Katherine graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2012, followed by a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology in 2015. She completed her Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Bridget Klest. The focus of this thesis was on interrelations among gender, social support, and work disability. Katherine is currently pursuing her MA in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina. Her research project focuses on treatment for child anxiety.
Olivia attended the University of Regina and completed her Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology. Olivia's honours thesis focused on the association of patient attachment style with patient trust in the medical profession. Olivia is currently enrolled as a medical student at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine.
Christina is a former honours student and lab manager of the SCHT lab. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies in clinical psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Her research interests include well-being promotion in underserved populations as well as investigating the impact of trauma on an individual's ability to effectively use services important to their well-being.
Andreea received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McGill University in 2012, and completed her Master of Arts in 2015 and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2019 at University of Regina under the supervision of Dr. Klest. Her research interests focused on trust in institutional bodies, such as the medical system. Her work builds on the concept of institutional betrayal and how it impacts an individual's physical and psychological well-being. Her MA thesis focused on developing a questionnaire to measure the existence of institutional betrayal in the Canadian medical system and the extent to which it negatively affects the well-being of chronic medical patients. Her dissertation investigated the impact of institutional betrayal in the medical system during childbirth on women's mental health postpartum. She completed her residency year in Ottawa, and is currently a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of clinical and forensic/correctional psychology. She has worked in hospital settings (i.e., Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre), corrections, and in private practice.
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