The purpose of this research study is measure
the role of the supervisory alliance as it affects supervisees’ perception of
Participants in this research study should be
individuals who regularly engage/engaged in cybersupervision as a part of their
coursework in a graduate counseling program. Participating in this study
involves completing a brief (5 minute) online survey, which asks questions
regarding the participant’s perceptions regarding his or her relationship with
his or her clinical supervisor in the context of cybersupervision as well as
the effectiveness of cybersupervision.
While no direct
risks are known to the researcher, it is possible that participants may experience
some minor feelings of negativity when reflecting upon some technical aspects
of their experiences in cybersupervision.
With that said, benefits are anticipated to far outweigh this potential
risk, as this study will provide insight into the current practice of
cybersupervision. The results from the
study could contribute to the development of best practices to this area of
All information provided via the following
survey will be kept strictly confidential. It may be possible to identify your
institution depending on the number of counseling programs in state. However, all identifying information will be
kept separate from your questionnaire responses. Data will be examined based on geographic regions. Data will be downloaded for analysis and
stored on a password protected computer. All data will be deleted after two
Reasonable and appropriate safeguards have
been used in the creation of this web-based survey to maximize the
confidentiality and security of your responses; however, when using information
technology, it is never possible to guarantee complete privacy.
Your participation is entirely voluntary and
you may cease your involvement at any time without providing a reason.
If you have any further questions regarding this study,
please contact the Principal Investigator, Sara Bender, Assistant Professor,
Central Washington University. She may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This
study has been reviewed and received approval by by CWU's Human Subjects Review Council (HRSc #14003). If you
have any questions regarding your rights as a participant in this study please
contact the Human Protections Administrator at 509-963-3115 or email@example.com.