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: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator & the Development of Therapeutic Orientation

Researcher(s) Name(s): Michael Phillips

Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to investigate the interaction between CSPP student’s Myers-Briggs personality style and their choice of therapeutic orientation.

Participants will take the MBTI (Step II) online, receive a personalized results report and take part in a 45-minute interview about their results and experience in the graduate program.

In order to participate you must be:
1.) CSPP PhD or PsyD student,
2.) In full-time internship or completed at least your first part-time internship,
3.) Have a therapeutic orientation
4.) Be able to video chat (if outside San Diego).

If selected, $25 Amazon card for completed participation.

Contact Information:
Mike Phillips, M.A. at 858-699-4638 or email at mphillips@alliant.edu

 


LGBT

Project Title: Assessing Clinicians’ Multicultural Competence

Researcher(s) Name(S): Mia Wiston, MA

Study Summary: The purpose of the study is to better understand cultural competency among doctoral-level students, educators, supervisors, as well as practicing psychologists. I am specifically exploring competence in working with transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals, but you need not have specific experience working with this population in order to participate in my study.

This study is open to participants who are doctoral-level students, educators, supervisors, and practicing psychologists, from Ph.D. and Psy.D. clinical and counseling psychology programs. Graduate students who are participating must be enrolled in programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Participants must also be fluent in English.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential and you have the right to withdraw at any time. Upon participating, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to receive one of two $25 Tango gift cards by entering your email address. These surveys should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Access the study here: https://qtrial2017q1az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ugwNuDc0qgd84l

Contact Information: Please contact Mia Wiston via email (wistonm1@student.lasalle.edu) if interested in participating.


 

FAMILY AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIP STUDIES

Project Title: Family of Origin Influence on Couple and Family Therapist Burnout: A Regression Analysis Through the Lens of Contextual Therapy

Researcher(s) Name(s): Jennifer Vallin (Primary Investigator) Dr. Glebova (Dissertation Chair)

Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact that family of origin phenomenon -parentification- has on marriage and family therapy students’ level of burnout.
The aim of the research is to gain additional knowledge about a possible connection between family of origin issues and potential burnout in the field.
The research is important because its findings may assist educators and supervisors with guiding future clinicians with self-of-the-therapist work when experiencing professional stress and inform students of the effects family of origin experiences have on their career as therapists.

I am a doctoral student at Alliant International University, CFT program, Sacramento.As part of my doctoral dissertation, I am conducting an on-line research study examining how family of origin experiences influence marriage and family therapy students stress level during their graduate program.

Your participation in this study would be greatly appreciated because it may help to improve quality of training in MFT programs.

In order to participate in the study:

Step 1:
Click on the link below to complete the first part of the research- consent with procedure description

https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a95TG23r21b0vPL

Step 2:
Once the consent form is completed, you will be directed to the study which will include a demographic sheet and surveys related to the topic.

Instructions for how to complete the surveys will appear once you have logged in.

Contact Information: If you know of anyone that would like to participate, please direct them to Jennifer Vallin at jfreeman1@alliant.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about completing the questionnaires, please contact Jennifer Vallin. Thank you for your participation!


Project Title: A Retrospective Study Of Girls’ Body Image And Their Relationship With Their Fathers

Researcher(s) Name(S): Lauren Henry, M.A.

Study Summary: This is a study exploring young women’s ideas about body image, appearance, and eating and their relationship with their father during adolescence and pre-adolescence. To be eligible for the study, you must be a woman between the ages of 18-30, currently experience concerns with body image, appearance, and eating, have been raised in an intact, heterosexual, two-parent household, and never have been diagnosed or treated for an eating disorder. At the end of the study, participants will have the opportunity to be entered in a raffle to win a $50-dollar gift card to Amazon. Participation will take 1 hour.

Contact Information: Phone: 352-547-9211, Email: Laurennoelhenry@gmail.com


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: Psychodrama Techniques: The Effects on Trainees’ Learning and Engagement in Training and Development Sessions 

Researcher(s) Name(s): Amatia Golbodaghi

Study Summary: The aim of this research is to investigate the effects of psychodrama techniques on trainee engagement levels and overall learning in training sessions. The research will take about 2 hours to complete. Participants will be asked to listen to a presentation and then answer questions about the presentation.

To participate in this study, you must be 18 years old or older, an Alliant International University student and you must be able to speak, read, and write in the English language.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, please email the researcher atagolbodaghi@alliant.edu


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

Project Title: Self-Care, Supervisory Support, Stress and Quality of Life in Doctoral Level Psychology Students

Researcher(s) Name(S): Rebecca Terzian, M.A. (Principle Investigator), James Garbanati (Dissertation Chair)

Study Summary: My name is Rebecca Terzian and I am currently fulfilling my dissertation requirement at the California School of Professional Psychology, and am in need of participants to complete the online anonymous survey. If you are 18+, U.S. Citizen, currently pursuing a PsyD or PhD degree in any field of psychology and in practicum placement providing therapy to individuals with serious mental illness please click on the link below and complete the anonymous 25-35-minute survey.

This study is designed to measure self-care, supervisory support, stress and quality of life in doctoral level psychology students. Also, if you have friends or acquaintances in psychology doctoral programs please share this post on your social media or send them a message. Thank you!

Contact Information:
Please contact principle investigator, Rebecca Terzian (rterzian@alliant.edu), if you have questions.

Participation link: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d3Vd3Ocd1cgNYNf


Project Title: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator & the Development of Therapeutic Orientation

Researcher(s) Name(s): Michael Phillips

Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to investigate the interaction between CSPP student’s Myers-Briggs personality style and their choice of therapeutic orientation.

Participants will take the MBTI (Step II) online, receive a personalized results report and take part in a 45-minute interview about their results and experience in the graduate program.

In order to participate you must be:
1.) CSPP PhD or PsyD student,
2.) In full-time internship or completed at least your first part-time internship,
3.) Have a therapeutic orientation
4.) Be able to video chat (if outside San Diego).

If selected, $25 Amazon card for completed participation.

Contact Information:
Mike Phillips, M.A. at 858-699-4638 or email at mphillips@alliant.edu