Graduate Student Researcher
PO BOX 1178
Guerneville, CA 95446
My name is Michael Walker, and I am a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. I am currently recruiting participants for a research study for my dissertation. The study is examining THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA ON LEVELS OF PTSD AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING IN MEN ATTENDING COURT-MANDATED BATTERER INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.
I am looking for participants for my research who meet the following criteria:
• Adult males over the age of 18-years-old
• Have been charged with perpetrating Domestic Violence
• Have been mandated to attend 52 weeks of batterer intervention treatment
Participation in the study is entirely voluntary. Volunteers will be compensated $20 for participating. The estimated time commitment to complete the surveys is 2 hours.
The proposed study is designed to examine the impact of early childhood abuse and trauma on current levels of PTSD and executive functioning in men who are mandated to a 52-week treatment for intimate partner violence (IPV).
Please feel free to contact me with any further questions or concerns regarding the study. And please share this information with anyone you think may be interested. It is my hope that I may be able to find participants through the Adult Probation Officers; through the Domestic Violence Court; and the local Batterer Intervention Programs.
This research study is being conducted by Michael Walker, MA., and supervised by Matthew McKay Ph.D. through the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. and Richard Sprott Ph.D.