Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Clinical Assessment and Outcomes in Psychological Treatment

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Travis Osborne, PhD
Telephone: (206) 374-0109

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor: Kevin King
Associate Professor
Office: Guthrie 333

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? Faculty advisor will meet with students quarterly and other clinical staff will meet with students at least monthly.

Direct supervisor of students:

Travis Osborne, PhD
Supervisor Title: Director of Training and Outcomes Monitoring
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? Yes

Short Project Description

The Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle (EBTCS) is looking for a bright individual interested in assisting our research team in conducting assessment and treatment outcome research at a specialty mental health clinic in downtown Seattle. This is a position for a person interested in clinical psychology, especially someone pursuing graduate level psychology in the future. Volunteers are invited to attend weekly Continuing Education (CE) presentations, monthly Research Team meetings, and are given the opportunity to meet with a staff psychologist for mentoring. Specific tasks include: • Entering data, scoring psychometric measures, and creating interpretive graphs for clinicians about individual clients • Scanning and uploading documents to an Electronic Medical Record system, making client reminder calls, and helping with various administrative tasks • Attending optional enrichment opportunities including weekly continuing education presentations, monthly research team meetings, and career mentorship provided by a Ph.D. or Psy.D. level psychologist

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 9
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: M-F 8am-6pm
Student commitment: 3 quarter minimum

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
40 % data entry % video taping % animal care
5 % database management % interview subjects % animal observation
10 % encoding data % scheduling appt % surgical techniques
% library research % running subjects % histology
% data collection % child care % laboratory protocols
    % recruiting subjects    

Other:45% administrative tasks to support client services coordinators and clinical staff

Skills / Experience Preferred

An ideal candidate should be familiar with research methods for psychology, proficient in Excel, and sensitive to issues related to working with clients seeking mental health treatment. Outstanding graduating volunteers may be considered for potential employment opportunities when opportunities are available.