Student Training

Contact Andrew Mellon if interested in PCIT Seminar or in becoming a Research Assistant.

Andrew-Mellon@ouhsc.edu

405-271-5700 X 31777

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PCIT Seminar

  • Open to psychology interns, post-doctoral residents, and graduate practicum students rotating at Child Study Center or Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • Two hours weekly beginning in August and will run until completion of the PCIT demonstration cases.

  • Begins with several weeks of didactic instruction, in which the theoretical and empirical foundations of PCIT and basic PCIT skills are introduced.

  • Seminar then moves into a teaching clinic where faculty members lead PCIT cases while small groups of trainees shadow.

  • PCIT Seminar will also address therapy process skills required to conduct this manualized treatment effectively.

  • In order to meet PCIT International certification guidelines (including consultation with a trainer through successful completion of 2 cases), interested participants will need to see 2-3 additional complete cases under supervision. Opportunities for co-therapy with supervisors and/or in-house PCIT clinicians are available

  • Practicum students must pre-arrange PCIT seminar attendance with supervisor.

  • For interns and post-doctoral residents, PCIT training can be part of a major or minor child rotation, if approved by their supervisor.

Research Assistant

  • The research opportunities available in our lab are most appropriate for students interested in child, developmental, clinical child, or educational (school) psychology.

  • Research assistant positions are on a volunteer basis; however, course credit can be arranged.

  • Research interests include: assessing the impact of PCIT on different aspects of children’s development and adapting the training mechanism of PCIT (direct observation, coding, and coaching) to other parent training approaches.

  • Opportunities to design and conduct an independent research project (such as a poster presentation for a conference or a senior thesis) are available and encouraged.

  • Research assistants will be expected to:

    • Attend scheduled research meetings.

    • Enter collected data into computer databases.

    • Collect and enter data regarding training efficiency.

    • Organize and maintain data files.

    • Assist with supervision of siblings that accompany child research participants.

    • Commit to a 6-hour weekly time commitment for at least one year.

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