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: How are we making a difference out there? Teaching and Learning about Social Justice through Practicum Education

Abstract: The goal of this study is to investigate the experiences of counselling psychology students and their supervisors in the development of multicultural counselling and social justice competencies. In order to achieve this goal, graduate students in counselling psychology completing a practicum as well as their on-site supervisors will be asked to share their perspectives.
We hope that this study will make a significant contribution to the field of education, ultimately helping counselling students and their supervisors in the development of culture-infused and socially-just counselling.
Researcher: Helia Jafari, Supervisors: Dr. Nancy Arthur and Dr. Anusha Kassan
Study Population: Graduate students in counselling psychology program completing a practicum as well as their on-site supervisors
Participant Obligation: Participation includes filling out a consent form, a demographics questionnaire, and a one-hour one-on-one interview. The qualitative interview will be digitally recorded for the purpose of transcription and data analysis. Individuals who partake in this study will be offered a $25 honorarium (in the form of a gift card).
Location: Online-Calgary. For participants outside Calgary, interviews will be conducted either over the phone, adobe, or Skype.
Study Runs: May 1st to July 1st, 2017
If you are interested in participating in our study please contact:

Dr. Anusha Kassan - anusha.kassan@ucalgary.ca

Helia Jafari - tlstudy2015@gmail.com

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: 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: 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