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Prospective Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistants

Undergraduate student members of the Culture, Risk, and Resilience Lab gain hands-on research experience as research assistants (RAs). RAs are highly responsible, self-determined, oriented toward pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology, and interested in cultural and social factors that affect psychological well-being across ethnic groups. As a member of the research team, RAs review key literature, facilitate data collection sessions, and manage data entry associated with cultural and psychological indicators of suicidality and self-harm.

Two semesters of participation on the research team is preferred. RAs are expected to be available for research team meetings and for a minimum of 4 hours/week for meetings and data collection. All RAs are expected to have completed Psychology courses 1300 or 2301. RAs may be eligible for “Special Problems” course credit after one semester of volunteer experience. Assigned credit hours are determined by hours of availability such that 3-4 hours of availability per week=1 credit, 6hrs=2 credits, and 9hrs=3credits. When undergraduate RA positions are available, application forms are accessible via the UH Psychology Department webpage. Login using cougarnet id and password and then select the Culture, Risk, and Resilience Lab to complete the form. If you do not see a form indicated for our lab, RA positions are not currently available.

Prospective Graduate Students

The Clinical Psychology program at UH is ideally suited for those who are passionate about and dedicated to research careers and pursuing research questions that inform underserved communities. Each fall, our program receives a high volume of competitive student applications for admission. This fall/winter, I look forward to considering student applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. I deem the most impressive applicants as those who (1) have a demonstrated record of research experience that coincides with my ongoing program of research and (2) exceed the requirements set forth by the UH Department of Psychology and the UH Graduate School.

Graduate students in the CRR lab actively engage in larger group projects but are also encouraged to integrate individual pursuits that cohere with the overall mission of examining clinical and sociocultural dimensions of suicide and premature death across ethnic groups. All research is conducted under Dr. Walker’s close supervision via weekly meetings.