Dear P&BS Student,
William Pelham (Ph.D., ABPP) has conducted the Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments for more than 30 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University since 2010. The STP has been named a Model Program in Child and Family Mental Health by the American Psychological Association, and has been named a program of the year by CHADD, the national parent advocacy group for children with ADHD. The STP has also been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. Positions are available for students who are interested in working with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups.
For your convenience, attached is a description of the Counselor position in the STP. A limited number of Lead Counselor, Teacher, Research Assistant and Classroom Aide positions are also available. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available a. More information about the Summer Treatment Program and the Center for Children and Families is available at https://ccf.fiu.edu.
Students who have participated in the program have uniformly viewed the experience as an extremely demanding one, but one that makes a great contribution to their professional development. With very few exceptions, they highly recommend working in the program. For example, on feedback forms administered at the end of recent programs, approximately ninety percent of undergraduates felt that the experience contributed very much to their career goals, and that they would recommend the program to other undergraduates. The experience and recommendations gained in our program have helped many of our undergraduates continue in graduate careers in the helping professions. The experience is also quite useful for undergraduate students interested in clinical research in child psychopathology, pharmacology, and psychotherapy.