3. What does the study involve?
This is an anonymous investigation. If you have seen a psychologist or a clinical psychologist in the past 24 months, we are interested in finding out about your experiences. You will be required to complete questionnaires about what expectations you had before seeing a psychologist, and about your experiences from these professional consultations. You will also be asked to provide information about your age, gender, ethnicity and living status. No personal details are required (e.g. name / address). The questionnaires will take approximately 30-minutes to complete. The information collected will be handled in confidence. You can withdraw from the study anytime you wish.
Some of you while answering about your experiences may feel distressed. if you feel distressed answering the questionnaires please contact any one of the following agencies for assistance in Australia: Life Line phone number 131114, your General Practitioner (GP), Mental Health Information Service - ph: 300 794 99, SANE Australia Helpline - ph: 1800 18 SANE(7263), Salvo Care Line - ph: 1300 363 622, the Australian Psychological Society: http://www.psychology.org.au/FindaPsychologist/Default.aspx?ID=