26 May Help a Fellow AAMHA Member – Doctoral Study Survey
Taline Guevrekian is a doctoral candidate for her doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Orange County. She has gotten Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to start her research study. Her research study is being conducted in order to explore the effects of acculturation and acculturative stress on psychological well-being and health risk behaviors in Armenian Americans living in Los Angeles County.
Various empirical studies have examined the acculturation process experienced by diverse minority immigrant groups while there are scant studies of Armenian Americans who immigrated to the United States starting in the late 1800’s. Even though the number of Armenian Americans has been increasing exponentially, the literature has largely overlooked their acculturation process, its associated stressors, and its effects on mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and alcohol use. Additionally, little is known about the barriers to effective mental health services for this minority group. Taline is currently reaching out to collect data for her dissertation. Your participation will help her understand what cultural factors contribute to psychological health and dysfunction.
I hope you will take the survey and participate in this new and beneficial endeavor. It may raise insight into the unmet needs of the Armenian American community and shed some light on the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing services. Learning more about their barriers to treatment would allow for culturally appropriate outreach and education. It may serve as an implanted seed to building awareness and reducing the obstacles to offer quality mental health care for Armenian Americans.
This survey should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. No identifying information will be collected. Your participation is greatly appreciated. To begin the survey, please click the link: https://www.
Thank you very much for your help and support!