Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety

Join Our Team!

Our research staff consists of SDSU faculty, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral students, masters students, post-baccalaureate research assistants, and undergraduate research assistants.


Research Assistants

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We are currently seeking serious, committed undergraduates and post-baccalaureates to serve as volunteer research assistants the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety. Enrollment at San Diego State University is not required.

The center serves as both an operating clinic and a research lab. Our lab studies the assessment, treatment, and prevention of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. We currently are conducting three NIMH-funded studies and approximately 3-5 pilot studies. Research assistants play a vital role in ensuring that our studies progress smoothly. If you plan to apply to graduate school in psychology, research experience in your undergraduate or post-baccalaureate career is an essential step in the process toward getting in. Interested students should understand that this is a unique and exciting opportunity as well as an important and serious commitment, and should consider their future plans seriously before pursuing any avenue of research.

Please click here to download an application and to learn more about RA expectations and opportunities. Completed applications should be submitted with a CV or resume to sdsu.cuta@gmail.com.


Doctoral Students

Dr. Amir at the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety periodically accepts incoming doctoral students through the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. To learn whether Dr. Amir will be accepting an incoming doctoral student for the upcoming academic year, please refer to the doctoral program website.


Master Students

Dr. Amir at the Center for Understanding and Treating Anxiety periodically accepts incoming masters students through the San Diego State University Psychology Masters Program. Click here to learn more about applying to the masters program.