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Research on self-care - LGPCs, LCPCs, and Counseling student participants needed!

Dear Potential Research Participant, 

 As a doctoral student at Liberty University, I am conducting research as part of the requirements for my doctoral degree in Counselor Education & Supervision. The purpose of my research is to further understand how organizational culture and self-care practices affect the relationship between compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction in counselors. I am writing to invite eligible participants to join my study.  

In order to participate, you must be a licensed professional counselor (LPC), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), or a pre-licensed counselor (registered with the state counseling board in pursuit of LPC and/or LMFT). You can be employed within various roles (i.e., outpatient, in-patient, intensive in-home, school-based, etc.) and organizations (i.e., private practice, non-profit, community services board, hospital, public schools, universities/colleges, etc.) across various states in the US. You must have worked part-time (1-29 hours) or full-time (30+ hours) within your respective counseling role(s) consistently over the last 30 days prior to completing the survey.  

 Participants, if willing, will be asked to complete a brief demographic survey (20 items) followed by an 83-item survey. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete the following: Demographic Survey, Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL), Trauma Informed Organizational Culture Survey (TIOC), Self-Care Practices Scale (SCPS), and Vicarious Traumatization Questionnaire (VTQ). Participation will be completely anonymous. 

 In order to participate, please click the following link to complete the survey

 A consent document is provided as the first page of the survey. The consent document contains additional information about my research. After you have read the consent form, please click the button stating "Yes, I consent to participate in this study" followed by the arrow button to proceed to the survey. Doing so will indicate that you have read the consent information and would like to take part in the survey. 

 At the conclusion of the survey, participants will be given the option to email the researcher to be entered into a raffle for the chance to win one of three $50 gift cards. Participants will be given a password that they can email to the researcher in order to confirm that they completed the survey and enter themselves into the drawing. Emailing the researcher to enter into the raffle is completely voluntary. The participants email information will be kept private. The researcher will only use the email provided to contact winners of the raffle. At the conclusion of the study, the emails provided will be deleted.  


 Jennifer L. Owen, MA, LPC, NCC
Liberty University

Maryland Counseling Association

5430 Campbell Blvd., Suite 113

White Marsh, MD 21162


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