[Psychmasters] REMINDER - Paid Research Position

Uhl, Alexus anu005 at SHSU.EDU
Fri Jan 7 06:27:09 CST 2022

Good Morning,

Just wanted to send a follow-up email regarding the weTHRIVE Lab looking for an additional graduate student to hire as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS). This is a paid position for 10 hours a week. If you can also work this position if you already have another graduate assistantship, as long as your current position is only at 25% time or for 10 hours a week. This position would go from Spring 2022 to the start of Fall 2022. Tasks would include putting together and delivering 1st and 3rd-day packets for PCIS, sending follow-up emails and conducting follow-up phone calls at 3-, 6- and 12-month intervals. Additional tasks include deidentifying and inputting data, as well as training any additional undergraduate students who are assigned to the project.

We have extended the deadline to Tuesday, January the 11th. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Temilola Salami directly at txs047 at shsu.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me as well at anu005 at shsu.edu.

Program information:

Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS)
Following exposure to a critical incident, police departments tend to have policies and procedures surrounding debriefing, intervention, and support (see Addis & Stephens, 2008; Ramchand et al., 2018). To date, however, debriefings and stress management interventions have not shown to be effective methods of mitigating health consequences of critical incidents (see Addis & Stephens, 2008; Patterson, Chung, & Swan, 2014). This ineffectiveness may be due to a variety of reasons, including a short time frame between the event and the debriefing and the psychoeducational components, among others (see Devilly, Gist, & Cotton, 2006). One factor that has received some preliminary support as being an effective component is peer support programs (Lambert et al., 2017). In group-based settings, using peers as facilitators has been shown to increase knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions surrounding mental health (Ramchand et al., 2017). This is important since due to cultural norms of law enforcement, peer supporters can provide a necessary bridge between mental health providers and law enforcement officers (Bohl-Penrod & Clark, 2017). The PCIS program through the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (Director: Rita Watkins) seeks to meet the needs of law enforcement officers and their spouses while addressing the concerns of the ineffectiveness of debriefings through a standardized, peer-driven, and evidence-supported three-day program. The weTHRIVE lab has been contracted as an independent research team with the goal of examining the effectiveness of the PCIS program.


Alexus Uhl, B.S.
Clinical Psychology Master's Program | Sam Houston State University
Graduate Research Assistant
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