Research Project Recruitment in Alaska

The Alaska Psychological Association regularly receives requests to survey the association’s members and affiliates. However, listserv guidelines do not allow research recruitment and so requests are instead placed on this list of research projects actively recruiting in Alaska. To be added to this list, please complete the Research Request Form at the bottom of the page. Projects will be removed after 6 months. Note, the Alaska Psychological Association does not endorse any listed research project listed below.

Active Research Projects

Addiction Providers’ Harm Reduction Practices

[Posted Oct. 23, 2023]
Dr. Cassandra Boness
Project Title:
Addiction Providers’ Harm Reduction Practices
IRB Name and Project#:
University of New Mexico IRB # : 2301037547
Participant Link with Informed Consent Information:

Project Information:
Do you provide services to individuals living with addiction?We are conducting a research study about addiction treatment providers’ beliefs, knowledge, and use of harm reduction strategies, including perceived benefits and barriers to using these techniques. We are looking for treatment providers (such as doctors, nurses, counselors, social workers, and pharmacists) who have worked directly with patients to provide treatment for individuals with addiction in the past year (i.e., not administrators). Our research team is led by Cassandra Boness, Ph.D., currently an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico.

The purpose of this research study is to understand providers’ beliefs about and use of harm reduction strategies, including barriers and decisions about appropriateness, to better inform the use of these strategies and improve access to care for those with addiction. We are interested in hearing from those who support and those who do not support harm reduction approaches for addiction.

Details about how to access the survey and how to complete it are explained below.

If you agree to participate, this study will involve answering some multiple-choice and short-response questions about your beliefs, knowledge, and use of harm reduction and abstinence-based treatment strategies. The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to click a link to another page where you can submit your email to enter a drawing as a form of compensation for your time. Your email will not be linked to your survey responses. The drawing will be conducted on December 1st, 2023, at the University of New Mexico, and we will randomly draw the emails of 10 participants who will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card. The chances of receiving the gift card are approximately 1 in 30.

There are no known risks associated with participating in this research, but some individuals may experience discomfort. If you provide your email address, it will be retained for the purposes of completing the compensation drawing only and will subsequently be deleted. The findings from this project will provide information on providers’ beliefs, knowledge, and use of harm reduction techniques for addictions and improve treatment services for those with addictions.

You do not have to be in this study, your decision to be in any study is totally voluntary.
If you feel you understand the study and would like to participate, please click the link below or paste it into your browser to complete the survey.

If you have questions prior to participating, please contact:
Cassandra Boness, PI:

Adam Lockwood


Project Title:
Use of LLMs for Report Writing

IRB Name and Project#:
Kent State University 1111

Participant Link with Informed Consent Information:

Project Information:
The study uses mock reports and a survey to obtain quantitative and qualitative data to explore psychologists’ attitudes regarding psychology reports. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes

[Posted April 2019] SAMPLE

Project Title: Treatment Provideres’ Knowledge and Experiences Related to Eating Disorders
Researcher: Jessica Cowan []

Project Information
My name is Jessica Cowan, I am a graduate student in Antioch University Seattle’s APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program. As a part of my dissertation research, I am asking psychologists and other treatment providers to complete an anonymous, online survey of their knowledge and experiences related to eating disorders. The survey is designed to take less than 15 minutes to complete and, following completion, you will have an opportunity to enter to win one of two $50 gift cards. Additionally, for the first 250 participants, $2 per participant will be donated to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)*.

*NEDA is grateful to be receiving donations as part of your participation in this study. Please note NEDA is not formally a part of this research in any aspect; the design, data collection, analysis etc.

IRB Name and Project Number
This research study has been approved by the Antioch University Seattle IRB (approval date 1/31/18)

Participant Link with Informed Consent Information

Research Request Form