Clinical Psychology Summer Internship Opportunity

The 2020 Ohio University Research Experience for Undergraduates (OU REU) program. gives undergraduates summer funding to engage in intensive clinical research for 8 weeks.

The goal of this REU program is to provide undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on experience focused on gaining clinical research skills for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (SEB). Students are trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, and trained on how to design and conduct research studies on treatment-related issues for children with SEB. Students are also trained in the ethical conduct of research. Students are mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who have strong programs of research. Faculty members’ expertise includes services for children and adolescents with SEBs, parent-related stress and engagement in services for children’s SEB, factors impacting school services for SEB, decision-making for SEB services among parents, providers, teachers, and children, integrated primary care for children and families with SEB living in rural or underserved settings, care for youth and families affected by opioid use, health disparities research, and assessments and screenings for young children at risk for SEB. The REU site will include participation of students from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds (i.e., rural, first-generation, ethnic or cultural minority, women), we have an opportunity to potentially assist the career trajectories of these students, including enriching their graduate school prospects, career paths, and career options. Additionally, some students who will participate in the REU may come from a field related to psychology, such as education or social work, where they may have had less exposure to working on clinical research projects.

Faculty Mentors (you can look them up):

· Fran Wymbs, Ph.D.

· Steven W. Evans, Ph.D.

· Darcey Allan, Ph.D.

· Julie S. Owens, Ph.D.

· Brian Wymbs, Ph.D.

· Berkeley Franz, Ph.D.

Full details regarding the OU REU program, including application instructions are located at Please contact Fran Wymbs at for more information.

Let me know if you are interested and we can chat.

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