The Research Lab at Portland Psychotherapy is conducting this study to learn more about the role of self-compassion, as well as feelings of shame and self-criticism in therapy.

Study Overview

The aim of this study is to learn about the associations among shame, compassion, the therapy relationship, and mental health symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, during the course of therapy. We are interested in measuring these things several times over the course of 15 weeks in order to better understand the relationships among them. Should you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete questionnaires six times throughout the course of therapy.

Eligible participants will be compensated up to $50.

We hope to eventually use what we learn in this study to develop more effective treatments for addressing self-criticism and shame in therapy.


Get Involved

Step 1: Please read our informed consent form.

Step 2: Fill out the study contact form.

Step 3: Thats it! We’ll contact you to finalize a meeting time.

Thank you for your interest!

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