Title: Understandings of Harm in the Context of BDSM Pain Play: Mental Health Professionals’ Perspectives

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to better understand how mental health professionals interpret the notion of harm when they are dealing with clients who participate in bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM). When clients disclose participating in BDSM, it can be difficult for mental health professionals to know how to interpret these behaviours. This study aims to further clarify how mental health professionals make sense of BDSM activities that involve pain by asking participants to share their understandings in an anonymous online survey.
Researcher: Dr. Stephanie L. Martin
Study Population: Anyone who is a registered, certified, or licenced mental health professional who provides counselling or psychotherapy to clients may participate. Participants must also be over 18 years of age. There is no geographical restriction.
Participant Obligation: Participation includes reviewing a consent form and filling out an online questionnaire which asks for demographics, responses to vignettes of hypothetical clients, and other open-ended questions. The expected time is 30-60 minutes.
Location: Online-Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Study Runs: 07/24/2017 to 08/28/2017
URL: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9MRK58D

Title: Employee Resilience

Abstract: This research focuses on employee resilience. You will be asked questions about your thoughts, attitudes and behaviours at work.
Researcher: Samantha Penney, Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Kelloway
Study Population: This research is open to individuals who are currently employed.
Participant Obligation: It involves completing an online survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete depending on your speed.
Location: Online
Study Runs: March 2017 – March 2018
URL: https://smuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3JVIWIoFgT5lDaR

Title: Pratique psychologique et utilisation d’indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie : Le cas des francophones en milieu minoritaire

Abstract: Une étude récente, menée auprès de psychologues canadiens, a révélé que les indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie sont encore peu connus et peu utilisés par les psychologues francophones (Ionita & Fitzpatrick, 2014). En effet, par comparaison aux anglophones, les cliniciens francophones sont moins conscients de l’existence de ces mesures et les utilisent significativement moins dans leur pratique. Une des raisons expliquant l’existence de cette différence est le fait que plusieurs de ces indicateurs de suivi de progrès ne sont pas disponibles en français. L’objectif général de ce programme de recherche est de combler ces lacunes en traduisant et en validant, en français, diverses mesures d’indicateurs de suivi de progrès en thérapie.
Researcher: Geneviève Bouchard et Mylène Lachance-Grezla
Study Population: Les critères d’inclusion des participants sont les suivants : être âgé de 18 ans et plus, être francophone et être en début de psychothérapie. Nous recrutons des participants qui proviennent du Nouveau-Brunswick et de l’extérieur de la province.
Participant Obligation: La tâche des participants est de remplir une série de questionnaires après leur 1ere séance, 4e séance et 8e séance de thérapie. La série de questionnaires prend environ une heure à compléter et peut être remplie au domicile du participant.

- Les participants recevront une compensation monétaire de 20$ après chaque temps de mesure.
- Les coûts de livraison des questionnaires sont assumés par les chercheurs.

Pour nous contacter : par courriel labofamille@gmail.com

Location: Cette étude est menée par l'École de psychologie de l'Université de Moncton. Nous recrutons des participants qui proviennent du Nouveau-Brunswick et de l’extérieur de la province.
Study Runs: 05/01/2017 to 09/01/2021
URL: Ne s'applique pas.

Title: The Experiences of Individuals and their Partners' when Weight Related Concerns are Present: A Phenomenological Exploration of Couples in Therapy

Abstract: This study aims to explore the phenomenon of couple therapy where couples 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. A Couple's primary concern for therapy does not need to have been weight related, and neither individual is required to have an eating disorder diagnosis to participate. However, they must have completed the couple therapy in order to participate. Couples will be asked to participate in an online interview together, and then a separate individual interview afterwards. Interviews will be transcribed and analyzed according to Giorgi's Descriptive Psychological Phenomenology. It is hoped this research will expand the understanding of couple therapy for weight related concerns.
Researcher: Michelle Tkachuk, Supervisor: Dr. Shelly Russell-Mayhew
Study Population: English speaking Canadians over the age of 18 in committed romantic relationships. Couples must have been to at least one couple therapy session where they discussed weight related concerns in the past 12-months and not in ongoing couple therapy.
Participant Obligation: Couples will be asked to participate in two online interviews. The first interview will be conducted with the couple together (approximately 60-90 minutes), and then each member of the couple will be interviewed alone (approximately 60 minutes).
Location: Online - Calgary
Study Runs: 04/03/2017 to 08/30/2017
URL: https://www.facebook.com/coupletherapystudy

Title: Psychological Recovery after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: The Moderating effects of Post-traumatic Growth

Abstract: The overall aim of the study is to address the lack of empirical research regarding PTG, in people who have experienced an aSAH with good neurological recovery. PTG has previously been investigated in respect to traumatic disasters and illnesses. However, only one small scale study, investigating the link between cognitive processing and PTG in ischaemic stroke patients, has ever been conducted. In addition, a few small scale qualitative studies have investigated PTG in acquired brain injury (ABI) patients, of which one or two participants had experienced stroke. Subsequently, there does not appear to be any previous studies that have explored PTG in aSAH. This study will build upon existing PTG research. In particular, this study will utilise a research design which investigates PTG as a protective factor, which has previously only been conducted in breast cancer patients. This study will seek to determine if PTG is experienced by people who have suffered an aSAH with good neurological recovery, as well as the relationship between PTSS, PTG and two health outcome measures being: depression, and subjective well-being. The potential for PTG to play a protective role in decreasing negative outcomes such as depression and reduced subjective well-being will also be examined. It is anticipated that the findings of this study will assist in the development of a model of PTG after.
Researcher: Australian Psychologist- registered with AHPRA. Professor Jenny Sharples
Study Population: All participants will be adults who have experienced an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Participants will be aged 18 years and above and be recruited from the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.S.A. and U.K.
Participant Obligation: The study utilises an online confidential survey comprising psychometric questionnaires. It is estimated that online participation will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes duration.
Location: Online only via the secure Qualtrics system and secure Victoria University server. Ethics approval from the Human research ethics committee at Victoria University, Melbourne Australia was obtained on the 19th of January, 2017.
Study Runs: 03/13/2017 to 12/31/2018
URL: https://vuau.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsmSv6KDOBZ197T
Appendice U_Overseas plain language document.pdf

Title: Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression Amongst French Canadians

Version canadienne francaise d’un traitement transdiagnostique de l’anxiété et de la dépression via Internet

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:
  • Five lessons that provide information and teach practical skills to facilitate symptom management
  • Exercises to help you practice the skills learned
  • Additional ressources and testimonials
  • Weekly emails from the research coordinator
  • Brief questionnaires to complete online to assess the impact of treatment
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
URL: etherapies.ca
Recruitment Poster

Title: Examination of Clinician Attitudes Regarding Treatment of Individuals with Pedophilia

Abstract: This study aims to investigate attitudes held by psychological professionals regarding the treatment of individuals with a sexual interest in children. If you consent to participate you will be asked to complete several questionnaires. These questionnaires address attitudes toward sexual activity with children, attitudes toward individuals with pedophilia, attitudes regarding treatment of individual with pedophilia, as well as some personal characteristics. Some of the questions are quite personal and might be upsetting to some people.
Researcher: Carisa Collins
Study Population: Participants are clinical psychologists who currently provide, or have ever provided, individual treatment. They may hail from any region of Canada.
Participant Obligation: Participant role is to complete relevant questionnaires.
Location: Online-Oshawa
Study Runs: October 27, 2016 to October 26, 2017
URL: https://uoitsocialscience.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9zv2Oh90HITuH8F