A core part of CWPR’s mission is the conduct of scientific research intended to help develop new treatment methods for people having psychological or Psychiatric problems. Most behavioral research is conducted in university settings and dependent on Government grant funding. Therefore, politics can play a major role in determining what research gets funded, and sometimes this is becomes an obstacle in scientific advancement. In contrast, CWPR uses a unique business model that provides funding for its research through its clinical services, which allows our researchers to function more independently.
Our research division has dedicated research funding, space, equipment, and staff. Our internal grant program offers additional support to our researchers. We also offer mentorship to volunteer research assistants working on undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Purpose and Aims
We use contextual behavioural-affective science to find new and more effective ways of alleviating psychological problems and helping people live their lives richer and fuller. To do this, we conduct both basic and applied research with the aim of helping the scientific community better describe, predict, and influence behavior with precision, scope, and depth. We also aim to create an environment that nurtures the personal and professional development of behavioral scientists.
Our ongoing research includes a variety of projects relevant to the following topic areas:
- Development and validation of a Doctor patient Relationship Questionnaire.
- Barriers in substance use disorder
Volunteering to be a Research Assistant
We are pleased to be able to offer experience and mentorship to students who are interested in learning more about conducting psychological research. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in continuing education and a career in a relevant field (e.g., psychology researcher, evidence-based clinical practitioner, etc.), and would typically be undergraduate or graduate psychology students.
The work involved would depend to some extent on your abilities and interests. Tasks range from collecting data from participants to data analysis to writing. Volunteer research assistants are expected to be available for at least 6-8 hours per week at least for 6 months. Volunteers are welcome to expand their time dedication and contributions from there depending on their abilities and availability.
If you are able to make this level of commitment and are interested in a volunteer RA position, please prepare your CV or resume and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering to be a Research Participant
If you are interested in making a contribution by participating in psychological research, you can learn more by visiting our clinic website to see studies that are currently open to volunteers. We appreciate your help!