GSR – UCLA TRUST Lab

rach12

Dr. Lauren Ng, PI of the TRUST Lab (https://nglab.psych.ucla.edu/), is seeking to hire one part time (24%) graduate student researcher for the Fall 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023 Quarter. Further, this graduate student researcher will receive a 50% gsr assistantship during the Summer 2023 quarter.

Project Summary:

The current study aims to contextually, culturally, and linguistically adapt the Primary Care Intervention for PTSD (PCIP) for Spanish speaking Latine adolescents and their parents. The PCIP is a three session integrated behavioral health intervention for adolescents who have experienced traumatic events. We have partnered with LA County Department of Health Services to obtain referrals from pediatric primary care centers to deliver the PCIP via telehealth. For the current project, first, the GSR will assist in translating (and back translating) the original PCIP manual. Subsequently, the GSR will assist in the cognitive and usability testing of the manual, materials, and instruments with a convenience sample of Spanish speaking adolescents and providers followed by conducting qualitative semi-structured interviews with providers, patients, and caregivers to assess acceptability. Finally, the GSR will assist in a small mixed methods pilot trial to assess intervention feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness by delivering the adapted PCIP to 10 Latine, Spanish speaking families.

Benefits:

1) Receive clinical hours for delivering an evidence-based PTSD intervention in Spanish to adolescents and their families

2) Gain experience in manual adaption targeting traumatic stress symptoms for Latine adolescents and families

3) Gain mixed methodology experience through qualitative interviews and quantitative assessments

4) Opportunities for publication authorship and conference presentations

Requirements: 

1) Be fluent in both English and Spanish

2) Be excited about working with low-income Spanish speaking families with a history of trauma

How to apply:

Submit CV and contact information for one reference to Dr. Ng at laurenng@ucla.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ng at laurenng@ucla.edu.