Northern Illinois University

Trauma, Mental Health & Recovery Lab

Graduate Student Opportunities

The TMHR Lab will be accepting one student beginning doctoral training in the fall of 2013. To find out more information about the clinical psychology doctoral program at Northern Illinois University, please visit The deadline for applying is December 1st.

Graduate students in the TMHR lab are encouraged to collaborate with ongoing projects and develop their own related areas of expertise in trauma and recovery. Opportunities include interviewing participants, administering and coding psychological assessments, data analysis, undergraduate supervision, and manuscript writing. We have an active lab and are devoted to disseminating high quality research. We regularly attend national and international conferences, and publish our research findings in quality journals.

We work with both student and community populations here in DeKalb and the greater Chicago area. Our ongoing relationships with community shelters in the Chicago area permit us to work with diverse individuals, a main focus of the TMHR lab. Collaboration is also available with other faculty members in the psychology department with expertise in family violence, child abuse, trauma, and post-traumatic stress. Our research facility here on campus, the Center for the Study of Family Violence and Sexual Assault, promotes and facilitates related research.

If you are a prospective graduate student interested in joining the TMHR lab and would like to know more about our current and future research agenda, contact us.