Empirically Based Practice Research Assistant (EBPRA)

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EMPIRICALLY BASED PRACTICE RESEARCH ASSISTANT 2016

This volunteer position trains in and integrates a range of clinical and research related responsibilities. The goal of the position is to gain invaluable experience in clinical psychology while providing support in implementing and assessing empirically-based treatments. The Empirically Based Practices Research Assistant will:

  • Participate in data collection and basic statistical analyses to assess the overall effectiveness of treatments,
  • Review and summarize current literature related to outcome research,
  • Engage in other similar activities with a dedicated and growing therapy team.

This position is ideal for an undergraduate student planning to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology or for a current graduate student seeking further clinical and research training and experience.

Experience and Education:

  • Undergraduate Seniors and Graduate Students with experience in a research lab and with statistical applications (SPSS)
  • Experience working with girls, young women, and/or families in educational, youth program, or clinical settings
  • Experience with administrative and clerical duties
  • Psychological research experience

Passion:

Ideal candidates have a passion for empowering girls, families, and young women.
They are eager to learn and have a strong interest in participating in training experiences.
They are excited about working for a small and growing entrepreneurial psychology practice.
They are enthusiastic about learning more about clinical applications and outcome research.

Skills and Qualifications:

Clinical Assistant Skills:

  • Communicate caring and professionalism to the public
  • Clearly and effectively communicate with the therapy team
  • Experience working with elementary school aged children and/or teens
  • Maintain confidentiality

Research Related Skills:

  • Research method knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Basic SPSS knowledge including data entry and basic statistical analyses
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive literature searches and summarize findings in an effective and clear manner to colleagues at the Institute
  • Organizational skills for scheduling, data collection and tracking, data entry, and preparing questionnaires for therapy sessions
  • Enthusiasm about participating in in-house trainings, preparation, review and evaluation meetings regarding program evaluation

General, Administrative and Clerical skills:

  • Highly organized, effective time-manager, efficient, trustworthy, punctual, adaptable and flexible, ability to prioritize and maintain a positive can-do attitude under stress
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • MS Office: Word, Outlook, Excel, Power point
  • Basic SPSS skills
  • Any other administrative activities that the employee is asked to perform
  • The ability to commit to the position for a minimum of 8 months

Duties and Responsibilities:

Position provides training in a range of clinical and research related responsibilities. Research experience will include conducting literature searches to guide practice, data collection and entry on interventions being provided at the Institute. Basic statistical analyses will help assess the effectiveness of treatment. Clinical experience will include assisting therapists in implementing empirically supported interventions for Selective Mutism and emotion regulation difficulties in young girls. Additional training, administrative, clerical, and community liaison duties may arise.

Location: Pasadena, CA

Hours: 8-10 hours per week

Applications: Please send Letter of Interest, Resume/Vita and at least 1 letter of reference (additional letters may be requested). Email to HR@IFGD.care.