Research Listings

The following studies have been approved by their respective research ethics board. Please contact the study coordinator directly if you wish to participate or for further information.

If you wish to list your study on the MHPconnector, please email

OISE Risk Assessment Survey

We are a group of student researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. We are currently recruiting participants to take a 15-minute survey for a study entitled ‘Risk Assessment in Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Services: Assessing Effectiveness, Provider Experience, and Readiness’. We are contacting you to ask if you could please circulate this email with the attached flier throughout your organization.

The present study seeks to improve the current understanding of practitioner perceptions and experiences of risk assessment for suicide. We seek to better understand practitioners’ perceived utility of risk assessment, perceived effectiveness, training experiences, readiness to conduct risk assessments, assumptions of suicide risk, and barriers to conducting risk assessments.

This line of research will provide direction for future research in the area of suicide risk assessment and impact service delivery for both practitioners and service users.  

The following criteria must be met to be eligible to participate:
· Reside in Canada/United States
· Speak English
· 18 years of age and older
· Be currently practicing psychotherapy


In appreciation for their time, participants will receive:
· a free continuing education training offered by Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos on “risk assessment practice.” Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos, is a registered clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario, and national expert in suicidology. At the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education he is an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. In 2019 he was appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Critical in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide. 
· Participants will also be entered into a draw for a cash prize of $200.00.

If you would like more information about this study, please reply to this email.

This research has been peer-reviewed and approved by the University of Toronto Ethics Review Board (#00040908).


Research Team

Katelyn Ward, MA
Nikan Eghbali Tehrani, MA
Shannen Rowe, BAH

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos, C.Psych.
Director | Critical Health and Social Action Labs
Canada Research Chair | Critical Studies in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide
Assistant Professor | Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy
Clinical and Counselling Psychology | Applied Psychology and Human Development
University of Toronto | Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON M5A1V6


Buddhist Concept of Mindfulness Study

The Buddhist concept of mindfulness has been adopted as one of the psychotherapeutic interventions to help to address psychological distress and alleviate suffering. However, some existing literature argues that the western adapted mindfulness-based psychotherapies and the meaning and practice of mindfulness have deviated from the original Buddhist teaching. It is recommended in the existing literature for psychotherapists to understand Buddhist teachings and be active in the practice of Buddhism should they wish to integrate the concept of mindfulness into their clinical service efficiently. There is a knowledge gap in exploring the lived experiences of the Buddhist psychotherapists in practicing Buddhism and integrating the Buddhism concepts in their practices.

The current study aims to speak with Buddhists about their lived experience of integrating their Buddhist practice in their therapeutic practice and professional development. I am looking for participants to take part in a semi-structured interview to explore their experiences of integrating their Buddhist practice into their therapeutic works.

This research is being supervised by Dr. Asa-Sophia Maglio, Ph.D., RCC.


McGill University Survey

We are reaching out to psychologists and psychotherapists to take part in a short survey whose aim is to better understand important influences on psychotherapy practices today.  We strongly feel that you are the most qualified and valued informants of the landscape of psychotherapy practices within Canada and regard your views most highly and respectfully.  The study will specifically explore current attitudes towards psychotherapy research, perceived challenges to being able to use it, and perceived facilitators towards its access.  Participation, which is voluntary and confidential, involves completing a brief online questionnaire.  Your anonymous responses will really help us to understand this landscape intricately.      

Clicking on this hyperlink [ ] will launch a web-based survey, where you will find additional information about this project.  Participating in the survey will give you the opportunity to enter a draw to win one of thirty $20 gift cards!  This may be done by entering an email address of your choosing after taking the survey, on a separate, encrypted-protected spreadsheet that is completely unassociated with the survey responses and used only for the draw, after which it will be deleted.  

This study is conducted by Jerry Middleton under the supervision of Dr. Shanna Williams at McGill University.      

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at or .  

With warm regards, and much gratitude for your valued input,   

Jerry Middleton, M.A., Ph.D.
(Candidate), Counselling Psychology,
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology,
McGill University. 


Université McGill enquête

Objet : courriel d'invitation à une enquête anonyme sur les attitudes professionnelles en psychothérapie et possibilité de gagner un garde-cadeau  

Cher(ère) collègue,  

Nous que vous allez bien cette période de changement des affaires mondiales et locales.    

Nous contactons des psychologues et des psychothérapeutes pour participer à une brève enquête dont le but est de mieux comprendre les influences importantes sur les pratiques de psychothérapie aujourd'hui.  Nous croyons fermement que vous êtes les informateurs les plus qualifiés et les plus appréciés du paysage des pratiques de psychothérapie au Canada et nous considérons vos opinions avec le plus grand respect.  L'étude explorera spécifiquement les attitudes actuelles à l'égard de la recherche en psychothérapie, les défis perçus pour pouvoir l'utiliser et les facilitateurs perçus pour son accès.  La participation, volontaire et confidentielle, consiste à remplir un bref questionnaire en ligne.  Vos réponses anonymes nous aideront vraiment à comprendre ce paysage de manière complexe.  

 Cliquez sur ce lien hypertexte [ ] pour lancer une enquête sur le Web, dans laquelle vous trouverez des informations supplémentaires sur ce projet. En participant au sondage, vous aurez la possibilité de participer à un tirage au sort pour gagner l'une de trente cartes-cadeaux de 20 $ !  Vous pouvez le faire en saisissant une adresse électronique de votre choix après avoir répondu à l'enquête, sur une feuille de calcul séparée, cryptée et protégée, qui n'est absolument pas associée aux réponses à l'enquête et qui n'est utilisée que pour le tirage au sort, après quoi elle sera supprimée.  


Cette étude est menée par Jerry Middleton sous la supervision de la Dre Shanna Williams à l'Université McGill.  

Si vous avez des questions, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter par courriel à ou  

Je vous exprime mes salutations chaleureuses et beaucoup de gratitude pour votre précieuse contribution,  

Jerry Middleton, M.A., Ph.D. (Candidat),
Psychologie du counseling,
Département de psychologie de l'éducation et du counseling,
Université McGill. 


Suicide Prevention Survey


As part of our funding agreement, Health Canada has requested that the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) report on several performance indicators including the relevance and timeliness of the various knowledge products / documents prepared by the MHCC.

As you and / or your organization have shown an interest in the area of suicide prevention, we would appreciate if you could complete the online survey which should take no longer than five minutes.

Please note that:
- Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary.
- The data collected through the survey form will be aggregated.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the survey, please contact:

Galin Kora, Performance Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, MHCC

Phone – 613-683-3934


Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Service Provider Experiences with Indigenous Mental Health and Cultural Safety

The purpose of this project is twofold:  First it seeks to map the demographics of the mental health services providers on the NIHB program. Secondly, this study seeks to understand provider knowledge and care practices around some key issues impacting Indigenous communities.

The following criteria must be met to be eligible to participate:

  1. You are currently a registered mental health provider with the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program;
  2. You have provided services for this program for at least one-month; and,
  3. You are at least 18 years of age.


In appreciation for their time, participants will receive:

  • a free continuing education training offered by Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos on “Indigenous Cultural Safety”.
    Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos, is a registered clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario, and national expert in suicidology. At the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education he is an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. In 2019 he was appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Critical in Indigenous Health and Social Action on Suicide.  
  • Participants will also be entered into a draw for a cash prize of $200.00.

This research has been peer-reviewed and approved by the University of Toronto Ethics Review Board (#00040815).


Study to Assess the Capacity of the Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce to Respond to COVID-19

An interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Mary Bartram at the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Dr. Ivy Bourgeault at the University of Ottawa and Canadian Health Workforce Network has contacted our organization, asking us to inform you about an important study they are conducting. Their team is working to assess how COVID-19 is impacting the capacity of Canada’s mental health and substance use workforce. The pandemic has brought about big changes for this workforce, such as the sudden shift to online approaches and responding to increasing levels of anxiety, trauma and grief in the population. We know from previous disasters and epidemics that the mental health and substance use impacts are likely to be complex and long-lasting and may not fully emerge until after the worst of the crisis. This study will provide better information about the capacity of service providers to respond to the mental health and substance use needs of people in response to COVID-19.

If you are interested in taking part in this study, please follow this link to the online survey: Survey Link . The questions in the survey will be related to your capacity as a member of the mental health and substance use workforce to respond to COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is anticipated to take 10-15 minutes and can be completed at a time convenient to you.

Please note that you are not required to participate in this study.

This project is being conducted independently from our organization and your decision to participate (or not) will not be known to our organization.

Taking part or not taking part in this study will not affect your status at the organization. At any point you can withdraw participation without recourse.

The study has received ethics approval from the University of Ottawa.


CAMH - The OpeN Study

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health are looking to recruit mental health care providers across Ontario who provide direct patient care and document patient notes within an electronic health record, to participate in their study. The study, entitled “The OpeN Study”, is looking to better understand and explore the needs and experiences of clinicians providing patients and their family members access to their clinical notes and documentation.

The study is recruiting participants to take part in a 60-90 minute interview to share their experiences, thoughts, and needs in sharing clinical notes with patients and family members. More information about the project and interview process can be found in the attached poster. 

If you are interested in participating in this study, please email by Wednesday March 10th, 2021.


Ryerson University - Sexual Confidence Research Study

Ryerson University HIV Prevention Lab is currently recruiting HIV-negative men who have sex with men to participate in a study testing a novel form of online psychotherapy to treat social anxiety. Participants will receive 12 free online psychotherapy sessions and STI testing.

For more information and to see if you qualify, click here:

Or email us at, or call 416-979-5000 ext. 552179 (after pressing 1)


Research Participant Recruitment - Concussion Telerehabilitation Study

Researchers in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto are currently recruiting youth with concussion to participate in a study exploring the use of telerehabilitation for concussion management.

Youth will participate in a 6-week rehabilitation program consisting of education, support and low-intensity exercise delivered by a kinesiologist or occupational therapist through weekly videoconferencing appointments.

Who can participate?

  • Youth (ages 13-18 years) experiencing concussion symptoms
  • At least 2 weeks post-concussion

For more information or to help with participant recruitment, please contact the research team at or 416-946-3273.

Thank you for supporting this important research.


Research Opportunity: Impact of COVID-19 on Wellbeing and Mental Health Services

Are you a mental health practitioner or an individual receiving or seeking psychotherapy?

The McGill Mindfulness Research Lab is recruiting participants for an online study assessing the impact of COVID-19 on wellbeing and mental health services. Participation in this study should take approximately 90 minutes. If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to answer several questionnaires on topics such as your experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, your wellbeing, and your distress. As compensation for taking part in this study, you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win 1 of 40 $100 gift cards (there is a 1 out of 10 chance of winning). Participation is voluntary. Please note the study is conducted in English.

If you wish to participate, click on the following link:

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to

Thank you for your interest in this important project!

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Bassam Khoury (, Assistant Professor)


Christina Spinelli (, PhD Candidate)

Megan Per (, PhD Student)

Viktoriya Manova (, MA Student)

L’hypersexualisation des femmes âgées de 25 à 50 ans, victimes d’agression sexuelle durant l’enfance : comparaison de la perception du corps et des organes sexuels

Question de recherche :

Comment les survivantes d’abus sexuel qui se disent hypersexuées perçoivent-elles leur corps et leurs organes sexuels maintenant adultes?


Participantes : Nous sommes actuellement à la recherche de 10 femmes adultes, âgées de 25 à 50 ans francophones, s’identifiant comme survivantes d’abus sexuel et hypersexuelle au Canada. Le recrutement se fera selon le principe de première arrivée, première enregistrée.

Déroulement : Une entrevue semi-structurée de 60 minutes.  En raison de la situation causée par le COVID-19, les entrevues semi-structurées se feront par vidéo-conférence avec le logiciel Doxy-Me, Teams ou par téléphone.    

Objectifs : L’objectif de la recherche est de montrer comment les survivantes d’abus sexuel à l'enfance maintenant adultes donnent sens à leur comportement hypersexuel. 

définition de l'hypersexualité: La difficulté et non l’incapacité à réglementer son comportement sexuel où l’hypersexualisation implique une source de détresse importante chez les survivantes de violence sexuelle maintenant adultes.