Established in 2017, the Safran Center Research Group, led by Dr. Melany Rivera Maldonado, is a research working group within the Psychology department at The New School for Social Research in New York City.
We engage in psychotherapy process and outcome research and assist with multiple levels of clinical program development at The Safran Center for Psychological Services, a training clinic that offers low-fee psychotherapy and assessment services to the community. Our research group utilizes Qualtrics and SPSS for data collection, maintenance, and analysis. We are currently focusing on validation of a coding manual for application to presenting problems, a project on client outcomes and the therapeutic alliance, and research on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical training and patient presentation.
If you are interested in joining, please email our faculty supervisor, Dr. Melany Rivera Maldonado (firstname.lastname@example.org) and our research manager, Xiqiao Chen (email@example.com) to set up an interview and/or an opportunity to observe/participate in a meeting.