Title: A Study of Career Development Discussions and Employee Engagement

Abstract: Research question: Do more frequent and valued career development discussions between an employee and their direct supervisor relate to a greater sense of psychological meaningfulness, psychological safety and psychological availability, which in turn increases engagement levels of employees?

This research focuses on whether or not two concepts are linked. The first concept is the career development discussions people may be having with their managers. The second is how engaged do these people feel when they are at work.

Career development discussions are discussions we have with our manager about our career. It can be about how we can develop or grow from where we are today, or it can be about future plans or opportunities. The goal of these discussions is to help or support us to develop further in our career. Feeling engaged at work is when we feel like we can be our “preferred self” in every way. That includes how we think, how we feel emotionally and how we feel physically in our bodies. It is the feeling that we can really be present in the moment at work. There are three questions we ask ourselves before recognizing if we can feel engaged at any point in time: Is this meaningful to me? Do I feel safe? Am I available to feel engaged?
Researcher: Colleen Egli. Supervisor: Lucy Jdanova, Ph.D
Study Population:
    - 19 years or older
    - Working for the same company for the last 12 months
    - Working full-time or part-time
    - Supervised by one direct manager for day-to-day activities
    - Communicating in English every day for work
    - Living in Canada or USA
Participant Obligation: This survey will take up to 10 minutes of your time to finish. Questions stem from your past career development discussions frequency and value, as well as your feelings of being engaged at work.
Location: Online - Vancouver, BC
Study Runs: April 8, 2018 to May 15, 2018
URL: https://form.simplesurvey.com/f/l/career-development-engagement-survey

Title: Parenting and Work-Family Balance: Survey of Canadian Female Psychologists

Abstract: In recent decades, representation of women in universities has rapidly increased, surpassing the attendance of male undergraduate and graduate students, yet women remain underrepresented in faculty positions (Lee, Reissing, & Dobson, 2009). One suggestion for this discrepancy is that women are more likely to emphasize family obligations over work obligations (Lee et al., 2009). Despite the rising role of women in professional psychology, little is known about women’s issues in terms of job satisfaction and work-family balance. The Committee on Women in Psychology, a division of APA, emphasized this gap when raising questions around the balance between employment, marriage, motherhood, and hurdles to occupational advancement, which they portrayed as, “critical issues in need of research” (APA, 2017, p. 2). In an attempt to address this significant gap, the present study will explore predictors of job satisfaction and quality of life in Canadian female clinical psychologists as they relate to maternity leave and childrearing. Information related to job satisfaction, quality of life, and work-life balance will be gathered using a web-based survey. The information that is generated by this research may help inform policy around issues like internship travel requirements and clinical psychology career benefits for women in academic, public, and private positions.
Researcher: Jennifer Theule.
Study Population: This study will be recruiting registered Canadian female clinical psychologists for participation.
Participant Obligation: Participants are asked to follow a link to an online survey, which will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Following the survey, they may leave their email to enter a draw for a $50 eGift card on a separate link.
Location: Online. The survey is approved by the University of Manitoba, in Winnipeg, Manitoba by the Psychology/Sociology Research Ethics Board.
Study Runs: 04/16/2018 to 06/15/2018
URL: https://umanitobapsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eqVUTY0GyBC2zVr

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 in the development of multicultural counselling and social justice competencies. In order to achieve this goal, graduate students in counselling psychology who are completing a practicum 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: 04/01/2018 to 08/01/2018
URL:

Title: Reciprocal Feedback in Clinical Supervision: A Qualitative Multiple Case Analysis

Abstract: Eleven studies have addressed reciprocal supervision processes and outcomes. Studies have focused on supervisees’ perspectives on collaboration and supervisors’ adherence to ethical guideline, trainee’s self-efficacy and anxiety level, trainees’ satisfaction with supervision, client outcome and their perspectives on supervisory relationship Of the four qualitative studies, trainees’ perceptions of the importance of clinical training components and supervisor’s perceptions of providing feedback, supervisees’ experience of receiving corrective feedback in clinical supervision, supervisees’ perception of supervisors asking feedback and supervisees’ perception of supervisors giving feedback. Reciprocal supervision studies are limited. Very few have focused on supervisors' experience of the process. Two studies surveyed prevalence, or frequency, of actually asking supervisees for feedback.
The core purpose of this study is to better understand supervisors' experience of reciprocal feedback practice in supervision.
This is a qualitative study, which includes (a) a short, 4-item measure of supervision practice and, (b) a 30-minute phone interview.
The interview data will be analyzed using Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR).
Researcher: Houyuan Luo. Supervisor: William Hanson
Study Population: The participants are Canadian clinical supervisors who are registered psychologists and actively involved in supervision.
Participant Obligation:
1. Complete a 4-item screening measurement.
2. Complete a 30-minute phone interview.
Location: Online and Telephone-Edmonton
Study Runs: March 08, 2018 to March 07, 2019
URL: Link to the 4-item measurement: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/65JJR8B
If you are interested in my research, please contact me at houyuan@ualberta.ca, I will let you know more details and the consent process.

Title: Couples in Long-term relationships: Sexuality, Support, and Attachment in daily Life (CoLoSSAL Project) / Couples au Quotidien: Attachement, Soutien, Sexualité et Engagement (Projet CoQuASSE)

Abstract: A successful couple relationship is a goal envisioned by the vast majority of adults. The negative consequences of relationship distress on psychological and physical health justify empirical efforts to identify mechanisms underlying optimal relationship functioning. Among key factors related to enduring relationships, support behaviors between partners (i.e., caregiving) impact both partners’ relationship satisfaction and foster relationship stability over time. Similarly, sexual well-being contributes to relationship satisfaction, and positive sexual interactions are powerful means to express love and foster enduring intimacy and relationship happiness. Yet, sex researchers have often neglected relational processes involved in sexuality; similarly, relationship researchers have largely disregarded sexuality as a key factor affecting relationship well-being. Moreover, studies that have integrated sexual and relational factors in a broader view of relationships have often lacked a strong guiding theoretical framework. Thus, the core objective of this longitudinal dyadic study is to examine how attachment and perceived partner support interact to predict (1) goals for engaging in sex and emotions felt during day-to-day sexual interactions and (2) long-term sexual and relationship satisfaction in both members of long-term couples.
Researcher: Noémie Beaulieu
Study Population: Canadian mix-sex couples that (1) have been together for at least 5 years; (2) have cohabitated for a least 6 months; (3) are sexually active; (4) are 18 years or older.
Exclusion criteria: (1) giving birth in the last year ; (2) being retired.
Participant Obligation: Phase 1: Baseline questionnaires (about 60 minutes)
Phase 2: Daily diaries every evening during 21 days (about 5-10 minutes/day)
Phase 3: Follow-up questionnaires 3 months and 12 months after completing the daily diaries (about 45 minutes)
Location: Online - Montreal
Study Runs: January 1st, 2018 to June 1st, 2018
URL: Participants may click on the following link and leave us their contact information. Our research team will contact them to provide them with details regarding the CoLoSSAL Project.
https://cripcas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w2b6BCmGPaqMbX
A financial compensation of up to $150 per couple is included.

Title: The Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Cross-Disciplinary Analysis

Abstract: Currently, very little is known regarding the assessment and diagnostic practices of clinicans who diagnose Autism Specturm Disorder (ASD). There are no known biological markers that can accurately diagnose ASD and as such, diagnosis generally relies on behavioural observations and assessment. The current study endeavours to provide information regarding the assessment and diagnostic practices of clinicans in Canada who work within the ASD field. The study involves a brief (~10 minute) questionnaire asking about ASD assessment and diagnostic procedures.
Researcher: Jeffrey Esteves, Supervisor: Dr. Adrienne Perry
Study Population: We are looking to recruit clinicians across Canada with the authority to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD; i.e. Psychologists, Psychological Associates, and Physicians), who do so as part of their regular practice.
Participant Obligation: Participants will complete a brief survey (10 min) which asks about their assessment and diagostics procedures when working on a queried ASD case.
Location: Online-Toronto
Study Runs: February 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2018
URL: https://yorkufoh.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0VAO95IFkhMoXcx

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
URL:

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: 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.