a. You are invited to complete an anonymous, online survey for a Western Michigan University’s Psychology Department dissertation research project. This project is designed to compare military members’ and veterans’ perspectives on the concept of ‘moral injury’ with those held by mental health professionals. Moral injury is a new research area focused on psychological consequences that may occur after a betrayal of “what’s right” during high-stakes situations, such as military deployment. The survey is open to any English-speakers aged 18 or older with military culture familiarity (e.g., personal experience, professional career training). Individuals who have both a military service background and professional mental health experience are also encouraged to participate as well.
If you choose to participate, you will be asked to respond to survey items about your current perspectives on moral injury. No previous education in understanding moral injury is needed. If you are a service member or a veteran, you will also be asked to respond to items about deployment experiences as well. The survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Your responses to the survey items will be anonymous and kept confidential. https://wmichcas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_71dOm8ZqHmP9E8J
Karis ("Missy") Callaway, M.A.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
b. My name is Sean McCormick and I am a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology Program at Carlow University’s Department of Counseling and Psychology in Pittsburgh, PA. The purpose of my dissertation study is to learn more about psychologists’ willingness to engage in select discussions with clients. If you are a practicing doctoral-level psychologist who provides therapy/counseling to patients/clients, then please consider completing the following online survey. Your participation in this study will be limited to the completion of an online survey. The survey should take you 5-10 minutes to complete. While completing the survey, you will not be asked to provide any personally identifying information, and your responses will be completely anonymous. Each participant will have the option to be entered into a drawing to receive one (1) of four (4) $50 gift cards to Amazon.com.
This study has been approved by the Carlow University Institutional Review Board, on 1/30/2018. The Committee may be contacted through the co-chairpersons, Dr. O’Rourke at 412-578-2054or Dr. Spence at 412-578-8805.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the study, please contact Sean McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Frances Kelley at email@example.com.
Link to the Study: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sean_mccormick_dissertation
Thank you for your valuable contribution to this research. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.
Sean McCormick, MA, NCC
Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology
c. CORRECTION: See below for corrected links from last week’s Announcement
My name is Kayla Prout and I am a doctoral student at the California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University San Francisco. I am conducting a study to assess the usefulness of a children’s book using mindfulness to aid military children coping with deployment.
To participate in this study, you must be a mental health professional between 25 and 80 years old of any sex; must be either a psychologist or MFT, LPC, or MSW; must have worked with young children in a counseling or therapeutic capacity for a minimum of 2 years; and possess knowledge about mindfulness and possibly military culture. All participants who complete the study will be given a $25 amazon gift card as a way to thank you for providing your support and time to the study.
If you meet this criteria, please click: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cBWFQZ2eTSIPlFX
you must be a female between the ages of 18 and 68 years old, you must have at least one child between the ages of 3 and 5, and have a male significant other who is an active duty member of a branch of the U.S. Military who is considered “Active Duty”.
If you meet this criteria and are interested in participating, please click: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LDLzK0Q2HZDpit
If you have any questions about the study, you may contact me, Kayla Prout, at firstname.lastname@example.org or my supervisor, Fred Heide at email@example.com .
Kayla Prout, M.A.
CSPP-Alliant International University San Francisco