Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Project BRITE (Brief Restructuring Intervention Following Trauma Exposure)

This project was expired on 10/01/2018


To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Heidi Ojalehto
Telephone: (425) 218-4932

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Mary Larimer
Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Psychiatry
Office: 45th St Plaza - 312
Telephone: (206) 543-3513

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Once a month

Direct supervisor of students:

Heidi Ojalehto
Supervisor Title: Research Coordinator
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

This study will examine a brief cognitive intervention for women 2-10 weeks post sexual-assault who report alcohol misuse and PTSD symptoms to further research on early intervention and PTSD and alcohol use disorder prevention. Participants will be randomized to either an assessment-only condition or the intervention, which is one in-person treatment session followed by 4 coaching skills calls. Participants will complete an initial assessment, including a clinical interview and self-reported questionnaires, and a follow-up assessment after the study has ended. RA responsibilities may include phone screening participants for eligibility, assisting with participant runs (greeting participants, preparing materials for assessments and therapy sessions), participant recruitment (e.g., posting fliers around Seattle, contacting local organizations), and data entry.

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 6
Evenings/weekends OK? Yes
Times a student must bepresent/work: Must have some availability during weekday afternoons to phone screen participants and assist in preparation and coordination of assessments and therapy sessions.
Student commitment: 3 quarters

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
% data entry % video taping % animal care
% database management 60 % interview subjects % animal observation
% encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research 10 % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    20 % recruiting subjects    

Other:10% attending lab meetings

Skills / Experience Preferred

Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology