Psychology Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Psychological Services and Training Center (the Clinic) Database

To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:

Contact name: Melissa Gasser
Telephone: (843) 902-8703

Faculty Information

Faculty Advisor:
Department: Clinical Psychology

Does faculty advisor meet with students?

If yes, how often? As needed.

Direct supervisor of students:

Melissa Gasser
Supervisor Title: Pre-doctoral Adult Clinical Psychology PhD student
Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project?

Short Project Description

This 499 role entails helping to create and maintain a database for the Psychological Services and Training Center (the Clinic). The Clinic is the primary training site for graduate students in the clinical psychology doctoral training program. The database will be based on clinical data collected both from patient records (such as intake and closing summary forms) and from the Owl Outcomes measurement feedback system being used in the Clinic to monitor patients' psychotherapy outcomes. The purpose of the database is to aggregate the patient data and enable research questions on psychotherapy process and progress. 499s will assist with gathering, entering, and coding data related to the Clinic database. This role offers the opportunity to increase familiarity with psychotherapy, including treatment planning and case conceptualization, as well as data analysis (in SPSS and Microsoft Excel).

Work Schedule

Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: 3
Evenings/weekends OK? No
Times a student must bepresent/work: Flexible schedule during weekday business hours
Student commitment: 2 quarters required, 3 quarters preferred

499 Responsibilities

Working with Data Working with Subjects Working with Animals/physiology
80 % data entry 0 % video taping 0 % animal care
10 % database management 0 % interview subjects 0 % animal observation
0 % encoding data 0 % scheduling appt 0 % surgical techniques
0 % library research 0 % running subjects 0 % histology
0 % data collection 0 % child care 0 % laboratory protocols
0 % recruiting subjects


Skills / Experience Preferred

Required Qualifications: • Psychology major • Detail-oriented • Comfortable with working independently • Strong reading comprehension skills • Strong ethical compass: able to honor the privacy and confidentiality of patients’ personal healthcare information Desired Qualifications: • Interest in clinical psychology graduate school • GPA of 3.4 or above