Participate in a paid research study to improve PTSD

Are you a healthcare worker experiencing symptoms of PTSD? Are you in a romantic relationship?

Participate in a research study testing Couple HOPES, an online intervention designed to improve PTSD, intimate relationships, and the health and well-being of both partners.

Each participant will be paid up to $52.50 in the form of seven separate $7.50 online gift cards for their participation in assessments of Couple HOPES.

Couples Hope

You may be eligible if:

  • You or your partner are a healthcare worker with significant symptoms of PTSD
  • You and your partner are both willing to participate
  • You have a computer and access to high-speed Internet

Eligible couples will be asked to complete online intervention modules and questionnaires and participate in brief phone calls with a coach.

Interested participants should visit to learn more about the intervention and to complete eligibility screening.

The Principal Researchers for this study are Dr. Candice Monson (Ryerson University), Dr. Skye Fitzpatrick (York University), and Dr. Anne Wagner (Ryerson University).

This study has been approved by the Ryerson University and York University Research Ethics Board. Ryerson REB (2019-475) 


This research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Institutes for Military and Veteran Health Research, and the Department of National Defence. American healthcare workers and their partners may qualify for an online research study!