Title: Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression Amongst French Canadians
|Abstract: This project is part of research program in collaboration with Macquarie University (Sidney, Australia) that aims to implant both the French and English versions of the Wellbeing Course in Canada. This project aims to establish the efficacy of the French-Canadian version of the wellbeing course using a randomized-control trial, where a treatment group will be compared to a wait-list control group.
The well being course consists of:
|Researcher: Miguel Robichaud, Supervisor: France Talbot|
|Study Population: Reside in the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador) and be aged 18 years+
Indicate French as first official language spoken and clearly understand written French;
Have internet access
|Participant Obligation: Complete an application.
If eligible complete a pre/post test questionnaire, along with a 3-mos follow-up.
Take part in the 8 week course.
|Location: Online - Moncton - New Brunswick.|
|Study Runs: 01/16/2017 to 08/07/2017|
Title: Exploring psychologists’ and psychotherapists’ professional views of what constitutes evidence-based practice. /
|Abstract: A structured online questionnaire will be used to collect data from the research participants. A survey has been formulated via Qualtrics and an English and a French version is each available. Once clicking on the respective language hyperlink to the study, participants will voluntarily choose whether to provide informed consent to partake in completing our survey. Individuals who agree to the consent form (part of the online survey) will proceed to completing the questions; those who do not, to the end of the survey. Rationale: Interest in EBP has prompted regulatory bodies such as the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) to establish committees to define and promote EBP, concluding that it involves the integration of three key elements: best available research, clinical expertise, and client characteristics. Despite growing interest in EBP, professionals have not rushed to embrace these practices, possibly because the definitions lack clarity (Lilienfeld et al., 2013). This study will aim to shed light on this issue by attempting to achieve a clearer understanding of the key elements identified in definitions of EBP, as applied to the practice of psychotherapy, by surveying psychologists and psychotherapists on the extent to which they attitudinally endorse key EBP tenets in their psychotherapy practices.|
|Researcher: Jerry Middleton and Christopher Kalogeropoulos|
|Study Population: Psychologists and, if possible, psychotherapists across all of Canada who are affiliated members of the CPA (and only those who may access the R2P2 portal).|
|Participant Obligation: Voluntarily consent to partake in our study. Respondents may withdraw from the study at any point without consequence, and there is no perceived risk associated with taking this survey. The survey responses are not forced-choice in nature.|
|Location: Online-city (through online posting on R2P2 portal); this study was approved in Montreal through the McGill University Research Ethics & Compliance office.|
|Study Runs: November 18, 2016 to March 31, 2017|
|URL: ENGLISH: https://mcgilluecp.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7X1h0x3BWncn4dD
Title: Spiritual Development Through Client Encounters: The Experience of Therapists
|Abstract: This proposed research project seeks to explore the impact of clients on the spirituality, spiritual change and development of psychotherapists, as seen retrospectively, over the course of their career. The study focuses on the experience of psychotherapists with at least 25 years in practice, as a result of their work with clients, and, in turn, on the effects of this on their everyday lives. It is hoped that the results will shed more light onto our understanding of the impact of psychotherapy practice on therapists, therapist development, and on the process of spiritual development, with implications for psychotherapy training and education.|
|Researcher: Terry Gall|
|Study Population: Psychotherapists in active practice|
|Participant Obligation: Participation in this research study will involve completing a brief demographic questionnaire, a one-page written reflexive account, as well as a 60-90min. in-person interview, scheduled at your convenience. Participation is strictly voluntary|
|Location: Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada|
|Study Runs: September 6, 2016 to July 3, 2017|