Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities
Undergraduates and post-baccalaureates interested in volunteering with children and their families can apply for clinical assistant positions at BCSC. Clinical assistants are largely involved in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) clinic. The PCIT clinic is directed by Dr. Joshua Masse, a Global Trainer endorsed by PCIT International, and is staffed by clinical psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical externs. Clinicalassistants work closely with the PCIT team and are responsible for data entry, administrative tasks, preparing therapy session materials, and childcare. Clinicalassistants also attend weekly PCIT clinical team rounds, observe PCIT sessions, learn and utilize therapeutic play techniques, and become familiar with behavioral coding systems.
If interested, clinical assistants have the opportunity to participate in BCSC outside of the PCIT clinic. This can include assisting with group therapy sessions, acting as a confederate for exposures, assisting with research initiatives, and working on a variety of Executive Functioning/Learning and Organizational Skills projects. Clinical assistants also have the chance to work with neuropsychologists, observing neuropsychological testing and/or learning to score assessments. Finally, clinical assistants may attend clinical rounds and/or educational seminars.
Interested applicants should have availability on Tuesday afternoons between 12pm-6pm in addition to another weekday afternoon for a total of 10-12 hours per week. The Summer 2021 application submission deadline is January 15, 2021, and the Academic Year 2021-2022 submission deadline is March 26, 2021. Please send a resume/CV and a brief cover letter to Dr. Lianna Wilson at LWilson@bostonchildstudycenter.com with the subject line “Clinical AssistantApplication.” Please specify in the subject line if you are applying for the summer or academic year.