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.

Examination of Clinician Attitudes Regarding Treatment of Individuals With Pedophilia

Description: There is research demonstrating the immense stigma against individuals with pedophilia (Jahnke et al., 2015). For example, a significant proportion of individuals believe that pedophiles should be imprisoned (Jahnke et al., 2015). Clinicians are not immune to these attitudes which can affect the quality of treatment (Schulze, 2007), as well...

Specifics: Study Population: Participants must be practicing clinicians who may or may not have experience treating individuals with pedophilia, and who are members of at least one professional organization (e.g., CPA, APA, CPSO, etc.).

Participant Obligation: Participants will be required to complete a 30 minute online survey.
Participants will then be asked to forward the survey to colleagues should they see fit.

Location: Study will be completed online via the Qualtrics Platform.

Project lead: Carisa Collins. Supervisor: Dr. Leigh Harkins

Study Dates: October 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

Study Website:

Choosing a Counselling Psychology PhD Program in Canada

Description: Applicants to graduate programs may guide their decisions based on different sets of priorities that vary by discipline and by individual. This study seeks to describe the factors that have influenced the program choice of PhD students in Canadian counselling psychology programs, by having each participant rate the importance and...

Specifics: Study Population: Current counselling psychology students in CPA-approved PhD programs in Canada Participant Obligation: Fill out an online survey, which should take less than 20 minutes.

Location: Online - Vancouver, BC

Project lead: Thomas Douce Supervisor: Robinder Bedi

Study Dates: November 19, 2018 to February 28, 2019

Study Website:

Sacrifices et conciliation travail-vie personnelle | Sacrifices and work-personnal life conciliation

Description: Cette étude a pour but de mieux comprendre l'impact des sacrifices que l'on peut faire sur la conciliation entre la vie professionnelle et la vie personnelle. Nous cherchons à savoir quelles conséquences cela peut avoir sur le bien-être, la santé physique et le sentiment de culpabilité des personnes. Ainsi, comprendre...

Specifics: Study Population: Des travailleurs(euses) et qui ont fini leurs études, donc pas de job étudiants. Workers and that have done their studies, so no student job.
English speakers and French speakers. Anglophones et Francophones.
All regions. Toutes régions confondues.

Participant Obligation: emplir trois questionnaires, le permier de 20 min et les deux suivants de 15 min.
Fulfill 3 questionnaires, the first one of 20 min, the next one of 15 min.
1er/first: now
2nd: avant noël/before christmas
3eme/third: mi-janvier/mid-january

URL Français :
English URL:

Location: Online-city : Montréal Approuved Montréal

Project lead: Nathalie Houlfort

Study Dates: November 7, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Study Website:

Self-care behaviours amongst Canadian professional psychology graduate students

Description: The purpose of this research is to examine self-care behaviours and strategies used by trainees (measured by two self-care inventories) and examine stressors and perceived stress amongst trainees. We are interested in these constructs generally, as well as the potential relationship between the two. The study has been reviewed and...

Specifics: Study Population: Canadian professional psychology (e.g., clinical; counselling; school; clinical neuropsychology) graduate students. Participant Obligation: Participants are invited to complete a 20-minute online survey, with questions about self-care behaviours, stress, well-being, and demographic and training information. Participants can enter a draw to win one of four $25 Chapters/Indigo gift cards.

Location: Online - Thunder Bay, ON (approved by the Lakehead University Research Ethics Board).

Project lead: K. Amanda Maranzan

Study Dates: November 16, 2018 to January 31, 2019

Study Website:

The Experiences of Non-native English Speaking International Students in Clinical Supervision: A Narrative Inquiry

Description: The purpose of this study is to explore the lived experiences of non-native English speaking international students in clinical supervision during their field placements in Canada. Clinical supervision plays a crucial role in trainees' professional development as a psychologist. However, little is known about effective clinical supervision for non-native English...

Specifics: Study Population: This study aims to recruit 12 to 15 non-native English speaking international graduate students enrolled in an applied psychology program in a Canadian university. Participant Obligation: Eligible participants who consent to take part in this study will sign the informed consent, fill out the contact information sheet and demographic form, and then complete a 60-90 minutes confidential online interview.

Location: online

Project lead: Jennifer Ho, Ph.D. student Supervisor: Prof. Ada Sinacore

Study Dates: June 8, 2018 to June 7, 2019