Clinical Psychology Research & Labs

In the scientist-practitioner model, research training is an integral part of the education of clinical psychologists. In addition to the master’s project and dissertation, clinical students are expected to be involved in research activity under the direction of a faculty member during each semester in residence. Most clinical students present their research at scientific meetings and publish their research. These research endeavors are an important part of graduate training and professional development.

Faculty Research Interests

  • Risk and resilience
  • Homelessness and trauma
  • Pediatric neuropsychology and assessment
  • Parenting and family systems
  • Relapse prevention
  • Development, evaluation, and dissemination of mindfulness-based interventions
  • Mindfulness training for first responders
  • Mindfulness assessment
  • Yoga for stress reduction and medical conditions
  • Disease prevention and health promotion
  • Cross-cultural measurement and instrument development
  • Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
  • Neuroimaging and neuropsychological markers of early AD
  • Lifestyle interventions in primary prevention of AD
  • Cognitive effects of substance abuse, particularly methamphetamine
  • Comorbid substance abuse and other forms of psychopathology

Research Assistantships

All students in the PhD program in clinical psychology receive a $5,000 research assistantship stipend during their first two years in the program. Additional opportunities for subsequent research and teaching assistantships are available.