Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders: How Do Clinician Characteristics Impact on Treatment Fidelity?

1. Your name, academic institution and contact details

Caroline Brown, Australian College of Applied Psychology.  Email:  228442@my.acap.edu.au.

2. Name of Chief Investigator

Caroline Brown

3. Name of University Supervisor

Associate Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry

4. The name of your project and a brief synopsis

‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders: How Do Clinician Characteristics Impact on Treatment Fidelity?’

This project, which is part of my Master’s thesis, aims to explore clinician characteristics that impact on the delivery of individual treatment for eating disorders.

5. Recruitment details – who are you looking for

Are you a psychologist residing in Australia or New Zealand? Do you practice cognitive behavioural therapy?  Have you treated over the past 12 months a minimum of one client with an eating disorder one on one?   If so, you are invited to participate in a study exploring clinician factors that impact on the delivery of individual treatment for eating disorders. This study is completely anonymous, and consists of an online survey containing approximately 80 questions. It should not take more than 15 minutes.

Participants who complete the survey will be invited to enter a draw to win one of four $50 Coles/Myers vouchers. A link with be provided to a separate website to enter your email address. This website will be completely detached from your responses on the survey, so that all your answers remain anonymous.

If you are interested in participating in this study, then please click on this link to enter the survey site:

https://acap.au1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_01bBqNqMd6CJhEp

You will immediately be directed to an information and consent statement containing further details about the study.

If you would like further information regarding this study, please contact the researchers via e-mail: Caroline Brown at 228442@my.acap.edu.au or Kathryn Nicholson Perry at Kathryn.NicholsonPerry@acap.edu.au.

This research has received full approval from the Human Research Ethics Committee at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.

6. Human Research Ethics Approval Number

The Navitas Professional Institute HREC approval number is 29720217.

5. Opening and closing date for recruitment

27 February 2017 – 31 July 2017