The School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center
To find out about this 499 opportunity contact:
|Faculty Advisor: ||Elizabeth McCauley |
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Psychology
|Department: ||Psychology |
|Office: ||Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, M 1-1 |
|Telephone: ||(206) 987-2579 |
|Email: ||firstname.lastname@example.org |
Does faculty advisor meet with students?
Direct supervisor of students:
|Jess Coifman |
|Supervisor Title: ||Research Projects Director |
| Will 499 students participate in weekly or biweekly discussions sessions about research or project? ||Yes |
Short Project Description
The School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center (http://education.uw.edu/smart) provides opportunities to contribute to a variety of projects investigating the provision of mental/ behavioral health services in the school setting. The goal in this lab is to expose students to a variety of research activities and projects. The lab is headed by Dr. Elizabeth McCauley (Psychology and Psychiatry), Dr. Ann Vander Stoep (Psychiatry and Public Health), and Dr. Aaron Lyon (Psychiatry) and includes a number of other faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and the College of Education (see website for more details).
Current projects include: (a) developing interventions to address behavioral health problems; (b) strategies to bring evidence-based practices to school settings (c) identifying and testing ways to reduce racial disproportionality in student discipline and achievement.
499 students will:
• Participate in quantitative and qualitative research activities.
• Assist with data collection, entry and cleaning
• Transcribe qualitative interviews with youth, school personnel, and mental health providers
• Assist with preparation for recruitment and research collection.
• Collect data via phone, in-person interviews and focus groups
Assist with literature searches and provide support for manuscript writing and federal grant applications.
Supervision: 499 students will be supervised on a weekly basis by the program director and her designees.
Schedule: The schedule is flexible according to the student's classes.
Credits: 2-3 credits available depending on the number of hours worked (3 hours/credit)
|Min. number of hours/weekstudent must work: ||6-9 |
|Evenings/weekends OK? ||No |
|Times a student must bepresent/work: ||Ideally, the student will work 2-3 days per week. Some flexibility allowed. |
|Student commitment: ||Seeking a 2-3 quarter commitment |
|Working with Data
||Working with Subjects
||Working with Animals/physiology
||% data entry
||% video taping
||% animal care
||% database management
||% interview subjects
||% animal observation
||% encoding data
||% scheduling appt
||% surgical techniques
||% library research
||% running subjects
||% data collection
||% child care
||% laboratory protocols
||% recruiting subjects
Skills / Experience Preferred
Experience with adolescents, attention to detail, good phone skills (experience with interviews or other phone work a plus)