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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: 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 ALuxon1@students.towson.edu and the link to my survey is:


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There are no studies in this category at this time.



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Project Title:  A Descriptive Study of Psychological Adjustment in Young Adult Males Who Lost a Father During Adolescence

Researcher(s) Name(s):   Zev Kluner, M.A. Email: zkluner@gmail.com , Dissertation Chair: Mojgan Khademi, Psy.D., PSY15300

Study Summary:  Hello my name is Zev Kluner and I am studying psychological adjustment of young men who lost a father during adolescence.

Clinical psychology dissertation on male adolescent father loss, peer support and attachment style. Specifically, data will be collected retrospectively pertaining to participants’ peer support and risk-taking behaviors during adolescence. Additionally, participants will be asked mood related questions. Participants will take brief, 8-15 min, survey online (smartphone or desktop compatible).

Thank you for your participation!

Participants Needed:

·      Males 20-35 years’ old

·      Father died when you were 13-19 years’ old

·      English Speaker

Contact Information: If you are interested in participating, please click this direct link to the online study:



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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: obriceno2@alliant.edu

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 nasencio@alliant.edu


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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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There are no studies in this category at this time.



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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: VSolaris@Alliant.edu

 Survey:  https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cN2ys4IBea73Rqd&Link=2

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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 your 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 (CMalcherczyk@alliant.edu), or my dissertation chair, Tamar Kenworthy, PsyD (TKenworthy@alliant.edu).

Link To Take Part: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6KnrA6ogYCLPheR




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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 empathyresearch0@gmail.com

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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 lbyrne@wi.edu


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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 https://qtrial2015q4az1.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4Ml5mrbd3j0KDOZ

Contact Information:  If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Maiteng Lor at lormaiteng2@gmail.com