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Posted in Research by Marion Lang

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Title of the study: An investigation into Leisure Pursuits and Happiness in Autistic and Non Autistic
Adolescents.
The study aims to find out how happy autistic and non autistic adolescents feel

Researcher information:
My name is Rachael-Anne Scott. I am an Occupational Therapist with children and young people with autism. I
am studying a Masters in Autism at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Dr Anna Robinson. As
part of my studies, I am carrying out research on leisure interests in children and young people between the ages
of 12 and 18 (adolescents).
This study aims to identify the leisure interests of adolescents with and without autism.
It will look at the things which make it easier or harder to take part in leisure activities. It will also
look at what opportunities autistic adolescents have to participate in leisure activities in comparison to their non-
autistic peers.
The study aims to find out how happy autistic and non autistic adolescents feel.
Taking part in this study simply involves completing a questionnaire. The first part of the questionnaire focuses on how happy you feel and the second part will ask about your leisure interests.
The questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete but you can take longer to complete certain
sections if you wish.
This study requires two groups of participants to take part: One group of participants should have a diagnosis of autism, (high functioning autism or Asperger's) and one group who do not have a diagnosis of autism.
You are invited to take part if you are aged between 12 and 18 years of age and fit into one of these two groups.

Posted in Research by annette cooper

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Hello, my name is Karen Carachi and I am a trainee counselling psychologist, currently completing my doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. As part of the final stage of my training, I am conducting a study to understand the experiences of using person-centred therapy in forensic environments (e.g. NHS settings, prisons, private practice and voluntary sector organisations).



I am looking for qualified psychologists, counsellors or psychotherapists who have been practicing the above humanistic approach in forensic settings for at least one year. Participants would also need to be willing to share their experiences with me in an interview, which will last approximately sixty minutes. Interviews can be done in person or via Skype.

Anyone interested can email me on [email protected] and will have the chance to find out more about the study before coming to any decision. You would be under no obligation to take part.

My study is supervised by Tasim Martin Berg (C.Psychol. AFBPsS. HCPC Reg. Deputy Programme Leader & Lecturer) and she can be contacted on [email protected] This study has been approved by the Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences Ethics Subcommittee of The School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University.


Thanks & kind regards,
Karen
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