The University of Houston is a tier-one public doctoral/research university, as designated by the Carnegie Foundation. The city of Houston is the fourth most populous city in the U.S., trailing only New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Houston is also the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S., creating a rich context for education and research activities.
Undergraduate students with interest in traumatic stress are invited to join the TaSSC through volunteer or course credit activities. Students will come aboard as research assistants with opportunities to learn more about clinical science, generally, and to develop skills relevant to clinical and research methodologies for populations exposed to traumatic events or suffering from PTSD and related conditions, specifically. Students may be involved with various aspects of the research process: telephone screening and scheduling of research participants, recruitment and informed consent procedures, observing or conducting clinical interviews or laboratory tasks, entering or coding physiological or clinical trial data, and attending TaSSC research meetings. Students are also welcome to be involved with study preparation and set-up, literature searches, conference presentations, and writing projects.
We require a one-year commitment and the dedication of at least 8-hours per week to TaSSC activities.
Post-bacc students with interest in traumatic stress are invited to join the TaSSC as volunteer research assistants. Volunteer research assistants will have opportunities to learn more about clinical science, generally, and to develop skills relevant to clinical and research methodologies for populations exposed to traumatic events or suffering from PTSD and related conditions, specifically. Students may be involved with various aspects of the research process.
If you are interested in working at the TaSSC, please complete the Application Form and contact Dr. Vujanovic directly.
Graduate students interested in gaining clinical research training in traumatic stress and related conditions are invited to apply via the submission of an application to the APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. Competitive applicants will have strong academic backgrounds, solid writing skills, undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate research experience — preferably with PTSD or related conditions — and a genuine interest in developing as clinical scientists.
“What do you look for in a graduate student?” The application and admissions process for clinical psychology doctoral programs is competitive. Graduate student success is directly correlated with “degree of fit”, both professionally and interpersonally, with the primary advisor and research team. Successful TaSSC graduate students demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong work ethic, collaborative working styles, psychological and pragmatic flexibility, and high ethical standards. Prospective students who demonstrate these qualities are prioritized during the TaSSC admissions process.
I am committed to working closely with each graduate student and to supporting all areas of each student’s professional development. I take my mentorship responsibilities very seriously and enjoy working with students throughout their training trajectories. I rely on students to communicate with me directly and regularly about all issues that may arise. My graduate students can expect that I am regularly and continuously available, committed to listening, open to discussing matters large and small, and dedicated to fostering a supportive and collaborative environment.
Graduate students will receive intensive training in the clinical science of PTSD and related conditions. The TaSSC training environment is especially well-tailored to students interested in pursuing academic and/or clinical research careers. Education, experiential learning, and skillful practice relevant to the phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of PTSD and related conditions are emphasized within the context of clinical research development.
Due to the high number of applications received each year, Dr. Vujanovic may not be able to respond to all prospective applicant queries directly. The information on this website is intended to answer most general questions. Thank you!
Postdoctoral fellowships are contingent upon grant funding and will be posted here as positions become available.