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Calls for Participants:

 

UBC - Counsellors’ Attitudes toward Addicted Clients

*Survey Topic:* The attitudes of counsellors towards their clients with substance use disorders and the factors that may contribute to these attitudes 

*Who Can Complete the Survey:* All participants must be counsellors that are actively seeing clients. 

*Survey location: * online at this link: 
https://survey.ubc.ca/surveys/37-bf7fcc5c9a5d757f1103c4eb430/attitudes-toward-substance-addicted-clients/

*Estimated Time to complete survey:* 15 - 20 minutes 

*Bonus:* For their time, all participants will be given the opportunity to enter into a draw to win one of ten $10 Starbucks gift cards. 

*Survey Conducted by*: Zachary Cornfield, under the supervision of Dr. Anita Hubley (principal investigator, 
anita.hubley@ubc.ca) 

*Survey Rationale:* As you are most likely already aware, substance use disorders (SUDs) are a significant problem in our country. With over 1.5 million Canadians meeting the criteria for an addiction within the past year and a skyrocketing death toll from fentanyl overdoses, it is clear that society must act quickly to combat this growing problem. Counsellors, whether they specialize in the treatment of SUDs or not, have an important role in the treatment of clients from this population. One of the key determinants of therapeutic outcomes is the therapeutic relationship and the attitudes that counsellors have toward their clients can significantly affect the development of this relationship. Unfortunately, very little research to date has been conducted on the attitudes of counsellors towards their clients with substance use disorders and the factors that may contribute to these attitudes. 

*Confidentiality:* Participation is completely voluntary and all data collected will be anonymous. 


Christian counsellors Working with Clients of Christian or Other Faiths

THis research project focuses on the experience of Christian counsellors (psychotherapists, psychologists, psychoanalysts, social workers) and Christian clergy/chaplains (with training in the psychological sciences) in Canada who have dealt or are currently dealing with clients of Christian or other faiths influenced by their beliefs about the end of the world. The research is intended to inform the field of psychotherapy and counselling by highlighting the use and effectiveness of theoretical frameworks used with this category of clients. 

The research will include the broad spectrum of end-of-the-world beliefs found among Christian denominations (destiny after death - heaven or hell, secret rapture, Great Judgment Day, receiving mark of the beast, eternity), among Muslims (paradise or hell), Hindus & Buddhists (re-incarnation), etc.

This initial survey is to find if there are potential participants and sufficient data for the intended research. Experience with one or more clients, regardless of the length of the therapeutic relationship, will be valuable for the intended research. 

Thos interested in being surveyed should contact levt8640@mylaurier.ca or (519) 770-5170.


Health Quality Ontario Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis Review

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is conducting a formal assessment of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis, to better understand how these treatment options should be funded by the healthcare system. An important part of this assessment involves speaking to patients and caregivers of those who suffer (or may have suffered) from these disorders, who may or may not have used psychotherapy for treatment.
 
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