Recruit Research Participants Portal (R2P2)

Welcome to the CPA’s Recruit Research Participants Portal!

This CPA-member-only portal has been developed to allow CPA members to post requests for other CPA members to serve as participants in their research studies.

Posting requires you to provide a brief description of your project, stating who you are looking to recruit, participant obligation, and duration of data collection.
For more information, see the Submission Process to the R2P2 page.


Current Research Studies

Professional Practices Related to Neurodevelopmental Disorders Among Forensic Mental Health Clinicians

Description: We are conducting a research study about professional practices and experiences among forensic mental health clinicians working with clients who have neurodevelopmental disorders. We are interested in hearing from forensic mental health clinicians (psychologists and psychiatrists) with varying experience working in this population. Even if you do not work with...

Specifics: This online survey should take no more than 10 – 15 minutes. Your responses will remain anonymous. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to answer questions related to your experience working with clients who have neurodevelopmental disorders, the amount of training that you have received in this area, and any additional training that you feel would be helpful in your practice with this population. You will also be asked to provide some demographic information. Study Population: Psychologists (including interns/residents, and postdoctoral fellows) and psychiatrists (including fellows) who have experience working in forensic mental health settings and/or with forensic clients in Canada and/or the United States.

Location: Online - study approved by the institutional Research Ethics Board at the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario)

Project lead: Dr. Kaitlyn E. McLachlan

Study Dates: May 10, 2019 to November 1, 2019

Study Website:

A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group Intervention for Adolescents with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine how well 3 types of treatment for ADHD compare to one another: 1) group cognitive behavioural and skills training therapy (CBT+S); 2) supportive group therapy (SGT); and 3) treatment as usual in the community. Once eligible, participation will involve being randomly assigned...

Specifics: Study Population: Adolescents (aged 13-17) with ADHD from the Greater Montreal area will be entered into the study. The study is open to both medicated and un-medicated adolescents. Participant Obligation:Patients participate in this study for approximately one year. Once eligible, participation includes optional medication titration, 12 weeks of therapy and 4 in-person assessments. Hechtman Adolescent CBT Study Flyer

Location: Montreal Children’s Hospital- McGill University Health Center in Montreal, Quebec.

Project lead: Dr. Lorne S. Cousins

Study Dates: October 20, 2005 to March 2, 2021

Testing the Efficacy of an Online Self-help Treatment for Comorbid Alcohol Misuse and Emotional Problems in Young Adult Manitobans: A Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT)

Description: The goal of this research is to fill gaps in the existing addictions and mental health literature by designing and testing the efficacy of an online, 8-week, integrated self-help treatment to target comorbid alcohol misuse and emotional problems simultaneously. The self-guided program is based on principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy...

Study Population: Eligiblity includes: Canadian young adults between the ages of 18-35, reporting at least moderate alcohol use and depression and/or anxiety, fluency in English, and weekly internet access. Participants must not be accessing treatment elsewhere.

Participant Obligation: Participants should be prepared to commit approximately 3 hours/week to the program, all online.

Location: Online in cities across Canada (approved in Winnipeg, Manitoba).

Project lead: Jona Rose Frohlich Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Keough

Study Dates: January 9, 2018 to December 31, 2019

Study Website:

The Impact of Mandatory Reporting on Clinical Service Provision to Clients: A Study of Regulated Health Professionals

Description: We are conducting a research study about mental health professionals’ ethical decision-making on mandatory reporting and attitudes towards clients who seek treatment for sexual interest in children. Please note that it is not a requirement for participation that you have seen clients with a sexual interest in children.

Specifics: Study Population: All regulated healthcare professionals in Canada are eligible to participate if they have provided mental health services in the past 12 months or are in a training program that will allow them to become regulated healthcare professionals. Participant Obligation: Complete 15-20 minute online anonymous survey.

Location: Online - study approved by three institutional ethics board (Saint Mary's University in Halifax, NS; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON

Project lead: Dr. Ainslie Heasman

Study Dates: September 24, 2018 to September 24, 2019

Study Website:

Exposure Based Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Clinician Survey

Description: For this study, we are interested in how mental health professionals approach the treatment of OCD. More specifically, we know that OCD is a heterogeneous disorder and that clients may present with a number of different symptoms (e.g., fears of contamination, fears of harming a loved one). Although exposure with...

Gillian Alcolado, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Randi McCabe, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Irena Milosevic, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Karen Rowa, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Noam Soreni, MD

You are being invited to participate in this research study because you are affiliated with a professional mental health organization (e.g., WCBCT, CPA, APA, ABCT, CACBT, AACBT, BABCP). In this study, we are reaching out to individuals with professional training in the provision of mental health services.

In order to decide whether or not you would like to take part in this research study, you should be aware of what is involved, what is expected of you and the potential risks and benefits. This form provides a detailed description about the research study so that you can make an informed decision about participating.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may discontinue the study at any time. You may also choose not to respond to a particular item by selecting the “Prefer Not to Respond” option. You may contact the principal Investigator with questions or concerns about the study either before or after you participate (see below for contact information).

Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) experience intrusive thoughts/images/impulses and/or repetitive behaviours/rituals that are time consuming and significantly interfere with their functioning. Although a diagnosis of OCD requires that the individual experience obsessions and/or compulsions, there is much variability in the way these symptoms manifest across individuals. For example, one person may be particularly concerned about contracting an illness and therefore engage in significant washing behaviours while another person may be concerned about causing harm to their loved ones and therefore engage in complex mental rituals or prayers. Although the specific thoughts and behaviours for these two individuals vary greatly, both presentations are consistent with OCD.

Although exposure with response prevention has been shown to be effective in the treatment of OCD, less is known about how this exposure therapy is applied across different OCD presentations. In the current study, we are interested in examining how mental health professionals apply exposure therapy strategies across different OCD presentations.

If you consent to participate in this study, you will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire about your relevant training and experiences. You will then be presented with 9 short vignettes describing hypothetical clients. You may assume that each of these clients has been diagnosed with OCD and they are not experiencing any significant comorbidities. You will be asked to decide which treatment approach you believe is most appropriate for the client based on their presenting concerns. Next, you will be asked to assume that you are treating the client using an exposure with response prevention treatment approach, and to consider different exposure exercises. You will be asked to decide whether a suggested exposure is something you would be comfortable encouraging your client to try or not. It is expected that the entire questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Additional Information: OCD Survey Email Invitation to Participate - CPA.pdf

Location: Online - Hamilton, Ontario.

Project lead: Dubravka (Dee) Gavric, Ph.D., C.Psych. Psychologist, Anxiety Treatment & Research Clinic | St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Study Dates: October 1, 2018 to October 1, 2019

Study Website: