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Science and Practice Integration Lab

The Investigation of Science and Practice Integration (I-SPI) Laboratory

**Dr. Cooper will be accepting Ph.D. students for the Fall 2018 semester**


The Investigation of Science and Practice Integration (I-SPI) laboratory is located at the Psychological Services Center. The I-SPI lab is under the direction of Lee Cooper, Ph.D. He is a faculty member in and Director of the Clinical Science program, and Director of the Psychological Services Center. Our lab believes that the current state of clinical science with improved treatments and measures along with increasing levels of translation and technology affords a special opportunity to integrate science and practice. We also believe that our in-house training clinic (the Psychological Services Center) affords an optimal platform, namely a community-based, science-informed service center to carry out our work. Our research mission is to examine ways to build a bidirectional bridge between clinical research and clinical practice. Our research goals are to examine, understand, and maximize the accessibility, acceptability, adaptability, and sustainability of scientifically grounded assessment, intervention, evaluation, and training in the settings where practitioners directly deliver services. Our research aims are grounded in dissemination-implementation science and include (a) standardized and reliable assessment, (b) evaluation of intervention effectiveness through routine outcomes monitoring, (c) adaptation and flexibility of empirically supported interventions while maintaining fidelity, and (d) training of reflexive practice.

A variety of opportunities are available for graduate and undergraduate students. Use the links at the left to learn more about our research and laboratory.

Contact Information:

3110 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg VA 24061-0355
Phone: 540-231-6914
Fax: 540-231-4250