Current Research Assistants
Alerna 'Lala' Hearne
Andrew Ton (Clinical Psychology PhD student at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences)
John Bogucki (Read about John's experience with our team)
Joining the Lab as a Research Assistant
If you are interested in our research and thinking about a career in clinical psychology, consider volunteering to be a research assistant!
This is a great option if you are trying to get experience in psychological research for graduate school, or specialized training in suicide research. Our research assistants are assigned to one of 4 teams (Geospatial, Psychophysiology, Qualitative, and Data Management) led by the doctoral students where they gain theoretical knowledge and technical skills related to projects within each team.
We expect volunteer research assistants to commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours a week for a minimum of
3 quarters. This includes attending mandatory lab meetings weekly on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am and weekly team meetings. CRISIS Lab research assistants are also expected to engage in responsible, ethical conduct of research.
If you would like to join our team as a research assistant, please download and complete a copy of our RA application form for then email it to Dr. Law at Lawk3@spu.edu. We review all RA applications once a year at the end of Spring Quarter (May) and invite selected applicants for an interview. Successful applicants tend to have a 3.0 GPA, excellent work ethics, and a strong interest in pursuing graduate training in clinical psychology.
We onboard our new research assistants during Summer Quarter (July) to start in Autumn Quarter (September).