Research Projects Seeking Participants

Hello there,

You are being invited to take part in a research study entitled “Personality, Emotions and Workplace Experiences”. This study is being conducted by Amanda McQuarrie, Chantal Van Landeghem, and Reegan McCheyne, graduate students in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba, and their work will be supervised by Dr. Lorna Jakobson. This research has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus.

The purpose of the study is to learn about the impact of certain personality traits on workplace stress and negative emotions in psychology- and counselling-based professionals. This study involves completing a survey that includes several short questionnaires that ask about your experiences related to work, your personality, and your mood. The survey is easy to do, and the questions can be quickly answered. All questions are in multiple-choice format. The answers are already there; you just select the number corresponding to the answer that fits you best.

You will need to read an Informed Consent form (at the start of the survey) and agree to take part before you can begin your participation. Once you have agreed (by clicking I AGREE at the bottom of the consent page) the survey will begin.

The entire session will take about 20-30 minutes. Your participation is voluntary, and you may decline to participate or withdraw at any time without penalty. You will be provided the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards by emailing the Principal Investigator.

Your participation in this research will help inform us of the links between certain personality traits and mental health in the workplace. Our hope is that the findings will increase our awareness regarding risk factors for workplace stress and negative emotions in individuals with involved in applied psychology professions.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this email and for considering taking part in this research. We greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Amanda McQuarrie, B.Sc., [email protected]

Chantal Van Landeghem, M.A.

Reegan McCheyne, M.A.

Dr. Lorna Jakobson, PhD., [email protected]

To participate in the study, please click on the following link:

https://umanitobapsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8q87AwN0A3w78eG

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of the compassionate release of aging offenders in federal correctional institutions, including those convicted of sexual offenses.

We are looking to recruit nurses, physicians, corrections officers, and psychologists who have worked full or part-time in a CSC setting for 6 months or longer, or those who have worked in CSC over the past 5 years (for greater than 6 months full or part-time). Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis.

As a participant in this study, you would be asked to participate in an individual interview, either in person, over the telephone, or via Zoom.

Your participation would involve a single interview session, which will take approximately 60 minutes, with the potential for a follow-up interview, which will take up to 30 minutes. Interviews will be conducted in English.

This project is being conducted independently of CSC and the agencies through which you have been contacted.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer to participate, please contact:

Jim Johansson (Principal Investigator)
School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
(780) 982-5170
Email: [email protected]

The ethical components of this study have been approved by the University of Ottawa Office of Research Ethics and Integrity

Recently, our research team launched a new study called “ALOE: Acknowledging Loss Outcomes and Experiences” after noticing the lack of research focused on sexuality and relationships after pregnancy loss.

With ALOE our goal is to establish a foundational understanding of how pregnancy loss is associated with couples’ sexual wellbeing, and we are also interested in examining the effects of perinatal grief on sexuality and relationships.

The study involves taking one 40-55 minute survey in which participants will be compensated $20 CAD (or US equivalent).

If interested, please email [email protected], or complete our new screening survey: tinyurl.com/aloe-study !

Settler School Psychologists’ Perceptions of Decolonizing Practice

Student Researcher: Michael White

I am a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, and I am conducting a research project on how settler school psychologists understand and work with the idea of decolonization in their professional practice. I am seeking school psychologists who are not Indigenous to participate in this study. Data from this research will be used in my
dissertation and other means of publication and dissemination such as journal articles, conference presentations, continuing education opportunities.

Who would best be suited for this project?

  • School psychologists (recognized to practice in your jurisdiction) who believe they have meaningful experience in working with Indigenous children and families through school settings. Early-, mid-, and late-career psychologists are all welcomed to participate
  • Experience can be from work in large and small urban settings, rural areas, Northern areas, and on-reserve schools.

What would be involved?

  • A Semi-Structured Interview of approximately 90 minutes conducted via Zoom. Interviews will be video and audio recorded.
  • Between March 1st, 2022 and August 31st, 2022, I will ask you questions about your experience as a school psychologist working with Indigenous children and their families.

Possible Benefits to You

  • While there is no guarantee of any personal benefit, you may feel empowered from sharing your work experiences.
  • Your participation may feel purposeful and reinforce your identity as a psychologist, contributing to knowledge in the profession.
  • Your participation may encourage other psychologists to look at their own practice.

If you wish to participate in this study, please contact Michael directly at the information below to ask questions or to make arrangements and begin discussions related to informed consent.

Sincerely,
Michael White
[email protected]
(306) 520-8611

Supervisor:
Pamela Osmond-Johnson
[email protected]
306-585-4555

Investigating practitioners’ outlook toward the potential application of social robots in psychological practices

University of Waterloo: Invitation to Participate in a Research Study for Psychologists’ Association of Alberta Members

The Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) at the University of Waterloo is inviting you to participate in a study investigating practitioners’ outlook on the potential application of social robots in psychological practices. In this study, you will be asked to complete a three-part online questionnaire. The whole process should take approximately 40-45 minutes of your time. Your participation will be extremely valuable for informing the future design of social robots and ensuring that the potential of social robots is maximized to benefit both the treatment providers and recipients.

To participate in this study, you must be a mental healthcare provider registered in one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies of psychology in Canada and 18 years of age or older. Please note that participation in this study is voluntary. Your responses will be anonymized and your contact information (i.e., email address) will be kept confidential.
By participating in this study, you will have the opportunity to enter yourself in a draw for an Amazon Gift Card, valued at $100. If you are interested in participating in this study, please use the URL stated below: https://uwaterloo.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkXSbPyNH5Lx5L8

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the University of Waterloo Research Ethics Board. If you would like further information about the study or have any other questions, please contact [email protected].

Best Regards,
Garima Gupta, Shruti Chandra, Moojan Ghafurian, Samira Rasouli, Charlotte Aitken, Elizabeth Nilsen, Kerstin Dautenhahn
Social Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL)
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

Professional and Student Understanding of Clinical Presentations: A Vignette Study

Hello,

I am a graduate student completing my master’s thesis that involves conducting an online survey for professionals and professional students. The survey is comprised of two short clinical vignettes, followed by a brief series of questionnaires based on the vignettes you read. The average completion time based on piloted data was 10-15 minutes. All answers are completely confidential. In exchange for completing the survey, you will have the option to enter a lottery to win one of five $100 gift cards. Thank you for your consideration and I greatly appreciate your help if you do decide to participate.

Please click on the following link to proceed to the survey:

https://mun.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beynkWNmRLNbJWK

Finally, if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant please contact the Health Research Ethics Authority at (709) 777-6974 or [email protected].

Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerely,

Chelsea Lahey, B.A.

Teletherapy for Specialists Accompanying People with a Psychotic Disorder

How biased is our clinical decision-making?

Dear psychologists and counsellors,

Please complete our survey about clinical decision-making and bias in Canadian professional psychology! This research is important for understanding our profession and for informing training and regulation.

If you completed graduate studies in counselling, counselling psychology, or clinical psychology and have worked with clients for at least one year total, your participation in this survey would be greatly appreciated! The anonymous survey should take about 20-25 minutes. This study has been approved by the University of Alberta Research Ethics Board 2 (Pro00110343).

Please find the survey (and more information) here: https://bit.ly/CDMinPP

Thank you kindly!

Heather Gower,

M.Ed., R.Psych.

Principal Investigator

Counselling Psychology Doctoral Candidate

University of Alberta (CPA-Accredited)

[email protected]

Supervisor:

Dr. Rebecca Hudson Breen

Assistant Professor University of Alberta

[email protected]

Virtual reality is simply an illusory environment. It’s a technology that gives users the impression of being somewhere other than where they are. As you sit safely in your home, virtual reality can transport you to a football game, a rock concert, a submarine exploring the depths of the ocean, or a space station orbiting Jupiter. Nowadays Virtual reality has been enlisted to treat people suffering from certain phobias. Exposing people who are afraid of heights to virtual cliff edges has been shown to reduce that fear. We are looking into what is the potential of it solving more serious mental health challenges. This survey is to gather the public’s opinion on how virtual reality can be useful for mental health. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV1chItkRhXZX4u46eDAvW0_WyB0B6YTCG-6hX30_vGna9ew/viewform

My name is Erin Neill and I am a doctoral candidate in Iowa State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies. I’m also a licensed clinical social worker (LICSW licensed in Washington, DC).

I am working on my dissertation study exploring practicing licensed therapists’ experiences with Empirically-Supported Treatments (EST’s). I am asking you to participate in a confidential, online survey regarding how therapists make decisions about, and use, EST’s in individual therapy. You are being invited to participate in this study if you:

  • Are a licensed therapist
  • Spend at least 50% of your professional time seeing clients for individual therapy

If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to fill out an online survey where you:

  • Answer questions about your use of EST’s in your practice
  • Answer questions about your decisions around using EST’s
  • Complete questionnaires about your own demographic information and your personality, behaviors, and feelings

We will not ask for any identifying information about your clients.

We anticipate that your participation time will range from 15 – 25 minutes.

Questions

If you have any questions about the study, please contact Erin Neill at [email protected] or 515-346-8323. To take the survey, please click the link below:

https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exqFXzRYqLtjGct

Thank you!

Erin L. Neill, MS, MSW

Doctoral Candidate

Graduate Research Assistant – Weems Lab

President, HDFS Graduate Student Network

Human Development & Family Studies

Iowa State University

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO STUDY ON SELF- CARE IN COUNSELLORS

We are looking to understand the reasons why counsellors engage in various self- care behaviors.

Participants will complete a virtual (phone or video call) interview lasting approximately 60 -90 minutes.

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA:

  • registered psychologist or psychotherapist
  • currently provide therapy and/or assessments
  • reside in Canada

To participate or for questions about this study, please contact us at: [email protected]

This study has been approved by the University of Toronto’s Office of Research Ethics

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study of Mental Health Professionals’ Consideration and/or Accommodation of Faith Practices: Focus on Immigrants

You would be asked to: complete an interview that will contribute to a better understanding of immigrants’ experiences of faith and how mental health professionals consider and/or accommodate faith in counselling.

Your participation would involve an interview, which will be about 90 minutes long. Based on participants’ comfort level, consideration will also be given for interviews to be conducted using telephone or  Zoom/Skype. Participation is confidential.

In appreciation for your time, you will receive a Tim Hortons $20 eGift Card via email as a token of my and the Faculty of Education’s appreciation.

I am seeking both Mental Health Professionals (i.e., counsellors, clinicians, psychologists, therapists, psychotherapists, and social workers) and immigrant clients of faith for this study.

-Inclusion Criteria for Immigrant Clients interested in participating in this study:

  • Are you an immigrant who has lived in Canada for the past 15 years?
  • Are you over 18 years old?
  • Are you fluent in English?
  • Are you a person of faith?
  • Have you participated in any form of counselling since you have immigrated to Canada?

-Inclusion Criteria for Mental Health Professionals interested in participating in this study:

  • Are you licensed with a regulatory body?
  • Are you fluent in English?
  • Do you work with immigrant populations?

For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study, please contact:
Primary Investigator: Dr. Sandra Dixon, PhD., R. Psych.
Faculty of Education
Phone: 403-380-1834
[email protected]

OR

Graduate Assistant: Juliane Bell
[email protected]

This study has been reviewed for ethical acceptability and approved by the University of Lethbridge Human Participant Research Committee.

Evaluating Policies for Digital Delivery of Trauma Therapies

We are aiming to recruit policy makers and stakeholders (clinical support staff, managers or senior leaders at organizations that work with trauma-affected populations) to complete an anonymous survey (approximately 30-45 minutes) and/or engage in a confidential interview and/or focus group (approximately 60-90 minutes). The purpose of this project is to examine the policies surrounding the digital delivery of trauma-focused psychotherapy (both online video and phone sessions) for military members, Veterans, public safety personnel, and civilian front-line workers. As this study aims to inform future policy and practice in this area, it is important to directly hear from policy makers.

The safety of all study participants is of utmost importance. All personal identifying information will be kept confidential. Study participation is voluntary; consent will be obtained and can be withdrawn at any point.

Study website (participation links on website): https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/himarcdigitalhealthstudy/

If you have a research project that you would like posted in this area, please contact the PAA office for further details.