Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention

Student Training

The Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention offers a number of research opportunities for students considering careers in child, clinical, developmental, and school psychology, as well as for those considering medical training with an interest in child health and development.

Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

There are three main research-based opportunities for undergraduates interested in getting involved in research in the SEDI lab.

 

1. Research Opportunity Program (ROP) →

 

2. Individual Research Project (IRP) →

 

3. Undergraduate Honours Thesis →

 

 

You can also join the SEDI lab as a paid Research Assistant (RA), a work-study student, or a trainee. If you are an undergraduate student and are interested in joining the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention, please complete an →online form here. Paid RA and work study positions will be posted on CLN when they are available. See the comparison of research-based opportunities to determine which option may be the best fit for you.

Training

   Student Training

   Community and Professional Training

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Comparison of Research-Based Opportunities:

Opportunity

Pre-Requisites

Course Credit

Paid

Application Deadline

Where to Apply?

Preference is given to student volunteers with a background in Psychology and strong academic merit, qualifications may depend based on position

No

Traineeship

No

Dependent on need in the lab

Go here for the →application form

 

Students in their 2nd to 4th year

Yes

ROP

No

Approximate application deadline is early March

Go here for the →ROP Application form (ROPAPP)

PSY201H5/equivalent, 1.0 FCE in PSY at the 300 level, GPA of 3.0

Yes

IRP

No

To start in Fall: first week in September

To start in Spring: first week in January

To start in Summer: end of April

Go here for the →IRP Enrolment form

Students to enter their 4th (or final) year, PSY201H5 and PSY202H (or equivalent), 0.5 credit in advanced laboratory or research course in Psychology at the 300 or 400 level, minimum AGPA of 3.2 (normally 3.4 or above on competitive basis), Psychology Specialists receive priority, but students in the Major program with a strong academic record are encouraged to apply, encouraged to contact Dr. Malti for inquires

Yes

Honours Thesis

No

Approximate application deadline is late April

Go here for the →Honours Thesis Application form

 

Preference is given to students with a background in Psychology and strong academic merit, qualifications may depend based on position

No

Work-Study

Yes

Summer jobs: typically posted April/May

Fall/Winter jobs: typically posted August/September

 

Check →CLNx for specific opportunities

Preference is given to students with a background in Psychology and strong academic merit, qualifications may depend based on position

No

Research Assistant

Yes

Posts dependent on need in the lab.

 

Check →CLNx for specific opportunities.

   Student Training

Community and Professional Training

Community Training

Strengths-based training is offered to support the abilities of caregivers and practitioners to promote social-emotional capacities and mental health in young children, the caregiver–child relationship, and caregiver and child mental health. More coming soon.

 

Professional Certificate Course

Professional training is offered to practitioners and policy makers to support an understanding of child social-emotional development and mental health, as well as an integration of this knowledge into practice and policy. We share fundamentals of child social-emotional development, mental health, and how research-practice partnerships inform resource allocation and strategic planning. Tailored to the specific needs of the sector and organization, training modules focus on how to apply child development concepts to monitor progress, outcomes and evaluate approaches to improve services for children and families. More coming soon.

 

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