Training

Housed within the Department of Psychology of Lewis College of Human Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology, the Repetitive Experiences and Behavior Lab (REBL) is dedicated to the education and professional development of its trainees.

Some of the possible benefits of joining the REBL research team include the following:

♦  Get hands-on opportunities with clinical psychology research: brainstorming study designs, crafting study materials, submitting regulatory documentation and corresponding with regulatory bodies, recruiting participants, carrying out data collection and analysis, integrating study results with extant theory and prior research findings, and presenting and writing up study findings.

♦  For some trainees, there may be opportunities to carry out independent research projects.

♦  Determine if research—or clinical psychology research specifically—really is for you.

♦  Gain exposure to issues related to various types of psychopathology: obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., OCD, hoarding), anxiety, and autism spectrum disorders.

♦  Receive guidance on professional development, such as different types of degrees to pursue, training required for different types of jobs, and career outlook in the field.

♦  Work closely with a faculty member, which may enhance the strength of subsequent letters of recommendation, if and when they are obtained.

♦  Obtain research experience to enhance graduate school applications, clinical psychology internship and post doc applications, and curriculum vitae.

♦  Possibly receive authorship credit on scientific presentation submissions or manuscripts when available, although such opportunities are not guaranteed.

♦  Network with professionals to facilitate employment, graduate school admissions, or clinical internship matching.

♦  Receive course credit.


Please email gchasson [at] gmail.com if you are

1) An undergraduate student or post-baccalaureate trainee interested in joining REBL as a research assistant, or

2) A prospective graduate student interested in joining REBL as part of a graduate program in the Department of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology.