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Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada need your help.

Please complete a short survey about health worker perceptions of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, acceptance, and drivers of vaccine decision making.

This is a first of its kind survey evaluating the real-world COVID-19 vaccine uptake and performance among health workers.

Health professionals and health workers do not need to have been vaccinated to take part in this study.

Please take around 15 minutes to complete this anonymous and confidential survey by 12 June.


Accept and Take Survey


Your responses are anonymous and confidential.

For further information please visit the FAQs and Privacy Notice website. If you need alternative means of accessing the survey or require any technical assistance, please contact

Thank you in advance for your help.


Julie Laroche PhD
Public Health Agency of Canada


How do Mental Health Professionals Deal with Cultural Differences
Canadian society identifies itself as multicultural, meaning that mental health professionals will
inevitably deal with cultural differences in their conversations with clients. Cultural differences
in therapeutic relationships may impair mental health professionals’ ability to meaningfully
connect or empathize with clients, preventing clients from benefiting the most from counselling
or therapy. This study aims to understand how mental health professionals deal with cultural
differences in their therapeutic conversations with clients, including the skills, experiences,
education, and resources that mental health professionals use when working with clients of
another culture.

Participants should be mental health professionals (i.e., registered psychologists, counsellors,
social workers, family therapists, mental health workers) who have experience working with
clients who identify with culture(s) different than their own. Participants should be currently
practicing and registered with the appropriate governing body.

Your participation in this study requires a commitment of approximately one hour. You will be
asked to attend a virtual interview conducted via the MRU Google Meet platform (similar to
Zoom). In this meeting, you will be asked to share your experience of dealing with cultural
differences in your conversations with clients. A secure link will be emailed to you by the
researcher, Arden Hughes, for the interview. This interview will be audio-recorded and later
transcribed and analyzed for the purposes of the study. No identifying information will be
recorded in the transcripts, and all information on your participation in this study will be
kept confidential.

If you are interested in volunteering for this study or want to know more about it, please contact
Arden Hughes at

Recruitment Poster

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

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, or complete our new screening survey: !

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:

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

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

Teletherapy for Specialists Accompanying People with a Psychotic Disorder

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.

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.


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

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


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.


  • 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:

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

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):


I am requesting your participation in a brief online survey regarding how forensic mental health professionals assess delusions caused by psychotic disorders.

This survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will be confidential. You may also participate in a chance of winning one of five $100 gift cards after completing the survey! This research project has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A licenced psychologist or psychiatrist practicing in Canada or the USA
  • Working in the field of forensic mental health services

We appreciate your time and participation!

To access the survey, please copy the following link in your browser:


If you have any questions, please email Katérine Aminot at, or Dr. Alicia Nijdam-Jones at


Thank you,

Katérine Aminot, Principal Investigator

Undergraduate Psychology Honours Student

University of Manitoba


Alicia Nijdam-Jones, Ph.D., Advisor and Co-Investigator

Assistant Professor | Department of Psychology

University of Manitoba


Tara Ryan, Ph.D., Co-Investigator

Forensic Evaluator

Northwest Forensic Institute



We are Canadian researchers studying how auditory sounds influence the cognitive and
emotional attention of mental health therapists.

To participate you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older,
  • be fluent in written and spoken English,
  • have an email address and access to the internet,
  • be living in Canada
  • hold membership with a regulatory or certifying body for those providing mental health
    therapy to clients, and currently be providing therapy to clients during their workday

This study runs over the course of a 14-day period. You can start at any time, up until August 11,
2023. This project will be capped at 150 participants.

If you think you’d like to be part of this program – check us out at: 

If you have any questions: please contact the researchers:
Janna Mulholland, MA, CCC, RCT:
Holli-Anne Passmore, PhD

My name is Sofija Lavrinsek and I am a Clinical Psychology graduate student at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University, see I am seeking participants for a research study titled “Attitudes Toward Different Groups.” This study is being conducted in partial fulfillment of my Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology and is supervised by Dr. David Day and Dr. Jason Deska.

In this study, we are examining attitudes toward two groups: 1) individuals who are sexually attracted to minors (i.e., those under the age of 18) and 2) individuals who drink large amounts of alcohol almost daily.

Eligibility Criteria: To participate you need be either a) a registered mental health care provider (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, psychotherapist) licensed to practice in Canada or the United States or b) a student in a program where you are on track to become a licensed mental health care provider in Canada or the United States. A total of 225 mental healthcare providers are expected to participate.

Your identity will remain anonymous. If you volunteer to participate, you will be asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, a questionnaire about your attitudes toward individuals who are sexually attracted to minors under the age of 18, a anonymous questionnaire about your attitudes toward individuals who drink large amounts of alcohol almost daily, two open-response questions about your openness to providing psychological services to individuals who are sexually attracted to minors, and a brief questionnaire about your clinical experiences. This study will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. After completion of the study, you will have the opportunity to enter into a draw to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. Please note that if you enter into this draw, your identity will be known to the researcher, but it will not be linked to your survey responses and your email will only be used to contact you should you be a winner of the prize.

The research is funded by the Jackman Foundation and has been reviewed and approved by the Toronto Metropolitan University Research Ethics Board (REB 2022-095).

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click the following link:

You are encouraged to share this study with your mental healthcare provider friends and coworkers who may be interested in participating.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the study, please contact Sofija Lavrinsek at 

Dear colleagues,

Have you wondered how the state of psychotherapy may change over the next decade? Would
you be interested in participating in a research project with the aim of forecasting these changes?

McGill’s Science and Practice in Psychology Research Group hopes to survey licensed Canadian psychotherapists and psychologists on anticipated trends to the field of psychotherapy, spanning topics such as therapeutic modalities, intervention types, formats, and
client/clinician demographics. To participate in this project, you would be asked to complete an
online survey. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes. It is offered in English and

It has received ethics approval from McGill University (REB #22-09-058).

Sebastian Kay and Dr. Martin Drapeau would be happy to send you the preliminary results
before they are published. The complete anonymized dataset will also be available to you
following survey dissemination.

Click here to begin the survey.

If you prefer to complete the survey in French, click here.

Thank you,

Sebastian Kay,, Research Coordinator, McGill University on behalf of Dr. Martin Drapeau,, McGill University

Some U.S. states have successfully pursued prescriptive authority (RxP) for psychologists. While there are no provinces in which psychologists have prescriptive authority, there are some in which it is being pursued by provincial associations of psychology.  R&P aims to expand the scope of practice of psychologists who undergo specialized training and credentialing to prescribe psychotropic medications. This training typically takes the form of a master’s of science program, principally offered in the United States.

This survey is being conducted by the Psychopharmacology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). It is the view of the Section that R&P authority brings value to interested and trained members of the profession and to the publics they serve. Through this survey, we hope to assess the beliefs, opinions and interests of Canadian psychologists and graduate/undergraduate students about RxP.




Dear Mental Health Providers,

I am looking to recruit clinicians who work with children and adolescents who broadly identify as Cognitive Behavioral Therapists and have either in the past or currently utilized Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) skills in their clinical psychotherapy work with clients. Clinicians do not have to have received any formal training in REBT but having received it is not an exclusionary factor for participation.

One of the things we are looking to do is assess how clinicians’ perception about their ability in carrying out steps related to REBT and then demonstrate those steps through simulated therapy vignettes. For the purpose of my dissertation, I am interested in how clinicians apply REBT skills in response to a clinical presentation of youth with anxiety.

To this end, if you identity as a CBT clinician, work with youth, and have some experience with REBT we are asking for your assistance in completing two questionnaires (e.g., demographic questionnaire and access to clinical support) and recording a video response to five therapy-based vignettes on a secure web-based platform. We will be providing you with the links to all measures and access to the Skillsetter website.

Upon completion of the study, you will be entered into a raffle to receive one of five $75 Amazon gift cards for your time.
If you are interested in assisting us in this research endeavor, we will provide you with consent, measures, and further information.

For questions, concerns, or complaints about the study, you may contact Morgan Schall at or Dr. Mark Terjesen at

Thank you for your time and consideration,
Morgan Schall, B.S. Mark Terjesen, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator Faculty Supervisor

Hello Psychologist,

You are you being invited to participate in a research study outlined in this email and attached poster. The purpose of this study is to consider therapists’ clinical competencies in face-to-face and videoconferencing psychotherapy. This study is part of Ian Wellspring’s dissertation research.

You are being invited to participate in this study as you associated with the Psychologists Association of Alberta and provide therapeutic services. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to engage in a confidential and anonymous survey. You will first complete some general demographic questions.


You will then be asked about your perceptions of your clinical competencies and experiences in face-to-face and videoconferencing psychotherapy. An important clinical competency is a clinician’s ability to gauge credibility in therapy. Therefore, you will also be asked to complete a credibility assessment task.


The study will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.


To be eligible to participate you must be:

  • Be a registered psychologist in your governing body
  • Have access to an internet-based connected computer with working speakers and or headphones
  • Be able to read and understand fluent English


Once you have finished this study, you will be given the opportunity to provide your email address to be entered into a draw for a $100 Amazon gift card. The recipient of the gift card will be contacted in August 2023. 


Please click on the link below if you would like to participate:


If you have any questions, you can contact Ian Wellspring (UBCO Psychology Ph.D. Student) at Your name has not been provided to the primary researchers.


Thank-you in advance for your time and consideration.


Take care,

Research Team

Ian Wellspring, Dr. Woodworth, Dylan Nemes

La version française suit.


The ultimate aim of this project is to develop guidelines for assessing cognitive functioning and neurodevelopment (more specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder) in children with visual impairment and blindness (VIB).


A clinical psychologist, school psychologist or any other clinician that has or is conducting assessments of children with
visual impairment or blindness?


You are invited as an expert, to participate as a Delphi panel member. This will involve completing a brief survey about the practices used to assess a child with VIB. Subsequently, a second survey will be sent to you with a summary of the group’s responses
and you will be asked for your level of agreement with various assessment practices. Finally, a third survey will be sent to you
asking for your level of agreement on various guidelines for assessing children with VIB.


For any questions or information about the project, please contact
us at





L’objectif ultime de ce projet est d’élaborer des lignes directrices pour l’évaluation du fonctionnement cognitif et le neurodéveloppement (plus précisément des troubles du spectre autistique) chez les enfants atteints d’une déficience visuelle ou une cécité (VIB).

Un psychologue clinicien, un psychologue scolaire ou tout autre clinicien effectuant des évaluations des enfants atteints de VIB?



Nous vous invitons à participer en tant que membre du panel Delphi. Il s’agira de répondre à un bref sondage sur les pratiques
que vous utilisez pour évaluer un enfant atteint de VIB. Par la suite, un deuxième sondage avec un résumé des réponses du
groupe sera envoyée et on vous demandra votre niveau d’accord avec chaque pratique. Enfin, un troisième sondage vous sera
envoyée pour évaluer votre niveau d’accord sur les lignes directrices pour l’évaluation des enfants atteints de VIB.


Pour toute question ou information sur le project, veuillez nous contacter à


Call for Research Participants

I am a sociologist looking to speak with mothers who voluntarily elected to stop living with their
minor children, and who are willing to participate in a confidential and non-judgmental
interview about their experiences. If this topic relates to you and you wish to contribute to this
research, please consider participating in my study. Participants need to have voluntarily stopped
living with their children at least one year ago and need to have tried living with their child(ren)
for a time prior to acting on this decision.

Participation will entail 1 or 2 confidential interviews, in English, lasting
approximately 1.5-2 hours. For more information about the study and/or
to participate, please email Shelley Z. Reuter, Professor of
Sociology, at

This project has been approved by Concordia University’s Human
Research Ethics Committee. If you have any questions or concerns
related to ethics compliance, please contact Ms. Monica Toca
(Manager, Research Ethics, Office of Research), at
514.848.2424 x. 2425 (

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