We are seeking individuals to participate in a research study that focuses on mental health professionals who identify as immigrants to the US. We are contacting all licensed professionals in the state of California. If you do not meet the criteria for this study, please disregard.
The purpose of this study is to understand the ways in which the unique experiences of immigrant-identified mental health professionals impact and predict their overall well-being. Our hope is to engage in advocacy work in response to findings.
Register today at Immigrant Counselor Experiences Study
Individuals who identify as immigrant mental health professionals are eligible for participation in the study. Mental health professionals eligible for this study include Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Addictions Specialists, and School Counselors. We broadly define immigrants to include
1.) individuals who were born in a country besides the United States and immigrated to the United States at any point after birth,
2.) individuals who have begun or completed the naturalization process to become a United States citizen, or
3.) individuals who were born in the United States but lived a significant portion of their lives in another country.
This study has been approved by the University of Wyoming Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous survey and a demographics questionnaire. The survey will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and all information will be kept confidential. After the completion of the online survey instrument, you will be given access to a one-hour ethics webinar. Upon completing the webinar, you can take a short quiz and download a CE certificate that would not be eligible for NBCC credit but should meet criteria for state licensing renewal.
Dr. Amanda DeDiego, University of Wyoming
Dr. Dareen Basma, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Isabel Farrell, Wake Forest University
Dr. Kara Hurt-Avila, Montana State University