Researchers

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Research Requests Policy 2012

Participants

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

Research Categories:

 


TRAINING AND EDUCATION AT ALLIANT: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Project Title: Measurement of factors affecting the therapeutic alliance

Researcher(s) Name(s): Jody Aramburo, M.S.Ed., M.S., Teceta Tormala, Ph.D.

Study Summary: We are recruiting participants to help better understand factors related to the relationship between therapists and clients. We are seeking mental health clinicians of all training backgrounds (Ph.D., Psy.D., MFT, LCSW, etc.) who may be either licensed, unlicensed, or in training.

We are especially interested in individuals who identify as a member of a historically underrepresented group (i.e., racial, gender, and/or sexual minority groups), although we are open to respondents of all backgrounds.

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes. You have the option to win one of four $25 Amazon gift certificates by participating in the survey.

Contact Information:
Email: jaramburo@paloaltou.edu , ttormala@paloaltou.edu  
Survey link:https://paloaltou.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88Fsg5ri1Sc3JHL
 

Project Title: Clinical Psychology Trainees’ Empathic Failures During Psychotherapy with Older Adult Clients

Researcher(s) Name(s): Jacob Engelskirger, M.A.

Study Summary: This study will explore the empathic failures clinical psychology doctoral students sometimes experience during the course of psychotherapy with older adult clients. Eligible participants are currently enrolled in a clinical psychology doctoral program and have completed at least one academic term of clinical practicum.

They will have treated an older-adult client in individual therapy, and, during the course of that therapy, experienced an empathic failure that they are willing and able to talk about in an individual interview.

Each interview is expected to last around 40-60 minutes. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and no compensation will be provided.

Contact Information:
Interested parties may call the researcher at (707) 501-7530 or email him at jengelskirger@email.jfku.edu
 


LGBT

Project Title: Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence: A Comparison of Homosexuals and Heterosexuals

Researcher Name: Ashley J. Robinson, M.A.

Study Summary: My name is Ashley Robinson, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Forensic Psychology program at Alliant International University, San Diego Campus. I am conducting a study to explore perceptions of intimate partner violence (IPV)

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to read and understand the English language
  • Have access to the internet
  • Must identify as EITHER heterosexual or homosexual

Contact Information:
Email: arobinsonpsych@gmail.com
Survey link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0lBqzGoNOHAFLWB
 


FAMILY AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIP STUDIES

Project Title: Marriage & Family Therapist Attitudes Towards Polyamor

Researcher(s) Name(s): Craig Steckowski, Katy Smart, Chelze Zamani, Zak Young

Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of mental health professionals toward polyamory to develop insights into how their attitudes may positively or negatively impact their service delivery.

The following study will recruit participants who are licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), MFT interns (MFTI), and MFT trainees. Establishing a baseline attitude of marriage and family clinicians will bring insight into the acceptance of polyamory within the MFT field. The insight gained from this research will serve to establish needed sensitivity training and develop ethical practices when working with polyamorous individuals.

Contact Information:
Email: csteckowski@alliant.edu
Survey link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SMtneVIwSHxCkJ
 


CLINICAL SAMPLES

There are no studies in this category at this time.
 


CRIME AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

There are no studies in this category at this time.
 


WORKPLACE

Project Title: The Influence of Emotional Social Support on the Work-School Conflict – Stress Relationship Among Working Students

Researcher(s) Name(s): Jumana Sayyam

Study Summary: My name is Jumana Sayyam. I am a doctoral student in the Organizational Psychology PhD at Alliant International University. The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of emotional social support on the stress levels of working university/college students.

I am seeking to recruit participants that fit the following criteria:
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must be a current university student
• Must be employed

Contact Information:
If interested in participating, please contact Jumana Sayyam at jsayyam@alliant.edu or follow this link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3s120agy80bi45v
 

Project Title: Perceptions of leadership and climate in the stressor-strain process: influences on employee attributions and reactions.

Researcher(s) Name(s): José F. Rodríguez, ABD

Study Summary: This is a survey research design aimed at capturing the perceptions employees have of their work environment, leaders, and relationships with various work outcomes such as conflict, engagement, burnout, and other occupational health issues. It is a two-wave study with a follow-up survey approximately three weeks after first completion

Participants must be employed fulltime, above 18 yrs., and not self-employed. I’d prefer faculty and staff of the institution, if possible.

Contact Information: https://go.fiu.edu/Dissertation_T1
 

Project Title: Effective Executive Coaching Relationships: Implications for Coaching.

Researcher(s) Name(s): Peter Bechtel – Dissertation Chair: Jonathan Troper Ph.D.

Study Summary: The study’s purpose is to explore what elements in a coaching intervention influence desired coaching results or outcomes. The variables that will be explored are the perceived coaching relationship, coaching behaviors, coachees’ receptiveness to coaching, and how those variables affect coaching outcomes.

Potential participants are executives, managers, supervisors and individual contributors who meet the following two criteria:

  1. individuals who have been coached in a business setting by a coach for at least three sessions;
  2. their coaching sessions have taken place within the last five years.

The coaching could have been with either an external or internal coach.

Contact Information: To participate please follow the following link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2l9iItoQ95brUd7
For questions, contact Peter Bechtel at pbechtel@alliant.edu.
 


PERSONALITY, STRESS, COPING, DECISION-MAKING, PROBLEM-SOLVING

Project Title: Attachment, Object Relations, in relation to Self-Harm as a Transitional Phenomenon Among Late Adolescent Girls

Researcher(s) Name(s): Danielle Parker

Study Summary: This study, which involves the completion of three measures by the participants, is designed to add to current understanding about how young women (aged 18-25) view themselves in relation to others. It also seeks to understand the methods they use to cope with stressful situations. Participants can be entered into an opportunity drawing for one of eight $25 Visa Gift Cards.

Contact Information:
https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_41wC0hrhNQtdnPn