Dear, HealingWell Support Community
My name is Robert Piña, I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Counseling at Arcadia University, located in Glenside, Pennsylvania. In conjunction with my academic studies, I am the principal investigator of a study named, An Exploration of the Counseling Experiences of Individuals with Chronic Illness and Disability. The aim of the study is to gather information from individuals diagnosed with chronic illness and/or disability relative to their experiences in counseling. The study includes a confidential questionnaire that can be completed electronically, as well as an optional audio-recorded interview, which will be carried out electronically through a password protected Zoom meeting. Participants who complete the interview portion of the study will be compensated with a $10.00 electronic Amazon Gift Card. The study has been reviewed and vetted by the Internal Review Board (IRB) at Arcadia University, poses minimal risk to participants, and is entirely voluntary. I have been given permission by Mr. Peter Waite of HealingWell to post this information in order to inform the community and ask for member’s participation in the study.
As the purpose of the study is to lend a voice to those with chronic illness and/or disability, the opportunity to hear the diverse viewpoints of a community like HealingWell would be truly indispensable. If you are interested in participating, please click the link below to electronically access the study.
In order to maintain confidentiality, I will not be able to respond directly to any posts or messages relating to this thread or my account on the HealingWell forum. However, my contact information is available within the study, should you need to reach out to me regarding the study. Thank you for your time and consideration.
To access the study please click the link below:https://arcadiau.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/sv_3l1xrgrgho6icef
Robert C. Piña