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Counselor family-of-origin, pornography attitudes, and training types predict counselors’ adolescent pornography


Colleagues and potential participants,.

My name is Heather Lindstrom. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and a doctoral candidate with

Capella University’s Counselor Education and Supervision program. I am completing a research dissertation titled,

“Counselor family-of-origin, pornography attitudes, and training types predict counselors’ adolescent pornography

assessment.” I am completing this study to better understand what factors apply to whether or not a clinician assesses for

adolescent client pornography use. This research is a part of my completion of the doctoral education program and this

dissertation has met the Capella University Institutional Review Board’s approval.

In order to participate in this study, you must be:

1. A fully licensed mental health counselor or licensed professional counselor who is licensed in the United States.

2. Experienced working with adolescents ages 10-17, excluding sexually offending adolescents.

Also, you must not be:

1. A licensed social worker, psychologist, school counselor, addictions counselor, working with sexual offenders, or a

counselor working in the capacity of a sex counselor with adolescents.

If you choose to participate, you will complete a three-part online survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to

complete. You will only be asked selected information about yourself (no personally identifiable information will be

associated with your responses). Your participation in this study is voluntary and anonymous. You may begin the survey by

clicking the link at the end of this message and may terminate your participation in this study at any time and without


Please pass this information to others who may meet the above-mentioned criteria. If you have questions pertaining to this

study, you may reach me at My dissertation study is under the direction of my Capella

University mentor, Dr. Carrie VanMeter. She may be reached at

With one accord,

Heather Lindstrom, M.S., LPC

Doctoral Candidate Counselor Education and Supervision

Capella University

Please click the link below to read the consent and complete the study. You may opt to discontinue the survey at any time.

Maryland Counseling Association

5430 Campbell Blvd., Suite 113

White Marsh, MD 21162


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