Volunteer Research Assistant Position

The CBT for Psychosis (CBTp) Service within the Complex Care and Recovery Program is a specialized service at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Established in 2011, this service provides evidence-based treatments to clients with a primary psychotic disorder across a variety of programs within CAMH, and has evolved as one of the largest Canadian training sites for CBTp.

The proposed projects within this service will aim to: (i) extend the research on CBTp by including patient-centered measures, and (ii) determine the pathways through which this intervention exerts its effect on treatment outcomes. In addition to examining predictors of outcome in CBTp, other research activities will broadly investigate illness-related factors that contribute to functional disability in severe mental illness.

Volunteers in the CBTp Service will be involved in a range of clinical research activities, including data entry and management, literature searches and systematic reviews, and administering a battery of clinical assessments. The position is ideally suited for mature and responsible upper-year undergraduate psychology students who have studied abnormal psychology and have a strong interest in psychotic disorders. Previous research experience and proficiency in Microsoft Excel would be valued, but not required. Volunteers must be willing to commit approximately 6-8 hours per week to the position, with flexibility in terms of when these hours are completed.

If you’re interested in the position, please email a cover letter, a copy of their undergraduate transcript, and CV to michael.grossman@camh.ca.