IRB Approved Study on Clinician Experiences with Conducting Suicide Risk Assessments and Interventions

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Nov 14, 2020
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Dear Clinicians,

My name is Sydney Cople and I’m a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Northern Colorado. I’m currently conducting an IRB-approved dissertation research study on clinician experiences of performing suicide risk assessments and interventions with their clients. This study is open to all clinicians who have had such client experiences in any type of outpatient setting as a licensed clinician (e.g., LPC, LAC, LMFT, or LP, or equivalent licensure of the state in which you currently practice or previously have practiced). By participating in this study, you may help to support the mental health field in understanding how clinicians experience and make decisions when assessing and intervening with client suicide risk. Increased knowledge in this area may further assist in developing methods of instruction and assistance for clinicians working with clients experiencing suicidality.

If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please follow the link below to complete a brief demographic and screening questionnaire as well as a consent form for participation in research that will enter you into the participant pool. Upon completing this questionnaire, you then will potentially be contacted via email for a 60- to 90-minute online interview regarding these experiences. All qualifying participants chosen to be interviewed will receive a $20 gift card for participating in this study. Those who are not selected to be interviewed will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have at [email protected].

Thank you for your consideration!

Link to demographic and screening questionnaire:

Sydney Cople, M.A., LPC, NCC

[This study and survey link will be active until approximately 5/5/2021]

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