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The serious consequences of ‘smart drugs’ After surveying more than 1,000 USC students about their use and misuse of stimulant medications, Kari Benson learned two important things: These “smart drugs” are more common on campus than people think, and there’s nothing smart about them. - See more here
Congratulations to Alex Holdaway and Clifton Mixon who you have been selected as recipients of the 2015 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award!
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Congratulations to Theresa Egan who passed comprehensive exams!
Congratulations to Anne Dawson who passed comprehensive exams!
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The Center for Intervention Research in Schools (CIRS) includes faculty, staff and students interested in improving our ability to help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems through school-based interventions and supports. The CIRS team has a mission of research, training and service. We are dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research and providing innovative training experiences for students and professionals. Our current research focuses on the development and evaluation of school-based interventions for youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other problems such as depression, conduct, anxiety and the impairments that are common for students with these difficulties (e.g., peer relations, academic problems, family distress and substance use). The Center is committed to providing high-quality training experiences that prepare undergraduate and graduate students to conduct interdisciplinary treatment outcome research and become effective practitioners. The Center is also dedicated to developing collaborative, mutually-beneficial relationships with schools and agencies that simultaneously advance scientific knowledge and address community needs.
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