A Qualitative Study examining counselors-in-training/Novice Counselors experience in supervision developing self-efficacy when working with clients who identify with an alternative sexuality.
My name is Weston Edwards and I am a Doctoral learner in the PhD program in Counseling, Education and Supervision Program at Capella University. This study is part of my doctoral education program at Capella University. I invite you to participate in my research study examining counselors-in-training development of self-efficacy in supervision when working with clients who express an alternative sexuality (e.g., kink, poly and/or BDSM).
You may participate if you are a student in a graduate level clinical program or a graduate of a graduate level clinical program and you report a client who presents with an alternative sexual identity and have discussed the client with your supervisor. You also need to be located in the United States or its territories. (Examples are psychology, counseling, marriage and family, social work.).
As a participant, you will complete a 60–90-minute HIPAA-compliant Zoom meeting to talk about your experience of supervision when talking about clients who present with an alternative sexuality. The meeting will consist of a semi-structured interview. The questions I have prepared are available upon request for your review.
The primary risk is discomfort talking about sexuality topics.
There are no benefits for you to participate in the study.
If you complete the interview, you will receive a $20.00 Gift Card (Amazon, Apple, Target, or Best Buy—other options may be possible). This will be sent via an email to you after the completion of your interview. You will only be paid if you complete the interview.
There are no costs for you to participate in the study.
Participation is voluntary. Any relationship with Capella University will not be affected by your participation in the research study.
If you would like to participate in this research study, we will set up an appointment to review the consent form. The link for the consent form is along the top of the page.
If you have questions later, please get in touch with me at 725 222 9739 or email at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or you may contact my Research Supervisor: Dr. Konja Klepper, Ph.D; Capella Email Address: Konja.Klepper@capella.edu
Review and physically sign the consent form.
Edwards Capella IRB number 2022-877
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