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Research Training

With active mentoring by faculty, students rapidly gain skills, experience, and confidence in research. Students have presented their research at national and international conferences and have published in journals prior to graduation.

All faculty members are engaged in research. Generally, these provide opportunities to gain experience in research by working with the faculty members. In addition, each student will design a research project with the assistance of her or his faculty advisor.

Current faculty research includes:

Sample student research includes:

Grants

Faculty members are active with a number of sponsored research and service projects. Usually these grants provide additional opportunities for students to gain clinical experience for some compensation. Recent Grant Activities include:

Recent Grant Activities:

David Ivey, Ph.D.

Ivey, David., & Kimball, Tom. Medical Family Therapy. The CH Foundation, 2009-2011. $50,000 per year (total = $150,000).

Ivey, David., Prouty, Anne. Medical family Therapy with Pediatric Oncology Cases: Post-Doctoral fellowship application for the evaluation of treatment outcomes and effectiveness for children and family members. The College of Human Sciences, 2012. ($15,000 - funding received to support a graduate research assistant).


Doug Smith, Ph.D.

A BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR SITUATIONAL IPV, June 1, 2012 – March 31, 2014
IN CLINIC COUPLES The Hogg Foundation, Funded: $17,222.00
Matching Department Funds: $1000.00. Matching College Funds: $5225.00

NEUROIMAGING FEMALE VICTIMS OF IPV, July 2013 – present
Texas Tech University, Funded: $10,000

A BRIEF INTERVENTION FOR SITUATIONAL IPV, October, 2013 – present
IN CLINIC COUPLES Verizon Foundation, Funded: $20,000


Jason Whiting, Ph.D.

Smith, D. B., & Whiting, J. B. (Co-PI). Developing a brief intervention for Situation Couple Violence in clinical settings. Verizon Foundation Grant ($20,000, FY 13-14).

Smith, D. B. (PI), Whiting, J. B. & Prouty, A. Neuroimaging of female victims of intimate partner violence. Texas Tech University, COHS ($10,000 FY 2013).


Anne Prouty, Ph.D.

Smith, D. B. (PI), Whiting, J. B. & Prouty, A. Neuroimaging of female victims of intimate partner violence. Texas Tech University, COHS ($10,000 FY 2013).

Ko, M. J. (PI), & Prouty, A. Couples with Cancer: A Qualitative Study. Texas Tech University, Faculty Seed Grant, September 2012 – July 2013  ($5,000)

Prouty, A.M. Family Styles and Cancer: A Cross Sectional Survey Study continued patient enrollment.  Texas Tech University, Faculty Seed Grant, September 2012 – July 2013, ($1,200)

Prouty, A. M. Families and Cancer Projects: Family Styles and Cancer: A Cross Sectional Survey.
Texas Tech University, Faculty Seed Grant, September 2011 - August 2012, ($5,000)


Kristy Soloski, Ph.D.

The Division of Continuing Education, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. For “Adolescent substance use: A look at the development of and treatment options for substance abuse,” 2013. ($5,000)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program. For Military Couples Becoming Parents: Trajectories of Alcohol Use Across the Transition to Parenthood in Military Couples, 2012. ($8,640)


Sara Smock Jordan, Ph.D.

Smock, S. A., Metcalf, L., & Connie, E. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Program for At-Risk Substance Abusing Youth and Their Families (SFARY), $30,000, Tarrant Co. Juvenile Drug Court Services for Juvenile Services (33%), Submitted by the Solution-Focused Institute  (33%), 9/1/10 – 8/31/11.


Nicole Springer, Ph.D.

Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains (CAC) Clinical Supervisor
Supervise (7) therapists-in-training providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to victims of trauma and their caregivers.  Attend Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings. May 2014 – present
(Est. ~$5,000/yr)

Lubbock County Juvenile Justice Center (LCJJC) Mental Health Service Contract
Supervise therapy providers in residential center and probation services
Develop and implement group curriculum, outcome data collection and evaluation. October 2010 – present. ($226, 775 to date)

Early Head Start - Mental Health Specialist Supervisor (Co-PI: 15%)
Provide clinical supervision to mental health specialist position/provider. June 2010 – present
6/13 - 5/14          Early Head Start (co-PI: 15%) ($694,626)
6/12 – 5/13         Early Head Start (co-PI: 15%) ($689,661)