Call for participants – women who have experienced sexual assault

Anna Flo Arcas is undertaking a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University. She would like to invite women with experiences of sexual assault and/or rape to help with her research. Here is her recruitment advert:

Life after sexual assault: Exploring women’s experiences of inner resources

Hello!   My name is Anna Flo Arcas, and I am looking for participants to take part in a study exploring women’s experiences of inner resources after sexual assault. I am interested in women’s expert, individual, and unique experiences!

– You are a woman aged 18 years old or older
– You have experienced Sexual Assault* and discussed this experience in therapy
– And you are currently in therapy

I would really like to hear from you!

* “Any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts or traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work “(WHO, 2002)

You would be asked to take part in a short telephone interview and attend a face-to-face interview that will last approximately an hour.
You will be reimbursed for travel costs to and from the interview; receive a £20 voucher in appreciation for your time; able to share your experience with others through the study; and able to participate in the discussion of the results of the study.

Participation is voluntary and confidential

This study has been approved by the Health Research Authority IRAS Project ID 212511; and City University London Psychology Department Research Ethics Committee PSYCH (P/F) 14/15 202.  If you would like to complain about any aspect of the study, please contact the Secretary to the University’s Senate Research Ethics Committee on 020 7040 3040 or via email:

For more information about this study or to take part, please contact:
Anna:      T: 07505 942 738    or   E:

Or see Poster and further information here:

Please, share the above with anyone who might be interested. Thank you very much in advance!

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