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
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
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, TiffanyS@cwu.edu, (509)
699-9744 or Dr. Heidi Bogue, Central Washington University, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(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.