We would like to invite you to participate in a study about barriers to using immediacy, a helping skill that can facilitate open and direct communication about the therapeutic relationship.
If you are a licensed therapist, or a graduate student trainee who has completed at least 1 practicum, in clinical or counseling psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatry, or a related mental health field, and are 18 years of age or older, you are eligible to participate in this study. You will be asked to complete measures regarding your attitudes toward using immediacy, measures of communication style, a measure about your theoretical orientation, and demographic items. It should take you 15 minutes to complete. This study has been approved by the University of Maryland IRB [IRB #1464216-2].
If you wish to proceed to the survey at this time, please click on the following link: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/jfe/form/SV_bOrsYdOToKkO71r
Thank you for your consideration.
Clara E. Hill, PhD
Jon Mohr, PhD
Justin W. Hillman, Doctoral Student
Greta Jankauskaite, Doctoral Student
Judith A. Gerstenblith, Doctoral Student
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA