Help-Seeking among Blacks in America

Research and Invitation

Dear potential participant:

My name is Cecilia Rougier and I am a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at Teachers College, Columbia University. I am currently recruiting participants for an online study about cultural values, religiosity, spirituality, and seeking help for emotional problems. The data collected could help researchers, educators, and practitioners in the field of psychology, better understand the relationship between cultural values and decision to seek help for emotional problems. The survey should take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary and confidential, and you would have a chance to win one of three $100 Visa Gift Cards. Please consider the study if you meet the following criteria:

• You are 18 years or older
• You were born in the U.S. or
• You have lived in the US for at least five years.
• You identify as Black
• You speak and understand English

If you meet the above eligibility criteria and are interested in participating, please click on the link below, or cut and paste it into your web browser. If you have questions you may use my contact address below to reach me. Please forward to anyone you know who might be interested in participating. Thank you in advance for your participation.


Cecilia Rougier, M.A, MS.Ed.
Doctoral Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Teachers College, Columbia University