University of Nevada researchers are looking for mental health therapists engaging in a variety of counseling approaches. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Please see below for participation information:

They are conducting a research study to learn if counselor burnout varies between counselors that engage in different counseling approaches with clients.

If you volunteer to be in this study, you will be asked to engage in an online survey through SurveyMonkey. Your participation should take about 10-15 minutes.

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must (a) be at a licensed or certified mental health counselor and (b) currently practice mental health counseling at least 15 hours per week.

This study is considered to be minimal risk of harm. This means the risks of your participation in the research are similar in type or intensity to what you encounter during your daily activities. You may experience some minor stress when reflecting on the potential impact of how your counseling work may affect you personally.

Benefits of doing research are not definite; but researchers hope to learn if counselor burnout varies between counseling approaches. In addition, they hope to gain a better understanding of the roles that canines may play in mental health counseling sessions. There are no direct benefits to you in this study activity.

The researchers and the University of Nevada, Reno will treat your identity and the information collected about you with professional standards of confidentiality and protect it to the extent allowed by law. You will not be personally identified in any reports or publications that may result from this study. The US Department of Health and Human Services, the University of Nevada, Reno Research Integrity Office, and the Institutional Review Board may look at your study records.

You may ask questions of the researcher at any time by calling Mona Martinez at (702) 353-6018 or by sending an email to or the Principal Investigator Dr. Kenneth Coll, You can also send any paper inquiries to Dr. Kenneth Coll, College of Education/0278, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV, 89557-0278.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may stop at any time. Declining to participate or stopping your participation will not have any negative effects on your professional reputation.

You may ask about your rights as a research participant. If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about this research, you may report them (anonymously if you so choose) by calling the University of Nevada, Reno Research Integrity Office at 775.327.2368.

Your time is appreciated and thank you for your participation in this study!

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