting subjects    


Skills / Experience Preferred

• Knowledge of Excel • Serious interest in graduate school and/or career in research, health policy, clinical psychology, social work, or related field • Interest in learning all aspects of research • Ability to work independently and responsibly • Strong organizational skills • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary research team