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Re: Authentic Self-Functioning and Counselors-in-training


We are writing to let you know about an opportunity to participate in a voluntary research study aboutauthentic self-functioning, self-compassion, and burnout. This study is being conducted by Dr. Joshua Castleberry at Kent State University and Dr. Michael Leeman at Southeastern Louisiana University.

You will be asked to do the following: Participate in an online survey by completing several measures.  Overall, we hope to gain information about how authenticity relates to burnout. 

The Purpose of the study is to explore how authenticity, self-compassion and rumination may be related to burnout and well-being.  You are invited to take part in this study if you meet the following criteria:

1.         18 years or older

2.         Currently enrolled in a CACREP accredited master’s counselor training program

After providing consent you will complete a brief survey.  The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  If you would like additional information about this IRB approved study, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Below is the link to complete the survey.  Thank you for your consideration!

Dr. Joshua Castleberry
Assistant Professor
Kent State University
Dr. Michael Leeman
Assistant Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University

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