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ALL AGES- Share about Your Counseling Assessment Experiences

You’re Invited to share your experiences with counseling assessments! Thank you for the fantastic feedback from the community, my committee chair has approved me to remove age brackets, so all ages are encouraged to participate as all your responses are valuable! Also, there are more options to share, either with the online survey, individual interview, or focus group formats. The more detail you can provide the better, thank you!!


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About the Researcher: 


Macie Stead, a doctoral candidate at Walden University, is conducting this study. Macie cares about this study both personally and professionally. Macie wants to improve counselor understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming experiences and self-identifies as an ally. Macie has a sister who is transgender who inspires her to explore quality counseling of transgender and gender non-conforming persons. Macie is a licensed mental health counselor. No past or current clients will be able to participate. Thank you for your help with this study! 


No-Harassment Policy 

This study promotes respectful treatment of everyone. Harassment will not be tolerated. If someone posts something rude, mean, or harassing the user and all their posts will be deleted. Harassment is anything that speaks down to or shows disrespect toward a person for any reason.   


Nature of the Study: Sharing in this study is your choice and you can ask to leave at any point. If you leave the study, your account and any posts in the focus group room will be gone. If you want to leave the study, please email: [email protected] 

Pros and Cons of Being in this Study: During this focus group you may decide to share about yourself. You may answer research questions, as well as share with other group members. If at any time you feel that you need more help or help, please email Macie Stead: [email protected] 

Pay: There is no pay for being in this study. 

Privacy:  Please complete the focus group responses while in a private space to avoid someone else seeing your responses. If done in a public space, you risk others seeing your responses. 

Any names, usernames, or emails will be coded for privacy. There are however some limits to this privacy. If you say you want to harm yourself or others, or abuse elderly or children, the researcher will have to report that information to authorities. 

No names, usernames, or emails will be kept or used as part of this study. This focus group is for this a dissertation project and may be published.  


You can reach Macie Stead at macie.s[email protected] or you can contact committee chair Wynn Dupkoski at [email protected]. If you have any questions about your rights as a participant, please email: [email protected] 




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Dumb-sounding question... What's a counselling assessment? Is it what we here call gender assessment - i.e. getting past the psych gatekeepers for hormones or surgery... or is it more general than that?

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It would be the initial meeting with a counselor.   What are your goals, motivation, etc.

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