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

Reflective function and attachment in adult couple relationships

Description: The aim of the current research is to investigate the role of reflective function in relationship functioning in adult attachment relationships, specifically in relation to significant aspects of couple relationships such as relationship satisfaction, emotion regulation, trust, and sexual functioning. These variables will be measure dthrough self-report questionnaires administered online.

Study Population: Couples from all socio-demographic backgrounds who have been living together for at least one year, are over 18 years of age, and English-speaking.

Participant Obligation: Each partner in the couple will receive an online questionnaire that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

This study is part of M.A. thesis research for two students at Saint-Paul University, Sara Kriplani and Monica Bridge, under the supervision of Stephanie Wiebe.

Location: Online, Ottawa

Project lead: Sara Kriplani and Monica Bridge, Supervisor: Stephanie Wiebe

Study Dates: May 2, 2019 to October 18, 2019

Assessing the presence of psychopathic traits in men and women.

Description: You will be asked to think about the prototypical psychopathic person. Then you will view a list of 37 psychopathy symptoms and rate the gender prototypicality of each symptom. Next, you will be asked to read a hypothetical case vignette portraying a psychopath and rate the individual on the same...

Study Population: Fluent in English and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. No regional limitations.

Participant Obligation: Approximately 30 minutes.

You will have the opportunity to place your name into a draw for a chance to win 1 of 4 $25.00 Amazon gift cards.

If you have any ethical concerns with the study, please contact the REB Chair, Carleton University Research Ethics Board-B (by phone at 613-520-2600 ext. 4085 or via email at

Location: Online - Ottawa

Project lead: Cassandra Conley, Supervisor: Dr. Shelley Brown

Study Dates: July 22, 2019 to November 1, 2019

Study Website:

National Survey of Clinical Services and Training for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Canada

Description: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a prevalent, disabling disorder that requires specialized evidence-based treatments as well as timely access to these treatments for optimal recovery.

Specifics: We are requesting that Canadian clinicians, supervisors, and directors of service and/or training complete this funded nationally distributed survey developed to meet the need for comprehensive information about specialized services and training across Canada for OCD in both the public and private sectors. Survey results and a database of services in Canada for OCD will be accessible (with site consent) to Canadian care providers and to the public and will inform educational and intervention initiatives. This survey was developed at The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD, and the McGill University Health Center in consultation with a Canadian team of collaborating staff psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical and training directors, and community leaders.

Location: Online, The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and the McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC

Project lead: Dr. Debbie Sookman, PhD President, The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Specialist in OCD and Related Disorders Department of Psychology McGill University Health Centre Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry McGill University

Study Dates: July 17, 2019 to December 15, 2019

Study Website:

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