Supervision and Mentoring


Clinical Training and Supervision

Graduate students in the Child Maltreatment Lab receive clinical training beginning in the first year. First and second year students are paired with a masters-level student to lead group therapy sessions through Project SAFE. Graduate students receive weekly supervision with the Clinical Director and Supervisor.



Since the research assistants in the Child Maltreatment Lab are crucial for the success of the lab, the graduate students reward such efforts through coaching, mentoring, and development of skills necessary to be successful in the research assistants' future academic endeavors, specifically graduate school. Graduate students in the Child Maltreatment Lab meet with undergraduate research assistants (RAs) on a regular basis to help with graduate school preparation. These mentoring and supervision opportunities can include a wide variety of guidance, such as:

  • Research opportunities
    • Graduate students often have opportunities to mentor and supervise research assistants as they provide assistance with Master's Theses, Dissertations and grant funded projects.
  • Assistance with preparing posters at state, regional, and national conferences.
    • A number of the research assistants in the Child Maltreatment Lab have presented posters with data from projects occurring in the lab at several different research conferences. Graduate students supervise the research assistants in conducting literature reviews, developing hypotheses, running data analyses, and poster formatting.
  • Assistance with preparation for graduate school
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) Preparation
    • Personal Statement Preparation
    • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Preparation
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Completing Applications
    • Graduate School Interviews
    • Life as a First Year Graduate Student