Placement Experiences Among Professional Psychology Graduate Students

Title: Placement Experiences Among Professional Psychology Graduate Students

Description: We are investigating professional psychology graduate students’ experiences at clerkship, practicum, internship, and/or other supervised practice placements.

Specifics: Study Population:
Aged 18+; attended a Canadian post-secondary institution; currently enrolled in, have been enrolled in, or have completed a clinical, counselling, school, or neuro-psychology program; currently completing or completed at least 1 practicum placement.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous, online survey about any adverse experiences at placements, including experiences of sexual harassment and assault. This survey should take about 30 minutes.

We are interested in learning about placement experiences regardless of whether you have experienced sexual harassment and assault. Prior to your participation in the survey, we require you to meet with the student researcher (Alisia Palermo) for 2-5 minutes via Zoom with your camera on to confirm that you are not a bot. This Zoom meeting will entail a quick hello and you will be sent the link to the survey in the Zoom chat feature. Please note that your identity will not be linked to your survey responses. Furthermore, your identity and participation in this study will be kept confidential.

For completing the survey, participants will be eligible to enter a draw to win 1 of 20 Amazon gift cards.

This study is funded by SSHRC and was reviewed and approved by the University of Saskatchewan’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board (#2579) on September 25, 2023.

Location: Online – Saskatoon, SK

Project lead: Alisia Palermo, Supervisor: Jorden Cummings


Study Dates: February 7, 2024 to May 17, 2024