Volunteer as a Research Assistant

We are often looking for motivated, self-starting individuals, who are interested in learning more about research in clinical psychology and in some of the basic processes of emotion and motivation. Typically students volunteer for at least 10 hours per week, and attend a weekly lab meeting where we discuss current research topics. Research assistants are usually assigned to one study and work directly with a graduate student who is in charge of the study. In addition to gaining foundational research skills, research assistants can learn about career paths, graduate school, and professional development.

If you are interested in working in the lab or just hearing more about what we do, email Dr. Gard with information about yourself, including clinical and research interests, time availability, year in school, and any questions you might have. Well email you back to let you know if we have any openings.

Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Gard is associated with the Clinical Psychology Program, which is primarily a practice-oriented program. In other words, the training in the SFSU Clinical Program is not research-based. However, Dr. Gard does have graduate students who work in his lab typically these students are in the SFSU Mind, Brain and Behavior or Social Master's programs. The most common path is for students to work on an on-going project in their first year and then develop their Master's Thesis project for their second year. If you are interested in these programs and would like to discuss research possibilities email me at dgard@sfsu.edu.

Participate in Our Studies

If you would like to be a participant in our research please email us at merlsfsu@gmail.com and let us know that you are interested. Well email you soon to let you know what studies we are running and to schedule you. Thank you for your interest!