Abnormal Psychology: Perspectives, the successful text from an expert team of Canadian editors and contributors, is aimed at a Canadian undergraduate audience. While recognising the best of international scholarship, it also showcases the world-class scholarship originating in our own country. With case studies, legal and ethical issues, prevention programs, ground-breaking research, and the history of abnormal psychology in this country - all important topics are considered from the perspective of people who study, live, and work in Canada.
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David J. A. Dozois, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Calgary. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a former Beck Institute Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. He is presently on the Board of Directors (Director: Science) for the Canadian Psychological Association. Dr. Dozois is a licensed psychologist, and practices cognitive therapy in London, Ontario.
Philip Firestone, Ph.D., is a professor in the School of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa where he teaches psychopathology at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is involved with the clinical training of doctoral students. He received his B.A. and M.A. at Carleton University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. Since the early 1990s his research and publication interests have been focussed solely on sexual offenders. He has a clinical practice in which he provides assessment and treatment for men convicted of sexual offenses and has provided expert evidence in a wide variety of legal cases related to violent and and/or sexual offenses. In addition he is an active member of the Ontario Review Board.
THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR
Allison J. Ouimet is currently completing her Ph.D. in the clinical psychology program at The University of Western Ontario. Her research interests focus on the role played by cognitive processes in the etiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders.
CLASSIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS
Dr. Peter Hoaken is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. His research focuses on the factors that contribute to violent crime, and on the development of more effective types of correctional rehabilitation.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH METHODS
Pamela M. Seeds is currently completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Western Ontario, and is investigating the developmental origins of cognitive vulnerability to depression.
Patricia Minnes is a professor in the Department of Psychology, at Queen’s University and is cross-appointed in the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s.
Marjory Phillips works as the Director of Community Consultation and Psychology at Integra, a children’s mental health agency specializing in youth with Learning Disabilities. In addition, Dr. Phillips teaches as an adjunct assistant professor at York University.
Behaviour and Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
Tracy Vaillancourt is a Canada Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Violence Prevention at the University of Ottawa where she is cross-appointed as an associate professor in the Faculty of Education and School of Psychology. Dr. Vaillancourt’s research examines the links between aggression/bullying and children’s mental health functioning, with a particular focus on social neuroscience.
Khrista Boylan is currently completing a PhD in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. Her dissertation research will model developmental trajectories of co-occuring oppositional and mood symptoms in an epidemiologic cohort across childhood and adolescence.
Paul A. Frewen recently joined the Department of Psychiatry at UWO as a research scientist and Assistant Professor. His research interests include psychological assessment and functional magnetic resonance imaging of emotional processing and sense of self in people with mood and anxiety disorders.
Roger Covin works as a clinical psychologist at the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. His primary research interests concern the impact of information processing biases on emotions.
Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
Rod A. Martin has been a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as director of the clinical psychology program for 12 years. A major focus of his research is on the psychology of humour, particularly as it relates to psychological health and well-being.
Kathryn Trottier is a staff psychologist at the Toronto General Hospital’s Eating Disorder Program and lecturer at the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry. Kathryn’s research has examined the effects of exposure to thin and overweight others on the body dissatisfaction of young women, the process and outcome of self-change efforts, and treatment effectiveness in eating disorders.
J anet Polivy has been a full professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Toronto since 1985. Her research has focused on self-change, the influences of personality, emotion, and sociocultural influences on eating, and the influences of chronic dieting on cognition, emotion, and behaviour.
Jennifer Coelho is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Clinical Psychological Science at Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Her primary research focuses on the behavioural effects of exposure to food-related cues.
David C. Hodgins, Ph.D., is a professor in the Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. His research interests focus on various aspects of addictive behaviours including relapse and recovery from substance abuse and gambling disorders.
Terri-Lynn MacKay, M.A., is a doctoral student in the Addictive Behaviours Laboratory in the Program in Clinical Psychology (Department of Psychology, University of Calgary). She is currently conducting her dissertation research investigating the psychosocial correlates of Internet gambling behaviour.
Dr. Stephen Porter (B.Sc. (Acadia); Ph.D. (UBC)) is a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia — Okanagan, working as an educator, researcher, and consultant in the area of psychology and law. He has published numerous research and theoretical articles on forensic issues ranging from personality disorders, credibility assessment, deception detection, psychopathy, violent crime, and memory for trauma.
Marcus Juodis is a graduate student in the Forensic Stream of Dalhousie University’s Clinical Psychology PhD Programme. To date, his research has focused on homicide, assessment of risk for violence, psychopathy, and credibility assessment / deception detection.
Mood Disorders and Suicide
Kate Harkness, Ph.D. is currently the Director of Clinical Training in the Psychology Department at Queen’s University. Dr. Harkness’ research has focused on the role of stress in the onset and recurrence of major depression in adolescents and adults.
R. Walter Heinrichs is Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. His interests range from the history of schizophrenia through meta-analysis of neuroscience evidence and the use of cognitive measures to improve definitions of the disorder.
Ashley Miles is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at York University in Toronto. Her research interests and clinical experience are in schizophrenia, specifically examining the relationship between neurocognitive ability and community independence.
Narmeen Ammari is a graduate student working towards her Master’s degree in clinical psychology at York University. Her research is focused on neurocognitive subtyping as an approach to enhancing the validity of the schizophrenia diagnosis and reducing the heterogeneity of the illness.
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