[Air-L] Research Recruitment: Seeking Practicing Therapists Who Use the Internet

Dr. Keely Kolmes drkkolmes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 16:27:47 PDT 2009

October 19, 2009

Dear Therapists,

Our names are Keely Kolmes and Dan Taube and we are licensed
psychologists who would like to request your participation in our
research on the effects of encountering client information on the
Internet on practicing therapists. This study has been approved by the
Institutional Review Board of Alliant International University.

As a participant, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey
covering your basic demographic information and your experiences
regarding seeking or accidentally discovering client information on
the Internet, on both search engines and social networking sites. We
expect the survey to take between 15 and 25 minutes to complete.

Your input may help establish better guidelines for managing the
effects of data obtained via Internet on the therapeutic relationship.
It may help therapists gain more information about working in a world
with increasing potential overlap with clients in an online

As no names or personal information will be linked to the study, your
participation will be completely anonymous. If you should wish to
contact the researchers directly, your participation may become
confidential rather than anonymous, although your name will not be
linked to any of the data you submit.

To be eligible for the study, you must be: a) a practicing
psychotherapist (Ed.D. LCSW, M.Ed. MD, MFT, MSW, Ph.D., Psy.D. or
student intern) in any area of counseling, psychology, or
psychotherapy who is b) also utilizing the Internet in either your
professional or private life.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating in
the study, you can access the survey at:


If you do not qualify for the study but you know others who might be
interested in participating, feel free to forward this url.

Thank you for your interest and participation.


Keely Kolmes, Psy.D. drkkolmes [at] gmail [dot] com

Daniel Taube, Ph.D., J.D. dtaube [at] alliant [dot] edu
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Keely Kolmes, Psy.D.
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Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
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