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

Survey of Violence Risk Assessment Stakeholders

Description: This study seeks to examine professional perceptions of violence risk assessment reports from the perspective of stakeholders (i.e., direct users who read completed violence risk assessment reports and then make decisions on cases). Specifically, the current research aims to examine the clinical utility of specific components of violence risk assessment reports. Of note, the current research seeks to examine how helpful/useful case formulation is from the perspective of those who read violence risk assessment reports and then make case decisions (e.g., regarding treatment planning, sentencing, conditions).

Study Population
Various stakeholders in North America, including forensic mental health treatment providers (i.e., psychologists, psychiatrists, and counsellors) who routinely receive/review violence risk assessment reports as part of their jobs.
Participant Obligation
Participants will complete an online survey where participants will report on their perceptions of violence risk assessment reports in general, and read three mock violence risk assessment reports and answer questions about the reports.

Location: Online-Burnaby, BC.

Project lead: Erin Fuller, Supervisor: Dr. Kevin Douglas

Study Dates: July 26, 2023 to July 26, 2024

Study Website:

Examining How Different Risk Communication Methods Influence Risk Assessment and Management Outcomes

Description: This study is examining cultural issues in violence risk formulation, and is interested in how different risk communication methods influence risk assessment and management outcomes. Participants will be asked to review a parole release report for a fictional offender who is nearing eligibility for full parole. They will then be asked to make several decisions about the case and answer questions about their demographic background, individual attitudes, and professional experiences.

Study Population
You are eligible to participate in this study if you are a forensic mental health professional (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, probation/parole officer) who has experience assessing and managing violence risk.
Participant Obligation
Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous, online survey that will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Location: Online - Vancouver, BC

Project lead: Sanam Monjazeb

Study Dates: July 24, 2023 to December 31, 2023

Study Website:

Understanding Family Functioning after Youth Self-injury Disclosure

Description: The goal of this study is to help researchers understand what helps or hinders families’ wellbeing as they navigate the discovery of a youth's non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI; direct and deliberate damage of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent). Your participation in this study will provide valuable knowledge that can help with the creation of family-based resources on responding to youth self-injury. Parents and youth will complete an online screening survey. Eligible parents and youth will complete separate Zoom interviews with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow in clinical psychology, or Dr. Turner. Parents and youth will then complete online surveys every 2 weeks for 12 weeks. Responses will be confidential, unless you or someone else is at risk of imminent harm. All participants will be given a list of mental health resources.

Specifics: Study Population:
Youth (aged 13-17) and their legal guardian must both willing to participate. Both must live in Canada, be able to complete interviews and surveys in English, and have Internet access. Parents have learned of youths' self-injury in the past 6 weeks.

Participant Obligation:
Total time commitment will be 6-7 hours per participant over 14 weeks. Zoom interview and online self-report surveys for each participant. Parents and youth can decline to answer any question(s) they prefer not to answer.

Eligibility Screener:
Please send questions or other enquiries to

Location: Online - Victoria, BC

Project lead: Brianna Turner, student researcher: Christina Robillard

Study Dates: February 10, 2023 to April 30, 2024

Accessing and Utilizing Services for Intimate Partner Violence: Centering the Voices of Survivors and Service Providers who Serve Them

Description: Despite the growing body of research literature pertaining to the understanding of survivors' help-seeking behaviours, limitations remain with respect to adequately understanding and conceptualizing the service utilization of survivors using intersectionality theory. More research is needed to bridge the gap between the intersectionality theoretical framework and the development of service programs and policies that reach to the diverse groups of survivors. In order to promote equitable, accessible, and inclusive services for all survivors, it is imperative to learn how various groups of survivors experience services and how these services attend to their intersecting identities and unique social locations. It is also essential to explore how providers who serve them understand survivors' experiences. Therefore, the aim of this research is to explore from multiple perspectives, how survivors of IPV and service providers who serve them understand survivors' experiences of accessing and utilizing mental health and social support services. I hope that this study can make a contribution to the field of domestic violence, ultimately improving services for all survivors. If you are in Canada and interested in participating, please do not hesitate to contact me via email address at

Specifics: Study Population:
Participants are adult survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), have left abusive relationship and are safe. Participants also are licensed mental health practitioners who worked with survivors of IPV and have five years of experience.

Participant Obligation
Participation in 60-90 minutes semi-structured interview

Location: online - Calgary

Project lead: Asra Milani, Supervisor: Dr. Ada L. Sinacore

Study Dates: November 10, 2022 to October 30, 2023

Study Website: