Social Work/Psychology

Ruth Paris

Social Work/Psychology

Options: Volunteer Basis

Evaluation of project BRIGHT (Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together)

Project BRIGHT is an intervention designed to address traumatic stress in children ages birth to five and their parents in recovery from Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD), at eight Family Residential Treatment (FRT) programs across Massachusetts. Project BRIGHT employs Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), which aims to build new understandings and behaviors within families that promote developmental progress, resilience, and emotional stability. The BU evaluation study will evaluate Project BRIGHT’s program activities, interventions, methods, and implementation to assess the project’s overall effectiveness. Data collected during the evaluation study will contribute to a greater clinical understanding of the impact of trauma on children and to the development of effective evidence-based practice models.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Research assistants (RAs) are needed to assist with this evaluation project during the summer and/or fall of 2012. Project BRIGHT clinicians are currently collecting data on the child development, history and symptoms of trauma in both parent and child, and parental stressors, which will be used as part of the evaluation. The RAs on this project will be  transcribing interviews, cleaning transcripts and data, and entering data in SPSS. There will also be other opportunities to become involved in the project in a variety of ways.

TIME COMMITMENT: At least 10 hours per week over the summer. 5-10 hours per week for the fall.

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Gina Mittal, Graduate Research Assistant, at