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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




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Project Title: Empowering African-American Girls: Recognizing the Biases in the Diagnosis of ADHD

Researcher(s) Name(s): Brandi Burcham, M.A. & Heather Moore, M.A.

Study Summary:Brief summary (Maximum 100 words), and specific details about the demographic group(s) requested to participate.

ATTN: Graduate students who are currently enrolled in a psychology program.

Please follow the link and complete this survey. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes. This is a research project that will be examining the conceptualization and diagnosis of children with ADHD. Responses are completely confidential and will help add to the body of research in the field related child psychology. Please pass this posting on to any graduate students you know. We appreciate your time and help.

Thank you in advance,

Heather Moore, M.A. and Brandi Burcham, M.A.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, how and who should be contacted?

Email: and




Project Title: Let’s Talk About Sexual Orientation

Researcher(s) Name(s): Alexandria M. Luxon and Gregory S. Chasson

Study Summary: My Master’s thesis is on the topic of therapists’/graduate students’ knowledge of LGB issues in mental health therapy. Participants should be faculty members or graduate students working/training to work in a mental health field (e.g., psychology, social work, counseling, etc.).

Contact Information:  Alexandria Luxon’s email is and the link to my survey is:

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Project Title: Ethnic differences in retrospective reports of the father-daughter relationship on self-esteem, when compared to divorced and non-divorced fathers

Researchers Name: Olivia Briceño

Study Summary: My name is Olivia Briceño, and I am a doctoral student in the APA-accredited PsyD. Program in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University Sacramento Campus. I am conducting a study to explore the biological father-daughter relationship and its effect on young adult daughter’s self-esteem, across different ethnicities and among non-divorced and divorced families.


  • Woman between the ages of 18 and 34 years
  • Must be able to read and understand the English language
  • Have access to the internet
  • Must know her biological father’s ethnicity
  • Parents must be either married or divorced

Contact Information:  If you have any further questions or concerns, please direct them to Olivia Briceño, at:

To participate in the survey, please click the following link:


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Project Title:  Examining the emotional connect between partners when one partner is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder: A narrative inquiry

Researcher(s) Name(s):  Nicole Asencio

Study Summary: The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the emotional connection between couples when one partner has been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder. I am seeking participants between the ages of 25-39 to participate in two in person interviews (approximately 60 minutes each) and continuous contact after both interviews to review the information they shared during the interview. To qualify: (1) participants need to be in a committed romantic relationship for at least one year; (2) one partner must be diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder; (3) both partners must agree to participate in the study.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, e-mail Nicole Asencio at


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Project Title: The Lived Experience of Happily Married Long-term Heterosexual Couples

Researcher(s) Name(s): Denise Grundland

Study Summary:  This study is exploring the lived experience of happily married long-term couples; these individual’s stories, their ways to maintain their happiness, and to understand how they define marital happiness.

Participants must be heterosexual couples who self-identify as happily married. Participants will be screened for both spouses wanting to participate, both considering themselves “happily married”, both being in their first marriage, and having a marriage that has lasted at least 30 years in order to meet inclusion criteria. Participants must be English or Spanish speaking.

Contact Information:  If interested or you know of someone who may be interested, please e-mail me at or contact me at 858-449-1288.


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Project Title: Understanding the every day experiences of power in interracial couples and how it effects marital satisfaction?

Researcher(s) Name(s): Alison R. Coelho, M.A.

Study Summary: The purpose of the study is to better understand the role that power may play in the every day experiences of interracial couples.

I am looking for potential couples who are between the ages of 20 and 69, are proficient in English, and fit into one of the following criteria:

-The couple must be married for at least 1 year

-One partner must identify with the majority racial status (Caucasian/White/European) and the other partner must identify with a minority racial status (African America, Asian, Latino/Latina, and Native American) regardless of gender

-Participants must be in a heterosexual (male-female) relationship

-Both partners must consent to the study

-The study is expected to take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. If you choose to participate each partner will be given a $20 Gift Card as appreciation for participating. Brief summary (Maximum 100 words), and specific details about the demographic group(s) requested to participate

Contact Information: If you are interested in participating in this study and fit into the criteria above, I kindly ask that you please email me at  and identify if you meet the criteria. I will then contact you to begin the screening process and then we can set up a time to complete the study. Thank you for your consideration in participating in this study.


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Project Title: Mothers’ Attachment Styles and Sleep Technique Choices for their Infants

Researcher(s) Name(s): Jamie Young

Study Summary:  Looking for first-time mothers of children between 12 and 35 months (1-2 years) of age.  The study is investigating how a mother’s attachment relates to the sleep technique(s) used with her child in his/her first year of life. Completion of the surveys are online and should take approximately 15-20 minutes. After completion participants have the option of entering their email to potentially win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards.

Contact Information:  Please visit the following link for further details and to possibly participate in the study:


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Project Title: Systemic Theory Questionnaire 

Researcher(s) Names(s): Claire Hapke, M.A. and Benjamin Toubia, M.A.

Study Summary:  The purpose of this study is to determine the alignment of the Systemic Theoretical Flowchart, newly developed by the authors, with family therapy students’ self-identified theoretical orientations and key considerations for theory-based practice.  The Systemic Theoretical Flowchart was created to aid new Marriage and Family Therapists in choosing a systemic theory that fits with their values and assumptions.  Participants must be licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, in school for Marriage and Family Therapy, or working towards MFT licensure, 21 years of age or older, and have a proficiency in English.

Survey Information: 

Contact Information: Benjamin Toubia, btoubia@alliant.eduBenj , ) (424) 272-1129 and Claire Hapke, (310) 564-6172



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Project Title:  Graduate Research on Solitary Confinement

Researcher(s) Name(s): Veronica V. Solaris, MSCP, MA, Psy. D Candidate

Study Summary:

ATTN: Professionals who are working directly with recently incarcerated individuals.

Please provide them the opportunity to volunteer and participate in this important study. This project is looking to measure the impact of social isolation on individuals who were recently incarcerated in prison/jail within the last nine months in both isolation and general population cells.

I am seeking:

  • Men released from jail/prison in the last nine months
  • Are between the age of 18-85 years old
  • Were incarcerated for the at least five months
  • Have access to computer/phone and Internet
  • Can read and understand basic English

Please have them follow the link below to complete this survey. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes. If they participate they have the chance to obtain one of four $35 gift cards.  Please pass this posting on to any professionals or individuals you know. I appreciate your help.  Thank you,  Veronica S. Solaris, MSCP, MA

 Contact information:  Email:


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Project Title: Relationship between community self-report understanding of intellectual disability and decisions in Atkins claims

Researchers Names:Camille Malcherczyk M.A. Psy.D Candidate; Tamar Kenworthy, Psy.D

Study Summary: I am conducting a research study for my doctoral dissertation and I would really appreciate you participation. My study proposes to assess the self-reported understanding and relationship between intellectual disability and Atkins claims. This is an anonymous survey and you will not be asked to report any personal identifying information. The survey material will about around 15-20 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and there will be no negative consequences should you decide to participate or to withdraw at any point.

To be a part of this study, you must be over the age of 18 and you must be eligible to serve as a US juror. You must also be able to understand and read English fluently as all the materials will be in English. If you do not meet these criteria, you cannot take part in this study.Your willingness to participate will be implied by your completion of the survey materials.

Contact information:  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Camille Malcherczyk (, or my dissertation chair, Tamar Kenworthy, PsyD (

Link To Take Part:




 There are no studies in this category at this time.



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Project Title: Religiosity, Acculturation, Sexuality, Sexual Communication and Psychological Well-Being among Muslim American Women

Researcher(s) Name(s): Linda J. Beckman, Ph.D. & Emon Abdolsalehi-Najafi, Ph.D.

Study Summary: The Multicultural Women’s Research Group is seeking volunteers for a study of Muslim women. We are dedicated to conducting research that can improve the well-being and mental health of women from diverse cultural backgrounds. This study examines self-perceptions, cultural preferences, religiosity, feelings about sexual issues and psychological well-being. If you are a Muslim female over the age of 18 residing in the United States, please consider participating in our approximately 20 minute on-line survey (direct link: Those who complete the survey can enter a raffle for a chance to win one of three $75 Visa gift cards.  Thank you.

Those interested in taking the on-line survey should click on the following link:

Contact Information:  If you have questions please contact Emon Abdolsalehi-Najafi,Ph.D. at or Linda J. Beckman, Ph.D. at or 626-270-3302.


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Project Title: Work-Life Balance and Subjective Well-Being

Researcher(s) Name(s): Nurcan Ensari, Ph.D.

Study Summary: This study will examine the demands of adults in the work that they do and what they do for self-care and how often. This study involves an online survey that only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Anyone who works in any field is invited to participate. If you are eligible, please consider participating!

Eligibility for Participation:

Anyone who:

A)    Is at least 10 years of age

B)    Has been working in any job for at least 2 years

Link to the study:

Contact Information: If you have any questions or would like to receive the results of the study, please email Nurcan Ensari, Ph.D.  at


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Project Title: Examining Iranian American Women’s Self-Complexity, Changes in SES, and Stress

Researcher Name: Saba Borghei, M.A.

Study Summary: As part of Clinical Psychology Ph.D. dissertation, Iranian immigrant women or Iranian women born and raised in America are wanted to participate in an 1 hour interview. Questions will be asked regarding how life is different in the U.S. compared to living in Iran and how Iranian and American values differ. Names and identification of the interviewees will be confidential.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, please contact Saba Borghei by phone-(818)326-6946 or


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Project Title: Conscientiousness as a Moderating Factor in the Relationship between Daily Hassles and Burnout in Graduate Students in a Blended Learning Environment
Researcher(s) Name(s): Jessica Buick, M.S., M.A. and Ray Hawkins, Ph.D.

Study Summary: This study will investigate whether conscientiousness moderates the relationship between stress and burnout in graduate students enrolled in a blended learning program. It should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete the survey in its entirety.
Participants sought are graduate students (master or doctoral level) from any field of study who are enrolled in a blended learning program, defined as a learning program that includes both face-to-face and online components.

Contact Information: Informed consent and access to the survey can be found at:

If you have any questions about this study, you may contact either:

Jessica Buick, M.S., M.A.
(530) 941-7295


Ray Hawkins, Ph.D.
(512) 232-3354



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Project Title:  Ethnocultural Empathy in Mental Health Graduate Students

Researcher(s) Name(s):  Vreny Ramirez-Camarena (Primary Investigator), Dr. Emil Rodolfa (1st Chair)

Study Summary:  The purpose of this study is to investigate if there is a difference in ethnocultural and general empathy levels between mental health professions graduate students. Additionally, this study will investigate if higher levels of general empathy will positively correlate with higher levels of ethnocultural empathy in graduate students.

Contact Information: 

Please click on the link:

If you have any questions, please email the PI at

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Project Title:  The Clinical Experiences of Secular Psychologists in Work with Religious and Spiritual Patients

Researcher(s) Name(s): Lauren Byrne, a doctoral student at the Wright Institute

Study Summary: I am conducting a qualitative dissertation study that explores the clinical experiences of secular (defined as non-religious/spiritual) psychologists in their work with religious and spiritual patients. I am seeking licensed clinical psychologists who do not identify as religious or spiritual, who identify their theoretical orientations as psychodynamic or analytic, and work at least part time in private practice. Participants will be asked to fill out a demographic questionnaire and a 60-90 minute interview.

Contact Information: Lauren Byrne at

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 Project Title: Spirituality and Religion in the Therapeutic Setting

Researcher(s) Name(s): Soua Thao

Study Summary: This study will explore the mainstream clinicians’ level of spirituality and religiosity in relation to whether they address the issues of spirituality and religion in the therapeutic setting; and explore the mainstream clinicians’ beliefs of adequately addressing spirituality and religion in their academic training in relation to whether they address the issues of spirituality and religion in the therapeutic setting.

Please follow this link to the survey:

Contact Information: Soua Thao


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Project Title:  Therapist confidence and client outcomes

Researcher(s) Name(s): Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Ph.D., Professor Couple and Family Therapy, The Ohio State University

Study Summary:  The study will use a survey to collect information about therapists providing services, and their clients’ view of the services provided.  The sample will be a convenience sample collected from the therapists and clients connected to several MFT training programs.  The study will utilize on-line surveys for both therapists and clients with an option to use paper and pencil surveys for clients.  No identifiable information will be collected on the clients.    The study will provide data about whether therapist confidence in their theory of change matters for client outcomes.

Contact Information: Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Ph.D.:  614-688-3259 or

Study link: (Each therapist who participates will get an individual link for their clients).


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Project title: The Experiences of Asian-American Clinical Psychology Students in Their Doctoral-level Diversity Courses

Researcher(s) Name(s): Michelle Chu, M.S., M.A. and Dr. Michael Sude, Ph.D, La Salle University, Department of Psychology.

Study Summary: The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences of Asian-American clinical psychology students in their doctoral-level diversity courses.

Participation in this study will require a 15 minute preliminary meeting and a 90-minute semi-structured interview conducted through a secure video-conference program.

In order to participate in this research, participants must be:

1) Identified as Asian-American

2) Currently enrolled in a clinical doctoral psychology program

3) Completed at least one diversity course during their graduate training.

Upon completion of the interviews, participants will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win 1 of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards.

Contact Information: If you are interested in participating or have questions about the study, please feel contact me at and identify if you meet the criteria. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.


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Project Title: Does Acculturation and Stigma affect Hmong Women’s Attitudes Toward and Willingness to Seek Counseling Services?

Researchers Name: Maiteng Lor, M.S.

Study Summary: My name is Maiteng Lor, and I am a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Alliant International University, Sacramento Campus.  I am conducting a study to understand how living in the United States and feelings about counseling affects Hmong women’s attitudes toward and willingness to see a counselor.


  • Hmong women & aged 18 and older
  • Live in the United States for a minimum of 1 year
  • Read English language questionnaires
  • Access to the Internet

To participate in this study please follow this link

Contact Information:  If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Maiteng Lor at