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Pepperdine Applied Research Center

The Pepperdine Applied Research Center (PARC) is a collaborative scholarship endeavor at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Broadly speaking, its goal is to bridge the gap between psychotherapy practice and research.

PARC Endeavors To Achieve Its Goal By

  • Developing and maintaining an infrastructure for research at our GSEP community clinics and counseling centers located at our Irvine, and West Los Angeles campuses
  • Gathering data on specific clinical issues and decisions facing graduate student therapists, their supervisors and clients in order to address gaps in the current research base
  • Promoting collaboration with faculty and students in scholarship, based on the clinic-wide confidential research database, through the work of key topic areas/labs
  • Bringing state of the art evidence-based assessment and practice into our GSEP clinics and counseling centers
  • Expanding learning experiences for students by providing training and hands-on experiences with research-practice integration
  • Providing a forum for quality improvement of services to students and clients
  • Sharing research findings with professionals and the public to inform community practices

Current Collaborators

Faculty Co-Directors of Clinics Research:

Graduate Research Lab Coordinators and Assistants

PARC activities are coordinated by PsyD first and second year members of Dr. Hall's lab, who also oversee the work of volunteer research assistants (RA). These positions generally include opportunities to assist with the maintenance of our confidential clinic research database through activities including, but not limited to, data entry using SPSS and Excel, quality control, review of relevant research articles, and participation in PARC RA meetings.

When RA positions become available, a link to the position announcement will be included here or placed on PepPro 2.0. If you would like to have your resume placed on file for a future opening, please contact parcpsyd@gmail.com.

If you are interested in learning about other student assistantship opportunities, please visit PepPro 2.0: gsep.pepperdine.edu/student-services/student-employment/students/search-jobs

Scholarship/Sharing Our Work With Others

Commitment to Confidentiality

PARC activities and procedures are designed to protect the confidentiality of clients, therapists, staff and other professionals at our clinics and counseling centers. PARC collaborators adhere to university and federal regulations regarding data security for research studies. Studies are archival and should not affect the therapist-client relationship or interactions. All research protocols are approved by the Pepperdine Graduate and Professional Schools Institutional Review Board.