[Bkn-school-of-education-csp-mhc] Graduate Students Needed for Research Study

Raven Maldonado Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu
Wed Jul 24 16:35:01 EDT 2013

Dear students,

Please see the research announcement below:



My name is Yaritza Gómez-Nacht.  I am a doctoral candidate in the International Psychology Program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  I’m conducting a research study online for my dissertation comparing the stigma attitudes of undergraduate and graduate students of mental health professions in the United States and South Africa. If you meet the eligibility criteria listed below, your participation is requested for this online survey. Please take your time to read the information below about the study.  Please contact me with any questions you may have before clicking the link at the end of this message that will take you to the study.

Eligibility Criteria for Participation:

§ Must be 18 years of age or older

§ Must read, write and understand English

§ Must be a student in the United States or South Africa

§ Must be a matriculated undergraduate or graduate student at a college, university or professional school studying to be a mental health care professional.

For the purpose of this study mental health professions include:

§ Art Therapy § Clinical Psychology § Counseling Psychology § Developmental Psychology

§ Forensic Psychology§ General Psychology§ Marriage and Family Therapy§ Mental Health Counseling § Mental Health Nursing§ Psychiatry § Psychiatric Nursing§ Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

§ Rehabilitation Counseling § Social Work§ Substance Abuse Counseling

Purpose: This study seeks to compare the stigma attitudes of undergraduate and graduate students of mental health professions in the United States and South Africa.

Risks to Participation:  There are no known risks associated with this study beyond the potential discomfort of answering questions about your attitudes toward mental illness.

Benefits to Participants: There are no direct benefits participants in this research study.  However, information collected in this study may benefit the mental health field internationally.

Confidentiality:  To protect your confidentiality and anonymity no personal identifying information is gathered from you at any time during this process.  Your responses cannot be traced back or linked to you in any way.

Procedure: If you agree to participate, click the link below. The link will open to a brief Demographic Form that will determine your eligibility to complete the rest of the survey.  If you meet the criteria for eligibility, you will be prompted to continue.  You will then be instructed to read statements about mental illness and indicate your level of agreement with each statement.  Response choices will range from “Strongly Agree” to “Strongly Disagree”. You will then be asked to answer “True” or “False” in response to statements about personal attributes and traits. The survey will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.  Participation in this study is voluntary and you are free to exit the survey at any time without penalty.  If you agree to participate, click the link, complete and submit the survey.  Submitting the survey constitutes your consent to participate.  Please click the link to start:


Thank you for your time.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this study, please contact me:

Yaritza Gómez-Nacht

Doctoral Candidate

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Telephone 917-570-5762<tel:917-570-5762>, Email: yxg5937 at ego.thechicagoschool.edu<mailto:yxg5937 at ego.thechicagoschool.edu>

Faculty Advisor

Nancy Peddle, PhD

Assistant Professor, International Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

325 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654

“If you have questions concerning your rights in this research study you may contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is concerned with the protection of subjects in research project. You may reach the IRB office Monday-Friday by calling 312.467.2343<tel:312.467.2343> or writing: Institutional Review Board, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 325 N. Wells, Chicago, Illinois, 60654”

Raven Maldonado-Brown, M.S., LMHC
Academic Advisor
Dept. of Counseling and School Psychology
School of Education
Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Ph: 718-488-1544
Fax: 718-488-3472
Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu<mailto:Raven.Maldonado at liu.edu>

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