My name is Deadra Clewell, and I am a doctoral student at Northcentral University. I am conducting a study for dissertation requirement of my PhD program. I am studying clients’ decisions to drop out of outpatient individual mental health therapy.
If you recently quit outpatient mental health therapy and meet certain criteria for my study, I would like to interview you about your recent therapy experiences and your decisions about ending therapy. During the interview, I will ask questions about your experiences and decisions to dropout of therapy. I will not ask about private aspects of your life. I will not ask about what you shared privately with your therapist.
The interview will focus on your patient experience. It will not focus on what you worked on in therapy. The interview should take approximately 90 minutes. The interview will be audio recorded. All information will remain confidential. Your anonymity will be protected. No information you give will link you to your interview responses. I will not ask you for your therapist’s name. You may refuse to answer any question.
The place and time of the interview will be scheduled according to your preferences. If COVID-19 restrictions remain in effect, the interview will be held virtually rather than in person. You can refuse to participate at any time before, during or after the interview. If you decline participation after the interview has started, the recording will be destroyed. All other recordings will be destroyed after analysis is done.
Individuals who complete the interview will be paid with a $20 gift card. If you agree to participate or have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you email, please provide me with your name and a phone number where you can be reached.
Thank you very much.
Deadra Clewell, MS, LPC, CFTP, PhD Candidate
Compensation: $20.00 gift card
Location: Bethlehem, Pa