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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Study: Use of Application Software (Apps) for Learning, Self-care and Enhancement of Counseling Proficiencies among Counseling Students


Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Upsilon Chapter at Barry University, is searching for participants to take part in a research study (IRB#130301). The title of the study is “Use of Application Software (Apps) for Learning, Self-care and Enhancement of Counseling Proficiencies among Counseling Students”. This study is being conducted by the CSI-Beta Upsilon research team 1 under the direction of Dr. Raul Machuca, assistant professor in counseling at Barry University. The aims of the research are to examine master and doctoral counseling students’ attitudes towards the use of apps for learning, self care and counseling practice. Your participation in this research study will involve responding to demographic information and an anonymous survey about your use of apps. To be a participant in this study you are required to be a master or doctoral student of counseling.

Your consent to be a research participant is strictly voluntary and should you decline to participate or should you choose to drop out at any time during the study, there will be no adverse effects. There are no known risks for this study. There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this study. There are, however, some indirect benefits: if interested, participants and distributors of the survey will receive a detailed guide of counseling related technological applications (APPs), approximately 90 apps, as a reward for completing the short survey; also your participation will contribute to research in the area of technology in counseling. If interested in receiving the counseling related apps guide please reply to the primary researcher.
The questionnaire is estimated to take an average of 10 minutes to complete. To start the survey, participants may copy and paste this link into their web browser:



If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study, your participation in the study, or you are interested in the counseling related apps guide, you may contact, Dr. Raul Machuca, by phone at 305-899-3703 or by email at RMachuca@barry.edu

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