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BLANKET RECRUITMENT OF PARTICIPANTS VIA UNIVERSITY EMAIL IS PROHIBITED. To recruit participants for your study you must follow these instructions.

Research Requests Policy 2012


If you would like to participate in any of the following research studies, please be sure to review the eligibility criteria for each study prior to contacting the researcher.


Available Research Studies




Project Title: Evaluative feedback process in supervision using the CEM model

Researcher(s): Lavanya Devdas, MSW (student researcher), Dr. Arpana Inman (adviser and dissertation chair)

Study Summary: Research has highlighted benefits to using supportive and effective evaluative feedback practices in supervision such as bolstering trainee self-confidence (Heppner & Roehlke, 1984), and creating a positive experience of supervision for supervisees (Hilton, Russell, & Salmi, 1995). Simultaneously, feedback can also be a source of anxiety (Bradley & Kottler, 2001) where supervisees are ambivalent about disclosing their vulnerabilities for purposes of personal development while being evaluated on their areas of personal growth. Thus, evaluation is a critical component for supervisee development (Heckman-Stone, 2003; Johnston & Milne, 2012), and requires a closer examination to clarify its role in influencing supervisee development.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, participants should contact Lavanya Devdas at lad210@lehigh.edu, or my advisor, Dr. Arpana G. Inman atagi2@lehigh.edu, or Susan Disidore, inors@lehigh.edu, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at (610) 758-3021.



Project Title: Mindfulness, Coping, and Social Support: Psychological Protective Factors Against Minority Stress for College-Aged Same-Sex Attracted Women 

Researcher(s): Jeannette Bergfeld

Study Summary: I’m looking for participants in my study on psychological and protective factors for same-sex attracted college-aged women. If you meet all of the following criteria, you are eligible to participate in the study:
1) Identify as a woman
2) Between the ages of 18 and 28
3) Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer, meaning you are mainly attracted sexually/romantically to other women
4) Are able to read English fluently
This study involves completing self-report surveys online at the link pasted below and will take about 30 to 40 minutes to complete. After completing the study, participants will also have the option of entering their name in a raffle to win one of five $200 Visa Gift Cards. 

Contact Information: 

Link for the study: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bI1cet1prjt8x4V

Please email me at lbqwomenstudy@gmail.com if you have any questions.


Project Title: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Students’ Perceived Clinical Training with Transgender Topics

Researcher(s): Vanessa Zimmerman, MA

Study Summary: I am requesting participants who are currently enrolled in a Clinical Psychology doctoral level program that is APA accredited. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and there is an opportunity to win a $25 Amazon.com card. The purpose of the survey is to gather information related to students’ clinical exposure and training working with clients who identify as transgender. Please utilize the following link to participate: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5jzHBLWuf1VtCGp

Contact Information:
Vanessa Zimmerman, M.A. (PI)
Doctoral Student
University of Denver, GSPP
(720) 588-0757

Lynett Henderson-Metzger, Psy.D., J.D. (Chair)
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Denver, GSPP

Office for Research Compliance
University of Denver



Project Title: Grieving Fathers; Raising Daughters: A Phenomenological Study

Researcher(s): Pooja K. Sharma, M.A., MFT and Rajeswari Natrajan-Tyagi, Ph.D (Faculty Chair)

Study Summary: I’m currently seeking participants (fathers and daughters) who are interested in speaking about their father-daughter relationship as strength and resiliency after the loss of the mother. Interested individuals will be asked to fill out a short demographic questionnaire (about 5 minutes to complete) and participate in an interview which will last no longer than 60 minutes.

Father requirements:
• Fathers who have experienced loss of their spouse due to sudden or unexpected death and have raised their daughters through their developmental years irrespective of whether they remarried or not
• Must have lost their spouse during the developmental years of their daughter
• Must have been involved in raising a daughter during their developmental years (teen years from puberty to early adulthood) either alone or with another spouse/significant other.

Daughter requirements:
• Adult daughters who have experienced loss of their mothers in their developmental years and being raised by their fathers.
• Must be currently 18 years or above at time of interview.
• Must have experienced loss of their mother during their developmental years (teen years from puberty to early adulthood).

Contact Information: If interested, please contact Pooja K. Sharma at pkhosla@alliant.edu or 949-667-1757.



There are no studies in this category at this time.



Project Title: The Insanity Defense: A Study of the Fundamentalist Christian Perspective 

Researcher(s): Nicole Smith

Study Summary: Thank you for the opportunity for me to tell you about a study I am doing as part of my dissertation at Alliant International University. I am interested in looking at how an individual’s religious beliefs might influence their opinion of the insanity defense. 

I am looking to survey undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • Over the age of 18
  • US Citizen
  • Registered voter and/or hold a California drivers license or identification card
  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Not affiliated with the legal system (employed as an attorney, judge, paralegal etc). 

The survey is voluntary, confidential, and will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. 

Contact Information: If you qualify and would like to participate, please visit the following link where you will be given further instructions:

Email: nsmith@alliant.edu



Project Title: Employee Perceptions, Technology, and Support for Leaders with Visible Disabilities

Researcher(s) Name(s): John Santos

Study Summary:  The purpose of the research is to explore leadership and disability in the workplace. The participants of this study will be male or female adults over the age of 18. Participants will be leaders of organizations and their employees. Leaders must have a visible disability such as amputations, paralysis, and mandated use of mobility devices. Employees will currently serve at the organizations where the leaders work; they will have had direct contact with the leader. Participants will be recruited from a range of employment industries such as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Association, schools, hospitals, advocacy groups, and sporting organizations.

Contact Information:  John Santos; E-Mail: jsantos@alliant.edu, Phone Number: (619) 972-1266.



Project Title: Life Events Survey 2014

Researcher(s) Name(s): Susannah Robb Kondrath (primary investigator); Dr. Nicholas Noviello, Ph.D. (faculty sponsor)

Study Summary:  This study will explore the student experience and asks questions regarding life events that students experience as well as personality and life satisfaction.  Eligible participants are current American university students, including both undergraduate and graduate students over the age of 18.

Contact Information:  Interested participants can take the survey here: http://tinyurl.com/LifeEventsSurvey The researcher can be contacted at skondrath@alliant.edu

Project Title: Women Doctoral Students in Professional Psychology
Researcher(s): Erin Ayala
Study Summary: Women who are doctoral students in professional psychology are vulnerable to stress due to competing demands between work, family, and adjustment to new roles in research, clinical work, and teaching.  The consequences of stress are well known, but our field does not yet have an empirically supported model to explain the relation between stress and wellbeing of psychology trainees.  The purpose of this research is to gain a stronger understanding of the experiences of such women.  Inclusion criteria include women who are matriculated as either full-time or part-time doctoral students in a clinical, counseling, or school psychology doctoral program.
Contact Information: If interested in participating, how and who should be contacted? The link to the study is as follows: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=156658.  If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the primary investigator (ering@albany.edu).


Project Title: Psychological Implications of Childhood Bullying in Adult Survivors

Researcher's Name: Cynthia Laskowski, M.A.
Supervisor: Theodore Burnes, Ph.D., M.S.Ed.

Study Summary: Qualitative examination of residual effects of having been bullied in child in the adult population 30 and older; a phone interview will be conducted asking 13 questions regarding the topic in addition to brief demographic information. A $15 Starbucks gift card will be provided as incentive and thanks.

Contact Information: claskowski@alliant.edu or (415) 250-8445


Project Title:  Preventing Emotional Eating Routines (PEER) (submitted to IRB under Behavioral Weight Loss for Emotional Eaters (BWL-EE)

Researcher(s):  Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D.

Study Summary:  The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new family-based treatment that will help female adolescents reduce emotional eating by teaching them skills to manage strong emotions. In addition to learning these skills, the program will help adolescents lose weight by teaching weight loss skills including dietary and physical activity recommendations. Adolescents may qualify if they are female, overweight (85 – 99% BMI), between the ages of 13 and 17, and have a parent who is willing to participate.

Contact Information:  If interested, please contact the UCSD Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) at (858) 822 – 2158 or kidsweight@ucsd.edu


Project Title:  A Comparison of Abstinence and Perceived Self-efficacy for Individuals Attending SMART Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous

Researcher(s):  Emily Guarnotta

Study Summary:  I am looking for participants who are currently attending either Alcoholics Anonymous or SMART Recovery, identify as having had a problem with alcohol in the past, and are currently at least 30 days sober. The study takes approximately 15 minutes to complete online. There is an option to submit your email to enter to win one of 10 $15 Starbucks gift cards. Overall, the goal of the study is to better understand how personality characteristics affect membership in different self-help groups.

Contact Information: 

The link for the study is:  https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2gbZCD9OOculval   

Please email me at eguarnotta@alliant.edu if you have any questions.