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Online Survey: How Judges and Lawyers Perceive Forensic Mental Health Professionals’ Credibility in the Context of Mental Health Assessments

You are encouraged to participate in a brief online survey regarding how judges and lawyers perceive forensic mental health professionals’ credibility in the context of mental health assessments.

This survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, and your responses will be confidential. You may also participate in a chance of winning one of five $100 gift cards after completing the survey. This research project has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.

To qualify, you must be:

  • A judge or lawyer working in Canada or the USA
  • Working in criminal or litigation law

Your time and participation is appreciated. To access the survey, please copy the following link in your browser:

Please see the following supporting documentation:

  1. Brief overview of the study’s objectives and why participation is valuable
  2. Recruitment Poster
  3. Proof of Ethics Approval from the University of Manitoba
    • We want to assure you that this study is being conducted with the highest ethical standards and has received approval from our institution’s ethics committee.

The deadline to complete this survey is December 20, 2023.

If you have any questions, please email Katérine Aminot at, or Dr. Alicia Nijdam-Jones at


Thank you,

Katérine Aminot, Principal Investigator
Psychology Honours Student
University of Manitoba

Alicia Nijdam-Jones, Ph.D., Advisor and Co-Investigator
Assistant Professor | Department of Psychology
University of Manitoba

Tara Ryan, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
Forensic Evaluator
Northwest Forensic Institute


Posted: November 6, 2023