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: Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma and Choral Singing
|Abstract: It is the objective of this study to contribute to a growing literature exploring the use of body based, creative arts modalities in the treatment of trauma. Our project will engage and assess the experiences of childhood trauma (CT) survivors in a choir. Our specific aims are to address psychological, social, and physiological impacts of CT through the shared experience of choral music making.|
|Researcher: Heather MacIntosh|
|Study Population: Adult survivors of childhood trauma|
|Participant Obligation: Sing in a choir for 13 weeks. Meet with a researcher before and after rehearsal period to talk about your experiences and to fill in some questionnaires. Contribute salivary cortisol sample before and after rehearsal period.|
|Location: Montreal, Quebec, McGill University School of Music|
|Study Runs: September 2016 to December 2016|
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|
Title: Workplace Well-Being Study
|Abstract: We are recruiting participants for the Workplace Well-Being Study being conducted by researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. This research is conducted as part of an honors thesis.
The purpose of the research study is to observe variables such as well-being, satisfaction with life, and meaning in life, and how they interact with behaviors in the workplace. We are studying this because we want to understand how we can make workplaces more meaningful and satisfying.
This study will be completed entirely online. In order to get the most accurate snapshot of your work day, we would like to send three surveys a day to your mobile phone at random times throughout the day (experience sampling methodology). These surveys are very short and are about your experiences at the time that you receive our message.
Your participation in the study would be voluntary. Whether or not you participate in this study will have no effect on your relationship with your employer or workplace. This study is completely confidential such that, if you chose to participate, you will not be asked any information that could identify you or the organization you work for. It is important to note that this study is not intended to change your feelings about your job or well-being, it is only an observation of current behaviors.
|Researcher: Lauren Hotchkiss|
|Study Population: Employees who live and work in Canada.|
|Participant Obligation: There are three parts to the study, for a total time commitment of 1.5 to 2.5 hours over 10 days.|
|Study Runs: November 26, 2016 to January 30, 2017|