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domkzyl

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Opportunity to help other atheists
« on: November 04, 2016, 08:59:33 AM »
My name is Dominika. I am an atheist and a 5th year doctoral student pursuing a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. I am currently working on my dissertation entitled "Experiences of Coming out of the Atheist Closet."

What I hope to gain from this research is information and awareness that I can pass onto therapists, psychologists, counselors, etc. so that they may be sensitive to the issues and experiences that atheists go through. Hence, by participating in this study you will be helping other atheists get better mental health services should they ever need them!


Here is my research flyer. If anyone has any questions or interest in being a participant, feel free to contact me!

*NOTE: this research is directed at individuals residing within the US only, as that is where the research is being conducted. Thanks!

Wanted: Research Participants

Chestnut Hill College, Department of Profession Psychology
You are invited to participate in a study entitled
“Experiences of Coming Out of the Atheist Closet”

Who is eligible?
• Self-identified Atheists
• Aged 21+
• Must have been raised in a religious household
• Must have disclosed your atheist identity within the past 5 years
What you will be asked to do:
• Engage in an approximately 1.5 hour interview, either in person or via Skype, depending on logistical considerations
• Discuss and answer questions related to your experiences of disclosing your atheist identity
• Give consent to being audiotaped
Compensation:
• No monetary compensation will be provided, but the information gained from the study may help others better understand the experience of disclosing an atheist identity.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact:
{Contact details removed as per 'first post' rules} Tank

« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 01:17:07 PM by Tank »

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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 01:00:43 PM »
I kind of feel like I might be perfect for this........
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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 01:03:30 PM »

• Must have been raised in a religious household


I don't think I qualify.  :notsure:


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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 01:18:50 PM »
If you want the contact details just drop me a PM.
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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 01:30:47 PM »
The organisation appears legitimate. Google shows one other occurrence of this OP on another atheist website posted 5 days before this one.
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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 03:02:18 PM »
Hello and welcome to HAF, domkzyl. As you see, the contact details in your post have been removed, per the rules of this site (promoting anything with links in a first post is not allowed).

However, you are welcome to make another post, and you are also welcome to put an address in your signature. I would suggest modifying the address so that bots don't collect it. Something along the lines of "myname |at| address.com" should be OK.

I wish you the best with your research, and would be willing to participate if I were eligible.

:spagwelcome:

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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2016, 03:06:01 AM »
domkzyl I see you are an atheists at a Catholic university. Does that grate at all?
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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 01:29:58 AM »
domkzyl I see you are an atheists at a Catholic university. Does that grate at all?

Hmm that's weird. I also have a question about this as I don't disclose my athiest identity to my friends or family unless I meet them online.
But, uh...well there it is.

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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 06:58:55 PM »
domkzyl I see you are an atheists at a Catholic university. Does that grate at all?

The school I attend is indeed Catholic. However, the program that I am a part of is actually secular. Religion is only discussed in the context of patient's identity and how religion and spirituality can come into play in psychotherapy. I think the undergraduates probably need to take a course in religion but I am part of the graduate school. We do decorate heavily during Christmas time, there is a place to pray inside, and the school is run by many nuns but other than that...it feels pretty normal LOL.

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Re: Opportunity to help other atheists
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 06:59:59 PM »
Hello and welcome to HAF, domkzyl. As you see, the contact details in your post have been removed, per the rules of this site (promoting anything with links in a first post is not allowed).

However, you are welcome to make another post, and you are also welcome to put an address in your signature. I would suggest modifying the address so that bots don't collect it. Something along the lines of "myname |at| address.com" should be OK.

I wish you the best with your research, and would be willing to participate if I were eligible.

:spagwelcome:

Ahh okay. I will repost. Thanks!