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Please read the following information about this research study and click the “I accept” button at the bottom of your screen if you are interested in participating.

The following survey is a study of Washington State School Psychologists and what they perceive their mental health needs to be in their schools.

Any school psychologist between the ages of 18-75+ may participate in this study.

This web-based survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. By choosing to participate you will help expand knowledge on how school psychologists perceive their mental health needs within their schools, how effective or ineffective mental health services are in schools and communities as well as the effect of new federal legislation on providing mental health services to students. Additionally, it may highlight the barriers that exist when working with this population which could help alleviate or bring forth more knowledge on how to overcome these barriers so that students receive the mental health support they need. 

Your decision to participate in this study is voluntary.  Although there is minimal risk to participating in this survey, some questions may bring up negative emotions such as stress and or discomfort. There will be questions about different mental health disorders, questions about community and school mental health services, and about different barriers that exist when providing services to students with mental health issues. Please see the listed resources and discontinue the survey immediately if you are feeling uncomfortable with the questions. You are free to answer all, some, or none of the questions on the survey. You may also withdraw from participating at any time and to do so you would simply close your internet browser and clear the history. Declining to participate will involve no penalty to you.

If you would like to discuss any feelings that may arise while taking this survey, please contact the Washington State Recovery Help Line 1-866-789-1511, or the Kristin Brooks Hope Center Hotline 1-800-784-2433.

If you submit a survey, your responses will be recorded without any personal identifiers so that your responses will be anonymous. Data will be stored on a secure server and will only be accessed by the primary investigator and faculty research mentor.

Reasonable and appropriate safeguards have been used in the creation of the 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.

You can ask questions about the research by contacting Shayla Tiffany, Central Washington University,, (509) 699-9744 or Dr. Heidi Bogue, Central Washington University,, (509) 963-2328. You may also contact the CWU Human Protections Administrator if you have questions about your rights as a participant or if you think you have not been treated fairly. The HSRC office number is (509) 963-3115.