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School Psychology Canada Survey

Michael Clyde (School & Child Applied Psychology, PhD student, McGill University) and Dr. Steven Shaw (Graduate Program Director, School & Child Applied Psychology, McGill University) have developed an online survey to gather information on the background, professional identities, roles, and job satisfaction of practicing school psychologists. The objective of the investigation is to understand the daily responsibilities of school psychologists across Canada, and how these responsibilities and practices differ between our country’s provinces and territories. Furthermore, we hope to use this as an opportunity to promote advocacy and discussion surrounding the unique roles school psychologists provide. Please note that this survey is for members who identify as School Psychologists only/who have an equivalent degree in School Psychology. 


This study has been approved by the McGill Research Ethics Board (REB# 370-0117). The online survey will take about 30 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous: no names, emails, numbers, or IP addresses will be collected. The survey is designed in such a way that participants must consent before completing the survey. Participants also have the opportunity to, at any time, exit the survey.


Here is the link to the online survey:


Thank you for your participation, and please contact me (Michael Clyde) with any questions or concerns you may have.




Michael Clyde




Research Recruitment:

The Experiences of Individuals and their Partners’ When Weight Related Concerns Are Present: A Phenomenological Exploration of Couples in Therapy


Hi there! My name is Michelle and I am looking to recruit participants for my PhD dissertation research. I am going to be interviewing couples who have been to couple therapy where they discussed “weight related concerns”.


Weight related concerns include: body dissatisfaction or poor body-esteem, concerns with one’s body weight and/or shape, eating and nutrition concerns (e.g., dieting), and excessive exercise (for the purpose of weight loss).


If you have worked with a couple who meets the research criteria outlined below, I would really appreciate it if you would reach out to them and see if they would be interested in participating in my research. If they are, please give them my contact information listed below. Alternatively, if they give you permission to share their contact information with me, then I will be happy to contact them.


To be eligible to participate couples must:

  • Have been to at least one couple therapy session with their current partner.
  • Discussed concerns about weight, eating, nutrition, or body image in the couple therapy session(s).
  • Have terminated the couple therapy (although partners can be in ongoing individual therapy).
  • Have completed the couple therapy within the last 12-months.
  • Both over the age of 18.
  • Both be fluent in English.

A couple’s primary concern for therapy does not need to have been weight related, and neither individual is required to have a diagnosed eating disorder to participate.


Couples will be asked to participate in a joint interview of their collective experience as well as an individual interview of their personal experience of the therapy. As a thank you for their participation couples will be given an honorarium valued at $20 per individual, per interview (i.e., $40 per person).


My contact information is:

Michelle Tkachuk, PhD Student in Counselling Psychology

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

(403) 554-0207


Thank you!


*This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board.