Title: Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Survey of Clinicians in Canada

Abstract: This study aims to describe the screening, assessment, and diagnostic practices for ASDs in school-aged children (ages 4-21 years) used by clinicians (including psychologists, psychiatrists, and physicians) in Canada. Information about screening and assessment practices will be gathered using a brief web-based survey, and trends will be identified to understand the knowledge, practices, and challenges of clinicians who receive referrals prompting diagnostic assessment in school-aged children. The information gathered may facilitate awareness of training and/or professional development needs, and create awareness of areas of opportunities for improvement in clinical practice with regards to ASDs. Greater awareness and additional training/professional development opportunities may have the greatest impact on children with ASDs and their families as it may lead to more timely diagnoses, facilitating their access to funding and intervention so that their lives can be improved.
Researcher: Amber Yaholkoski, B.A., M.A. Student (Clinical Psychology). Supervisors: Dr. Janine Montgomery & Dr. Brenda Stoesz
Study Population: I am aiming to describe diversity in practice across Canada, therefore, this study will recruit clinicians of various disciplines across Canada, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians.
Participant Obligation: Participants are asked to follow the link the an online survey, which will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. Following the survey, they may request an aggregate version of the survey results by leaving their email on a separate link.
Location: Online. The survey was approved by the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Manitoba by the Psychology/Sociology Research Ethics Board.
Study Runs: 09/18/2017 to 11/10/2017.
URL: https://umanitobapsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZWL1bT3p4q0xpz

Title: LGBTQ+ People’s Experiences of Accessing/ Attending Therapy for Trauma

Abstract: This study aims to understand mental health needs of LGBTQ+ folk who have experienced trauma, and to improve LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of mental health care.
Researcher: Leah Keating (postdoctoral fellow). SUpervisor: Robert T. Muller
Study Population: Participants must: identify as LGBTQ+, be at least 18 years old, live in Ontario, have experienced what they consider to be trauma, and have considered attending therapy for this experience. Previous therapy attendance not required.
Participant Obligation: Completing a survey on your well-being, experiences as an LGBTQ+ person, and accessing trauma therapy. If you have attended at least 1 therapy session for issues related to trauma, you have the option of completing an interview on your experience.
Location: Participants have the option of completing the survey/ interview online, in person at York University, or over the phone. Please contact lkeating4@gmail.com.
Study Runs: 09/29/2017 to 09/29/2018

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

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: 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
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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.