Participation Possibilities

Featuring opportunities for folks to participate in research studies:


There is a new study about the relationships between racial trauma, experience of microaggression, cultural coping behaviors, and resilience of Black graduate students in counseling programs. You are invited to complete a 20 minute anonymous survey.

Seeking volunteers that meet these requirements:
•       18 years of old age or older
•       Enrolled as a master’s or doctoral level student in a counseling program
•       Identify as Black, African American, or within the African Black Diaspora
•       Have had a race-related incident, such as racial discrimination, racial microaggression, or racial trauma

This study is part of the doctoral program for Chrismathe Lindsay, a Ph.D. student at Walden University. The survey will be open until the end of October.

Please click here
to view the consent form and begin the survey. Please forward this invitation letter to anyone you know who meets the requirements listed above.

If you have any questions about this dissertation study, please contact Chrismathe Lindsay at


Chrismathe Lindsay, Ed.S, LPC, NCC
Doctoral Student, Counselor Education and Supervision
Walden University


Dear Counselors,

We hope you are holding as best as can be expected! We are inviting you to participate in a research study entitled Assimilation, Acculturation or Integration: Q-Methodology Study of Racially Minoritized Faculty Understanding of Professional Identity Development in Counselor Education.


The purpose of this study is to examine the subjective perspectives of racially minoritized counselor education faculty’s professional identity development and the impact of acculturation, assimilation or integration through the usage of q-methodology. This is intended to aid in support and retention efforts of racially minoritized faculty and doctoral students in counselor education.


This study is approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Western Michigan University.


To qualify for this research study, do you as a participant

(a) identify as racially minoritized or a person of color?

(b) have a doctoral degree in counselor education from a CACREP-accredited program at a predominantly White institution (PWI)?

(c) work currently as a faculty in counselor education (adjunct, tenure-track, tenured)?


Your agreement to participate in this study will require your completion of an informed consent and a preliminary confidential questionnaire. Your completion of the informed consent and preliminary confidential questionnaire does not guarantee your participation in this study. You will be contacted within two weeks of submitting the forms to discuss your eligibility in participating in this research study. If you do not qualify for this study, please consider forwarding this information to others who you believe might be interested.


Your completion of this study will result in a $25 Amazon gift card.


We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for considering participation in this research study.


To access an informed consent and preliminary confidential questionnaire or if you have any questions, feel free to contact principal investigator, Olivia T. Ngadjui, PhD, NCC, LPC (ID) at


Best Regards,

Catherine Baeza (she/her/hers), BA

Ranada Caron-Chante Atkins (she/her), BS

Anna Nungester (she/her), MA

Kemmel Palmer (he/him/his), MA

Olivia T. Ngadjui (she/her/hers), PhD

Western Michigan University

Ammal Mahmood (she/her), BS

Malik Meritte (he/him), BS

Canaan Bethea (he/him), MS

Zikun Li (she/her), MA

Sam Steen (he/him/his), PhD

George Mason University


Hello Counseling Students!

Please share your experiences as a Masters-level counseling student related to imposter feelings, self-efficacy, resilience, self-compassion and mental health.  The goal is to find ways counselors-in-training can cope with imposter feelings.

 The study is titled: A Mindful Self-Compassion Approach to Imposter Phenomena and Counselor Development” and is being conducted by me, Dr. Brian Clarke an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.

This is an anonymous online survey study and takes approximately 11 minutes to complete.

Eligibility to participate is that students are (a) 18 years of age or older and (b) currently in a master’s level counseling program in the United States   

All the informed consent information is available as part of the link to the study, and you can leave the study at any time.

Click here: SURVEY LINK

If have any questions about the study, please email:

I would very much appreciate if you would help by sharing your input and voice!

Thank you and take care,

Brian Clarke PhD