As you may know, I have conducted the Children's Summer Treatment Program (STP) for children with ADHD and related impairments for more than 40 years, most recently through the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University. 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. I am writing to ask for your help in making outstanding students aware of the numerous positions we have available. Positions are available for students who are interested in working with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Elementary age groups.
Below is a brief description of the available positions in the STP. I hope that you will encourage interested students to apply. Applications for all positions are competitive, so students should apply as soon as possible. Position descriptions, application forms, and instructions are available at https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html.
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.
I appreciate your assistance if you referred potential candidates in the past. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues who may wish to refer potential candidates to the program. If you have any questions about our STP positions, you may contact our staff recruitment team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director, Center for Children and Families
Florida International University