Students will design, analyze, and write up original research related to clinical/community psychology and mental health services using available survey and interview data. The focus of the course is not psychopathology itself, but how research into the treatment of mental illness can improve access to quality mental health care. Topics that may be explored include the treatment of psychopathology by primary care doctors, the use of informal community care by people with mental illness, and the assessment of mental health services coverage and quality. Students will also be encouraged to develop their own topics of interest and seek out appropriate data sources. The course will focus on developing students’ understanding of the methodology and analysis of community and services research, and will require students to develop proficiency in scientific writing.