Participant Information Sheet: Survey

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Acceptability and Use of Computer based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Survey
Murdoch University

Participant Information Sheet

Who is conducting the study?

The study is conducted by by Sarah Dalgleish as part of her Masters of Applied Psychology (Clinical). The project is being supervised by Dr Helen Correia, School of Psychology, Murdoch University. Contact details for the researchers are provided at the end of this information sheet.

Background/Aims of the Study

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a range of psychological disorders. With advances in technology, Computer Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CCBT), such as delivery through the software applications, or the internet (sometimes called ICBT) is also becoming more widely available. It is the aim of this research to add to the current literature on how practitioners use CCBT applications and what might influence how, and whether, CCBT is used as part of their practice. We are interested in practitioners who use and do not use CCBT, so you do not have to be using CCBT to participate in the study.

What Does Your Participation Involve?

This part of the study involves completing a questionnaire about your knowledge, attitudes, and use of Computer based CBT programs in Australia. The questionnaire should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. If you would prefer to complete an interview on this topic please visit the following website to read the information sheet

Voluntary Participation and Withdrawal from the Study

It is important that you understand that your involvement is this study is voluntary. While we would be pleased to have you participate, we respect your right to decline. There will be no consequences to you if you decide not to participate, and this will not affect your treatment / service. If you decide to discontinue participation at any time, you may do so without providing an explanation. If you withdraw, all information you have provided will be destroyed at your request.

Your privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. Your participation in this study and any information will be treated in a confidential manner. Your name and identifying details will not be used in any publication arising out of the research. Following the study the data will be kept in a de-identified format, in a locked cabinet in the office of the Chief Investigator at Murdoch University.

Possible Benefits

The benefits of this study will include a greater understanding of what practitioners require to enable them to make an informed decision when it comes to making decisions about the use of Computer based CBT programs and their use with clients.

Possible Risks

There are no specific risks anticipated with participation in this study. However, you are free to withdraw at any time.


In consenting to participate in the survey, you will have the opportunity to be placed into a draw to win a $50.00 voucher from a local or online bookstore. You can enter the draw by providing your email address (which will be held separately from the surveys). The draw will be held by 30th December 2012, in which one participant will be randomly selected. A confirmation message indicating that the draw has taken place will be available via the survey website link.

Can I let other people know about the study?

If you personally know of other people who may be interested in this study, you are welcome to provide them with the link to this information sheet to let them decide if they would like to participate.

Questions and Contact details

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this study please feel free to contact either Sarah Dalgleish via email on or Helen Correia on ph:93602290. Either of us would be happy to discuss any aspect of the research with you.

If you would like to know the results of the study, you can visit the Murdoch Psychology projects website: in 12 months time or alternatively you can contact the researchers (see contact details above).

What if I have a complaint

This study has been approved by the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval 2012/146). If you have any reservation or complaint about the ethical conduct of this research, and wish to talk with an independent person, you may contact Murdoch University’s Research Ethics Office (Tel. 08 9360 6677 or e-mail Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome. We would like to thank you in advance for your assistance with this research project. We look forward to hearing from you soon. If you are happy to participate in this study, please click on the link below to access the survey. Please note, by doing this, you are consenting to participate.

1. Your informed consent to participate in this study will be inferred by your clicking the "Yes I consent" button below.