Seeking participants for research

We are currently seeking people to participate in the following research projects:

Seeking people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to complete a survey concerning experience with gaining access to treatment

Seeking people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder washing / contamination concerns for a free trial of self-administered Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy, a cognitive therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that is completed at home

Seeking people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to complete a survey concerning experience with gaining access to treatment

Aim/purpose

This research aims to examine the barriers to treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder within Australia. The research is being conducted as part of Ms Melissa Gentle’s Master of Psychology (Clinical) studies under the supervision of Professor Lynne Harris (Australian College of Applied Psychology) and Dr Mairwen Jones (University of Sydney).

Participants

We are seeking people 18 years and older with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to complete an anonymous online survey.

What the research involves

The research involves completing an online survey about your experiences with treatment for OCD and takes about 20-25 minutes. The survey is anonymous - you are not asked to provide any information that could identify who you are, such as your name.

Costs to participants

There are no costs to participants

To find out more

For more information please click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OCDtreatment

Outcome

The information gathered will contribute to a better understanding about the barriers to treatment interventions for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder living in Australia and will be written up as part of Ms Melissa Gentle’s thesis for her Master of Psychology (Clinical) studies. It may also be presented at conferences and in publications.


Seeking people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder washing / contamination concerns for a free trial of self-administered Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy, a cognitive therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder that is completed at home

Aim/purpose

This research will examine the effectiveness of a self-administered intervention for people with Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder whose main problems concern compulsive washing and cleaning and obsessions about contamination. The research is being conducted as part of Ms Melissa Gentle’s Master of Psychology (Clinical) studies under the supervision of Professor Lynne Harris (Australian College of Applied Psychology) and Dr Mairwen Jones (University of Sydney).

Participants

We are seeking people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) whose main concerns are washing / contamination who are 18 years and older to participate in a self-administered intervention for OCD Washing.

What the research involves

The study takes 14 weeks and involves:

  • An assessment with a clinical psychologist (Professor Lynne Harris) conducted at the Australian College of Applied Psychology Clinic before and after the treatment. Assessments take about two hours.
  • Undertaking self administered Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy (SA-DIRT), a self administered version of Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy which is a cognitive therapy for OCD. SA-DIRT is conducted over 12 weeks. During that time participants work through the SA-DIRT materials with weekly telephone support from a psychologist (Ms Melissa Gentle).

Costs to participants

There are no costs to participants.

To find out more

For further information about this study please contact Ms Melissa Gentle at the Australian College of Applied Psychology Clinic on (02) 8236 8070 or by email to .

Outcome

The information gathered will not identify individual participants. It will contribute to our understanding of the usefulness of self-administered DIRT for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and will be written up as part of Ms Melissa Gentle’s thesis for her Master of Psychology (Clinical) studies. It may also be presented at conferences and in publications.