Considering trauma during psychotherapy with child clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Research Study Description

My name is Jessica Chelsky, MA, and I am currently a clinical psychology doctoral student at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I am conducting a dissertation study on the experience of considering trauma during psychotherapy with child clients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This study will address clinicians’ current assessment and treatment considerations regarding trauma with a vulnerable population. The study will consist of a 60-90 minute individual interview over the HIPPA compliant version of Zoom. As a thank you, each participant will receive a $20 Amazon gift card after completing the interview.

To be eligible for this study you:
– Must have provided psychotherapy within the past 10 years to at least one child client under the age of 13 who had a professional diagnosis of ASD and had experienced a traumatic event(s)
– Must have been licensed while providing psychotherapy with this client
– Have access to reliable internet for a 60-90 minute Zoom interview

Benefits of your participation:

– Each participant will receive a $20 Amazon gift card after completing the interview
– Be a part of important research exploring trauma-focused care for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

If you, or someone you may know, may be interested in participating in this study, please reach out to [email protected]. Please forward this information to those who you feel may be interested and qualify for this study.

This dissertation project is chaired by Anita Barrows, PhD. who may be reached
at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Kindly,
Jessica Chelsky, M.A.
Doctoral Student, Psy.D.
The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

email: [email protected]