Assessment Peer Supervision
Advanced clinical psychology PhD students have the opportunity to supervise first-year clinical students as they learn to administer psychological and neuropsychological assessments, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT4), and Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT). Peer supervisors, who serve as Teaching Assistants for the Psychological Assessment course, watch video tapes of first-year students and provide detailed feedback on their practice testing administrations. This practicum is supervised by Leonard Simms, PhD.
Personality Disorder Assessment
Graduate students working with Leonard Simms, PhD, on this project have had the opportunity to conduct face-to-face personality, symptom, functional, and narrative interviews with an outpatient clinical sample.
Under the supervision of Jennifer Read, PhD, students have conducted structured diagnostic interviews for individuals likely to meet DSM-IV criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among a college-aged sample.
Mood Disorder Assessment
Under the supervision of John Roberts, PhD, students have had the opportunity to receive formal training in administering structured SCID interviews for the assessment of major depressive episodes, manic and hypomanic episodes and psychotic symptoms. For some students, this involved the opportunity to gain experience in supervising peers.
Social and Emotional Skills Intervention
Doctoral students working with Jamie Ostrov, PhD, and colleagues on the Early Childhood Friendship Project have had the opportunity to conduct a manualized social and emotional skills program to improve peer relations within preschool classrooms.