Informed Consent

Longwood University
Consent for Participation in Social and Behavioral Research

I consent to participate in the research project entitled:   Professional Treatment of Psychological Disorders: Approaches to Care

being conducted in the Longwood University Department of Psychology by Dr. Chris Bjornsen, Professor of Psychology.

Participation in the study is ANONYMOUS. The questions on the following pages are meant to measure your own beliefs and practices regarding the causes of psychological disorders, diagnostic practices, and treatments of psychological disorders.

At no time will you be asked to provide any information regarding any individual patients or clients, nor any information that can be used to identify you.

The questionnaire contains 45 questions and should take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete.

We would appreciate your assistance in sharing this questionnaire with other Health Care Providers. You can copy the URL above and email that to others, or share via your social media. Thank you!

·       I understand that my participation in this research is voluntary, and that I am free to withdraw my consent at any time and to discontinue participation in this project without penalty.

·       I acknowledge that the general purpose of this study, the procedures to be followed, and the expected duration of my participation have been explained to me.

·       I acknowledge that I have the opportunity to obtain information regarding this research project, and that any questions I have will be answered to my full satisfaction.

·       I understand that no information will be presented, distributed, or published which will identify me as a subject in this study unless I give my permission in writing.

·       I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand this consent form. I sign it freely and voluntarily.  A copy of this form will be given to me.

·       I understand that if I have concerns or complaints about my treatment in this study, I am encouraged to contact the Office of Academic Affairs at Longwood University at (434) 395-2010.

  Continuing to the next page means you consent to participate.