Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, UCLA
1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 200
Description of Organization and Population Served:
The Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), a division of the department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, is one of the largest substance abuse research groups in the United States. ISAP research programs span many aspects of understanding and treating substance use disorders, including: (1) treatment development and evaluation;(2) translation of empirically supported treatments into mainstream clinical practice; (3) investigation of the etiology, epidemiology, neurobiology, consequences, treatment, and prevention of substance use disorders.
Description of Fieldwork Project and Responsibilities of Intern:
In a series of clinical research projects, we are (1) developing new psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for substance abusers with concurrent mental illness; and (2) investigating clinical outcomes of patients enrolled in these, and other substance abuse treatment programs throughout California. In conducting these studies, we work closely with a variety of community substance abuse treatment programs in Los Angeles county as well as the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. The intern will be involved in conducting screenings and structured assessment interviews for potential study participants with substance use disorders. In addition, as part of our evaluation of substance abuse treatment programs, the intern may administer questionnaires and conduct focus groups and individual interviews with substance abuse treatment providers. Other duties involve preparation of minutes and reports summarizing the content of the interviews, tracking and scheduling follow-up appointments with study participants for subsequent data collection visits.
Hourly Commitment Per Week:
6 hrs minimum