on the Exploration of Cyber-Based Technology in Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy and Supervision
August 23, 2011
The purpose of this University of Nevada - Las Vegas study is to examine the use of cyber-based technology in the context of marriage/couple and family therapy (M/CFT) and supervision (M/CFS). The specific research goals in the current study are to: (1) explore the benefits and drawbacks of the use of cyber-based technology; (2) examine the ethical considerations and frequency the use of such services; (3) examine the differences and similarities within in cyber-based technology usage; and (4) explore the degree to which M/CFTs and M/CFSs assess for cyber-systemic issues in their practices. Eligible participants include licensed marriage and family therapists and/or a clinical or student members in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Participants will be asked to complete an online survey regarding the use of technology in practice. Participation is completely voluntary and there are no direct benefits to participating in this study. However, the researcher hopes to learn how therapists are implementing technology in their clinical and supervisory practices. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. As an incentive, participants are given the option to register for a drawing to win one of four $25 visa gift cards that will take place at the end of data collection. This study has IRB approval.