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Same-Sex Couples Counseling

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Description

I specialize in working with couples and am conducting a small treatment research study of a no-cost couple therapy program.


Keywords:

Mental Health, Older Adults, Women's Health


Category:

Behavioral

Qualifications

 


Age
21 - 99 years


Gender
Female


Study Population

To be eligible for this pilot study, you and your partner must meet the following criteria: • Interested in couple therapy • Living together more than 6 months • Age 21 or older • Identify as cisgender (biological/birth sex aligns with gender identity) • Identify as female • Have a certain level of distress in your relationship, including stress related to living in a heteronormative society (this will be assessed on the phone screen)


Investigator

Kimberly Pentel
Graduate Teaching Fellow
Psychology and Neuroscience

For questions, contact:

Kimberly Pentel
accessprogram@unc.edu

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Recruitment Period End

May 31, 2019

Location

Primary Location
UNC Psychology Clinic- Finley location
212 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
Secondary Location
UNC Psychology Clinic- Evergreen location
Evergreen House, 113 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Study Qualifications

Gender Female

Age Range 21 - 99 years

Participant qualification(s) • Both partners in the couple interested in couple therapy • Living together more than 6 months • Age 21 or older • Identify as cisgender (biological/birth sex aligns with gender identity) • Identify as female • Have a certain level of distress in your relationship, including stress related to living in a heteronormative society (this will be assessed on the phone screen)

Not eligible if: • Under age 21 • Uninterested in couple therapy • Already in couple therapy elsewhere (and not wanting to discontinue)

Number of Visits

    » 11 In person visit(s)

    1 screening, 10 couple therapy sessions

    » 5 Remote visit(s)

    1 initial phone screen to determine eligibility, and 4 online surveys (at pre-therapy, mid-therapy, end-therapy, and 1 month follow-up)

Participation Period

4 months

Compensation

Any one participant may receive up to $90 (comprised of $50 payment for completing all assessments-- or, if not all assessments are complete, $12.50 for each assessment you do complete of the pre, mid, post, and 1 month follow-up assessments, $25 if you are selected for the gift card drawing (eligible couples complete all 10 therapy sessions and all assessments), up to $15 per partner for childcare

By clicking I am interested, your contact information will be sent to the researcher/study coordinator for this study. The coordinator will respond by email with additional information on how to proceed.