Children's Learning Clinic

Upgrading the science and technology of pediatric mental health care ™

Information for Undergraduate Students

We recruit motivated and tenacious undergraduate resarch assistants. CLC research assistant (RA) positions are competitive, and we look for students who are motivated to learn, who possess the potential to excel in clinical science, and whose career goals include graduate school in clinical child psychology or related fields.

CLC research assistant (RA) positions require a minimum of one year (3 semester) commitment at 10 hours per week.

Research assistants will have the opportunity to interact directly with children with ADHD and other clinical disorders, as well as learn valuable lab and data skills to increase their competitiveness for graduate school admissions. Students may also have the opportunity to learn and implement evidence-based neurocognitive treatment for children with ADHD and related difficulties. High achieving CLC research assistants in the past have earned the opportunity to co-author conference presentations, book chapters, and peer reviewed journal articles.

For FSU students, CLC research assistant positions are available for course credit (Directed Independent Study) or as a UROP fellowship.

Minimum requirements are:

  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Able to commit to three consecutive semesters @ 10 hours/week + weekly lab meeting
  • Sophomore or junior standing(or UROP program acceptance)

Interested students should email their CV/resume, unofficial degree audit, and a brief letter of interest approximately 4 weeks before the start of the semester  they wish to begin volunteering to Dr. Kofler. The number of openings depends on how many RAs graduate the prior semester.

About Our Research

Research in the Children's Learning Clinic (CLC) focuses on understanding relations among cognitive, behavioral, physiological, and educational outcomes for children with ADHD within the context of positive youth development. We use cutting edge technology and classic experimental design to better understand why children with ADHD display the hallmark ADHD behavioral symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) and associated functional challenges. The goal of CLC research is to translate these findings into effective treatments for children with ADHD that build their capabilities and promote positive outcomes.

Our programmatic body of research is based on four interrelated pillars:

Children's Learning Clinic Research Philosophy