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

Placement Experiences Among Professional Psychology Graduate Students

Description: We are investigating professional psychology graduate students’ experiences at clerkship, practicum, internship, and/or other supervised practice placements.

Specifics: Study Population:
Aged 18+; attended a Canadian post-secondary institution; currently enrolled in, have been enrolled in, or have completed a clinical, counselling, school, or neuro-psychology program; currently completing or completed at least 1 practicum placement.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous, online survey about any adverse experiences at placements, including experiences of sexual harassment and assault. This survey should take about 30 minutes.

We are interested in learning about placement experiences regardless of whether you have experienced sexual harassment and assault. Prior to your participation in the survey, we require you to meet with the student researcher (Alisia Palermo) for 2-5 minutes via Zoom with your camera on to confirm that you are not a bot. This Zoom meeting will entail a quick hello and you will be sent the link to the survey in the Zoom chat feature. Please note that your identity will not be linked to your survey responses. Furthermore, your identity and participation in this study will be kept confidential.

For completing the survey, participants will be eligible to enter a draw to win 1 of 20 Amazon gift cards.

This study is funded by SSHRC and was reviewed and approved by the University of Saskatchewan’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board (#2579) on September 25, 2023.

Location: Online – Saskatoon, SK

Project lead: Alisia Palermo, Supervisor: Jorden Cummings


Study Dates: February 7, 2024 to May 17, 2024

Understanding Sexual Victimization Experiences among Professional Psychology Graduate Students at Practicums

Description: We are exploring the impact of experiencing sexual victimization by a supervisor at practicums on professional psychology graduate students’ professional life and identity. To participate in this study, you must meet the following criteria: (1) 18 years old or older; (2) attended or currently attend a Canadian post-secondary institution; (3) completed, enrolled in (but did not necessarily complete), or currently enrolled in a clinical, counselling, school, or neuro- psychology graduate program; (4) completed at least one placement (i.e., practicum, clerkship, internship) in the program; (5) have experienced sexual victimization by a (clinical) supervisor. You will be invited to participate in a 90-minute interview, with questions related to the sexual victimization experience, disclosure and/or reporting, and the impact of the experience on your professional life, identity, clinical work, and future as a psychologist. To reimburse you for your time, you will receive a gift card for your participation. Please note that participation is completely confidential, voluntary, and will not affect your placement, academic standing, or employment in any way. If you wish to participate, please contact Alisia Palermo (Clinical Psychology Graduate Student) at

Specifics: Study Population:
See eligibility criteria in Description of Study section.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will be invited to participate in a 90-minute interview. See further information in Description of Study section.

Location: Online - Saskatoon, SK.

Project lead: Alisia Palermo, Supervisor: Dr. Jorden Cummings

For more information about this study, please contact Alisia Palermo at, or Dr. Jorden Cummings (Principal Investigator) at This study has been approved by the University of Saskatchewan Human Behavioural Research Ethics Board (#3753) on September 14, 2023.

Study Dates: February 12, 2024 to February 14, 2025

Technology use in Counselling Education: Canadian Counselling Educators’ Perceptions

Description: The purpose of this survey is to gather information regarding experiences teaching counselling over the past 5 years. This survey explores professors’ perceptions of the use of technology and how such technology has impacted their teaching of counselling. The survey includes questions related to the following: challenges/barriers of teaching online, examples of the courses participants have taught over the past 5 years, opinions on online course designs, and preferred approach to teaching (e.g., face-to-face, online, or blended).

Specifics: Study Population
This is an online survey targeted at Canadian professors of counselling who have taught counselling online in the past 5 years.

Participant Obligation
The online survey should take about 10-25 minutes to complete.

Location: Online - St. John's Newfoundland, Lethbridge Alberta

Project lead: Elaine Greidanus, Ibiye Dagogo, supervisor: Greg Harris

Study Dates: January 18, 2024 to March 31, 2024

Study Website:

Can uncertainty & anxiety impact the lives we lead? Understanding lived experiences of people with chronic physical health and pain conditions

Description: We are actively recruiting participants for our online study titled “Can uncertainty & anxiety impact the lives we lead? Understanding lived experiences of people with chronic physical health and pain conditions”. This research study is being conducted by Dalainey Drakes (Ph.D. Candidate) and Allison J. Ouimet, Ph.D., C.Psych, (Supervisor) in the Cognition and Anxiety Disorders Research Laboratory (CADRe Lab) at the University of Ottawa. This study is being conducted as part of Dalainey Drakes’ doctoral thesis project. The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of how intolerance of uncertainty (IU) and anxiety impact the lived experiences of people with chronic physical health or pain conditions (CHPCs). The primary objective is to understand the role of IU in people’s experiences of their CHPCs. The secondary aim is to explore how people with CHPC respond to uncertainty across contexts.

Specifics: Study Population
To be eligible to participate, people must have lived with at least one (1) chronic physical health or pain condition for a minimum of 1-year, be 18 years of age or older, and reside in Canada or the United Kingdom.

Participant Obligation:
Your participation will include completing one online survey lasting approximately 60 minutes. As a token of our appreciation, you will be offered the opportunity to enter into a draw to win one of three Amazon gift cards, valued at $50, $30, $20.

Location: Online - Ottawa

Project lead: Dalainey Drakes, Supervisor: Dr. Allison Ouimet

Study Dates: December 8, 2023 to February 28, 2024

Study Website:

Identifying Systematic Barriers Among People of Colour Entering in Professional Psychology

Description: The goal of this study is to identify systematic barriers that People of Colour faced to get in professional psychology training programs in Canada.

Specifics: Study Population:
We are targeting faculty members who are affiliated with graduate programs in Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology programs in Canada.

Participant Obligation:
Participants will complete a 1-hour Zoom interview.

An honorarium of $215 will be provided to participants.

Location: Online - Winnipeg

Project lead: Virginia Tze

Study Dates: January 2, 2024 to June 30, 2024

Study Website:

Usability of the Promoting Healthy Sleep Program

Description: We are inviting parents/caregivers to participate in a study titled Usability of the Promoting Healthy Sleep Program. This new study is aiming to evaluate an online program that provides training to healthcare providers about assessing and treating pediatric insomnia (i.e., difficulties falling and staying asleep) in children ages 5 to 12 years. While we have received feedback on this program directly from healthcare providers, we would also like to hear parents and caregivers views of this program. Having participants with lived experience review the program and participate in an interview will help us modify the program and give healthcare providers applicable information about pediatric insomnia that will help other parents and children with insomnia.

Study Population
We are inviting parents and caregivers who currently have a child aged 5 to 12 years old that has insomnia/insomnia symptoms and who live in Canada.
Participant Obligation
Participants will have 3 weeks to review the professional development program. The program is approximately 2 hours long. Once participants have finished reviewing the program, they will participate in a 20 to 30-minute virtual interview.

Location: Online-Halifax

Project lead: Alzena Ilie, Supervisor: Dr. Penny Corkum

Study Dates: October 17, 2023 to March 31, 2024

Study Website:

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:

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