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Wednesday, June 8
 

20:00

CPA President's Welcome Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

CPA President's Welcome Reception - Plenary Session - Presidential Reception / Réception Présidentielle

Speakers
avatar for E. Kevin Kelloway

E. Kevin Kelloway

CPA President 2015-2016, Saint Mary's University & Canadian Psychological Association
Dr.Kelloway is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Queen’s University in 1991 and began his career in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. In 1999 he joined the Faculty of Commerce at Saint Mary’s University as Professor of Management and Psychology. In 2006 he was appointed as a... Read More →

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BMS Group

BMS Group
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Wednesday June 8, 2016 20:00 - 21:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC
 
Thursday, June 9
 

07:30

First Time Attendees Orientation Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

First Time Attendees Orientation Breakfast

Thursday June 9, 2016 07:30 - 08:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

08:30

Opening Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available

Opening Ceremony - Plenary Session - Opening Ceremony / Cérémonie de bienvenue

Speakers
KC

Karen Cohen

Canadian Psychological Association


Thursday June 9, 2016 08:30 - 09:00
Carson Hall Salon A (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

09:00

Mental Health in the Workplace: Towards Evidence Based Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

As a result of a confluence of factors, Canadian organizations are now showing an unprecedented interest in mental health issues and in implementing mental health programming in the workplace. Many of these efforts are overly narrow in scope and not supported by empirical evidence. I argue for a comprehensive strategy for workplace mental health suggesting that such an approach would be based on three elements (i.e., prevention, intervention, and accommodation). Moreover, an evidence-based approach to workplace mental health programming must be based on rigorous evaluation of interventions and, in this context, the lack of organizational interventions is particularly troubling. Together these issues suggest the need for Canadian psychology to take leading role in identifying and evaluating organizational practices.

Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology

Speakers
avatar for E. Kevin Kelloway

E. Kevin Kelloway

CPA President 2015-2016, Saint Mary's University & Canadian Psychological Association
Dr.Kelloway is the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Queen’s University in 1991 and began his career in the Department of Psychology at the University of Guelph. In 1999 he joined the Faculty of Commerce at Saint Mary’s University as Professor of Management and Psychology. In 2006 he was appointed as a... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Carson Hall Salon A (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

10:30

Presentation of results from the CPA's Psychology Graduate Survey
Limited Capacity seats available

Advocacy for the education, science, and practice of psychology in Canada can best be accomplished with up-to-date knowledge of the current pipeline of master's and doctoral graduates, as well as the current state of the job market. Historically, Statistics Canada has collected such information, but in recent years cancelled two particularly relevant data collection efforts: University and College Academic Staff System Survey (UCASS) and the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). The cancellation of these surveys - one after over 60 years of data collection and the other after over 30 years, respectively - has left significant gaps in health human resources planning and surveillance as it relates to the discipline of psychology. In response, the Canadian Psychological Association developed a comprehensive survey, modeled on the American Psychological Association's Doctorate Employment Survey, intended for all individuals who had graduated with a terminal master's or doctoral degree in psychology, whether or not they were registered psychologists. Nearly 5,000 individuals responded to the survey. In this presentation, we provide an overview of the survey findings, with particular attention given to graduate education funding sources and debt levels, respondents' current employment status and satisfaction with the same, and areas of potential mismatch between respondents' training and their current position. W discuss these findings as they relate to key challenges and opportunities for psychology in the upcoming years.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Votta-Bleeker

Lisa Votta-Bleeker

Deputy CEO, Canadian Psychological Association

Authors
MM

Matt Murdoch

Canadian Psychological Association


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

10:30

Applying an Intergroup Approach to Human-Animal Relations: The Case of Anthropomorphism and Dehumanisation
Limited Capacity seats available

Interactions between animals and humans are ubiquitous in human life and permeate a diversity of social contexts by providing humans with food and clothing, serving as participants in research, improving healing, and offering entertainment, leisure, and companionship. This talk aims to further understand the nature of the psychological link that connects us to other animals. Specifically, we discuss how theories of intergroup relations can be extended and applied to the realm of human-animal interactions (e.g., Amiot Waytz et al., 2010)–, and of dehumanization, arguing that these social psychological constructs are relevant to understanding the nature of our psychological links not only with non-human animals, but even with fellow humans (e.g., Bastian et al., 2012). Empirical evidence is presented (N=365), identifying the antecedents and outcomes of anthropomorphism towards animals specifically, and showing how this form of anthropomorphism is unique relative to anthropomorphism of machines. Overall, the findings provide support for the applicability of social psychological principles to human-animal interactions and confirm the importance of understanding these common yet consequential relations.

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avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

10:30

Dehumanisation and intergroup attitudes
Limited Capacity seats available

This talk explores the association of dehumanisation and intergroup hostility: on the one hand, people often deny or downplay the humanity of others with whom they conflict; on the other, there can be unexpectedly negative intergroup effects of appealing to common humanity among perpetrators and victims of historical atrocities. I review a program of research which has addressed this relationship in the past, and present a recent experiment using a first person shooter task to examine the impact of manipulated dehumanisation, identities, and norms. A significant three way interaction between norms, identification, and dehumanisation on the internalisation of shooting behaviour was observed, which can be interpreted as showing that participants were reluctant to internalise shooting behaviour when shooting targets were humanised, as people are less willing to harm more humanised others. However, when participants strongly identified with the police, their group identification may have been enough to overcome the incongruence between a pro‐shooting harmful norm and a humanised target (compared to a dehumanised one). The theoretical applications are discussed.

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Authors
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avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

10:30

From Dehumanization to Humanization, and Vice-Versa: The Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values
Limited Capacity seats available

Humanness is an important characteristic that one uses to describe other persons, but very often one prefers to dehumanize people and consider them more as objects or animals. Research in social psychology has largely examined the purposes of dehumanization and objectification in the context of interpersonal and intergroup relations. For example, dehumanizing members of out-groups has been found to be a form of derogation that justifies discrimination and aggressive behaviours toward them. In a series of 4 studies, we examined the hypothesis that individuals’ intrinsic and extrinsic values are also important determinants of the extent to which they attribute humanness to other persons and social groups or they consider others as instrumental or threat to attain a personal goals. Participants (average N across studies > 150) were asked to evaluate various social groups, such as international soccer teams, Canadian political parties, and refugees, in terms of personality traits, values, and emotions. In addition, we examined the relationship between self-dehumanization and other-dehumanization as explained by intrinsic and extrinsic values. Overall, the findings shed a light on the relationships between intrinsic/extrinsic values and (de)humanization.

Speakers
avatar for Frederick Grouzet

Frederick Grouzet

Associate Professor, University of Victoria

Authors
TG

Taylor Gibson

University of Victoria

Sponsors
avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

10:30

Why Do We Dehumanize People While Humanizing Animals? Toward a Social Psychology of Humanness Attribution
Limited Capacity seats available

"Humanness (noun): the quality or state of being human" (Webster Dictionary). This simple definition seems to be very objective and easy to apply. However, there are many instances where humanness is not always associated to humans and sometimes more associated to non-humans. Social psychology research is rich of theories and empirical findings that examine the processes of dehumanization, self-dehumanization, humanization, anthropomorphism, self-objectification, and other humanness-related processes. Very often these processes are examined separately and in specific contexts, such as intergroup dynamics and interpersonal relations. The ambitious aim of this symposium is to combine all these processes and proposes a common mechanism. Through three different but interrelated talks, the symposium will lead to an integrative perspective on humanness that will shed a new light on research in social psychology.

Speakers
avatar for Frederick Grouzet

Frederick Grouzet

Associate Professor, University of Victoria

Sponsors
avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 11:30
Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

10:30

Digital Poster Session 'A' / Présentation par affichage numérique
Limited Capacity full

  • 13998 - Long-Term Polyamorous Relationships and the Monogamy Polyamory Spectrum Questionnaire, Melody Kaiser, Jan Cioe, Brian O'Connor. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 14156 - A yoga-based integrative sensorimotor program for people living with chronic pain, Tania Pichler Castilho, Neil Pearson. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 12937 - Comparing the effects of visual prompts and volunteer guidance on waste sorting behaviour , Ivana Zelenika, Jiaying Zhao . Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13559 - How Women in Domestic Violence Shelters Experience Empowerment, Katherine Kenyon, Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Janice Ristock, Maria Medved. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • Sponsors
    avatar for Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →
    avatar for Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Why do some people recycle and others don’t? How can we encourage more people to use public transportation? What can we do to make inner cities more lively and safe? | | If questions like these interest you, join our section. Our members study the relationships between behaviour and the physical environment, both built and natural. Areas of interests include: management of scare natural resources; psychological effects of lighting... Read More →
    avatar for Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology, to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls. Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards, and a convention... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) Digital Poster 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Discussant
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Dr. James Ogloff, Swinburne University of Technology and Forensicare, Victoria, Australia

    Speakers
    JO

    James Ogloff

    Swinburne University of Technology and Forensicare


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Ethical Issues At The Intersection Of Psychology And Gerontology
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Canada, like many developed countries, now has a larger population of older adults than ever before in its history. As population demographics continue to change, the number of psychologists who work with older adults is expected to increase, and it will become increasingly important to consider the ethical issues that arise for psychologists who serve these clients. The purpose of this presentation is to review ethical issues encountered while conducting clinical research in long-term residential care settings. Since the majority of individuals living in long-term care have cognitive impairment, the primary focus will be on issues arising with this population. Issues will be reviewed using the framework of the four principles of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists, with specific examples from research and practice. Related to Principle I, Respect for the Dignity of Persons, concepts of personhood and person-centred dementia care will be discussed. Within Principle II, Responsible Caring, issues related to behavioural support, interventions to support psychosocial needs, and advance care planning will be addressed. Related to Principle III, Integrity in Relationships, issues related to the use of deception will be reviewed. Finally, concerning Principle IV, issues related to advocacy for improved health care for older adults in Canada will be discussed.

    Speakers

    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Ethics Update 2016: Emerging Issues In Psychological Ethics
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Psychological ethics and ethics codes are intended to serve multiple purposes (e.g., guiding and educating psychologists, protecting the public, promoting public trust) and need to evolve in the light of new realities. The purpose of this symposium - DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF Dr. JEAN PETTIFOR - is to describe emerging issues in psychological ethics related to several such realities. The first paper reviews a number of ethical issues experienced while conducting clinical research in long-term residential care settings, and explores their implications for psychologists working with older adults living in long-term care facilities. The second paper examines the historical development and the contemporary meaning of human rights, and the implications of the results of this analysis for human rights promotion and education in psychology as well as for codes of ethics for psychologists. The third and last paper provides a summary of how changes to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists were influenced by emerging ethical issues in Canada and other parts of the world, and how the CPA Committee on Ethics has responded to these issues while revising the Canadian Code. Psychologists contribute to as well as benefit from continuing ethical discourse. This dialogue is essential to achieving understanding and harmony in society.

    Moderators
    JG

    Janel Gauthier

    Université Laval

    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    How Revisions To The Canadian Code Of Ethics For Psychologists Respond To Emerging Issues
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This presentation will provide a summary of how changes to the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists were influenced by emerging ethical issues in Canada as well as in other parts of the world. The struggles experienced by the CPA Committee on Ethics in finding ways to deal with these issues will be outlined, as well as some of the specific changes made in response to them. Particular attention will be given to issues that have emerged regarding culture and diversity, definitions of "client," balancing responsibilities to third parties and partially- or fully-mandated clients, balancing responsibilities to the individual and to society, uses of technology, new research guidelines, and changes in models for training in ethical thinking and decision making. The presentation will provide time for participants to raise and discuss their opinions, reactions and questions.

    Speakers

    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Philosophical and Literary Perspectives- History and Philosophy / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie (Oral Paper Session)
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 13760 - The lost psyche: A historical perspective on the notion of ‘psyche’ and its transformation in psychological research, Sasha Lopez. Sponsored by: History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

  • 13372 - Naturalism, supernaturalism, and art as a way in between., Martin Morf. Sponsored by: History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

  • 14251 - “Cease more questions: Thou art inclined to sleep”: Psychological Dissociation and William Shakespeare's The Tempest, Adele Wilson. Sponsored by: History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

  • Sponsors
    avatar for History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

    History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of History and Philosophy of Psychology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Colwood 2 (Victoria Conference Centre -Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Poster Session 'A' / Présentation par affichage
    Limited Capacity seats available


  • 13168 - Increased Accuracy of Waste-Sorting Activities by Raising Self-Awareness with the Presence of Mirrors and Messages, Liyan Zeng, Ivana Zelenika, Jiaying Zhao. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13062 - Resource visibility reduces consumption, Jiaying Zhao, Yu Luo. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13074 - Sustainable Communities Field School increases Environmental Awareness, Jiaying Zhao, Liyan Zeng, Tara Moreau, Oliver Lane. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 14088 - Investigating the Lines of Communication: Social Media and the Military , Joanna Anderson, Krystal Hachey, Rachael Bryson, Karen Davis. Sponsored by: Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

  • 13180 - Scars of the Soul: The Existential Dimensions of Moral Injury in Combat Veterans, Mihaela Launeanu, Sara Kier. Sponsored by: Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

  • 13203 - Review and Redesign of the Military Career Counsellor Selection Process, Manon LeBlanc. Sponsored by: Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

  • 13747 - The Influence of Masculinity Ideology on Romantic Relationship Satisfaction in Veteran-Men: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Mediator, Julia O'Loughlin, Daniel Cox, Myfanway Bakker, Jess Owen. Sponsored by: Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

  • 13083 - Comparing the Relationships between Spirituality and Religiosity with Canadian Morality, Tasmie Sarker. Sponsored by: Psychology, Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie, religion et spiritualité

  • 14127 - “To Confront or Not To Confront…That is the Question:” Considerations from the “Confronting Homonegativity” Literature, Selena Doyle, Jessica McCutcheon, Melanie Morrision. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 12468 - Examining Adolescent and Parent Perspectives of a Hospital-based Gender Diversity Clinic, Tania Bartolo, Stephanie Greenham. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 13780 - Sexpression: Female Sexual Fluidity and Orientation, Lucinda Brown. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 12850 - An Investigation of Anti-LGBT Hate Crime Victimization, Narrative Processing, and Mental Health, Alvi Dandal, Joseph Gillis, Nic Weststrate. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 12708 - Understanding How Youth Experience a Sibling’s Gender Transition: A Pilot Support Group and Phenomenological Multiple Case Study, Sasha Davis, Robert Ley, Jeff Sugarman, David Cox, Wallace Wong. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 13149 - “Hello? Is it me you’re ‘swiping’ for?”: Modern communication and online dating in queer women, Madeline Hannan-Leith, Marla Buchanan. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 13346 - Sexual Satisfaction, Identity and Seroadaptation: An Investigation into Personality and Behavioural Correlates of Barebacking Identity and Behaviour in Men Who Have Sex with Men, Natania Marcus, Roy Gillis. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 13650 - Harder, better, faster, stronger: The role of sexuopharmaceuticals in (re)configuring men’s sexual identities, Zara Mercer, Nicole Cormier, Usra Leedham, Maria Gurevich. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 12334 - Differences in Drinking Motivation Based on Sexual Orientation, Caitlin O'Neill, Emmett Karis Anderson, Erin Barker. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 13068 - (S)existential Intersections: The Meeting of Religion and/or Spirituality, Sex, and Gender in the Identity Formation of Emerging Adult Males Who Resonate or Identify With Bisexuality, Ryan Schutt, Nathan Bartz. Sponsored by: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

  • 11923 - Associations between Childhood and Lifetime Trauma Exposure and PTSD and Dissociative Symptoms are Partially Mediated by Mindfulness-Related Traits, Emily Boughner, Elizabeth Thornley, Daniel Kharlas, Paul Frewen. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 12637 - Distress versus Dissociation in Traumatized Women and Men: Sex Differences in Relation to the 4-D Model of Trauma-related Psychopathology, Matthew Brown, Emily Boughner, Elizabeth Thornley, Paul Frewen. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 13431 - Mental Durability during an Antarctica Expedition, Sarah Dentry-Travis, Dean Kriellaars. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 12905 - A Systematic Review of Interventions: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Younger Populations , Paul Frewen, Jamie Summer. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 13448 - Staff perceptions of trauma, female forensic consumers, and current clinical practices: A focus group exploration, Verena Langheimer, Ilvy Goossens, Tonia Nicholls, Iris Torchalla, Katherine Rossiter, Johann Brink. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 13555 - Findings from an Epidemiological Catchment Area: Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Eva Monson. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 13244 - Predictors of resiliency among male survivors of child sexual abuse, Madelaine Ressel , Jennifer Lyons , Elisa Romano. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 14015 - Resiliency and Depressive Symptoms in Drivers in Motor Vehicle Accidents, Lindsey Snaychuk, Joseph Barton, Melanie O'Neill. Sponsored by: Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

  • 14071 - Characteristics of Undergraduate Students' Experiences of Sexual Victimization On and Off Campus, Christine Cabral, Lana Stermac, Jenna Cripps, Sarah Horowitz, Sheena Bance. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 13347 - (Re)imagining masculinity: Slash fiction authors’ transformation of dominant gender and heterosexual norms. , Nicole Cormier, Maria Gurevich. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 12697 - Pregnancy Termination: It's All About the Context..., Jessica Couture, Sarah Sangster, Linzi Williamson, Karen Lawson. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 12595 - Technology-facilitated Sexual Violence among University Students, Jenna Cripps, Lana Stermac. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 13237 - The modern (natural) masculinity icon: Reinscribing phallic potency in sexuopharmaceutical representations , Usra Leedham, Maria Gurevich, Nicole Cormier, Zara Mercer, Amy Brown Bowers. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 14063 - Female firefighters in leadership roles: “There’s no line up for the washrooms!”, Maryani Lesmana, Carmen Poulin, Lynne Gouliquer, Hannah Hamilton. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • Sponsors
    avatar for Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →
    avatar for Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →
    avatar for Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Why do some people recycle and others don’t? How can we encourage more people to use public transportation? What can we do to make inner cities more lively and safe? | | If questions like these interest you, join our section. Our members study the relationships between behaviour and the physical environment, both built and natural. Areas of interests include: management of scare natural resources; psychological effects of lighting... Read More →
    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.
    avatar for Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Religion and Spirituality as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such... Read More →
    avatar for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    This Section will advance knowledge and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans, heterosexual and queer issues in psychology and allied disciplines. Topics that fall within the remit of this Section include: sexual identities and practices, trans/gender identities and practices, relationships, families, LGBTQ studies, queer theory, counseling/psychotherapy that promotes healthy sexualities and genders, attitudes, prejudice and... Read More →
    avatar for Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    The purpose of the Traumatic stress section is to promote evidenced-based mental health assessment and treatment, educate the public about the importance of appropriate traumatic stress treatment and research, and actively encourage the involvement of appropriate public and private sector agencies in the development of effective policies and procedures to address the psychological effects of traumatic stress within the Canadian population.
    avatar for Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology, to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls. Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards, and a convention... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Poster Session 'A' / Présentation par affichage
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 13618 - An Exploration of Healing and Growth in Women’s Narratives of Intimate Partner Violence , Stephanie Martin, Cassandra D'Amore. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 12967 - Mid-life women's challenges in their relationships with food, Ashley Palandra. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 14019 - "Do They or Don't They?:" Female Celebrities' Perceptions of Feminism and Self-Identification as Feminist, Kandice Parker. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 12464 - The relation between self-silencing, appearance investment, body dissatisfaction, and thin ideal internalizations: A moderated mediation model, Tanja Samardzic, Josee Jarry. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 12767 - Branching Out: Exploring the Stories of Female Youth in Custody, Stephanie Sammartino, Marla Buchanan. Sponsored by: Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

  • 13235 - Resilience in Latin American Immigrant Families in Toronto: Defining the Roles of Parenting and Culture in Promoting Healthy Child Development, Kayla Hamel, Yvonne Bohr. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12351 - Gender differences in transformational leadership and its influence on employee well-being, Ekaterina Martynova, Janet Mantler. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

  • 13476 - Are popular caregiver sensitivity measures consistent in their assessment of caregiver sensitivity in North America?, Yookyung Lee, Yvonne Bohr. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire


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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →
    avatar for Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →
    avatar for Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Why do some people recycle and others don’t? How can we encourage more people to use public transportation? What can we do to make inner cities more lively and safe? | | If questions like these interest you, join our section. Our members study the relationships between behaviour and the physical environment, both built and natural. Areas of interests include: management of scare natural resources; psychological effects of lighting... Read More →
    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.
    avatar for Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Religion and Spirituality as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such... Read More →
    avatar for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    This Section will advance knowledge and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans, heterosexual and queer issues in psychology and allied disciplines. Topics that fall within the remit of this Section include: sexual identities and practices, trans/gender identities and practices, relationships, families, LGBTQ studies, queer theory, counseling/psychotherapy that promotes healthy sexualities and genders, attitudes, prejudice and... Read More →
    avatar for Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    The purpose of the Traumatic stress section is to promote evidenced-based mental health assessment and treatment, educate the public about the importance of appropriate traumatic stress treatment and research, and actively encourage the involvement of appropriate public and private sector agencies in the development of effective policies and procedures to address the psychological effects of traumatic stress within the Canadian population.
    avatar for Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology, to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls. Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards, and a convention... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Poster Session 'A' / Présentation par affichage
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 12614 - Emotion dysregulation, perceived social support, and depression in Canadian veterans with military-related trauma: Implications for counselling psychologists, A. Myfanwy Bakker, Daniel W. Cox. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13979 - Exploring the Benefits, Concerns and Ethical Issues Surrounding the use of Therapy Dogs in Correctional Facilities, Christina Bally. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12363 - Supporting Educator Access to Evidence-Informed School-Based Mental Health Programs: An Effectiveness Evaluation, Renelle Bourdage. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 14151 - Exploring the stories of yoga told by survivors of interpersonal trauma: Experiences of body, self and relationship., Nicole Brand-Cousy, Marla Buchanan. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13932 - Benefits of Yoga in the treatment of eating disorders: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial, Maggie Brennan, William Whelton. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12993 - Attitudes toward help-seeking: Are all domains the same?, Lauren Goegan, Erin Buhr, Lia Daniels, Katherine Vink. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12744 - Situating Social Justice at the Confluence of Counselling and Community Psychology: A Critical Review., Konstantinos Chondros. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 11762 - Complex Care and Intervention: A Trauma-informed Model for Collaborative Practice in Child and Youth Mental Health, Fred Chou, Marla Buchanan, Chuck Geddes, Susan Wells, Andrea Bennett, Sarah Girling. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13636 - Associations Between Job Satisfaction, Social Support, and Depression in Canadian Emerging Adults, Jose Domene, Danielle Law. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13471 - Beyond generation jobless: How recent university graduates are finding meaningful employment, April Dyrda. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12452 - Using a "Getting to Know You" Interpretive Inquiry Interview, Laura Friesen, Julia Ellis. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12436 - Experiences of Crisis Line Volunteers During Intense Calls, Chayse Haldane, Wendy Pullin. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 11806 - An investigation into the psychological help-seeking attitudes of persons with visual impairments., Sean Heaslip, Colleen Haney, Ishu Ishiyama. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 14164 - The meaning of the lived experience of non-attachment for long-term yoga practitioners: An interpretative phenomenological analysis, Andrew Herfst, Marla Buchanan, Marvin Westwood. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13506 - Typologies of Male Perpetrators of Domestic Homicide and Domestic Homicide-Suicide, Chelsea Heron, Peter Jaffe. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13309 - Does Average Really Matter? Body Dissatisfaction and the Effect of Body Norm Information on Male Body Size Estimates., Tanya Hutchinson, Shelly Russell-Mayhew. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13841 - A FUZZY CONNECTION – HOW THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND AFFECTS STRESS, MOOD, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, Haileigh Jolly, Scott Gerber, Jeanette Klassen, Eileen Bona, Heather Looy, Leanne Willson. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13119 - Intimate partner relationships and women's recovery from an eating disorder, Megan Jones. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12786 - Weight-Related Messages in Primary Care: Challenges And Possibilities , Erin King-Brown, Niva Piran. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12757 - Mapping the Terrain of Cancer Patients and their Pets, Nandini Maharaj, Arminee Kazanjian. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12677 - The Lived Experience of Vicarious Resiliency and Growth in Psychologists Who Work With Trauma Survivors , Stephanie Martin, Sara Michalchuk. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12213 - Occupational Stress and Coping in Community Mental Health Workers, Matthew McDaniel, Colleen Haney. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13906 - Initial piloting and analysis of a Morita therapy-based group program: Helping persons with chronic pain who are unemployed reengage with the world of work, John Murray, F. Ishu Ishiyama. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12872 - Working with Career Development in Adolescents who have Cystic Fibrosis: What do we know and how do we help? , Caitie Napodi, Jose Domene. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13839 - Exploring Models for Multicultural Counselling with Refugees, Jasmine Nathoo. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 11857 - The Impacts of Attachment Orientation, Alexithymia and Gender on Emotional Disclosure, Julia O'Loughlin. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13687 - A Retrospective Examination of the Development of Strengths, Rhea Owens, Matthew McDaniel, Leah Baugh, Rebecca Barrett-Wallis, Nadia Hui. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12656 - Recommendations for Supervision Training based on Trainee Experiences., Terilyn Pott, Hansen Zhou, Laura Friesen. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13861 - Trauma-Informed Counselling Practice in the School System – A Critical Literature Review, Rosalynn Record, Marla Buchanan. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 12556 - Evaluating More To You: A media literacy, peer-based, and cognitive dissonance intervention for increasing positive body image among adolescents, Renae Regehr, Rhea Owens, Daniel Cox. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13007 - Exploring the Influence of Mentoring on the Resiliency of Alberta’s Foster Children, Alyssa Ryan. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling



  • 13508 - Domestic Homicide and Domestic Homicide-Suicide in the Youth Population , Kayla Sapardanis, Peter Jaffe

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    avatar for Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →
    avatar for Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →
    avatar for Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Why do some people recycle and others don’t? How can we encourage more people to use public transportation? What can we do to make inner cities more lively and safe? | | If questions like these interest you, join our section. Our members study the relationships between behaviour and the physical environment, both built and natural. Areas of interests include: management of scare natural resources; psychological effects of lighting... Read More →
    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.
    avatar for Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Religion and Spirituality as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such... Read More →
    avatar for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    This Section will advance knowledge and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans, heterosexual and queer issues in psychology and allied disciplines. Topics that fall within the remit of this Section include: sexual identities and practices, trans/gender identities and practices, relationships, families, LGBTQ studies, queer theory, counseling/psychotherapy that promotes healthy sexualities and genders, attitudes, prejudice and... Read More →
    avatar for Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    The purpose of the Traumatic stress section is to promote evidenced-based mental health assessment and treatment, educate the public about the importance of appropriate traumatic stress treatment and research, and actively encourage the involvement of appropriate public and private sector agencies in the development of effective policies and procedures to address the psychological effects of traumatic stress within the Canadian population.
    avatar for Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology, to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls. Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards, and a convention... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Poster Session 'A' / Présentation par affichage
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 14162 - Living with Early Parental Loss as an Adult: A Phenomenological Study, Diane Teixeira, Natalee Popadiuk. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 13047 - Predicting sexual harassment: Rape myth endorsement, experiences of sexual violence, and gender, Tabatha Thibault, Jennifer Dimoff, Kate Calnan, E. Kevin Kelloway, Margaret McKee. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 12517 - Attitudes Towards Evidence Based Practice in an Online Sample of Canadian Therapists , Nicole Thomson, Colleen Haney. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 12059 - Translation issues in qualitative research: A systematic review and recommendations for best practices, Kaori Wada, YeongJung Yoo, Ada Sinacore . Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 11887 - Let’s Talk About It: Educating youth leaders on body image and eating disorders, Emily Williams, Isabel Brun. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 13525 - The controversy of a tweet #WeightBias discussed over Twitter , Emily Williams, Shelly Russell-Mayhew , Angela Alberga , Nancy Arthur , Anusha Kassan, Darren Lund, Sarah Nutter, Monica Sesma Vazquez. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 13615 - Overcoming Stigma: To Serve and Protect Police Officers, Art Wlodyka, Colleen Haney. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 13286 - Canadian Psychologists' Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions about Test Feedback, Hansen Zhou, William Hanson. Sponsored by: Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

  • 12389 - The Reliability and Validity of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits in Youth Offenders on Probation, Aisha Bhanwer, Catherine Shaffer, Jodi Viljoen, Kevin Douglas. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13415 - Lessons Learned from Wrongful Convictions: An Examination of Judicial Discussions of the Sophonow Recommendations Regarding Eyewitness Identifications, Kaila Bruer, Alyssa Adams, Madison harvey, Jessica Williams, Heather Price. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13814 - Methadone Maintenance Retention: Inconsistencies In A Canadian Sample, . Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13623 - Delinquent Peers, Attitudes Towards Violence, and Violent Reoffending: A Longitudinal Test of Social Learning Theory, Differential Association Theory, and the Interactional Model, Dana Cochrane, Catherine Shaffer, Samara Wessel, Nicole Spani, Raina Dutchyn, Jodi Viljoen. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12097 - MMPI-A and MACI Profiles Among Youths Assessed at a Forensic Inpatient Assessment Unit , Lauren Currie, James Hemphill, Robert Clift. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13005 - In Their Own Voice: How perpetrator's developmental experiences shape their sexual offending against children, Curtis Dueck. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13285 - Violent Recidivism among Adolescent Offenders: An Examination of the Summary Risk Rating of the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY) , Andrew Gray, Catherine Shaffer, Aisha Bhanwer, Jodi Viljoen, Kevin Douglas. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12561 - Examining the Effectiveness of a Violence Prevention Program for Provincially Sentenced Male Offenders in B.C., Leigh Greiner, Shihong Mu, Sarah McKinnon, Carmen Zabarauckas. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 11960 - Forensic psychology practice in Canada: A survey of current practices and attitudes among clinical forensic psychologists, David Hill, Sabrina Demetrioff. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13671 - Perceptions of Exonerees: Individual and Group Differences, Katrina McDougall, Melissa Boyce. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12634 - Offender and Offence Characteristics: Assessing the Heterogeneity of Male Sexual Offenders through the Typological Approach, Crystal Mundy, Brian O'Connor, Jan Cioe. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 14072 - Using the LSI-OR to Assess Impaired Drivers and Their Risk of Reoffending, Amy Pilon, Lisa Jewell, J. Stephen Wormith. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 13281 - Fifty Shades of Risk: Psychopathic Traits, Gender, Consequences, and Risky Behaviours, Cassidy Wallis, Kristine Peace. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12844 - Frequency and types of interpersonal maltreatment experienced by male and female forensic populations: A meta-analytic review, Kayla Wanamaker, Sarah McQuaid, Shelley Brown. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12901 - An item response analysis of psychopathy measurements: Combining YPI, SRP and LSRP in simulated computerized adaptive testing (CAT) , Ran Wei, Brian O'Connor. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12305 - Individual Differences and the Acceptance of Forced Sex, Iman Zahirfar, Jan Cioe, Crystal Mundy. Sponsored by: Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

  • 12274 - A Beautiful Connection: Nature Connectedness Mediates the Relationship between Engagement with Natural Beauty and Well-Being, Colin Capaldi, Holli-Anne Passmore, Jonte Vowinckel. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 12290 - How do building and land development stakeholder groups differ in their environmental attitudes?, Mahnaz Farzad, Robert Gifford. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13752 - An Exploration of the Relationship Between Time Pressure, Materialism and Concern for the Environment in an Online Questionnaire , Janelle Knoop, Leanne R. Willson , M. P. Ferber . Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13451 - Nature is Impactful: Self-Transcendence as a Mediator between Nature and Well-Being, Elliott Lee, Kelsey Pagely, Frederick Grouzet. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 12922 - Identifying and correcting recycling and composting biases, Yu Luo, Maria Giammarco, Jiaying Zhao. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13159 - Survey of Beliefs About Climate Change and the Relationship of these Beliefs to Understanding the Scientific Consensus, John Marton, William McConnell. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13677 - Living in Light of the Apocalypse: How the Relationship of Religion and the Environment Can Affect Life Today, Fina Murphy, Heather Looy, Leanne Willson, Mike Ferber. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

  • 13063 - Moral motivations mediate the relationship between perceived scarcity and environmental conservation, Brandon Tomm, Sonya Sachdeva, Jiaying Zhao. Sponsored by: Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

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    avatar for Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →
    avatar for Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →
    avatar for Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Environmental Psychology / Psychologie de l’environnement

    Why do some people recycle and others don’t? How can we encourage more people to use public transportation? What can we do to make inner cities more lively and safe? | | If questions like these interest you, join our section. Our members study the relationships between behaviour and the physical environment, both built and natural. Areas of interests include: management of scare natural resources; psychological effects of lighting... Read More →
    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.
    avatar for Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    Psychology Religion and Spirituality / Psychologie religion et spiritualité

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Religion and Spirituality as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such... Read More →
    avatar for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    This Section will advance knowledge and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans, heterosexual and queer issues in psychology and allied disciplines. Topics that fall within the remit of this Section include: sexual identities and practices, trans/gender identities and practices, relationships, families, LGBTQ studies, queer theory, counseling/psychotherapy that promotes healthy sexualities and genders, attitudes, prejudice and... Read More →
    avatar for Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    Traumatic Stress / Stress traumatique

    The purpose of the Traumatic stress section is to promote evidenced-based mental health assessment and treatment, educate the public about the importance of appropriate traumatic stress treatment and research, and actively encourage the involvement of appropriate public and private sector agencies in the development of effective policies and procedures to address the psychological effects of traumatic stress within the Canadian population.
    avatar for Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    Women and Psychology / Femmes et psychologie

    The Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) creates a community of researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in the psychology of women and feminist psychology, to advance the status of women in psychology, to promote equity for women in general, and to educate psychologists and the public on topics relevant to women and girls. Support for students is provided through an annual student paper award, five travel awards, and a convention... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    The Concept Of “Persons And Peoples” In Documents Asserting Human Rights And Ethics Documents For Psychologists
    Limited Capacity seats available

    There is a movement in psychology to develop policies that articulate the ethical responsibilities of psychologists for promoting human rights and counteracting human rights violations. The purpose of this presentation is to examine the historical development and the contemporary meaning of human rights and their implications for human rights promotion and education in psychology as well as for education and training in ethics. Particular attention will be given to the issue regarding the relevance of the concept of "Persons and Peoples" in documents asserting human rights and those aiming to provide ethical guidance to psychologists.

    Speakers
    JG

    Janel Gauthier

    Université Laval


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    How do you solve a problem like my envy? Examining self-affirmation as a potential envy-reducing strategy.
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Envy emerges in response to threatening perceptions of others possessing undeserved benefits that one lacks (Smith & Kim, 2007), constituting an important threat to self-integrity. This presentation examines whether envy reactions may be attenuated via a brief self-affirmation intervention. In the first part of the presentation I conceptualize envy as a painful and destructive emotion and develop a rationale for why self-affirmation may reduce the threat envy poses to self-integrity. In the second part, I present the results of an empirical study that examined the efficacy of this intervention on participants' self-reported envy and behavioural aggression when threatened by the ostensibly superior performance of an opponent on a bogus intelligence test and this rival's subsequent monetary advantage across a competitive game. Introductory Psychology students were randomly assigned to either the self-affirmation or control condition (both ns = 114). A one-month follow-up assessment evaluated participants' subsequent envy experiences in daily life. Results indicated that affirmed participants reported less envy for their advantaged rival, as well as when recalling their most intense past-month experience of envy, relative to controls. Implications for the utility of self-affirmation in envy research and potential dispositional moderators of these effects are considered.

    Speakers
    DN

    Darren Neufeld

    University of Manitoba

    Authors
    EJ

    Edward Johnson

    University of Manitoba

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    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Oak Bay 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Introduction to symposium: Could self-affirmation have a role to play in treating clinical problems?
    Limited Capacity seats available

    In this presentation I discuss the construct of self-affirmation (SA; Steele, 1988), and consider its role in the treatment of clinical disorders. After defining SA and describing how it is implemented, I then turn to evidence in support of the clinical utility of SA from studies showing how it may reduce defensiveness (e.g., Sherman & Cohen, 2006), physiological stress responses (Sherman, Bunyan, Creswell, & Jaremka, 2009), and rumination following failure (Koole, Smeets, van Knippenberg, & Dijsterhuis, 1999) in non-clinical samples. I next examine studies demonstrating the value of self-affirmation in the treatment of a range of clinical problems including eating disorders and weight loss, alcohol consumption, aggression, and for promoting healthy outcomes including academic performance, acceptance of health promotion information, and increasing working memory. I then review theories to explain why, how, and for whom SA is effective (or not). In particular, I discuss the possibility that SA may work by broadening the working self (which constricts under threat) and consider how this may promote recursive processes that yield positive outcomes over time. I conclude this introduction by briefly identifying the particular clinical focus of each of the remaining papers in the symposium and highlight some of the important questions each raises with respect to SA.

    Speakers
    EJ

    Edward Johnson

    University of Manitoba

    Authors
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    avatar for Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Oak Bay 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Obsessive Passion about Academics – Is Self-Affirmation a Promising Resolution?
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Being passionately identified with a beloved activity contributes to wellbeing when it is in harmony with other aspects of life, but detracts from wellbeing when the activity is pursued rigidly. This presentation explores whether such obsessive passion can be transformed into harmonious passion through self-affirmation. In the first part of the presentation I review the nature and characteristics of obsessive and harmonious passion, distinguish them from obsessions and compulsions, and develop the rationale for why self-affirmation may reduce the rigidity of obsessive passions. In the second part of the presentation I present the results of an empirical study that explored the efficacy of this intervention in altering levels of harmonious and obsessive passion as well as its ability to reduce negative outcomes associated with obsessive passion in the context of studying. Introductory Psychology students who scored in the top 50% of the obsessive passion scale were randomly assigned to either the self-affirmation condition (n = 103) or the control condition (n = 101) and invited to pursue their passion less rigidly. The one-month follow-up assessment evaluated changes in wellbeing as well as study and non-study activities for the two groups. Implications for the malleability of obsessive passion and for the utility of self-affirmation as an intervention are considered.

    Speakers
    Authors
    EJ

    Edward Johnson

    University of Manitoba

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    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Oak Bay 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Self-affirmation increases social behavior engagement in the socially anxious
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The costs of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) are high across a range of outcomes including academic, employment, interpersonal, and mental health domains (Katzelnick et al., 2001). This can partly be attributed to the high level of threat that persons with SAD perceive in day-to-day social behaviors and their resulting avoidance of, or poor performance in, social interactions. Perceived threat and avoidance can also hinder treatment efforts which often require exposure to social interactions (Dalrymple, 2012). In this presentation I discuss why self-affirmation (SA; Sherman & Hartson, 2011) may facilitate engagement in avoided social behaviors by those with social anxiety and improve their performance. I then describe the intriguing results of an experiment which showed that socially anxious participants who self-affirmed (n = 36) (relative to those who did not, n = 39) did not perform any better, or show less anxiety, in dealing with an immediate laboratory stressor, yet one-month later reported an increase in social behaviors, less distress when engaging in those social behaviours, and reduced fear in general of social activity. I then conclude with consideration of the implications of these findings for possible mechanisms of self-affirmation and directions for future research to explore SA's possible role in treatment.

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    Edward Johnson

    University of Manitoba

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    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Oak Bay 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    The role of self-affirmation in the treatment of clinical problems.
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    In this symposium we examine self-affirmation (SA; Sherman & Hartson, 2011), a brief written exercise that enhances awareness of one’s core values, as a possible treatment adjunct for clinical disorders. In the introductory presentation Johnson describes the SA construct and reviews evidence suggesting that SA may reduce perceptions of threat and resulting defensiveness thereby promoting improved outcomes for various clinical problems. He then considers possible mechanisms for SA’s effects and introduces the remaining papers in the symposium. Neufeld’s presentation considers how envy, a painful and destructive emotion that arises in response to a specific form of interpersonal threat, is likely to be decreased by SA. He presents the results of an experiment that indicates a benefit to SA (versus control writing) for reducing envy. O’Brien’s presentation makes the case that SA can be beneficial for social anxiety, wherein feelings of threat are pervasive and often result in avoidance. Her experimental results show an effect of SA on reducing social avoidance over time. Finally, Wang proposes that SA is relevant to reducing the chronic threat experienced by students who are obsessively passionate about their studies. Her research examines whether a SA intervention can reduce these students’ rigidity and promote a more cohesive approach to their passion.

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    Edward Johnson

    University of Manitoba

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    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Oak Bay 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Children, Youth, and Disasters: Risk Reduction, Recovery, and Resilience
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Disasters are happening more frequently, even in Canada, children and youth are among those most at risk for resulting adverse psychological, social, health, and educational effects. They also represent a largely untapped reserve of creativity, energy and capacity for resilience and adaptation. In this symposium, we explore children and youth’s role in disaster risk reduction, recovery, and resilience. Our first speaker examines the role of place attachment in children and youth’s disaster preparedness, experiences, recovery, and resilience. Our second speaker describes individual responses to disaster from a counselling perspective focusing on youth and emergent adults. Our third speaker describes the Youth Creating Disaster Recovery project, which engaged youth from four disaster-affected communities to explore their disaster recovery experiences through arts-based activities such as photo- and video-story creation, drawing, music, and poetry. And our fourth speaker presents a snapshot of the interest and commitment of children and youth globally to contribute to disaster risk reduction and resilience in the international context. Taken together, these papers demonstrate that young people are not only vulnerable to the effects of disasters, but that they also possess great capacity to contribute to their own recovery and resilience, and that of their families and communities. 

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    Robin S. Cox

    Royal Roads University
    Robin Cox is a Professor and Program Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management programs at Royal Roads University. Robin has devoted her research program to understanding disaster resilience and the potential for disasters to spark social change and creative innovation. In line with this focus, her current research project, Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience (YCDR2) engages and empowers disaster-affected youth through... Read More →

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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Balmoral (Fairmont Empress - Lower Level) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Individual Response to Disaster – Relapse, Recovery, Resistance and Resilience
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    Building on recent literature here we will discuss disaster theory, developmental and attachment theories, resilience frameworks, and specific needs of the emergent adult as they relate to counselling interventions post-disaster.   Disasters are often described on a community level, but are felt, understood and defined individually.  Counselling interventions are guided by those individualized interpretations, yet each person’s experience of disaster is also shaped by the systems in which they live.  These systems include self-regulation processes that impact mood, arousal, decision making and motivation as well as external systems at the micro, community and macro levels.  Resilience theories encourage us to examine the intersection where individual and systemic factors come together to promote positive outcomes.  Through case presentations, this paper will discuss strategies for supporting clients as they manage uncertainties, cope with sorrow and fear, strive towards hope, and discover avenues where compassion and creativity can be expressed.   

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    Janet Miller

    Mount Royal University

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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Balmoral (Fairmont Empress - Lower Level) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    The Importance of Place Attachment among Children and Youth in Disaster Contexts
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Place attachment, the cognitive-emotional bonds between individuals and their important places, has been shown to be relevant for adults’ disaster experiences. However, it is expected that place attachment may play a particularly important role in children and youth’s disaster preparedness, experiences, recovery, and resilience. This paper synthesizes the literature on community disaster risk reduction, recovery, and resilience as well as literature on normative place attachment, and children and youth’s place-relevant disaster experiences. Prior to a disaster, place attachments may potentially enhance, or detract from, children and youth’s pre-disaster resilience. Young people, who experience damage to, or displacement from, their important places, may experience significant emotional distress. Following a disaster, place ties can aid in children and youth’s disaster recovery and support their resilience moving forward. This framework enriches current theories of disaster recovery, resilience and place attachment, and sets an agenda for future research.   

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    Robin S. Cox

    Royal Roads University
    Robin Cox is a Professor and Program Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management programs at Royal Roads University. Robin has devoted her research program to understanding disaster resilience and the potential for disasters to spark social change and creative innovation. In line with this focus, her current research project, Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience (YCDR2) engages and empowers disaster-affected youth through... Read More →

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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Balmoral (Fairmont Empress - Lower Level) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    The Need for, and Potential of, International Youth Engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The Children and Youth Forum in Sendai in March 2015 brought together over 200 youth from 35 countries to participate in the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNWCDRR). Recognizing both the vulnerability and also the abilities of children and youth in the context of disasters and climate change, the Forum worked to support youth engagement in the UNWCDRR and explore their contributions as agents of change in the global agenda of disaster risk reduction (DRR).  Within this Forum, we conducted a small-scale photovoice activity to gather youth perspectives on DRR and resilience. Some themes that emerged included: the urgent need to reduce the numbers of youth who are impacted by disasters; the need to build youth’s capacity to respond effectively when disasters occur in order to reduce harm; the potential of youth as a valuable resource in disasters; and the importance of youth in DRR efforts. Along with these themes, this paper describes the ongoing conversations with an international group of youth committed to initiating and participating in disaster risk reduction and resilience building in their home communities and globally.

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    Robin S. Cox

    Royal Roads University
    Robin Cox is a Professor and Program Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management programs at Royal Roads University. Robin has devoted her research program to understanding disaster resilience and the potential for disasters to spark social change and creative innovation. In line with this focus, her current research project, Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience (YCDR2) engages and empowers disaster-affected youth through... Read More →

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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Balmoral (Fairmont Empress - Lower Level) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Youth Creating Disaster Recovery
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    The Youth Creating Disaster Recovery (YCDR) project explored disaster recovery from the perspectives of youth as well as contributed to existing socio-ecological theories of disaster recovery. Participatory and creative action research methodologies were used to elicit and explore the perspectives of youth from four disaster-affected communities, including Joplin, Slave Lake, Calgary, and High River. YCDR also aimed to empower youth through the research itself, the development of peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and an interactive web-based gallery dedicated to their stories of disaster and recovery experiences. In this presentation, we will share some of the outputs (photo-stories, videos, songs, poems, etc.) created by the youth participants, as well as summarize main research findings. Although results revealed parallels between adults’ and youths’ disaster recovery, some of the key people, places, and activities supported youth’s disaster recovery in a developmentally specific way. Furthermore, participants identified youth-specific recovery challenges such as social isolation, and limited opportunities to contribute to the recovery process. Thus, programs for disaster-affected youth should be designed with youth-specific needs, supports, and challenges in mind. 

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    Robin S. Cox

    Royal Roads University
    Robin Cox is a Professor and Program Head of the Disaster and Emergency Management programs at Royal Roads University. Robin has devoted her research program to understanding disaster resilience and the potential for disasters to spark social change and creative innovation. In line with this focus, her current research project, Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience (YCDR2) engages and empowers disaster-affected youth through... Read More →

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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Balmoral (Fairmont Empress - Lower Level) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Clinical supervision and the novice supervisor
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    Counsellor education in Canada emphasizes coursework and applied practice in clinical supervision. Such training was made a priority by the Canadian Psychological Association after research demonstrated that much like counsellor development, supervisory competence develops over time with training, guidance, and experience. Furthermore, research shows that the skills an experienced counselling psychologist has for providing therapy do not transfer into their competency as a counselling supervisor. Rather, supervisory competence requires a unique set of skills which counselling training programs are beginning to emphasis. The current presentation will highlight the developmental differences between novice and experienced counselling supervisors as demonstrated in the supervision literature. This review will include a comparison of the five models of supervisor development and the common factors of counselling supervisor development. Then, the significant issues that novice supervisors and their supervisees may face will be explored and compared to experienced counselling supervisors. Finally, educational, applied, and research recommendations to support the development of novice counselling supervisors will be made.

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Establishing a strong foundation: Attending to the needs of novice supervisors
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    The practice of supervision represents a signature pedagogy in the field of psychology (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014). While the critical role of this practice has long been discussed and documented, conceptual and empirical efforts took longer to reach the literature. Over the past 30 years, a number of strides have been made in these areas (Falender, Burns, & Ellis, 2013). This literature informs us that the early training and experiences of novice supervisors are essential to their development as clinical supervisors and counselling psychologists (Sinacore & Enns, 2005). Within many counselling psychology programs in North America, formal supervision training typically commences during doctoral training. During these early years, a number of issues are particularly important and potentially challenging for supervisor-trainees. These include the role of the novice supervisor, keeping ethical supervision and practice central, the possibility of inadvertently bringing shame on supervisees, and learning to evaluate supervisees’ development. Accordingly, through a series of four presentations, this symposium will address each of these critical areas of supervision, as they pertain to novice supervisory development. These presentations will be informed by relevant literature and research in each of these areas as well as the personal experiences of novice supervisors themselves. 

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    Anusha Kassan

    University of Calgary

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Ethical considerations for supervisors beginning to conduct clinical supervision
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    Clinical supervision is a fundamental component of professional development for novice and seasoned practitioners alike. Supervisors act as gatekeepers to graduate students preparing to enter the profession of psychology, as well as provide guidance and support for novice practitioners as they begin to utilize their developing skills. Further, Clinical supervision is necessary for successful completion of psychologist training programs in the academic setting, is required in conjunction with the acquisition of hours needed for becoming a registered psychologists, and is essential to the professional development of practicing psychologists who wish to develop or enhance their competency in a particular area. While psychologists who play the role of clinical supervisor may have the best of intentions, there are many ethically questionable scenarios that can arise which are unique to clinical supervision. These situations can be difficult to address if supervisors are not prepared, or if supervisors are not well versed in the ethical guidelines of clinical supervision specifically. This presentation will review the ethical guidelines for supervision in psychology, highlight ethical challenges unique to clinical supervision, and make recommendations for addressing these issues in an ethical manner.

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Learning to evaluate in clinical supervision: Considerations for novice supervisors
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Evaluation of supervisees is an essential role of all clinical supervisors and is essential in overseeing the welfare of clients, safeguarding the profession, as well as monitoring and facilitating supervisee development (Heckman-Stone, 2003). The evaluation process often runs in contrast to non-judgmental counselling psychology approaches and, thus, requires training and consideration among novice supervisors to ensure adequate and accurate assessment of supervisees (Bernard & Goodyear, 2014). This presentation will provide an overview of the competency based supervision paradigm and common evaluation criteria for counselling trainees along with a brief review of the latest empirical research. Possible evaluation pitfalls of novice supervisors will be discussed. Recommendations regarding the process of evaluation and addressing problems with professional competence for novice supervisors will also be provided.

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Supervisee shame: Lessons for the novice supervisor
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Shame has been described as an overwhelming experience wherein the self, not just one’s behaviour, is laboriously analyzed and negatively appraised (Tangney, 1991). However, very little attention has been paid to the notion of supervisee shame in the context of the supervisory relationship. Supervisee shame may be an especially noteworthy aspect of supervision to consider, especially in light of findings that shame experiences may impede disclosures, negatively influence supervisory working alliance, and impact the perceived effectiveness of supervision (Bilodeau et al., 2012; Ladany et al., 1996). To begin, the author will explore the development of and responses to shame, next moving to a focused examination of shame in the context of the supervisory relationship. The author will also highlight the Critical Events Model of Supervision (Ladany et al., 2005), as adapted for working with shame, along with possible interventions aimed at reducing shame within the supervisory relationship. Implications for novice supervision will be discussed within the context of counselling psychology training. 

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Assessing changes in dynamic risk and protective factors among Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDOs): Implications for case planning.
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The use of a structured risk assessment is critical to establishing the foundation for effective case management and planning. However, the use of a single, static risk assessment ignores the notion that offender risk can fluctuate. Recent research highlights the importance of assessing changes in risk and protective factors to effectively manage, intervene, and predict offender outcome in both general offender populations (e.g., Brown, et al., 2009) and forensic psychiatric patients (De Vries Robbé, et al., Douglas, Serin, 2007) are evident among a sample offenders (n ~2000) for whom psychiatric diagnostic information is available. Results indicate whether offender change is incrementally predictive of offender outcome and whether this is consistent across sub-groups of MDOs. The findings from this study underscore the utility of assessing changes in risk when developing treatment plans, evaluating treatment progress, and modifying requirements associated with the community supervision order (e.g. frequency of contact).

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    Kaitlyn Wardrop

    Carleton University
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    Ralph Serin

    Carleton University

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    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Langford (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Assessing the Utility of Dynamic Risk and Protective Factors in Predicting Outcome Among Mentally-Disordered Offenders: Implications for Community Supervision
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) present a considerable challenge for those responsible for managing them in the community. As with non-disordered offenders, establishing a structured system which continuously assesses changes in offenders’ risk and strengths during supervision allows supervision agents to identify and incorporate case-specific factors to holistically manage offenders’ risk for future re-offending. The current project aims to validate the Dynamic Risk Assessment for Offender Re-entry (DRAOR; Serin, 2007) on MDOs. The DRAOR, a structured professional judgement tool, has showed considerable promise as it is incrementally predictive over static risk estimates and the timing of risk re-assessments is related to predictive accuracy in large samples in New Zealand and Iowa. Of interest is whether the DRAOR might also have utility with MDOs given the high rates of mental illness in correctional samples. The present research applies the DRAOR in a sample of released offenders (n~2000) for whom psychiatric diagnostic information is available. The research examines the predictive utility of assessing dynamic risk and protective factors between diagnostic groups. Such research has significant implications regarding how probation and parole officers manage and supervise this uniquely vulnerable subset of offenders.

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    Kaitlyn Wardrop

    Carleton University

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    Ralph Serin

    Carleton University

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    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Langford (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes: A Treatment Program for Offenders with Mental Illness
    Limited Capacity seats available

    CLCO was developed to address co-occurring problems of mental illness and criminal proclivity in J-PMI. Preliminary examination of the effectiveness of CLCO were quite positive (Morgan et al., 2014). This paper will present a second program evaluation from a new sample of over 140 dual diagnosed adult felony offenders on probation and sentenced to a residential treatment facility for treatment of substance abuse, criminal behavior, and mental illness. Outcomes of interest include mental health symptoms, criminal risk (e.g., antisocial cognitions, antisocial associates), and behavioral measures (i.e., treatment knowledge acquisition, behavioral functioning). It is hypothesized that CLCO will again result in reduction of symptoms of mental illness, antisocial cognitions, greater awareness of antisocial associates, and improved behavioral functioning.

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    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Langford (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Psychiatric and Criminogenic Risk: Comparing Psychiatric Inpatients to Offenders who Plead Not Guilty by Reason of Insanit
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This paper will examine differences and similarities in criminal associates, criminal attitudes, criminal risk, perceived social support, and psychiatric symptomatology between J-PMI and non-J-PMI. Data were collected from an acute inpatient unit (N = 142) and are currently being collected from the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH; N = 100 to date who plead Not Guilt by Reason of Insanity). Preliminary results using the acute inpatient sample indicated that CJ involved PMI reported having significantly more criminal associates, spent more time with these associates, produced higher scores on measures of criminal attitudes, and produced higher general criminal risk scores. Results of this study support recent contentions that CJ involved PMI differ from their non-CJ involved peers on variables associated with criminal risk despite no significant differences in their psychiatric functioning. The DHS sample will be used to replicate and compare results found in the acute inpatient sample.

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    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Langford (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Refining assessment and intervention in justice involved persons with mental illness
    Limited Capacity seats available

    It is commonly known that persons with mental illness (PMI) are over represented in the criminal justice system, but what should policy makers and clinicians do to better serve this population? This program will begin with two presentations examining dynamic risk and protective factors in a sample of justice involved PMI. The third presentation will review the clinical presentation (from a mental health and criminal behavior perspective) of PMI that are justice involved. The next presentation will summarize Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes: A Treatment Program for Justice Involved Persons with Mental Illness (CLCO), a comprehensive treatment program developed for justice involved PMI (J-PMI), with emphasis on the effectiveness of this intervention with dual diagnosed adult felony offenders in a residential treatment program.

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    Ralph Serin

    Carleton University

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    Criminal Justice Psychology / Psychologie et justice pénale

    The Criminal Justice Psychology Section (CJPS) represents members of the Canadian Psychological Association who work in a variety of criminal justice and forensic settings. These include corrections, law enforcement, the courts, hospitals, community mental health, and academic settings. We have installed Directors-at-Large who have been tasked with developing specific areas within criminal justice (police, courts, and clinical/training) in... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Langford (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Bringing it All Together: A Vision for The Future of Canadian School Psychology
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This symposium will conclude with comments and reflections from a leader in Canadian School Psychology who has not only shaped where we have been through their history of contributions to the field for over 30 years.  Our discussant will respond to the papers presented in the context where we have been, where we are, where we are going and where we need to be to best meet the psychoeducational needs of children and youth in Canadian schools both now and in the future.  It is our hope that there will also be a short time for dialogue and reaction from those participating and attending the session.

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    Donald Saklofske

    University of Western Ontario
    Don Saklofske is a Professor of Psychology at Western University. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Canadian Psychological Association. His research and teaching focus on personality, intelligence including emotional intelligence, individual differences and psychological assessment. He edits two journals and a book series.

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Providing Services to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children, Adolescents, and Families: The Role of Combined School-Clinical Psychology Training
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Canadian graduate students need to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to provide culturally competent professional psychological services to culturally and linguistically diverse children and families. It is important to be familiar with the research on the typical and atypical development of children who are learning English or French as a second language, culture and acculturation differences, and risk and resilience factors pertaining to indigenous peoples and immigration.  It is critical to be accepting of diverse cultural practices, to be open to learning from cultural interpreters and the families we work with, and to question psychodiagnostic systems that are based on a Eurocentric medical model.  A major challenge is to acquire skills in developing a trusting professional relationship, adapting assessment strategies to focus on observation and curriculum based measures, consulting with teachers, advocating with school systems, and providing interventions that are both efficacious and consonant with cultural and family values.  In this paper we will discuss how this challenge requires an integration of the types of training typically provided in school psychology and clinical psychology professional training programs and that this integrated training leads to psychologists who are able to provide excellent services to all children and families. 

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    JW

    Judith Wiener

    OISE - University of Toronto

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    School Psychology in Canada in 2016: Where We've Been, Where We Are, Where We're Going, and More Importantly, Where We Need to Be
    Limited Capacity seats available

    It’s a time of growth and change for School Psychology in Canada. More programs are seeking CPA accreditation, Master's programs have expanded and are requiring Masters internships, more attention is being given to expanded roles in schools with focus on prevention, assessment and intervention. The purpose of this symposium is to examine School Psychology in Canada in 2016: where we've been, where we are, where we're going and where do we need to be to best meet the psychoeducational needs of students in Canadian schools.  Faculty from School Psychology programs across Canada will present data driven perspectives on School Psychology in Canada in 2016.  Leaders in Canadian School Psychology will present papers in the session that examine both what we are doing and where School Psychology in Canada is going.  The session will include discussion of different perspectives on critical skills for practice beyond psychoeducational assessment. Participants will be exposed to views on how to best prepare graduate students for more diverse roles in schools given the evolving educational and cultural contexts in which School Psychologists practice.  It is hoped that the participant will leave with strategies and directions for training experiences that provide students with skills to perform well in a diversified role, continuing to move School Psychology in Canada forward.

     

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    LF

    Laurie Ford

    University Of British Columbia

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    School-Based Internships and Practicums: Challenges Facing 20th Century School Psychology Programs In Canada
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Internships represent a significant component of training in school psychology programs. They are intended to provide opportunities for students to engage in a variety of professional activities in a sequenced and progressive fashion. The opportunity to offer quality internship experiences is critical to the present and future success of school psychology program and to the profession (Morrison, Graden & Barnett, 2009). Recently, many issues have been raised regarding the development of internships in school settings in both Canada and the United States. Critical issues include the shortage of accredited internship sites in school psychology (Phelps & Swerdlick, 2011), doctoral-level supervision, financial constraints, weak institutional support, taxing administrative issues, low breadth of training experience with diverse populations, weak integration of research into practice, need for advocacy for funding, and the logistics of trying to create internships. In addition, Gayer et al (2003) noted that there may be a systematic bias in internship sites selecting against students from school psychology programs. This paper will discuss the issues and preliminary learnings from the efforts of two task-forces dedicated to exploring and solving some of the issues and barriers to school psychology in Canada.

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    TJ

    Troy Janzen

    University of Alberta

    Authors
    KS

    Kelly Schwartz

    University of Calgary
    Dr at University of Calgary | Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz is Associate Professor in the School and Applied Child Psychology program and Director, U of C Applied Psychological and Educational Services (UCAPES), an on-campus clinic serving children and families Calgary and area. He has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and an MSc in Educational Psychology from the University of Calgary. His research and teaching interests include the psychosocial factors... Read More →

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    The School Psychologist as Consultant and Interventionist: Aspirations vs. Reality and Possible Solutions
    Limited Capacity seats available

    There has been a change in professional statements regarding the role of the school psychologist in recent years (e.g. NASP, CPA, APA). In response to the request for a changing role more school psychology programs across Canada are training students in a diverse role, beyond psychoeducational assessment, to include consultant and interventionist. While many school psychologists want to move into broader roles many barriers continue to exist as they practice in Canadian schools.  In spite of their breadth of training, extremely high ratios of school psychologists to students per district often restrict their roles as do administrators who do not appreciate the breadth of training of today’s school psychology. This paper will provide both a descriptive picture of school psychology training and practice today in the areas of consultation and intervention based on the results of surveys, interviews, and document reviews. Based on these findings, coupled with the experience of school psychology trainers and practitioners, possible solutions in moving school psychologists to a more active role in consultation and intervention will be discussed.  In addition, strategies on ways to advocate for and actually implement change will be highlighted.

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    SM

    Sterett Mercer

    University of British Columbia

    Authors
    DB

    Darcie-Anne Bailey

    University of British Columbia
    LF

    Laurie Ford

    University Of British Columbia
    MT

    Mary Turri

    University of British Columbia

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:30

    Dark personalities in the workplace: Impact on perception of leadership and employee attitudes
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This symposium presents new developments into the role and behaviors of dark personalities such as narcissism and Machiavellianism in the workplace. So far, empirical research has mostly focused on the relationship between dark personalities and counterproductive work behavior and few have looked into their association with employee attitudes and perception of leadership. The first speaker will compare Machiavellianism levels in the workplace between female and male employees and between different workgroups such as blue collar, white collar workers and managers and between organizations form the public and private sector. The second speaker will present the association between Machiavellianism and employee attitudes such as job satisfaction, turnover intention, work motivation and psychological distress using an organizational sample. The third speaker will talk about the relationship between narcissism in leaders and employees and employees’ ratings of their leader on Transformational, Transactional and Laissez-faire leadership. Finally, the last speaker will present on the relationship between employees’ evaluation of their supervisor on the HEXACO personality measure and employees’ psychological distress. This symposium extends the current knowledge on dark personalities in the workplace by presenting innovative research and practical implications.

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    CM

    Cynthia Mathieu

    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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    avatar for Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Machiavellianism and employee attitudes
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Studies on dark personalities in the workplace have mostly focused on counterproductive work behaviors. However, research indicates that employee attitudes also have a significant impact on organizational and employee performance. Research on personality and employee attitudes have concentrated on FFM traits and few have looked at the relationship between dark personalities and employee attitudes. The present study looks at the relationship between Machiavellianism and employee’s job satisfaction, work motivation, psychological distress, work-family conflict and turnover intentions. A total of 491 employees from a public sector organization completed self-report measures of Machiavellianism, job satisfaction, work motivation, psychological distress and turnover intentions. Results indicate that Machiavellianism is positively associated with employee’s psychological distress, work-family conflict and turnover intentions and negatively correlated with employee’s work motivation and job satisfaction. These results represent other ways through which Machiavellianism can have a negative impact on organizations.

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    CM

    Cynthia Mathieu

    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    PV

    Philip Vernon

    Western University

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    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Machiavellianism in the workplace
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Using two different organizational samples, we test the differences in mean scores of Machiavellianism between blue collar workers, white collar workers and managers and between a private sector and public sector organizations. Furthermore, we test the difference in female versus male employees. Finally, we examine the relationship between Machiavellianism and FFM in our two organizational samples. Samples 1 is composed of 490 employees and managers from a public organization and sample 2 consists of 116 employees from a branch of a financial private organization. All employees and managers from both samples completed self-report measures of Machiavellianism and FFM traits. Results for sample 1 indicate that white collar and blue collar workers scored significantly higher on Machiavellianism than managers and men scored significantly higher than women. Results from samples 2 indicated that financial advisors scored significantly higher than managers on Machiavellianism. Levels of Machiavellianism were higher in the public sample than in the financial sample. For both samples, Machiavellianism was negatively correlated with Agreeableness and Conscientiousness and, for Sample 1, Machiavellianism was also positively correlated with Neuroticism.  These results and their implication for future research and practice will be discussed.

    Speakers
    PV

    Philip Vernon

    Western University

    Authors
    CM

    Cynthia Mathieu

    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Narcissism and perception of leadership
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Empirical studies on the role of narcissism in perception of leadership are scarce. The first goal of the present study is to examine the association between narcissism in leaders and employee’s ratings of transformational leadership. Next, we test if the relationship between perception of leadership and leader’s narcissism is impacted by time of supervision. Finally, we test whether narcissism in employees influences their ratings of their leaders’ leadership style. A total of 64 supervisors from a public organization completed a self-report measure of narcissism while their employees (227 in total) completed a self-report measure of narcissism and a measure of their supervisor’s leadership style using the Full-Range Model of Leadership (Transformational, Transactional and Laissez-Faire leadership). Results indicate that leaders who scored higher on narcissism were scored higher by their employees on transformational leadership. Furthermore, time of supervision did not influence the relationship between leader narcissism and employees’ perception of their leader on transformational leadership. Finally, employees who scored higher on narcissism rated their leader lower on Transformational leadership and higher on Laissez-faire leadership. Implication for the workplace and future leadership studies will be discussed.

    Speakers
    CM

    Cynthia Mathieu

    Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

    Authors
    PV

    Philip Vernon

    Western University

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    avatar for Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Perceptions of Supervisor Personality and Their Relation to Employee Well-Being
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The Job-Demands Resources (Demerouti et al., 2001) model has been used extensively in the I/O literature to explain how job demands and resources interact to impact employee well-being. One demand that has been identified as being particularly important is supervisor behaviour. Gilbreath and Benson (2004) showed that supervisor behaviour predicted psychiatric disturbance among workers, and that this added incremental prediction beyond other variables such as social support. Mathieu et al. (2014) also found evidence that employee perceptions of supervisor personality was a significant predictor of well-being; employees who perceived their supervisors to be psychopathic were more likely to report psychological distress. This finding may in part be explained by the tendency for “dark” leaders to degrade and deceive others. Although these studies do much to advance our understanding of supervisors’ “dark” personality and employee well-being, little research has been conducted on the influence of more normative traits. This study will attempt to address this gap in the literature by examining the relation between employee perceptions of their supervisor’s personality, as measured by the HEXACO, in an employed student sample. It is expected that perceptions of low Honesty-Humility in supervisors will be associated with lower levels of psychological well-being. 

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    avatar for Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Advances in Psychopharmacology
    Limited Capacity seats available

    "If the psychology is not done soundly, the underlying neurobiology cannot be ascertained" (Nussbaum, 2015.) This symposium seeks to advance Psychology and Psychopharmacology. The first presentation describes a new way of conceptualizing/defining behaviour that permits scaling with true zero anchoring values and discusses implications for probing the mathematics of the brain. The second paper will demonstrate how this approach can reframe the use of neuroimaging to link pharmacological and informational interventions with behavioural change. The third talk provides an update on pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments of diseases of the bowel. The last talk will provide an update of current pharmacological and informational treatments of chronic pain and their present limitations.

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    DN

    David Nussbaum

    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Psychopharmacology of Pain, Functionality and Quality of Life
    Limited Capacity seats available

    We review perceptual, cognitive, emotional and motivational aspects of pain experience and their consequences. Next, the pharmacology of the pain system and how chronic pain can be successfully treated with psychological and pharmacological treatments will be outlined.  An empirical study is described.  Sixty chronic pain participants were measured on levels of adjustment using the Quality of Life Scale (QLS), the Dartmouth WONCA COOP Charts, and the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF.) Results indicate that “proxy” levels of salivary cortisol (estimated by the Perceived Stress Scale and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale) and executive functioning scores were primary moderators of quality of life (QOL) in these chronic pain patients. An inverse relationship was found between cortisol levels proxies and QOL. Conversely a direct relationship was found between levels of executive functioning (EF) (as measured by the Iowa Gambling Task), emotional Executive Function (as measured by the Frontal System Behavioral Scale Emotional) and QOL. Statistical analysis included hierarchical regression analysis with blocks defined as: Pain Intensity, Emotional Characteristics, QOL and Functionality.

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    DN

    David Nussbaum

    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Redfining Behaviour for 21st Century Integrated Behavioural Science
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The recent failure of 61% of famous psychological studies to replicate (Nature, April 31, 2015) either can be dismissed unwisely because of methodological complexities intrinsic to replication attempts or productively addressed by analyzing why these failures occured.  This paper argues that the  principle and non-trivial underlying conundrum is psychology's inability to replace Watson's non-reductionistic definition of behaviour inherently precluding psychology's ability to discover "natural behavioural laws" rather than settling for circular descriptions of interesting phenomena.  To remedy this state of affairs, this presentation defines behaviour as "expressed information." Following Russel and Whitehead's (1924) notion of the "one-to-one corresponsence" serving as the basis for logic and mathematics, "information" is more properly defined as "reduction of uncertaintly" bounded by complete (100%) or null (0%) reductions in uncertainty.This reconceptualization affords psychology the abilities to a) scale psychologcial constructs with true 0 scores, b) directly map behaviour to underlying neurobiological information processing, and c) situate neuropsychological evaluations to help determine targets for both psychological (software/informational) and pharmacological (hardware/neural resource) interventions. A novel  integration of physical and informational levels of organization is emphasized throughout.

    Speakers
    DN

    David Nussbaum

    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Stress and the Gut: Pharmacological and Psychological Treatments
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is one of several irritable bowel disorders (IBDs) that has incapacitating and often fatal consequences. UC is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that invades the intestinal lumen and prevents serotonin from entering the blood stream. Excessive stress is viewed as both a cause and an irritant in those who are genetically vulnerable. Medical treatments such as antidepressants, steroids and antibiotics help but this paper advocates family systems therapy as psychopathology is a frequent comorbid condition. A doctoral trained medical psychologist is an essential part of the primary care team.

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    True Ratio Behavioural Scaling Meets Contemporary Neuroimaging
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Defining behaviour as “expressed information,” and subsequently “information” as reduction in uncertainty, permits psychometric scaling with true zero points, rendering them actual ratio scales.  This in turn allows conducting mathematical operations on the resultant scores. More remarkably, it permits going beyond correlational analyses in mapping overt and covert behaviour to neurobiological substrates.  This talk will demonstrate how contemporary structural and functional imaging (i.e., qEEG, MRI, fMRI, PET, etc.) can identify structural and functional substrates of neural information processing at adjacent levels of organization to explain behaviour rather than describe potentially interesting co-occurrences.

    Speakers
    DN

    David Nussbaum

    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Health Psychology in a Rural Hospital: What one Psychologist can do
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Health psychology is often an overlooked service in rural practice, and is often divided into subspecialty practice such as pain psychology or cardiac rehabilitation. The following session details a rural hospital-based generalist health psychology practice. A variety of health psychology services including those related to joint replacement, pain management, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and in individual, group, and multi-disciplinary formats will be reviewed. Program evaluation data will be briefly reviewed. Challenges and rewards related to this type of practice will be explored. Participants will be encouraged to expand their own practices to include health psychology components.

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    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Metchosin (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Model change in a rural community mental health program
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Our rural community mental health program in rural Manitoba is overwhelmed with demand for service that has led to infrequent contact with a service provider, high stress levels among staff along with low job satisfaction and high turnover, and poor treatment outcomes. The program is currently undergoing a substantial model change. To date, we have already started a DBT group, CBT classes, a shared care program, a community-based self-help program (Bounce Back) available through physicians, and introduced a Mental Health Clinical Health Specialist position. Changes that are currently being discussed include DBT classes, a Coping with Change group for parents, direct access to psychiatry (without a community mental health worker [CMHW]), increasing the use of telehealth, and training of CMHW's in evidenced-based treatments. Future plans for model change include increasing group-based treatments, introducing a review panel for new clients, an improved website, and competency self-assessments for CMHW's. The initial effects of these programs will be discussed, along with the challenges. Important considerations for allocation of resources will be highlighted.

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    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Metchosin (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Responding to Intimate Partner Violence: Experiences of Service Providers in Rural and Northern Communities
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence (Heise, Ellsberg, Shannon et al., 2006). With prevalence rates being devastatingly high, examining IPV within rural and northern Canadian contexts is warranted. To gain an increased understanding of the needs of women and the challenges service providers face, two focus groups were conducted in rural and northern regions of Saskatchewan. Qualitative analysis highlighted important themes and unique challenges within these communities. This research will aid in deciphering the effectiveness of support services for women living in geographical diverse areas.

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    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Metchosin (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Rural and Northern Research Symposium
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Three presenters will present their Rural and Northern research and program evaluation. Topics include intimate partner violence, health psychology and a model change of program delivery.

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    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:00
    Metchosin (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Beyond Colonization: Post-colonial Ethical Approach to Working with Aboriginal Clients
    Limited Capacity seats available

    According to the post-colonial perspective, the role and status of mainstream psychology is maintained by its identification of sickness and the labelling of individuals, without considering their sociocultural and historical situation. Distress associated with sociocultural oppression is reduced to a psychological or medical concern, rather than a natural (i.e., normal) response to the oppression itself. Thus, many clinical diagnoses can be defined as a "social disorder of the dominant culture with intrusive symptoms on Aboriginal individuals." Topics covered will include (1) reviewing the impacts of the 4 waves of colonization (inculding social services), (2) re-examining diagnosis and re-visioning the most common mental illness diagnoses as a natural response to trauma; and (3) identifying the most profound social problems in Aboriginal communities as a product of colonial oppression and community trauma (e.g., intergenerational trauma, collective learned helplessness, and lateral violence/hostile dependency). The ethical ambiguity of individualized "best practice" treatment applied to Aboriginal clients and an alternative post-colonial approach will be discussed.

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    avatar for Darien Thira

    Darien Thira

    Thira Consulting
    Darien Thira is a registered psychologist (CPBC #2040) who serves as a community development/mental health consultant for many Aboriginal communities across Canada and offers training workshops and clinical consultation related to personal and community wellness, grief and trauma healing, suicide pre-/inter-/post-vention, and related fields. He offers emotionally safe, culturally-rooted, anti-colonial, strength-based services that enhance... Read More →

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    avatar for Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    The purpose of the Aboriginal Section is to: establish a community of psychologists and students interested in research, clinical practice, and teaching issues relevant to Aboriginal people; to acknowledge the historical and political issues that impact Aboriginal mental health; share the strengths and practices of Aboriginals to promote holistic health and healing; and advocate for culturally appropriate research and clinical practice... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:30
    Oak Bay 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Weight Bias: What Psychologists Need to Know
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Weight bias is a form of stigma with detrimental effects on the physical and psychological health of individuals living in large bodies. Although research examining weight bias among psychologists is limited, a large body of research has demonstrated that weight bias among health professionals in general is significant in frequency and intensity. It is important for both practitioners and researchers to consider the size diversity of our clients, although weight is often not included in diversity training or literatures. The goals of this workshop are (a) to provide psychologists with a foundation to appreciate the implications of weight bias and (b) to outline practical tips on how to reduce weight bias in practice.

    The workshop will begin with a summary of research investigating the prevalence and causes of weight bias. The panelists will then discuss what is known about weight bias among health and education professionals and the consequences of stigma in these settings. Weight bias reduction interventions will be outlined, which have demonstrated significant improvements in sensitivity to individuals’ weight-related experiences. The workshop will end with an overview of recommendations to aid psychologists in reducing weight bias in practice. Workshop participants will be engaged through the use of images, videos and interactive group discussions with the panelists.

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    Shelly Russell-Mayhew

    Werklund Research Professor, University of Calgary

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    Sarah Nutter

    University of Calgary

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    avatar for Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:30
    Esquimalt (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Positive Psychology in the School Context: from Resilience to Flourishing
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This workshop co-lead by two clinical psychologists with several years experience working from positive psychology approaches within different school jurisdictions forwards a positive psychology framework (including an integration of research related to social emotional learning, physical activity and flourishing constructs) as key to promoting student well-being. Practical strategies to enhance psychologys collaboration with school systems, as well as specific concrete tools applied to work with students (e.g., strengths identification, relationship enhancement strategies, good things diaries, strengths-based creative projects) will be elaborated on. This is an interactive workshop with exercises, demonstrations, videos, and web-based resources that can be accessed following the workshop. Research conducted by the facilitators underscores effectiveness, with students demonstrating increased school engagement and well-being after receiving positive psychology interventions at school. Attendees will leave the workshop inspired to apply positive psychology approaches to their work with youth.

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    Patrick Carney

    Psychologist and Mental Health Lead, Simcoe Muskoka CDSB
    A comprehensive model for Positive Mental Health that school teachers can understand and use.

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    avatar for Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:30
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:30

    Psychology Leadership In Hospitals And Health Care Settings
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This workshop is addressed to professional practice leaders, as well as psychologists, who are interested in developing and promoting leadership practices within health settings. The focus of the workshop will be on sharing guidelines for the organization of psychology in hospitals and health centres. This session will have two components: (a) a presentation and guided discussion on an existing guideline (Mothersill, 2014) and (b) discussion and problem solving on themes identified from previous workshops. The workshop will serve as a jumping point for continued and projected projects including establishing a structure for ongoing didactic and information sharing on identified themes, and a plan for mentoring programs to take place within and beyond the conference time frame.

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    Margaret O'Byrne

    Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas

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    Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centres / Psychologues en milieu hospitaliers et en centres de santé

    The Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers Section will provide a forum for psychologists who are employed, practice, teach, or conduct research in hospitals and health care settings. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:30 - 12:30
    Saanich 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:45

    Language's Role in the Acculturation of Chinese Immigrants' Ethnic Identity
    Limited Capacity seats available

    To better understand how language is linked to acculturative changes in identity, this study compared Chinese immigrants who arrived in Canada within 6 months of participating in the study and those who have been in Canada between 3-4 years.  Participants completed questionnaires regarding their Chinese and Canadian identities across a variety of situational domains (e.g., with family, friends, at work, in the community) and their self-assessment and confidence using English.  An expert ESL assessor rated participants’ oral English proficiency.  The results showed that Canadian identity was relatively strong in public domains and weaker in private domains, corresponding with opportunities for intercultural contact and English use, and that Canadian identity was stronger for more established residents, even in more private domains.  Linguistic self-confidence, and to a lesser extent objective proficiency, moderated this pattern, such that people who were less confident in English had stronger Chinese identity across domains, regardless of their length of residence. These results help to clarify the nature of the language-identity relation, suggesting language facilitates the process of identity change. Such findings could help programmers and teachers to better orient language classes to facilitate newcomers’ social psychological integration into their new home.

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    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:45

    Parents or peers? Source(s) of influence in the acculturation of the storytelling style of the children of Chinese immigrants to Canada
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The children of immigrants who grow up in Canada often show a pattern of acculturation to the larger majority community because of contact with their peers. In this paper, I argue that the source(s) of socialization changes over the course of development, so that older children can still retain traces of earlier influences from their parents’ style while acculturating to their peers' style. Evidence for this argument comes from how people tell an oral story about a fictional movie. Previous research has shown that adults from mainland China are more likely to adopt an evaluative style, characteristics including short in length and low gesture use, than English-speaking Canadians. I show that preschool children in mainland China and Canada do not yet differ on these storytelling characteristics and, not surprisingly, neither do the children of immigrants to Canada. School-aged children of Chinese immigrants tell stories using the spoken characteristics of their peers (e.g., longer stories) that are accompanied by few gestures, as is characteristic of Chinese adults. This is true in both of their languages. I discuss possible reasons that the non-verbal components of storytelling might reflect parental enculturation and verbal ones peer acculturation.

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    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:45

    Patterns and determinants of immigrants’ sense of belonging to Canada and their source country, and relationships with their wellbeing
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    Using a  representative national sample of 7,000 immigrants in Canada from over 100 source countries, this study examines the distribution of immigrants in four acculturation profiles: those who have strong sense of belonging to both Canada and the source country (integrated); those who have a strong sense of belonging to Canada only (assimilated); those who have strong sense of belonging to the source country only (separated); and those who have weak sense of belonging to either Canada or the source country (marginalised). This study further examines factors that are associated with these acculturation profiles:  source-country economic, social, and cultural characteristics; immigrant entry status, such as admission class; age at immigration; language ability; post-migration receptivity; economic outcomes; social capital; and demographic characteristics including visible minority status, education, and marital status. We found that the acculturation profile membership is related to their subjective wellbeing. Those who are highly identified with both Canada and their heritage culture ( ie., integrated) have the highest level of wellbeing, while those who have lower identification with both cultures (ie., marginalized) have the lowest levels of wellbeing. Implications for settlement policy and programmes are proposed.

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    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:45

    Recent Research in the Psychology of Acculturation: Profiles, Processes, Trajectories and Well-Being
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The psychology of acculturation addresses diverse themes concerning the cognitive, affective and behavioral changes that arise from intercultural contact, from describing profiles of acculturation orientations in a given context; to understanding the processes by which cultural change takes place; to articulating how psychological aspects might assume different trajectories of change; to clarifying how cultural change is linked to well-being and distress.  This symposium presents recent research reflecting these themes.  Using a representative sample of immigrants to Canada, Schellenberg, Hou and Berry describe immigrants' acculturation profiles and confirm previous findings that those people who integrate their heritage and Canadian cultures report the highest level of well-being. Noels and her colleagues maintain that acculturative change in ethnic identity is most evident in interpersonal situations involving more intercultural contact, and that English confidence is an important facilitator of identity changes.  Nicoladis’ study shows that although verbal aspects of children’s story-telling reflect the cultural norms of mainstream peers, nonverbal aspects reflect those of their parents, suggesting different rates of change in these aspects. .Tonks, Goatley, and Holland consider how music from the home country might foster the positive adaptation of migrants and sojourners' adaptation to a new society. 

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    Kim Noels

    Professor, University of Alberta
    My research interests rest at the intersection of educational, cultural and social psychology, applied and sociolinguistics, and communication science, particularly as these disciplines pertain to intercultural relations and communication. One of my main lines of research concerns bilingualism and second language learning, with a focus on how the social context is linked people's experience of intrinsic and self-determined motivation, the process... Read More →

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    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:45

    The role of music in acculturation processes: Music from home and positive adaptation
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    Music has been shown to have benefits for psychological and emotional wellbeing since the times of Pythagoras, and recent studies have shown strong connections between music and emotion as seen across cultures (Zentner, Grandjean Laukka, Erola, Thingujam, Yamasaki &  Beller, 2013). This paper reports findings from a study examining emotional experience derived from listening to music from “home” as identified by participants from a variety of countries around the world. Following a brief presentation of the range of songs that represent a sense of home for the participants, a detailed analysis of their ratings of that music on 30 emotion terms is presented. These results are compared with the emotional profiles for music to which the participants report having recently been listening. These results are also presented along with profiles of stress and positive adjustment for a group of international students undergoing acculturation as they compare to complementary profiles for domestic Canadian students.  Implications for the therapeutic and ameliorative uses of music in fostering the positive adaptation and acculturation of migrants and sojourners are also presented. 

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    Randal Tonks

    Camosun College

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    Sasha Goatley

    University of Victoria

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    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    10:45

    It Just Wasn’t Meant to Be: How Destiny Beliefs Shape Anticipated and Actual Romantic Rejection
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    Individuals who endorse romantic destiny theories believe in “soulmates,” and that a strong initial romantic connection predicts future relationship success. Because destiny believers consider connection so important, how might this shape how they anticipate and cope when a felt connection is not reciprocated? We assessed individuals’ anticipated, and actual, reactions to romantic rejection at six speed-dating events (N = 165). Immediately after the speed-dating event ended participants indicated how distressed they would feel if the dater they most desired did not reciprocate their romantic interest, and later reported on their feelings if this rejection occurred. Results suggest that individuals higher in destiny beliefs made greater affective forecasting errors (p = .038); destiny beliefs were associated with stronger anticipated distress, but less actual distress when the rejection took place. A follow-up speed-dating study (N = 60) suggests that this lower reported distress following romantic rejection may be a coping mechanism whereby destiny believers draw on their implicit beliefs to conclude the relationship “just wasn’t meant to be,” and that not matching with that person “was fate”.  This research highlights an important individual difference--romantic destiny beliefs--that shapes the experience of romantic rejection in an ecologically valid setting.

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Library (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:45

    Rejection Dynamics in Romantic Relationships
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    Rejection and social pain have received considerable attention in social psychology. However, many social exclusion studies focus on what at best could be considered acquaintanceships. The dynamics of rejection in more emotionally charged contexts, like romantic relationships, is an important next wave in rejection research. This symposium offers four perspectives on rejection in romantic relationships. First, Danu Stinson argues that the potential for rejection can actually be energizing when high self-esteem people are pursuing a romantic partner. Next, Jessica Maxwell presents evidence that although a belief in romantic destiny creates more concern over rejection in a speed dating context, destiny beliefs can be protective in the face of actual rejection. Geoff MacDonald then demonstrates that rejection does not always stimulate a desire for acceptance, particularly when the rejection comes from an attractive suitor and acceptance comes from a relatively unattractive romantic suitor. Finally, James Kim identifies the various strategies partners use to deliver sexual rejection to their romantic partners.

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    Geoff MacDonald

    University of Toronto

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Library (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:45

    Resisting Connection Following Social Exclusion: Rejection by an Attractive Suitor Provokes Derogation of an Unattractive Suitor
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    Social psychologists theorize that individuals seek connection following rejection. However, accepting connection from a low status other may imply that one is of similarly low status, which may call into question one’s prospects for future acceptance. Thus, we hypothesized that rejection would lead individuals to distance themselves from a low status other even when the low status other is accepting. In two studies, single, heterosexual, female participants received simultaneous acceptance/rejection feedback from one physically attractive man and one less attractive man. As predicted, rejected individuals derogated their rejecters as indicated by a decreased desire for affiliation and more negative evaluations. Moreover, participants rejected by the attractive man also derogated the unattractive man even when the unattractive man offered acceptance. These data may shed light on specific circumstances under which rejection leads to antisocial behavior.

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    Geoff MacDonald

    University of Toronto

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Library (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:45

    The Sexual Rejection Scale: Identifying Sexual Rejection Behaviors and their Impact on Relationship Quality
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    Sexual satisfaction is a key predictor of the quality of romantic relationships, yet maintaining satisfying sexual relationships is not without its challenges. Romantic partners commonly disagree about when and how frequently to engage in sex, yet research has yet to identify how people decline their partner’s sexual advances, and whether some ways of delivering sexual rejection may buffer couples against the negative effects of experiencing discrepant sexual interests. The present research details the development and validation of the Sexual Rejection Scale, a novel measure aimed at identifying the different ways people reject their romantic partner’s sexual advances. Further, it addresses whether certain ways of rejecting a partner for sex are linked with better relationship and sexual outcomes. Factor analyses revealed four distinct sexual rejection behaviors: hostile, reassuring, deflecting, and assertive. The implications of these four behaviors and their impact on relationship outcomes are discussed. Rejecting a partner in reassuring ways may be a crucial way that couples can preserve intimacy in their relationship and manage situations of conflicting sexual interests. This research has far-reaching implications for couples, clinicians, and the broader community as it reveals how couples can navigate a challenging area of relationship conflict with greater success.

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Library (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    10:45

    The Tell-Tale Heart: Self-Esteem, Physiological Arousal, and Attraction
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    The present research proposes and tests a model of optimal physiological arousal during relationship initiation that explains why situational risk dynamically interacts with self-esteem to predict interpersonal attraction and initiation behaviour. Study 1 manipulates social risk during relationship initiation and then measures heart-rate reactivity. Study 2 uses exercise to manipulate arousal directly and then measures initiation motivations and behaviours. Results suggest that high risk is optimally arousing for higher self-esteem individuals, creating the social demand necessary to provoke energetic initiation efforts. Yet reduce risk, and higher self-esteem individuals become passive and disengaged. In contrast, high risk is enervating for lower self-esteem individuals, a threat that undermines their initiation motivations and behaviours. Instead, low risk is optimally arousing for lower self-esteem individuals. These results reveal both lower and higher self-esteem individuals’ capacities for warm, inviting, and uninhibited initiation efforts when they are motivated to put their hearts into the process.​

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
    Library (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    11:30

    Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science / Comité canadien national pour l'union internationale des sciences psychologique
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Psychological Science / Comité canadien national pour l'union internationale des sciences psychologique - Committee Business Meeting -

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    Jennifer Veitch

    National Research Council


    Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
    Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    11:30

    Harmony in Diversity: Motivations, Outcomes and Strategies for Promoting Positive Intergroup Relations through Intergroup Contact
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    Immigration, globalization, urbanization – these forces have helped form “super diverse” societies with varying levels of intergroup contact. Can there be harmony in such diversity? In this symposium, we present three papers that address how contact between diverse groups can result in positive intergroup relations. Dys-Steenbergen, Wright and Aron show how "self-expansion motivation" impacts positive outcomes of contact. In two studies they find that this relationship is mediated by participants’ knowledge sharing, both as a motivation and a behavior. Lolliot, Schmid and Hewstone present two studies on the “secondary transfer effect” where contact with one outgroup fosters positive attitudes towards other outgroups. This research presents several key mediators and moderators of this understudied, but important outcome of contact. Finally, Neufeld, Schmitt, and Hutchingson explore the different strategies Aboriginal parents favor for cultural connection within the context of a diverse urban community. They find that parents endorse connecting with a broad sense of shared Aboriginal culture, but that their support for this broad connection strategy depends on who they perceive to be promoting it. These three papers illuminate different motivations, outcomes and strategies of contact between diverse groups, and suggest ways of promoting harmonious, diverse societies.

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    11:30

    Mediators and Moderators of the Secondary Transfer Effect of Contact
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    The secondary transfer effect describes a phenomenon whereby contact with one outgroup results in improved attitudes towards other outgroups as well. While several studies have demonstrated STEs, none have (a) tested its mediators in a full three-wave longitudinal design; (b) explored possible moderators; or (c) investigated possible group differences.  In this talk I will report results from a series of studies using cross-sectional (Northern Ireland; UK) and longitudinal (South Africa; three-waves) data to investigate these three shortcomings. Specifically, I will explore two potential moderators of the secondary transfer effect, namely secondary outgroup contact and similarity gradients. Across these studies, I found stronger secondary transfer effects when (a) respondents reported having fewer, rather than more, friends from the secondary outgroup and (b) the two outgroups were considered similar (Northern Irish sample), shared similar stereotypes (UK), or were similar in socio-historical terms. Taken together, these results show that the secondary transfer effect has an important role to play in today’s diversifying societies bearing special practical significance for those societies trying to mend social relations after periods of protracted conflict. 

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    11:30

    The Benefits of Ethnic Diversity: From Self-Expansion Motivation to Knowledge Sharing in Cross-Group Interactions
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    Ethnic diversity and cross-group interactions have become the norm in most of Western societies. Inspired by the Self-Expansion Model (Aron & Aron, 1986) research by Dys-Steenbergen, Wright, and Aron (in press) shows that entering a cross-group interaction with a strong self-expansion orientation leads to more positive interpersonal outcomes and stronger feelings of self-growth and self-efficacy.  The current research expands on this work by examining the role of another motivation that may be an important mediator of the relationship between self-expansion motivation and positive cross-group interaction outcomes and self-relevant benefits – knowledge sharing (KS).  In two studies respectively, I consider the potential role of KS motivation and KS behaviour in cross-group interactions between people from different ethnic backgrounds across a range of self-relevant and group-based outcomes. Study 1 found that a general desire for self-expansion predicts a more specific need for knowledge sharing, which leads to more self-growth, as well as support for multiculturalism, perceived injustice and support for action for social change. Study 2 replicated and expanded on Study 1, using an imagined contact scenario, showing that knowledge sharing behaviour in turn predicts empathy and warm feelings for the outgroup and an interest in future contact.

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    Odilia Dys-Steenbergen

    Simon Fraser University

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    11:30

    “The Things We All Celebrate”: Parents’ Strategies for Cultural Connection in a Diverse Urban Aboriginal Community
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    Over half of all Aboriginal peoples in Canada now reside in urban centres, making urban Aboriginal communities sites of significant cultural diversity. This raises questions of how programs that aim to connect urban Aboriginal families with their cultures can meet the needs of such culturally diverse clientele. But what does “connecting with culture” actually mean to urban Aboriginal parents? Are programs that offer connection with a broadly constructed "Aboriginal culture" meaningful to these parents, or are they seen as homogenizing diversity? These questions were explored by applying perspectives from Self Categorization Theory to analyze qualitative data from research on urban Aboriginal parents’ perceptions of Vancouver’s Aboriginal Focus School. Thematic analysis of interviews and focus groups with 34 parents reveal that beyond connecting with the heritage culture of their own family, many Aboriginal parents find it meaningful for themselves and their children to connect with a broad “Aboriginal identity” that celebrates what many Aboriginal groups hold in common. However, support for this broad identity depends in part on whether parents see it as arising organically from their community, or as being imposed from outside their community. Implications for how cultural programs may best meet the needs of diverse urban Aboriginal communities will also be discussed.

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 11:30 - 12:30
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    12:30

    Ms. Mary Walsh: Actress, Comedian, Political Satirist, Mental Health Advocate.
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Mary Walsh, C.M. is a Newfoundland-based, nationally-recognized actor, author, advocate, writer, comedian, producer and political satirist whose long-running television series This Hour Has 22 Minutes has garnered numerous Gemini awards. Amongst other accolades, her contributions to broadcasting and performing arts in Canada have been recognized with a Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award. Outside of the film, TV and theatre world, she serves as an outspoken advocate for mental health and addiction awareness.

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    Mary Walsh

    Actress, comedian, political satirist, mental health advocate. Honorary CPA President 2015-2016
    Ms. Walsh has honorary degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Trent University. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000 and in 2012 she received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.  | Click here to find out more about Mary Walsh and her experiences with mental health and addiction.

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    Mental Health Commission of Canada

    The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes. Each of its initiatives and projects is led by experts who bring a variety of perspectives and experience to the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 12:30 - 14:00
    Carson Hall Salon A (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Critical Psychology - History and Philosophy / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie (Oral Paper Session)
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 14001 - A tale of two treatments: examining the role of evidence-based practice in personal accounts of PTSD, Wanda Power. Sponsored by: History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

  • 13779 - The neoliberal paradox of social justice: How is psychology implicated? , Erin Thrift. Sponsored by: History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

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    History and Philosophy of Psychology / Histoire et philosophie de la psychologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of History and Philosophy of Psychology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Colwood 2 (Victoria Conference Centre -Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Practicing to Scope: The role of psychologists in Canada’s public institutions
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The practice of psychology in Canada falls under provincial and territorial jurisdiction. Not only do the licensed scopes differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but the roles psychologists assume within our public institutions (e.g. hospitals and health care centres, primary care practices, correctional facilities, schools) also differ within and across provinces and territories. What is common to the practice of psychology across jurisdictions is the misalignment between what licensing or registration acts entitle us to do and what is permitted us by the regulations that govern the institutions in which we work. In this session, the authors will review a CPA position paper which scopes out the optimal use of psychologists' expertise within Canada's public institutions; a paper which we intend for use by practitioners across the country in advocating for the role of Canada's psychologists.

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    KC

    Karen Cohen

    Canadian Psychological Association

    Authors
    SM

    Sam Mikail

    Senior Consultant, Mental Health Sun Life Financial


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Buckingham Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Reflections on Ethics in Psychology: Recalling the Past, Acknowledging the Present, and Looking to the Future
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Over the past several decades, psychology has come a long way in its ethics journey. In this presentation, I will provide personal reflections on some of the major events and changes in thinking that occurred during this journey, as well as outline some of the ethical challenges we currently face and may expect in the future. From being a discipline that was primarily self-focussed and paid little formal attention to ethics in the early 20th Century, we have evolved into a discipline that is more aware of its role to serve the welfare of society, both individually and collectively, above self-interest. Although we still have a long way to go, there are many examples of increased attempts to integrate ethical awareness, training and expectations into every form of psychology activity. The role of world events will be explored, along with the role of scandals, community concerns, legal developments regarding regulation, the impact of the globalization of psychology, and changes in thinking about rules vs. aspirational ethics, and ethical decision making. Particular emphasis will be given to the national as well as the international scenes, including the contributions of the Canadian Psychological Association, the _Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists_, and the _Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists_.

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    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Oak Bay 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Attending to Context in a Six-Country and Seven-Language Study of How Service-Learning Influences Youths’ Life Purposes
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Research that is multi-national and multi-lingual is complex. We want to interpret findings in ways that accurately capture meaning of constructs and participants' experiences: This challenge is evident in our six-country and seven-language study of how collegiate service-learning bolsters dedication to life purposes. We realized the need for methods that capture context. Context meant: 1) how "purpose" translates in concept and language; 2) historical-political frameworks that impact purpose education; and 3) how cultural mores dictate acceptable emotional expression in qualitative assessments. First, we worked to understand how the word "purpose" is used and found slightly divergent concepts, showing that straight translation and back-translation is limited. Second, we gathered information about how purpose education is done: Much of this information is inaccessible to non-locals so it is essential that natives of the country and language participate. Third, we developed qualitative short answer questions and codebooks and found divergence in basic purpose and values concepts across countries that could impact interpretation of the results. We describe findings and lessons that emerged from each of these steps in the research process, sharing specific examples and giving recommendations for researchers who want to work in multiple countries and languages.

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    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Capturing Context: Challenges and Dynamics in Youth Research
    Limited Capacity seats available

    A concern for context is central as psychologists collaborate in research and service requiring understanding of participants' culture and language. Christopher, Wendt, Marecek, Young discusses contextual action theory and the action-project method, drawing examples from a range of studies including research on young adult conversations; Popadiuk explores how international student histories at home influence psychological and relational adjustment in the host culture; Mariano and Moran show how codes applied in a six country study capture language and country-specific meanings and perspectives on youths' life purposes. Attendees will come away with an appreciation for considering context in youth research, and with a repertoire of methods and good practices.

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    JC

    Jessica Cumming

    University of Victoria

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    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Contextualizing International Student Histories and Current Adjustment
    Limited Capacity seats available

    There is a vast literature on international student transition and adjustment. Much of this research focuses on language, cultural demands, social relationships, and emergent psychological distress, such as isolation, homesickness, or depression. One aspect that tends to be neglected is the histories of these students before coming to Canada. This decontextualized perspective of individual lives, identities, and relationships tends to strip away important information relevant to the adjustment process. In order to learn more about how student histories might be implicated in their current transition context, I conducted a qualitative meta-analysis of two narrative studies: international student strengths and successes and international students who were required to withdraw from university. The research participants were either current or former international students who had studied at the same university in a large, cosmopolitan city in Western Canada. The findings showed that transition and adjustment appeared to be directly related to students' pre-departure psychological functioning, identity development, and relationship dynamics. This new knowledge can be used as a framework to better understand how adjustment success can be an extension of, or reaction to, prior identities, attachments, and functioning. I will discuss institutional and counselling implications.

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    NP

    Natalee Popadiuk

    Associate Professor, University of Victoria
    Natalee Popadiuk (PhD, University of Calgary, RPsych) is one of the leading researchers of international student issues in Canada, and has conducted many studies directly related to the current study. Her methodological expertise is in qualitative methods. She joined this project to conduct the focus groups for the second portion of the research study, including develop research protocol, conducting focus groups, analyzing data, training and... Read More →

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    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Exploring Context: Relational Identity and Possible Pathways for Indigenous and Rural Youth
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The focus of this presentation is on a relational-cultural approach to research that assists youth to explore the impact of relational context on identity development. Informed by relational-cultural theory, our team has developed a unique qualitative exploration and transitional process tool called the Possible Pathways Mapping Process (PPMP). The PPMP is designed to help youth and emerging adults explore the issues, options, and pathways impacting successful work and life transitions. It applies Markus and Nurius' (1986) concept of possible selves to explore young people's future hopes, dreams, fears, and identity development through a semi-structured qualitative interview and visual mapping process. As they explore and articulate the cultural and relational themes connected to their particular developmental context, youth "map out" their strengths and the challenges they face in the near and distant future. Our PPMP work with rural and Indigenous youth in particular has highlighted both contrasting and similar values, assumptions, and cultural/community perspectives. Given our increasingly diverse communities, the influence of context is a central consideration in psychological research and practice.

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    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Researching Context: Contextual Action Theory and the Action-Project Method
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of contextual action theory and the action-project method as a means to conceptualize and research human action that also accounts for the context in which it occurs. Much psychological research continues to look to internal states, dispositions, and personality traits as explanations for human behavior. Being able to construct the context of the present moment in their data collection challenges researchers. Recent focus on human action is a way in which context can be addressed because actions are situation-based and dynamic. Contextual action theory provides a conceptualization of action as goal-directed, dynamic, and contextually based. It identifies systems of actions across time in terms of short-term action, mid-term projects and long-term career. The action-project method is primarily a descriptive qualitative method in which action is the unit of analysis. It relies on gathering data from three perspectives, manifest behavior, internal processes, that is thoughts and feelings, and social meaning. Reference to the use of the method in a range of studies is provided, including researching young adult conversations with parents, peers and counselors about the transition to adulthood.

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    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Saanich 2 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    An Introduction for Graduate Students on Prescriptive Privileges for Psychologists: Historical Context, Current Initiatives, and Future Opportunities
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    We propose to provide three informative presentations on relevant aspects and development of prescriptive privileges for psychologists, as well as a forum for graduate students to learn more and debate these topics. The main goal of this symposium is to provide exposure to graduate students while clearing misconceptions on controversies surrounding the prescriptive authority debate.

    Our first talk will explore the history of psychologists having obtained prescriptive authority and its ramifications. We will discuss the initiatives in the USA, including states such as New Mexico, Louisiana, and Illinois that have passed legislation allowing psychologists, after prerequisite training, to prescribe. Our second talk will explore the current initiatives taking place in the pursuit of prescription privileges for Psychologists in Canada. The OPA has submitted a request to Ontario’s Minister of Health to expand the scope of practice of psychologists to include prescriptive authority in Nov 2012. We will examine the specifics of this proposal, including what it will entail for interested graduate students. Lastly, we will examine combined treatments as an area where prescribing psychologists can make significant contributions to patient health and the healthcare system.

    Moderators
    SC

    Saeid Chavoshi

    York University

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    avatar for Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Current Initiatives Seeking Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Graduate students, whether through research or clinical work, will come into contact with psychopharmacology. Moreover, psychologists, in Ontario and elsewhere, having identified a need for prescription authority, such as access, currently are pursuing prescription privileges in Canada and the United States. Given these recent initiatives and the possibility for expansions to our scope of practice, it is important for graduate students to be aware of and informed about the topic. In this section, we will address the controversy surrounding this topic and debunk misinformation against prescription authority. Further, we will describe current initiatives in Ontario and offer implications for interested graduate students.  

     

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    History and Context of Psychologists Seeking Prescription Privileges
    Limited Capacity seats available

    In this section, we will examine the history and context of psychologists seeking prescription privileges. We will discuss the initiatives in the USA, including States such as New Mexico and Louisiana that have passed legislation allowing psychologists after training to prescribe.  In 2002, New Mexico became the first state to allow psychologists to prescribe, followed by Louisiana in 2004 and Illinois in 2014. In all states, licensed psychologists are required to obtain specialized training in psychopharmacology beyond their doctoral degree. Although the new law does not permit psychologists to prescribe medication to certain population subgroups, it paves the way for improved access to quality mental health care for underserved populations.

     

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    avatar for Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Integrating Psychopharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy: Where Prescribing Psychologists Can Make a Difference
    Limited Capacity seats available

    As psychology interns or practicing psychologists, we are often faced with clients who may be already using one or more psychotropic medications. Understanding both the role these drugs play in the client's recovery, and their adverse side effects, allows for a more responsive psychological intervention. Furthermore, a nuanced understanding of psychotropic medication allows better communication and collaboration with medical professionals who are treating the same client. Research shows that combined approaches are among the most effective ways to treat an increasing number of psychiatric disorders, and it is becoming more prevalent among health care providers to recommend psychotherapy alongside psychopharmacotherapy. Combined treatments may be an area where prescribing psychologists can make significant contributions to patient health and the healthcare system; we will examine recent research findings such as those in the treatment of schizophrenia, depression with trauma history, and medication adherence that lend credence to this idea.

     

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    SC

    Saeid Chavoshi

    York University

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    avatar for Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:15
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Digital Poster Session 'B' / Présentation par affichage numérique
    Limited Capacity filling up

  • 13376 - Suicidal ideation and work stress: A moderated mediation model, Jennifer K. Dimoff, E. Kevin Kelloway. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

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    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) Digital Poster 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Poster Session 'B' / Présentation par affichage
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 12986 - Social Identity and Ethnic Identity Moderate the Effect of Acculturative Stress on the Psychological Well-Being of International Students, David Bourgeois, Renata Hall. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13606 - Use of Proposed ICD-11 Relationship Problem and Maltreatment Guidelines in Response to Clinical Vignettes in India and Canada, Samantha Burns, Cary Kogan, Geoffrey Reed, Richard Heyman, Amy Slep, Heather Foran, Jared Keeley. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13381 - Chinese versus Western Media and Eating Disturbances Among Young Chinese Women, Hong Chen, Todd Jackson, Catherine Tsagarakis, Fiona Jeffries, Karen Narduzzi. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13953 - Dysfunctional Sexual Beliefs Mediates the Relationship Between Acculturation and Rape Myths Acceptance in Chinese University Students, Katie Cullen, Silvain Dang, Amanda Lee, Boris Gorzalka. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 14190 - Cultural and acculturation differences in implicit and explicit sexual attitudes , Alexander Dauncey, Sabrina Chang, Boris Gorzalka. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 14087 - Towards a Conceptualization of the Role of Language Norms in Situational Variations in Ethnic Identity, Kate Dawson, Clarisse Sheane, Kimberly Noels, Marina Doucerain. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13942 - Cross-Cultural Factor Structure of the WAIS-IV Among A Ghanaian Population, Anthony Dugbartey, Daniel Miezah, Adote Anum, Justin Karr. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13596 - A mixed-methods analysis of bicultural identity processes in Chinese-Canadians, Kate Halvorson, Marvin McDonald. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12848 - Children of immigrant families facilitate parental acculturation to receiving culture: A pilot study of Korean-Canadian parents , Hali Kil, Elena Nicoladis. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 11954 - Differential Predictors of Generalized Trust in Brazil and Canada, Catherine Kwantes, Juliana Porto. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12801 - Prediction of Generalized Caution in Canada and Japan, Catherine Kwantes, Yuichiro Kanazawa, Shinichiro Watanabe. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 14187 - An exploratory analysis of the attitudes towards reasons for divorce, Justin Michel, Ahmad Al-Awadi, Jorida Cila, Richard Lalonde. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12907 - The Conception of Wisdom in Immigrants: A Cross-Cultural Comparison, Melanie Munroe, Michel Ferrari, Divya Sharma. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12192 - Activity engagement and barriers to participation in the Francophone community, Busisiwe Ncube, James Bebko, Suzanne Murphy, Veronic Tremblay, Marilyn Thompson, Margaret Spoelstra, Layne Verbeek. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12193 - Service needs and barriers to access for Francophone families who have a child with ASD, Busisiwe Ncube, James Bebko, Suzanne Murphy, Veronic Tremblay, Marilyn Thompson, Margaret Spoelstra, Layne Verbeek. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 12811 - Is Trust in the Head or the Heart?: A Cross-Cultural Examination by Gender Roles, Twiladawn Stonefish, Catherine Kwantes, Alexander Sytnyk, Abunya Agi, Patrick Ng. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13475 - What does your ideal self tell you? Applying Identity Structure Analysis to bicultural students in Canada, Dan Tao, Marina Doucerain, Norman Segalowitz, Andrew Ryder. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 14062 - Emic perspectives on the impact of armed conflict on children’s mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in northwestern Burundi, Fiona Thomas, Wietse Tol, Prudence Ntamutumba, Aline Ndayisaba, Mark Jordans, Ria Reis, Joop de Jong. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 13652 - The Effects of Parental Autonomy Support on the Well-Being of Second Generation Female Immigrants, Marta Young, Jacky Chan, Jessica Moorman, Noor Sharif. Sponsored by: International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

  • 11812 - Violence Exposure and Victimization Among Rural Adolescents, David Mykota, Adele Laye. Sponsored by: Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

  • 12644 - Student Time Usage over Fall Reading Week, Ken Cramer, Rebecca Pschibul. Sponsored by: Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

  • 13085 - The Edmonton Empathy Quotient: a student based empathy and peer support worker identification scale, Jonathan Dubue, Jeremy Cheng, Wesley Vuong, Chris Westbury. Sponsored by: Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

  • 12568 - Evaluating a Peer-Mentorship Program with a Sample of Psychology Students in Canada: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why? , Zarina Giannone, Hank Ko, Michelle Gagnon, Daniel Cox. Sponsored by: Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

  • 13989 - L’utilisation de Facebook a t-elle une incidence sur l’insatisfaction corporelle chez les adultes?, Emeline Hetroy, Catherine Cimon-Paquet, Marie-Carmen Bussieres-Vega, Martin Paquette, Jacques Bergeron. Sponsored by: Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

  • 14130 - Clarifying the Role of Interoception, Emotion Regulation, and Alexithymia in Emerging Adult Drinkers , Jacob Koudys, Colette Smart, Bryce Mulligan. Sponsored by: Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

  • 13154 - Are you OK?: Graduate Student Well-Being in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (APHD), Gabriella Lancia. Sponsored by: Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie


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    avatar for Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    The purpose of the Aboriginal Section is to: establish a community of psychologists and students interested in research, clinical practice, and teaching issues relevant to Aboriginal people; to acknowledge the historical and political issues that impact Aboriginal mental health; share the strengths and practices of Aboriginals to promote holistic health and healing; and advocate for culturally appropriate research and clinical practice... Read More →
    avatar for Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →
    avatar for Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →
    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →
    avatar for Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →
    avatar for Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

    Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

    Students play an active role in CPA’s infrastructure. The Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Poster Session 'B' / Présentation par affichage
    Limited Capacity seats available

  • 13432 - Temporal self-efficacy: The missing moderator in the time management – job performance relationship, Badr Hadrioui, Zheni Wang, Alexandra Panaccio. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13294 - Constructive Controversy Training for Face-to-Face and Virtual Teams, Samantha Hancock, Thomas O'Neill, Taylor Holland. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12618 - Predicting Employee Surface and Deep Acting in Customer Aggression Incidents, Camilla Holmvall, Lindsay Bryson. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13576 - Statistical methods reported in industrial organizational psychology , Sulan Kith, Amanda Amaral, Sergey Mazuritsky, Gillian Maurice, Joshua Hanna. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12550 - Évaluer l’intervention en contexte organisationnel : développement et validation initiale du Questionnaire d’efficacité de la consultation, versions client et consultant (QEC-CL/CO), Marie -Claude Lallier Beaudoin. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12310 - Developing Mentoring Competency: Does a One Session Training Workshop have Impact?, Chloe Lau, Jennifer Ford, Ryan Van Lieshout, Karen Saperson, Meghan McConnell, Randi McCabe. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12619 - Configural Dispersion and Use of Technology Matters for Performance Ratings , Denise Law, Thomas O'Neill. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13783 - Serial Mediation of Extraversion and Leadership, Catherine LeBlanc, Phani Radhakrishnan, Shahroz Randhawa. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12333 - McDonald’s omega reliability coefficient corrected for indirect range restriction – A more accurate procedure in I/O psychology, Johnson Li. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 14145 - Comment créer des modèles logiques pertinents afin d’améliorer la performance organisationnelle?, Pigeon Marilyne. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13438 - Trajectories of Interpersonal Conflict in Teams, Matthew McLarnon, Thomas O'Neill, Vas Taras, Piers Steel. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12417 - Organizational Culture and Employee Outcomes: Connecting organizational culture with stress, productivity, and enjoyment of work, Janna Olynick. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13343 - Investigating the effects of vicarious workplace incivility: The mediating role of satisfaction of observers' fundamental needs for belongingness and control , Mercy Oyet. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12388 - Hospital alliances goals and performance as perceived by administrative, medical and nursing staff , Daniel Pelletier, Michael Heberer, Frances Widhaber, Pierre Collerette. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13741 - “What do you do in your down time?” A qualitative exploration of students’ differential use and perceived success of detachment strategies, Ekaterina Pogrebtsova, Denisa Luta. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12265 - How Transformational Leaders Can Enhance Followers' Proactivity: Can do, Reason to, and Energized to Motivations in a Non-for-Profit Organization, Juliana Porto, Catherine Kwantes, Thainá Tavares. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13078 - Trust in the workplace: The importance of an employee's perspective, Behdokht Rekabdar, Greg Chung-Yan. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 11983 - Who's better at it? Individual differences predicting impression management detection in job interviews, Nicolas Roulin. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12666 - Proposition d’une mesure de l’alliance de travail en contexte organisationnel : développement et validation du questionnaire de Relation Client-Consultant, versions client et consultant (RCC-CL/CO), Francine Roy. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13232 - Dis/Ability and Barriers to Employment in Quebec, Amanda Saxe, Tara Flanagan. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12061 - Keeping calm and carrying on: Negative affectivity as a moderator of POS - work outcome relationships, Greg Sears, Haiyan Zhang. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12653 - Does being identified as high potential make you a better leader? Experimentally manipulating high potential identification to assess leadership behaviours and outcomes, Jessica Sorenson, Peter Hausdorf. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13568 - Incivility and Emotional Exhaustion: The Moderating Role of Mindfulness, Rima Tarraf, Joan Finegan. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13470 - An Organizational-Level Analysis of Human Resource Management Practices and Workplace Injury Rates: A Meta-Ethnographic Approach, Nick Turner. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12185 - Diaper Money: How Gender and Parenthood Change the Relationship between Monetary Attitudes and Overtime, Jared Valdron, Aaron Schat. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13141 - Self-Serving Motivations for Organizational Citizenship Behaviours: Instrumental and Affective, Timothy Wingate, Joshua Bourdage, Clara Lee. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13430 - Utilizing the 360 feedback: Compari

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    Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    The purpose of the Aboriginal Section is to: establish a community of psychologists and students interested in research, clinical practice, and teaching issues relevant to Aboriginal people; to acknowledge the historical and political issues that impact Aboriginal mental health; share the strengths and practices of Aboriginals to promote holistic health and healing; and advocate for culturally appropriate research and clinical practice... Read More →
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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →
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    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →
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    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →
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    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →
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    Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

    Students play an active role in CPA’s infrastructure. The Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Poster Session 'B' / Présentation par affichage
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  • 14140 - Métis traditional knowledge and the life transition needs of urban Métis homeless people, Tera Beaulieu. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 14044 - Integrating Aboriginal youth’s cultural and work-life identities: A qualitative investigation of employer perspectives., LeeAnna Deringer, Anne Marshall. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 14106 - Which came first, the trauma or the homelessness? Exploring the cycle of homelessness for Canadian Aboriginal peoples as a function of mental health, Nicole Elliott, Suzanne Stewart. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 13617 - Gifts of Elders: Indigenous Homelessness and Traditional Knowledge, Mikaela Gabriel, Suzanne Stewart. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 13498 - Indigenous Language as Healing and the Talking Cure: A Dialogical Narrative Analysis, Alanaise Goodwill. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 14193 - Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology - Graduate Program, Roger John. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 14034 - From Prejudice to Reconciliation?: Considering the Impacts and Outcomes of Contemporary Studies on Prejudice toward Indigenous Persons , Melanie Morrison, Karissa Wall, Jessica McCutcheon, Stephanie Gazzola. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 13976 - Culturally Relevant Physical Activities: Promoting Balance through the use of the Medicine Wheel, Maggie Stein. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 13918 - Empowering First Nation Youth through School Engagement, Jenna Young, Kelly Schwartz. Sponsored by: Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone



  • 12718 - Housing First participants requiring supports past 18 months: A longitudinal analysis in Edmonton, Alberta, Taylor Coffey, Julie Kaye. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12758 - Youth as Knowledge Keepers: A Qualitative Study of Community Engaged Research with Digital Youth, Jessica Cumming, Anne Marshall, Tricia Roche. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12870 - Community Connectedness, Social Support and Stigma Experienced by HIV Positive Trans Women in Ontario, Tanya D'Amours, Robb Travers, Lauren Munro, Todd Coleman. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 13586 - Exploring Strategies to Optimize the HIV Testing Experience for Service Priority Groups, Mallory Harrigan, Dr. Robb Travers. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 13725 - Hoarding Task Force Interventions , Kate Kysow, Sheila Woody. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12629 - Rural vs. Urban Experiences and Service Needs of LGBTQ+ Individuals in Oxford County Ontario: Results of an LGBTQ+ Needs Assessment , Ashley-Ann Marcotte, Todd Coleman, Gayle Milne, Robb Travers, Vanessa Oliver. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 13822 - Responses to rural and remote intimate partner violence in Saskatchewan: Victims’ services perspectives, Stephanie Martin. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12640 - Waterloo Housing First Study: An Evaluation of the Impact of Rent Assistance on Individuals Experiencing Chronic Homelessness in Waterloo Region, Courtney Pankratz, Geoffrey Nelson. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12536 - Using Online Technologies and Games to Promote Interpersonal, Community, Occupational, Physical, Psychological, and Economic Well-Being: Randomized Controlled Trial of “Fun For Wellness”, Isaac Prilleltensky, Ora Prilleltensky, Nicholas Myers, Samantha Dietz, Adam McMahon. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 14134 - An evaluation of a cross-cultural educational symposium: Clinical implications to guide practice and knowledge translation, Sofia Puente-Duran, Fiona Thomas, Kelly McShane. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 13434 - Sexual Orientation Microaggressions on Campus: Prevalence and Outcomes among Lesbian/Gay and Bisexual Students, Pamela Sariyannis, Michael Woodford, Robb Travers. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12311 - Supporting Student Mental Health: The Role of School Psychologists in School-Community Collaboration, Jaime Semchuk, Lindsay Starosta, William McKee. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 14122 - Mental Health and Addiction Capacity-building for Community Health Centres in Ontario, Canada , Fiona Thomas, Khenti Akwatu, Sirad Mohamoud, Pablo Diaz, Vanessa Ballarino, K. Dunbar, Jaime Sapag. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12858 - Trauma and Effects Among Genocide Survivors in Edmonton: Preliminary Research Findings Towards Psychosocial Recovery Processes, Sophie Yohani, Linda Kreitzer. Sponsored by: Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire



  • 12590 - License to Misbehave: Organizational Citizenship Behavior as a Moral License for Displaced Aggression to Abusive Supervision, Raina Armstrong, Lindie Liang, Douglas Brown, Sam Hanig, Georgia LaMarre, Patrick Roncal, Kiya Fu. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12972 - Team members’ counterproductive behaviours and their individual outcomes: A multi-level study, Caroline Aubé, Vincent Rousseau. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13040 - Abusive Supervision and Team Process Improvement: A Moderated Mediation Model, Caroline Aubé, Vincent Rousseau. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13099 - Using Item Response Theory to Create the State Boredom Inventory, Patricia Baratta, Jeffrey Spence. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 12927 - Measuring Defensive Impression Management in the Workplace: The Development of a Scale, Bailey Bigelow, Joshua Bourdage, Naomi Lee. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13956 - Interview Anxiety and Interview Performance: A Meta-analysis, Kayla Brown, Deborah Powell. Sponsored by: Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle



  • 13689 - A teambuilding intervention for swift-starting action teams: Implications for trust and

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    Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    The purpose of the Aboriginal Section is to: establish a community of psychologists and students interested in research, clinical practice, and teaching issues relevant to Aboriginal people; to acknowledge the historical and political issues that impact Aboriginal mental health; share the strengths and practices of Aboriginals to promote holistic health and healing; and advocate for culturally appropriate research and clinical practice... Read More →
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    Community Psychology / Psychologie communautaire

    The Community Psychology Section brings together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, trainees and community members. Our section works to advance understanding of community psychology through various activities. Our Section sponsors conferences and events in Community Psychology in addition to our activities within CPA. We offer the Patrick O’Neill Prize for the best student presentation in the Community Psychology Section at the... Read More →
    avatar for Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    Industrial and Organizational Psychology / Psychologie industrielle et organisationnelle

    The Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology was founded in 1975. Members are faculty from psychology departments and business schools, organizational practitioners, consultants, and students. Our mission is to: scientifically investigate behaviour and cognition at work; help organizations effectively manage their human resources; and help individuals realize their work goals. CSIOP members receive a quarterly... Read More →
    avatar for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    International and Cross-Cultural Psychology / Psychologie international et interculturelle

    Beginning in 1980 the Section was formed under the Applied Division of CPA. Current CPA by-Laws on Sections are found here, while our own mandate began with an initial agenda for the 1981 conference considering the following activities: Presentation of Current Cross-Cultural Research , in symposia or seminars by Canadian Psychologists currently engaged in these activities Conversation hour led by some prominent people in the... Read More →
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    Rural and Northern Psychology / Psychologie des communautés rurales et nordiques

    The purpose of the Rural and Northern Psychology Section is to support and enhance the practice of rural and northern psychology.  The goals of the section are to: Establish a network of professionals interested in the areas of rural and northern psychology (this may include individuals currently practicing in rural/northern areas or those with an interest in this area). Enhance professional connectedness by facilitating linkages... Read More →
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    Students in Psychology / Étudiants en psychologie

    Students play an active role in CPA’s infrastructure. The Section for Students in Psychology crosses all section boundaries and provides a forum in which students may learn from each other and begin to prepare for their careers in psychology.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Carson Hall Salon B (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    An Investigation of Similarity in Couples' Drinking Motivations and Drinking Behaviours
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    Drinking is related to adverse physical and social consequences. Social learning theory suggests people who spend more time together learn to emulate each other’s behaviour and motives and often become more similar. However, little is known about similarity in couples’ drinking behaviour and motives. We assessed 203 couples once a week for four weeks. On average, participants were 22.7 years old (SD = 5.5) and were in a relationship for 2.3 years (SD=2.4). Similarity profiles were calculated using the coefficient of profile agreement, rpa. Drinking behaviour profiles were comprised of frequency, quantity, and binge drinking. Motive profiles were comprised of five drinking motives. Couples were more similar in their drinking (p < .01) and motives (p < .01) profiles than could be explained by chance. Moreover, couples were more similar in their external (social and conformity) than their internal (coping-depression, coping-anxiety, and enhancement) motives (p = .04). Couples who spent more time drinking together had more similar drinking behaviour (p = .01), overall motivational profiles (p < .01), internal motives (p < .01) and external motives (p = .02). Relationship length marginally predicted similarity in couples’ external motives (p = .05). Social influences within couples could be important intervention targets to prevent escalations in risky drinking behaviours.

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    Addiction Psychology / Psychologie de la dépendance

    The primary goal of the Section on Addiction Psychology is to promote advances in scientific research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addiction psychology, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, overspending, and the Internet.  The Section aims to achieve these goals through the fostering and promoting of psychology and clinical practice in this field in Canada by: Promoting the roles of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Drinking motives in 10 countries: A cross-cultural comparison
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    This study tested measurement invariance of the Drinking Motives Questionnaire-Revised Short Form (DMQ-R-SF) in undergraduates across 10 countries. We also compared individualistic and collectivistic countries to examine cross-cultural differences in the endorsement of drinking motives. A sample of 8,478 undergraduate drinkers from collectivistic (Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Spain; n = 1567) and individualistic (Switzerland, Hungary, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and the United States; n = 6911) countries completed the DMQ-R-SF. Using multigroup confirmatory factor analysis, the 4-factor model of the DMQ-R-SF showed configural and metric invariance. The rank order of undergraduates’ drinking motive endorsement was identical across countries (social > enhancement > coping > conformity); however, a mixed ANOVA revealed a significant interaction where undergraduates from individualistic countries more strongly endorsed social and enhancement motives relative to collectivistic countries. There were broad similarities in the factor structure and mean patterns of drinking motives across all 10 countries. Results suggest that undergraduates drink mainly for positive reinforcement (i.e., for social and enhancement reasons). However, this tendency is particularly pronounced among students from more individualistic countries. 

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    Addiction Psychology / Psychologie de la dépendance

    The primary goal of the Section on Addiction Psychology is to promote advances in scientific research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addiction psychology, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, overspending, and the Internet.  The Section aims to achieve these goals through the fostering and promoting of psychology and clinical practice in this field in Canada by: Promoting the roles of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Social influences on addictive behaviour
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    Use and abuse of addictive substances are a major public health concern in Canada, with over 76% of Canadians using alcohol in the past year, and 15% identifying as current smokers (Statistics Canada, 2013). Though there has been excellent work on psychological and biological factors in substance use, there is less research on social factors. This symposium presents evidence that other people can exert an important influence on an individual’s substance use. Mackinnon will present cross-cultural data from 10 countries (N = 8,478), and will discuss how macro-level features of culture (i.e., individualism-collectivism) are associated with drinking motives. Kehayes will present data on romantic dyads (N = 204 dyads) using a 4-wave, 4-week longitudinal design, and will provide evidence that romantic dyads are more similar than expected by chance in their drinking motives and drinking behavior. Stewart will present data on peer influence in a longitudinal sample of adolescents (N = 2,659), and will discuss how peer drinking motives influence one’s own motives, which in turn predict binge drinking. Schlagintweit will present data from an experiment (N = 28) studying tobacco use in non-dependent smokers, and will demonstrate that the presence of another smoker increases smoking behaviours. In sum, these presentations show the important role of social influence in addictive behaviours.

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    Addiction Psychology / Psychologie de la dépendance

    The primary goal of the Section on Addiction Psychology is to promote advances in scientific research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addiction psychology, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, overspending, and the Internet.  The Section aims to achieve these goals through the fostering and promoting of psychology and clinical practice in this field in Canada by: Promoting the roles of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    The impact of social context on cigarette self-administration in nondependent smokers
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    Tobacco use in non-dependent smokers (chippers) is thought to be largely determined by situational factors such as social context. Yet, little empirical research has examined how social context impacts chippers’ smoking behaviour. Twenty eight (16 men) chippers completed two laboratory sessions where they were offered an opportunity to self-administer puffs of their preferred tobacco brand in a progressive ratio task. During an individual session, they self-administered cigarettes alone and during a paired session, they self-administered cigarettes with a co-participant who was also smoking. The strongest predictors for number of self-administered puffs and breakpoint during the paired session were co-participants’ number of puffs and breakpoint, respectively (p

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    Addiction Psychology / Psychologie de la dépendance

    The primary goal of the Section on Addiction Psychology is to promote advances in scientific research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addiction psychology, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, overspending, and the Internet.  The Section aims to achieve these goals through the fostering and promoting of psychology and clinical practice in this field in Canada by: Promoting the roles of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Why my friends drink is why I drink
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    Peers may influence one another’s drinking behavior through social influences on drinking motives. A sample of 2,659 adolescents (median age = 14.5 at baseline) in 20 schools across 11 boroughs of London, UK participated.  At each of 4 waves, spaced at 6 month intervals, participants completed measures of their own risky internal drinking motives (i.e., coping and enhancement) and their own binge drinking frequency.  At each wave, students also nominated up to five students who were their closest friends.  We created two scores for each individual representing coping motives and enhancement motives in the peer group by averaging the coping motives and enhancement motives scores of each individual’s nominated friends.  Using cross-lagged analyses we showed that, over time, the internal drinking motives of the peer group influenced individual binge drinking by way of influencing individual internal drinking motives. Peer influences on drinking motives occurred later in adolescence for coping than for enhancement motives. Findings extend prior work on social influences on adolescent drinking motives (Kuntsche & Stewart, 2009) with improved assessment of peer drinking motives and use of a longitudinal design.  Results are consistent with social learning theory predictions and suggest adolescents influence one another’s drinking behavior by modelling risky drinking motives.

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    Sherry Stewart

    Dalhousie University

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    Addiction Psychology / Psychologie de la dépendance

    The primary goal of the Section on Addiction Psychology is to promote advances in scientific research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addiction psychology, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, overspending, and the Internet.  The Section aims to achieve these goals through the fostering and promoting of psychology and clinical practice in this field in Canada by: Promoting the roles of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    West Coast (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Cultural and Contextual Influences on Youth Transitions
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    Youth face a number of life transitions that are influenced by their cultural identities and life contexts. Youth transitions need to be considered in light of the demands perceived by youth for managing emerging challenges and for strengthening their identities through fostering a strength-based approach to human development. In this symposium, research will be featured that emphasizes the diverse cultural contexts of youth and the influences that they find to be meaningful for navigating their life transitions. 

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    Nancy Arthur

    University of Calgary

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Esquimalt (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Doctoral Students in Canadian Counselling Psychology Programs: A Survey
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    Counselling psychology as a discipline has continuously evolved over the last 30 years in Canada. However, there has been little empirical research on the practice of counselling psychology in Canada and the characteristics of Canadian counselling psychologists, and even less on counselling psychology students. We administered a 60 item questionnaire to 44 counselling psychology doctoral students who attended a Canadian university, achieving a 26.3% response rate with 77.3% of the sample being female, and 22.7% male. The survey was organized under headings of: Background Information, Theoretical Orientations, Professional Activities, Training and Career Experiences, and Future. Overall, counselling psychology doctoral students tend to view the discipline as moderately different from clinical psychology and counsellor education, and are mostly satisfied with their choice of counselling psychology as a career. Additionally, doctoral students are somewhat satisfied with their overall graduate training and their pre-doctoral internships. Results indicate that respondents spend a great deal of their supervised practice providing individual, non-career related counselling focused on rehabilitation/treatment. Information about contributions to the field, values, professional organizations, education and training issues, licensure, and certifications is also discussed.

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    Robinder Bedi

    University of British Columbia

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    International Student Youth: What Are You Going After High School?
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    There is a growing number of youth in Canadian high schools who are international students from other countries, and who are often unaccompanied minors. International education may be pursued as a short-term study experience or as a long-term plan to enhance performance in higher education, and/or to pursue permanent immigration. In this study, international students were asked about the influences they perceived regarding the decision to pursue post-secondary education and who was influencing their decisions. Through individual interviews, international students revealed the importance of considering parental values, lifestyle factors, and the quality of international education as linked to their future employment goals. The results suggest that decisions about what to do after high school were strongly connected to the cultural contexts of their home country, perceptions about life in Canada, and the perceived opportunities to enhance their educational and employment prospects. Implications will be discussed for supporting international student youth to transition from high school to higher education.

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    Nancy Arthur

    University of Calgary

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Esquimalt (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Strengths of Canadian Counselling Psychology Programs as Identified by Doctoral Students
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    The purpose of this study was to identify the strengths of the five CPA accredited counselling psychology doctoral programs in Canada as understood by currently enrolled students.  Our sample (N = 64) which represented approximately 38% of current doctoral students was 84% female and had an average age of 33. Participants were asked to complete an anonymous, online 12-item survey on topics such as overall program satisfaction, program selection, and strengths of various aspects of their program. Data analyses included obtaining descriptive and inferential statistics for rating scale responses in addition to content analyses of open-ended answers. Results indicated students rated themselves, most frequently, as “satisfied” with their doctoral training. Further, participants considered supportive faculty/atmosphere as the greatest strength of their program (f = 17), followed by quality of instruction/faculty (f = 16), and practicum/clinical opportunities (f = 14). Advancing our understanding of the strengths of Counselling Psychology doctoral programs allows us to better understand which aspects of their education and training are going well and helps us identify areas to target for further improvement. Future research directions and study limitations are also discussed.

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    Robinder Bedi

    University of British Columbia
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    Zarina Giannone

    Univeristy of British Columbia

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Student Members of the Counselling Psychology Section: A Survey
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Counselling psychology as a discipline in Canada has grown consistently as has membership in the Counselling Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.  The purpose of this survey was to delineate the characteristics of student members of the Counselling Psychology Section. We administered a 60 item questionnaire to 52 student members of the Counselling Psychology Section of the CPA, achieving a 26% response rate with 84.6% of the sample being female, and 15.4% male. The survey was organized under headings of: Background Information, Theoretical Orientations, Professional Activities, Training and Career Experiences, and Future. Overall, the student members of the Counselling Psychology Section tend to view the discipline as moderately different from clinical psychology and counsellor education, and are mostly satisfied with their choice of counselling psychology as a future career.  Additionally, section members are somewhat satisfied with both the CPA and the SCP. Results indicate that respondents spend a great deal of their supervised practice providing individual, non-career related counselling typically focusing on rehabilitation/treatment. Information about contributions to the field, values, professional organizations, education and training issues, licensure, and certifications of student Section members is also discussed.

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    Robinder Bedi

    University of British Columbia

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    The State of the Profession: Canadian Counselling Psychology Professionals, Students, and Doctoral Programs
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    This symposium presents an up-to-date, empirical snapshot of the overall field of Canadian counselling psychology based on a collection of four research studies conducted by 6 different researchers. Study one surveyed 79 Canadian counselling psychologists who are members of CPA's Section on Counselling Psychology about their personal/professional characteristics and work activities. Study two surveyed 44 doctoral students across all five accredited Canadian counselling psychology programs about their values, beliefs, and personal/professional characteristics. Study three administered the same survey to 52 student members of the Counselling Psychology Section (most of whom were master's or doctoral students). The fourth study surveyed 64 doctoral students in the five accredited Canadian counselling psychology programs about characteristics of these programs and their reasons for choosing their particular doctoral program. Upon sharing these results, the distinctive characteristics of field in Canada, opportunities for the field, and threats to the field will be discussed.

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    Robinder Bedi

    University of British Columbia

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    The Transition from Post-Secondary School to the Workforce: Supporting Youth to Find Meaningful Employment
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    Obtaining meaningful employment is a common goal for university graduates; however, youth are finding the transition from post-secondary to the workforce to be increasingly difficult, with unemployment rates of youth double that of the national average. This research explored how youth who have graduated and who are meaningfully employed have navigated the job search process. Findings are based on individual interviews conducted with recent alumni of a large university in Western Canada who have found personally fulfilling careers in their chosen field of study. Data analysis using the enhanced critical incident technique has revealed a number of helpful and hindering incidents that contributed to participants’ job search successes and struggles. Implications of these findings for students and practitioners will be considered, inviting a discussion about how professionals can support youth to find meaningful employment. 

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    April Dyrda

    University of Calgary

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Esquimalt (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    When Retirement Comes Early for Youth in Elite Sports
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    The Canadian Major Junior Hockey League (CHL) is the premier league for producing future National Hockey League (NHL) stars. Yet, the vast majority of young men, aged 16 to 21 years old, that commit their youth to chasing the NHL dream do not reach their goals. This research study explored the athletic career experiences of CHL players and the factors that facilitate and hinder their athletic career transitions. Six retired major junior hockey players’ experiences were collected using semi-structured interviews that were analyzed in accordance with the interpretative phenomenological analysis method. Themes identified reported as having facilitated or hindered athletic career transitions among former major junior hockey players did not differ substantially from studies conducted with other elite athletes; however, participants’ accounts of unique athletic career experiences highlighted a number of transitional risk factors and a comparatively low number of coping strategies or accessible resources both during the major junior athletic career and following athletic retirement. Recommendations for helping professionals will be provided to improve the athletic career and transition experiences of youth.

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Esquimalt (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    When Youth Experience War: Resiliency in Canadian Refugee Youth
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    There is a limited understanding of factors that contribute to resilience in refugee youth who successfully adapt in Canada, despite multiple traumas and the challenges of acculturation. Using the Enhanced Critical Incident Technique (ECIT), the objective of this study was to answer the question, “What helps or hinders adolescent refugees who have experienced war in their homeland to build resilience psychologically, socially, and academically as they resettle in Canada?” For this purpose, 12 young refugees (between 13 and 19 years of age) from Iraq, Afghanistan, Burma, Honduras, and Congo were interviewed. Findings from this study suggested that resilience in refugee youth is typically associated with the availability of human and social capital, more specifically in the form of personal qualities (e.g., adaptive copings, effective language-learning skills) and contextual qualities (e.g., social support, school climate, government and community resources). The results provide implications and recommendations for mental health professionals. 

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Esquimalt (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Who are Canadian Counselling Psychologists and What Do They Do: A Survey of the Section of Counselling Psychology
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    Counselling psychology in Canada has experienced tremendous growth and greater recognition within the last 30 years. However, there is little empirical research on the practice of counselling psychology in Canada and the characteristics of Canadian counselling psychologists. We administered a 74 item questionnaire to 79 counselling psychologists who were full members of the Counselling Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, achieving a 35.4% response rate. Overall, these Canadian counselling psychologists seem to see the discipline as moderately different from clinical psychology and from counsellor education, and are largely satisfied with their choice of career in counselling psychology.  Results further indicate that independent practice is the most common work-setting and that respondents spend a large share of their time providing individual, non-career related, counselling/psychotherapy of primarily a rehabilitative/treatment-oriented nature. A strengths-focused approach was also highly valued by the sample. Implications for the profession will be discussed.

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    Robinder Bedi

    University of British Columbia

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Colwood 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    An Asian Perspective on Student Engagement and School Adjustment: Findings from Singapore Middle Schools
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    Promoting school success and academic achievement is an enduring topic of interest within the educational research community because of its usefulness as an indicator of student engagement and adjustment to school and as a predictor of future success. This symposium presents findings from phase 1 of a one-year longitudinal research that involved the administration of survey to 3800 middle-school students (M age=13.54) in Singapore. The survey comprised pre-existing (linguistically adapted) questionnaires including the Teacher Student Relationship Inventory (Furman & Buhrmester, 1985), the Personal Strengths Inventory (Liau, Chow, Tan, & Senf, 2011), the School Attitude Assessment Survey (McCoach, 2002), the Student Engagement Instrument (Appleton, Christensen, Kim, & Reschly, 2006), and the Academic Buoyancy Scale (Martin & Marsh, 2008). The four studies in this symposium look into, first, the relationships between teacher-student relationship (TSR) and student engagement and school adjustment indicators (e.g., school belongingness, effort-persistence, social emotional competencies) and, second, the role that educational hope, cognitive engagement, academic buoyancy, and parents’ marital status in these relationships. Implications of the findings for fostering student engagement and school adjustment by developing healthy TSR and the other psychosocial factors are discussed. 

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    Rebecca Ang

    National Institute of Education
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    Wan Har Chong

    National Institute of Education
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    Vivien Huan

    National Institute of Education

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Further Understanding of the Link between Teacher-Student Relationship and Student Engagement: The Mediating Role of Academic Buoyancy
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    The capacity to adaptively deal with academic setbacks and challenges in daily school life, or academic buoyancy (AB), is associated with a global measure of teacher-student relationship and student engagement indicators such as anxiety, planning, self-efficacy, persistence and uncertain control among Australian high-school students (Martin & Marsh, 2008, 2009). This study examines the mediating role of AB in mediating specific dimensions of teacher-student relationship (emotional support, instrumental help, interpersonal satisfaction, and conflict) and the affective, behavioral, and cognitive dimensions (i.e., the ABC) of student engagement (school belongingness, effort and persistence, and academic goal valuation, respectively). Mplus bootstrapping method for mediation (5000 iterations) showed that whilst interpersonal satisfaction and instrumental help had significant direct and indirect effects (via AB), emotional support and interpersonal conflict had only significant direct effects on each outcome. This model had a good fit to the data (CFI=.97, TLI=.96, RMSEA=.04, SRMR=.03). Findings suggest that teachers may foster their students’ academic engagement by providing emotional support and instrumental help, establishing satisfying relationships, and minimizing conflict with their students, as well as by developing their students’ AB.

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    Rebecca Ang

    National Institute of Education
    VH

    Vivien Huan

    National Institute of Education
    WH

    Wan Har Chong

    National Institute of Education

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Instilling Educational Hope to Strengthen the Link between the Teacher-Student Relationship and Student Engagement
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    The literature suggests that hope improves academic outcomes, builds resilience, and increases life satisfaction and school engagement in high-school students (Çapri, Gündüz, Mccoy Synder, 2002). However, it is not known if educational hope, defined here as students’ sense of agency in their capacity to attain their educational goals, plays a role in mediating the links between dimensions of teacher-student relationship (TSR) and of student engagement. Findings indicated that educational hope served as a partial but significant mediator in the links between 3 out of the 4 TSR dimensions (i.e., instrumental help, satisfaction, conflict) and the affective, behavioral, and cognitive dimensions of student engagement (i.e., school satisfaction, effort and persistence, and goal setting, respectively). The findings imply that educational practices and interventions would do well in promoting student engagement by facilitating positive teacher-student relationships and through promoting students’ educational hopes. This further suggests that whilst the provision of instrumental help, creation of harmonious interactions, and satisfying relationships with students are the areas that teachers should focus on in heightening student engagement, school counsellors may also facilitate student engagement by fostering students’ healthy educational hopes.

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    Rebecca Ang

    National Institute of Education
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    Vivien Huan

    National Institute of Education
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    Wan Har Chong

    National Institute of Education

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Mediating Role of Cognitive Engagement in the Relationship between Teacher-Student Relationship and Behavioural Engagement
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    The student engagement literature has focused less on the role of cognitive engagement and that engagement is a relational process, conditioned in part by the interpersonal interactions in the classroom which afford differential opportunities to students for learning and development. In particular, a positive teacher-student relationship (TSR) is known to have an important influence on student engagement, especially for those at risk. In this paper, we verify the relationships between TSR and cognitive and behavioural engagement among regular and low achieving students. A direct relationship between TSR and behavioural engagement is expected and we found this to hold with students attending regular classes. With classes for low achieving students, further analyses showed cognitive engagement to mediate the relationship between TSR and behaviour engagement. Specifically, we found that for this group of students, those who perceived a positive and supportive TSR are likely to complete their school assignments and are more compliant with school rules. This direct relationship is mediated by their endorsing of academic goals, having future aspirations and goals, and perceiving themselves to be academically buoyant. The paper will deliberate on the implications of school and class practices to improve the engagement of students who are low achieving.   

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    Vivien Huan

    National Institute of Education

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    Rebecca Ang

    National Institute of Education
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    Wan Har Chong

    National Institute of Education

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Relationship between Parents’ Marital Status and Adolescents’ Social Emotional Competencies: Teacher-Student Relationship as a Mediating Factor
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    Social emotional competencies (e.g., emotional regulation, self- and social awareness) are not only important outcomes of their own but also psychosocial factors that facilitate student engagement and school adjustment. This study examines teacher-student relationship (TSR) as a mediating factor between parents’ marital relationship (married, divorced/separated, widowed) and their adolescents’ social emotional competencies. Preliminary analysis showed significant correlations among the students’ parents’ marital status and their perceived TSR and social emotional competencies. The data was further analysed according to Baron and Kenny’s (1986) and Holmbeck’s (1997) conceptual and statistical recommendations for assessing the presence of mediator effects. Subsequently, three equations were tested using multiple regression analyses with TSR hypothesized as the mediator. Results indicated that TSR completely mediated the relationship between parents’ marital status and their children’s social emotional competencies. The findings hold important implications for fostering social emotional competencies of adolescents with different parents’ marital status through promoting positive TSR. 

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    Vivien Huan

    National Institute of Education

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    Rebecca Ang

    National Institute of Education
    WH

    Wan Har Chong

    National Institute of Education

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Explaining and improving distress recognition abilities in cancer care
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    Emotional distress is a core target of psychosocial interventions with patients, natural caregivers and professionals in cancer care. However, treatment of distress is submitted to its accurate recognition. Research efforts have been dedicated to developing systematic objective distress identification strategies. In a complementary fashion, one must understand what are the elements favoring correct identification in usual care. Providers and natural caregivers bear an essential role in describing the status of patients. Natural and professional caregivers are confronted with the difficult task of forming and communicating a reliable portrait of patients. This symposium draws on basic research principles and methods from social perception in order to explore factors of accurate distress identification in people confronted with cancer. The first two presentations (Sultan/Abate) will deal with the description and the exploration of moderators of accuracy of participants to identify distress in people with cancer. The following two presentations (Gouveia/Lamothe) will present novel approaches to influence accuracy in distress identification and emotion recognition. These presentations will provide an overview of the conditions under which accuracy is optimized and what type of intervention models may be used to train caregivers to better recognize distress.

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    Serge Sultan

    Université de Montréal / CHU Sainte-Justine

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    Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine / Psychologie de la santé et médecine du comportement

    The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine of the Canadian Psychological Association is committed to providing information regarding current research and practice, and connecting researchers and clinicians in the the field. Health psychology involves understanding how the mind, body, and behavior interact in health and disease. Clinical and experimental research in this area aids in the development of public health recommendations and... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Parental recognition of child distress after childhood cancer treatment
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    Purpose. It is sometimes difficult to obtain participants’ assessment on their own status. In these cases we rely on parents’ ratings. This study examines the ability of parents to accurately describe children’s anxiety, depression, and distress. It explores moderators of child-parent agreement including parental distress, parental sex and child characteristics. Methods. 68 young cancer survivors (13-18 years) and one of their parents participated. The dyads both completed the Beck Youth Inventory (Beck) and the Distress Thermometer (NCCN) and parents alone completed the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (Derogatis). Data were analyzed by computation of agreement indices and linear regressions to predict parent-survivor discrepancies. Results. Parent-child agreement on distress measures ranges from low to moderate. Parental anxiety and depression levels moderate levels of agreement. Discrepancies in dyads are also explained by the status of the parent (mother vs father), with agreement being higher in mothers. Conclusions. Results are in support of a multi-informant strategy to collect description of children. Parents’ psychological state influences their ability to report on their child’s distress. Results could lead to adjustment strategies to account for the discrepancies in parental ratings to obtain more accurate descriptions of children.

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    Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine / Psychologie de la santé et médecine du comportement

    The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine of the Canadian Psychological Association is committed to providing information regarding current research and practice, and connecting researchers and clinicians in the the field. Health psychology involves understanding how the mind, body, and behavior interact in health and disease. Clinical and experimental research in this area aids in the development of public health recommendations and... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Perspective taking with parents of pediatric cancer patients: Comparing the effects of two strategies on distress recognition
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    Background: This presentation focuses on perspective taking training as a means of enhancing recognition of distress by clinicians in oncology. A quasi-experimental study, based on fundamental theory and methodology was conducted with the aim of comparing two types of perspective taking (Batson, 2009). Methods: 62 participants including professionals and students watched a video featuring 3 parents of children with cancer. They were randomly assigned to two perspective-taking conditions: imagine-self or imagine-other. When prompted, they inferred the parents’ feelings/thoughts (Marangoni, 1995) and ratings were compared with true parents’ ratings. Participants’ emotional response was evaluated as a possible mediator. Results: The intervention was effective in manipulating the type of perspective taking (η2  = .12; p < .05). The imagine-other group showed less personal distress than the imagine-self group (d  = .675; p < .05, medium-large ES). Assessment of distress recognition is still in progress. Conclusion: The presented study provides insight into the type of perspective taking that is most effective for recognizing distress in persons affected by cancer, and for protecting clinicians from excessive personal distress. It has important implications for training, as the results show that simple instructions can have notable cognitive and emotional effects.

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    Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine / Psychologie de la santé et médecine du comportement

    The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine of the Canadian Psychological Association is committed to providing information regarding current research and practice, and connecting researchers and clinicians in the the field. Health psychology involves understanding how the mind, body, and behavior interact in health and disease. Clinical and experimental research in this area aids in the development of public health recommendations and... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    The PEACE Program: Developing emotional competencies through MBSR-based mindfulness training
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    Context: Theory of mindfulness predicts MBSR-based training improves key emotional competencies through attention refocusing on the present moment and non-judgemental attitude. We developed the PEACE program (Pleine conscience, Empathie, Acceptation, Compétences Émotionnelles) to help develop emotional competencies in healthcare providers through mindfulness training. Objectives: To evaluate the impact of PEACE on emotional competencies, including identifying one’s and others’ emotions. Methods: 30 psychology students (2 male; 28 female) were randomized to either the PEACE Program or a wait-list control group. Participants received eight weekly group sessions of mindfulness training. Participants completed the Profile of Emotional Competence (PEC) and took the Geneva Emotion Recognition Test (GERT). Self-reported empathy was measured by the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI). Results: At baseline, 31% of participants reported a high level of anxiety and 11% reported a very high level of anxiety. The program is currently it its 6th week of the first intervention group. Students’ participation and motivation is excellent with 92% of participants attending all sessions so far. Pre-post differences in both groups and full temporal comparison with the second wait-list group will be provided at the presentation.

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    Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine / Psychologie de la santé et médecine du comportement

    The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine of the Canadian Psychological Association is committed to providing information regarding current research and practice, and connecting researchers and clinicians in the the field. Health psychology involves understanding how the mind, body, and behavior interact in health and disease. Clinical and experimental research in this area aids in the development of public health recommendations and... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Why clinicians are only moderately accurate in inferring feelings and thoughts of adult patients with cancer? The role of emotional expressivity and biases in self-judgments.
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    Background: We applied the concept of empathic accuracy to the domain of patient-provider relationships to model the recognition of emotional symptoms in patients. We explored the conditions under which empathic accuracy was enhanced in oncologists when evaluating their patients with advanced cancer. Methods: 28 oncologists and 201 of their patients were recruited. Patients all had metastatic cancer (Breast 45%) and each clinician contributed 5-10 patients. Accuracy was estimated on distress (DT), depression (BDI-SF), and needs (SCNS-SF34). Predictors of accuracy included emotional suppression (ERQ) and self-reported empathy (JSPE). Moderators of accuracy were explored through multilevel analyses analyses. Results: Absolute agreement on target measures ranged .40-.49 with clinicians overestimating distress, depression and psychological needs of patients. Emotional suppression was a significant predictor of accuracy, and self-reported empathy was either unrelated or negatively related to the actual accuracy. Results show that clinicians have less difficulty reading an expressive patient. Their judgement on their abilities is not reflective of their true abilities to read patients. Conclusion: The results have important implications for training in clinicians and patients. They advocate for formalized identification of distress and needs in oncology clinics.

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    Serge Sultan

    Université de Montréal / CHU Sainte-Justine

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    Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine / Psychologie de la santé et médecine du comportement

    The Section on Health and Behavioural Medicine of the Canadian Psychological Association is committed to providing information regarding current research and practice, and connecting researchers and clinicians in the the field. Health psychology involves understanding how the mind, body, and behavior interact in health and disease. Clinical and experimental research in this area aids in the development of public health recommendations and... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Having it all: Primary Reservists’ work-life balance as a function of military and civilian obligations
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Reserve Force face unique pressures as a result of their dual ties to military and civilian life. Many members work part-time with a Reserve unit while also holding a full-time civilian job or attending school. However, little research to date has systematically examined Reservists’ ability to maintain work-life balance as a function of their various obligations. In the current study, a comprehensive survey was administered to a stratified sample of CAF Primary Reserve members. The survey measured key aspects of Reservists’ obligations: time commitment with the Reserve Force, civilian employment status, academic status, and marriage/family status. First, the author will present a model of the relative impact of these variables on work-life balance, controlling for demographic factors. Second, the association of work-life balance with stay/leave intentions will be presented and the mediation pathway from obligations through work-life balance to stay/leave intentions examined. Results are interpreted in terms of prevalence and magnitude of the effects, to provide a picture of the major impacts on Reservists’ well-being.

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    Joanna Anderson

    Department of National Defence

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    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Member Well-being in the Canadian Armed Forces
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Research has demonstrated military members well-being can impact both the individual and the organization (e.g. Dobreva-Martinova et. al., 2002). Therefore, it is critical to understand the factors determining the variance in the well-being of military members. This symposium discusses different aspects of well-being of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members using different methodologies. The first presentation (by Peach & Hlywa) explores how morale, identification, and intentions to stay in the CAF vary on a regional basis, using geographical information systems methodology. A second presentation (by Martynova & Berlinguette) explores the role of community belonging and living arrangements (military or civilian neighbourhood) in life satisfaction of CAF members. The thrid presentation (by Berlinguette & Wolejszo) examines the impacts of elder care on the psychologcal and financial well-being of CAF personnel. Finally, a presentation by Anderson will present a model of work-life balance in members of the CAF Primary Reserve. The use of combined approaches and novel methodologies allows researchers and practitioners to obtain a better understanding of the CAF members well-being, and the military families well-being overall.

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    avatar for Captain M. Katharine Berlinguette

    Captain M. Katharine Berlinguette

    Director Research Personnel and Family Support 2-5, Canadian Armed Forces

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    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Morale, identification, and intentions to stay in the Canadian Armed Forces across Canada
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Militaries encourage strong identity with the military among their members (Canadian Armed Forces, 2005) and aim to ensure high morale, as morale has been found to predict important outcomes such as lower psychological distress, higher willingness to deploy on operations, lower turnover intentions (Ivey, Blanc, Mantler, 2015), and higher unit level performance and mission success (Mael & Alderks, 1993). Although morale and identity have been studied in military contexts, previous research has not typically incorporated geographical differences. In this research, we examine Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members’ morale (i.e., their level of motivation and enthusiasm for work objectives, Britt & Dickenson, 2006), identification with the CAF, and intentions to stay with the CAF, using geographical information systems (GIS) technology to test for geographical differences. We assessed morale (Britt & Dickenson, 2006), identification (Edwards & Peccei, 2007), and intentions to stay using items developed in-house. We used data from an annual survey administered to a stratified random sample of 1,956 Regular Force members. We found that morale, identification, and intentions to stay did vary geographically, suggesting that a one-size-fits-all approach to organizational-level issues surrounding morale and attrition may be less effective.

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    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    The impact of elder care on CAF members: Challenges of divided duty
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The senior population in Canada is growing and is expected to be doubled by 2036 (Statistics Canada (2015). Caring for the elderly can have considerable negative professional and personal consequences for the care providers (e.g. Jacobs, et. al., 2013). Given the nature of military employment, including mobility requirements, the impacts of elder care may be even more confounding for military personnel (Drummet, Coleman, however, this topic has received little research attention. In response to this dearth of information, this quantitative study examined the impact of elder care upon Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members. Data collected in fall 2015 provides a demographic overview of CAF personnel responsible for elder care.  Using regression analyses, the mediating and moderating effects of elder care on psychological distress among CAF personnel are examined.  An examination of the implications of elder care, both psychological and financial, in CAF families provides a baseline measure.  Effects on military organizations’ policies relating to family support on the well-being of CAF families are discussed.

    Speakers
    avatar for Captain M. Katharine Berlinguette

    Captain M. Katharine Berlinguette

    Director Research Personnel and Family Support 2-5, Canadian Armed Forces

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    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    The role of belonging: Examining differences in life satisfaction of military personnel living in military and civilian neighbourhoods
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Individuals often develop strong bonds and connections to their neighbourhoods (i.e., sense of belonging), which in turn increases life satisfaction (e.g. Shields & Wooden, 2003). Also, sense of community belonging influences life satisfaction (e.g. Young, Russell, moreover, sense of community belonging and military belonging uniquely predicted life satisfaction. Furthermore, more of the variance in life satisfaction is accounted for by overall sense of belonging for personnel living in military neighbourhoods as compared to those living in the civilian community. The implications for the military organization are discussed.

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    avatar for Captain M. Katharine Berlinguette

    Captain M. Katharine Berlinguette

    Director Research Personnel and Family Support 2-5, Canadian Armed Forces

    Sponsors
    avatar for Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    Psychology in the Military / Psychologie du milieu militaire

    To support the role of ethics in military psychology. To encourage research and education in the military psychology. To foster a greater understanding of the role of psychology in military affairs.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Lecture Theatre (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Canadian Historical Foundations of a Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations
    Limited Capacity seats available

    The social psychology of intergroup relations is firmly established in the research programs of a number of labs across Canada. Much of the research conducted within these labs focusses on issues that pertain to language, ethnicity, and culture. This presentation will focus on the history and development of intergroup theory and research which took place in Canada during the 20th century, and how this earlier research has shaped the research programs that are currently underway. The data that will be presented is based on structured interviews with four informants who are leading figures in this discipline and who received their training during 4 different decades: Robert Gardner (Ph.D., 1960, McGill), Donald Taylor (Ph.D., 1969, UWO), Richard Bourhis (Ph.D., 1977, Bristol), and Victoria Esses (Ph.D., 1986, Toronto). Two seminal events were identified as shaping this field: the arrival of Wallace Lambert at McGill in 1954 and the development of a strong McGill-Bristol intellectual relationship. Other key figures and events drawn from our interviews will also be discussed.

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Finding middle ground in the rape culture debate: nuanced views from police officers and undergraduates
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Although debate in the public fora about whether Canada is a rape culture typically involves highly polarized views, little is known about broader societal opinion or even if there is common understanding of what this term means. In this study, 154 police officers (122 male, 32 female) and 54 undergraduates (8 male, 46 female) selected the narrative descriptor that best described the degree to which they embraced the rape culture construct across a five level continuum. Results showed that although few participants from either group endorsed either pole, students were significantly higher in their endorsement of the construct than were the police officers. Undergraduates showed similar variability in their assessment of what should happen to the men involved in last year’s Dalhousie Dentistry school “Gentlemen’s Facebook” scandal, avoiding both the most punitive and most lenient poles. Although level of education was positively linked to support for the rape culture construct, three measures of empathy were not. Findings are discussed with regard to the relationship between sociopolitical awareness and more permanently held attitudes and the need for data-driven social policy.

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Guided by the stories on a quest for collective solutions: Distinguishing the role of group affiliation from rejection in normative influence
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Collective problems require collective solutions. At the source of most collective problems are dysfunctional norms shared among group members, which promote dysfunctional behavioural patterns. Interventions aimed at altering these dysfunctional norms have had both notable successes and failures; at times even unexpectedly backfiring and increasing the prevalence of the behaviour they aimed to curtail. These mixed results, particularly unexplained boomerang effects, are a clear evidence that further work is needed.  Affiliation and rejection are presumed to be motivating factors in norm-based interventions, though their distinct roles remain relatively under-explored. For instance, it is not known whether the consequence of “fitting in” is more influential than “being made fun of”. The results of two longitudinal studies (N=174; N = 178) focusing this distinction in the context of alcohol consumption will be presented. Overall, the pattern of results reveal that the influence of perceived group norms, group affiliation and rejection play independent roles in group influence. The discussion will focus on distinguishing the current approach to the need to belong within social groups, as comprising of two relatively independent drives to seek affiliation and avoid rejection, to approaches that draw on hydraulic analogies, as well as application for norm-based interventions.

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    BG

    Benjamin Giguere

    University of Guelph

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    MV

    Mamta Vaswani

    PhD Student, University of Guelph

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Intergroup Relations: Historical Development and Contemporary Issues in Group-Based Behaviour
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This symposium begins with an overview of the development of Intergroup Relations theory and research in Canada. Dr. Lalonde presents data from narrative interviews with 4 leading figures in the field each trained in a different decade (1950s – 1980s) and each having made major contributions to the uniquely Canadian perspective on intergroup relations.  This overview is followed by three talks presenting data on critical problematic issues that have at their core issues in group-based behaviour. Dr. Kteily considers the important distinction between blatant and more subtle forms of dehumanization and describes data from 8 countries that shows the unique and negative antecedents and outcomes of blatant dehumanization.  Dr. Giguère and colleagues consider the processes by which dysfunctional group norms encourage problematic behaviour by recognizing the independent impact of drives to seek affiliation and to avoid rejection.  Finally, Dr. Perrot and colleagues, motivated by recent high profile incidents, consider the perception of Canada as characterized by a “rape culture.”  The talk includes data showing both differences and commonalities in the perceptions of police officer and undergraduate on the accuracy of this claim.    

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    “The Darker Demons of Our Nature”: The Prevalence and Potency of Blatant Dehumanization
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Dehumanization is a central concept in the study of intergroup relations. Although theoretical and methodological advances in subtle, “everyday” dehumanization have progressed rapidly, blatant dehumanization remains understudied. The present research refocuses theoretical and empirical attention on blatant dehumanization. To accomplish this, we validate a blatant measure of dehumanization based on the popular depiction of evolutionary progress in the “Ascent of Man.” We compare blatant dehumanization to established conceptualizations of subtle and implicit dehumanization, including infrahumanization, perceptions of human nature and human uniqueness, and implicit associations between outgroups and animal concepts. Across studies conducted in 8 countries, we demonstrate that blatant dehumanization is (a) more strongly associated with individual differences in support for hierarchy than subtle or implicit dehumanization, (b) uniquely predictive of numerous consequential attitudes and behaviors toward multiple outgroup targets, (c) predictive above prejudice, and (d) reliable over time. Finally, we show that blatant—but not subtle—dehumanization spikes immediately after incidents of real intergroup violence and strongly predicts support for aggressive actions like torture and retaliatory violence (after the Boston Marathon bombings and Woolwich attacks in England).

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 15:45
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice - Clinical and Experiential Perspectives
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Recovery is emerging as the dominant paradigm in providing services to people living with serious mental illness. The role of practitioners is to form a therapeutic alliance to promote an individual’s recovery; respecting and supporting clients in their journey toward a new life that better reflects their identity, needs and deepest desires. Recovery-oriented approaches are inclusive, participatory and seek involvement of everyone to advance mental health and well-being.

    The Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice provide a conceptual framework to help improve mental health services by changing the way we practice and provide services. They offer Canada’s first comprehensive reference document to promote consistent recovery-oriented approaches across policies, programs and practices.

    In this workshop, presenters will introduce participants to the Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice focusing on how to mobilize them in clinical settings. Participants will learn about core principles, values, knowledge, skills and behaviors that promote recovery. A panel of experts including a psychologist, a service coordinator and a peer support worker will provide their professional and experiential perspectives on the Guidelines and working from a recovery-oriented approach. Finally, participants will engage in a reflective practice exercise to consider opportunities for transformation

     

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    DS

    Debbie Sesula

    Vancouver Coastal Health
    DB

    Drew Barnes

    Vancouver Island Health Authority
    JH

    John Higenbottam

    Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia
    Mental Health; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; Brain Injury

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    avatar for Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 16:00
    Metchosin (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    SPARX -Nunavut: An innovative computer based intervention for boosting resilience against youth depression in Nunavut - Process and Outcome.
    Limited Capacity seats available

    There is a need for culturally-relevant resources to address the unique risk factors facing Inuit youth suffering from depression in Nunavut, where suicide rates are 10 times higher than in the rest of Canada (Chachamovich, 2013). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a widely used, effective approach to youth depression.  However, many Inuit communities are remote and lack trained staff who could provide CBT. It is thus imperative to explore innovations in the delivery of evidence-based interventions.

    We introduce SPARX-N, an interactive computer game based on CBT principles and designed to boost resilience in youth at risk for depression. We also present a process and outcome evaluation of a pilot trial of SPARX, which has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of depression, enhancing problem-solving skills, managing low mood, and teaching relaxation with Aboriginal teens in New Zealand.

    The SPARX trial was administered to 50 youth in 25 communities in collaboration with the Nunavut Research Institute. Interviews and outcome measures focus on depressive symptoms (Center for Epidemiologic Depression Scale), hopelessness (Hopelessness Scale for Children), coping strategies (Cognitive Emotional Regulation Questionnaire) and resilience (Child and Youth Resilience Measure). We discuss  next steps in planning the development of a culture specific Inuit version of SPARX.

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    Kayla Hamel

    York University
    LL

    Leah Litwin

    York University
    YL

    Yookyung Lee

    York University

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    avatar for Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    Aboriginal Psychology / Psychologie autochtone

    The purpose of the Aboriginal Section is to: establish a community of psychologists and students interested in research, clinical practice, and teaching issues relevant to Aboriginal people; to acknowledge the historical and political issues that impact Aboriginal mental health; share the strengths and practices of Aboriginals to promote holistic health and healing; and advocate for culturally appropriate research and clinical practice... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 16:15
    Oak Bay 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Group CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    Limited Capacity seats available

    A goup format for OCD is just as effective as individual treatment for adults and adolescents with OCD. A group format can, however, be daunting for many clincians given the varied expressions of OCD. This workshop will summarize relevant and up to date research on group CBT for OCD and outline a treatment protocol. This 12-week session by session protocol includes psychoeducation, how to develop effective exposure and response prevention (ERP) including emphasis on the concept of inhibitory learning, cognitive interventions, and strategies for enhancing motivation, home practice complicance, and group cohesion. Participants will become familiar with how to develop interventions for a range of OCD subtypes within the same group and to work with both content (didactic presentations, in-session exposures) and process factors in order to enhance outcomes for all group members. Video clips from actual groups will be shown to demonstrate the various treatment components.

    Speakers
    IS

    Ingrid Sochting

    UBC Psychology

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    avatar for Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    Clinical Psychology / Psychologie clinique

    The Section on Clinical Psychology is one of the largest sections of CPA, and it serves to represent the professional and scientific interests of its members to CPA and to reflect the profession at the national level within Canada. Its mission is to "promote clinical psychology in its broadest definition as a science and a profession to the public, other service providers, clinical psychologists, and the government.


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 16:15
    Balmoral (Fairmont Empress - Lower Level) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    From the Ground Up: Experiences Building The Kelty Online Therapy Service at VCH
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Creating a new service area from scratch is a daunting challenge in most hospitals and health regions. Managers will tell you it is not in the budget, colleagues will worry about how it changes the status quo and you will write endless business cases, privacy impact assessments, policy and procedure manuals and grant applications. If you are lucky, you might get the opportunity to work with your hospital foundation and learn all about donor relations. In this practical workshop, you will learn about the necessary steps to getting cutting edge programs to your patients. Specific strategies include (1) how to get to the table to pitch your program (2) the importance of connecting with a champion, and (3) fostering trust and collaboration with your colleagues. Typically, psychologists present research on best practice and hope that administration sees the wisdom in following a particular course of action. This presentation will demonstrate that it is much more important to build strong relationships and to keep your focus on how patients will benefit from the program you are working to create.

    Speakers
    CK

    Christine Korol

    Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

    Authors
    TD

    Theo DeGagne

    Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

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    avatar for Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centres / Psychologues en milieu hospitaliers et en centres de santé

    Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centres / Psychologues en milieu hospitaliers et en centres de santé

    The Psychologists in Hospitals and Health Centers Section will provide a forum for psychologists who are employed, practice, teach, or conduct research in hospitals and health care settings. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 16:15
    Saanich 1 (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 1) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    14:15

    Supporting families of gender creative children: Experiential learning from a pilot support group project
    Limited Capacity full

    “Gender creative” refers to individuals who identify and express gender in ways that differ from what others expect (Erhensaft, 2011) and is used here to include a broad spectrum of individuals who may currently or later identify as transgender, non-binary, gender independent, gender fluid, gender queer, gender expansive, or gender non-conforming. Research clearly demonstrates the critical role of family acceptance in supporting the mental health of gender creative children and adolescents (e.g., Ryan Malpas, 2011; Brill, 2008). Such findings emphasize the need for a paradigm shift to serve gender creative children and adolescents in the context of their families (SAMSA, 2014, IOM, 2011). To this end, the Gender Creative Families support group is piloting in Calgary, AB. The group provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers of gender creative children to develop ways to best support their gender creative children. This workshop will describe the foundational theory and research about supporting families of gender creative children. Experiential data from the Gender Creative Families group will be shared, with a focus on successes and challenges. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences and to learn evidence-based strategies for supporting families of gender creative children in the context of a community support group. 

    Speakers
    AY

    Ashleigh Yule

    University of Calgary

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    avatar for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity / Orientation sexuelle et identité sexuelle

    This Section will advance knowledge and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans, heterosexual and queer issues in psychology and allied disciplines. Topics that fall within the remit of this Section include: sexual identities and practices, trans/gender identities and practices, relationships, families, LGBTQ studies, queer theory, counseling/psychotherapy that promotes healthy sexualities and genders, attitudes, prejudice and... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 16:15
    Library (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    At Your Service: A “How To” Workshop on Constructing a Service Learning Experience.
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Service Learning (SL) is increasingly advocated in higher education as an experiential tool that engages students and facilitates their deep processing of complex theoretical material. Here, students work on real world problems with a community partner (the "service" component) and then reflect on that experience (the "learning" component).

    Today’s session will focus on sharing knowledge, advice, and examples gained through research and personal experience that will allow participants to design an effective SL activity for an undergraduate course. Discussion will include tips for identifying and working with a community partner, how to prepare students for SL, as well as effective assessment practices. Examples of classroom materials and other resources will be shared.

     

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    avatar for Teaching of Psychology / Enseignement de la psychologie

    Teaching of Psychology / Enseignement de la psychologie

    Teaching of Psychology (ToP) became a full-fledged CPA Section in 1980, with Constitution and By-Laws formally approved by CPA's Board of Directors in 1991. ToP was the natural child of the Interest Group in the Teaching of Psychology (IGTP), which had been formed at Convention '75 in Quebec City. According to the IGTP News (Fall/Winter 1975-76), "IGTP [was] the successor to CIIG, the College Instructors Interest Group, which ... met annually... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 16:15
    Ivy Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    14:15

    Accreditation Panel Site Visitor Workshop
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This workshop is intended for CPA members who are interested in serving as a site visitor for the CPA Accreditation Panel. Site visits are an essential and integral part of the accreditation and re-accreditation process and, to this end, the CPA is dependent upon the volunteerism of professionals and academics to serve as site visitors. The workshop will include instruction on how to prepare for and conduct a site visit for the Panel, as well as practice in engaging in a mock site visit. All faculty and staff of professional psychology doctoral and internship training programmes are encouraged to become trained as site visitors. Please note that this workshop requires pre-registration.

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    JC

    Janice Cohen

    Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario


    Thursday June 9, 2016 14:15 - 18:45
    Langford (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    15:15

    Section Annual Meeting: CPA Section on Psychopharmacology
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Section Annual Meeting: CPA Section on Psychopharmacology - Section Annual Meeting -

    Speakers
    DN

    David Nussbaum

    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough

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    Psychopharmacology / Psychopharmacologie

    The purpose of this Section is to promote the development of Psychopharmacology as a special interest area in psychology. In pursuance of this purpose, the Section: provides information to members about current activities, events, research and practice developments in the area; organizes sessions at the annual CPA Convention that are of interest to members; represents the interests of the Section within CPA through initiating such activities... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 15:15 - 16:15
    Kensington Room (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    15:45

    Language, Intergroup Relations and Policy: Canadian Perspectives on Problems and Solutions
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This symposium chronicles 4 uniquely Canadian issues at the intersection of language, intergroup relations, and public policy. Dr. Bourhis & Dr. Carignan provides a contemporary analysis of the age old Canadian issue of tensions between, and integration of, Quebec's Anglophone and Francophone communities. The talk focuses on the push and pull factors that encourage and discourage young people from leaving the province. Dr. Clment focuses on second language acquisition from a social psychological perspective, considering the intra- and inter-group nature of this process and connecting language learning to issues of identity, discrimination and public policy. Dr. Caouette focuses specifically on the issue of Aboriginal languages. With a recognition of the enormous struggle associated with language survival and the importance of language in the decolonization/empowerment of some Indigenous communities, the talk describes the value of policies supporting bilingual education, presenting research spanning several decades across a number of communities. In an effort to broaden the conversation around the intersection of social psychological research and public policy issues, Dr. King & Dr. Usborne will end the symposium with a call for researchers and governments to work together to improve the quality of both public policy and social psychological research.

    Moderators
    RD

    Roxane de la Sablonnière

    University of Montréal

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 15:45 - 16:45
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    15:45

    Aboriginal Languages: The Fight Against Linguicide with Bilingual Education
    Limited Capacity seats available

    Aboriginal peoples in Canada are fighting for their cultural lives, and language is at the heart of that identity. Canada boasts about 50 Aboriginal groups, but the sad reality is that only three languages are judged to be relatively healthy; Cree, Ojibwa and Inuktitut. Don Taylor has been at the forefront of research to show that bilingual education is shown to be of crucial importance for the vitality of Aboriginal language and culture. An essential component of Aboriginal decolonization and empowerment is the protection and enhancement of the Aboriginal heritage language. In this talk, we review more than twenty years of bilingual research with various Aboriginal communities that reveal that children not only learn better in their own heritage language as opposed to one of the societally dominant languages, but also develop a more positive view of themselves, and a healthier view of their group.

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    avatar for Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 15:45 - 17:15
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    15:45

    Intergroup Attitudes and discrimination as predictors of Quebec Anglophone and Québécois Francophone readiness to stay or leave Quebec
    Limited Capacity seats available

    This study examined intergroup attitudes and discrimination as factors accounting for willingness to stay/leave Quebec for the rest of Canada (ROC). Questionnaires were completed by Quebec born Anglophone (QA: N = 205; McGill) and Québécois Francophone (QF: N = 234; UQAM) undergraduates. QAs identified strongly as Canadian, bilingual and English Quebecer while QFs identified more strongly as Francophone and Québécois than as Canadian. QAs felt more threatened by the presence of Québécois Francophones than by Arab Muslim immigrants, while QFs felt more threatened by the presence of Anglophones from Quebec and ROC. QAs felt more discriminated because of their language and accent (linguicism) than did QFs.  QAs felt their financial/career prospects in Quebec were less promising than did QFs. QAs were more willing to leave Quebec than were QFs. For QAs, readiness to move to ROC was predicted by pull factors (seeking better jobs) while push factors included avoiding linguistic tensions, being the victim of discrimination, endorsement of separation acculturation orientation. QAs willingness to stay in Quebec was predicted by integration acculturation within Quebec culture and not feeling personally victim of discrimination. This study shows the importance of considering both push/pull factors in accounting to leave linguistically tense settings such as Quebec.

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 15:45 - 17:15
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    15:45

    Intergroup communication, adaptation and social harmony
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    Starting with a relatively focussed interest on second language acquisition, this paper goes on to examine its determinants and consequences. First, components of second language confidence such as language anxiety and self-evaluation of competence are depicted using Harwood’s contact space framework. Second, the mediating role played by language confidence with respect to the impact of attitudes and vitality on identity and motivation is illustrated. Finally, the role played by language as a moderator of the impact of discrimination on wellbeing is illustrated. The paper concludes with a reflection on public language policy and its impact on social harmony.

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    Social and Personality Psychology / Psychologie sociale et de la personnalité

    The section exists to further research in Social and Personality Psychology and to foster relationships among Canadian researchers in these areas. The section organizes a one-day preconference to the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. The line-up of speakers is always stellar and the preconference offers students and faculty a smaller venue for presentation and interaction prior to the larger meeting. The section also... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 15:45 - 17:15
    Crystal Ballroom (Fairmont Empress) 721 Government St, Victoria, BC

    16:00

    Section Annual Meeting - Addiction Psychology
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    Section Annual Meeting - Addiction Psychology - Section Annual Meeting -

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    Joanna Henderson

    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

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    Addiction Psychology / Psychologie de la dépendance

    The primary goal of the Section on Addiction Psychology is to promote advances in scientific research, professional training, and clinical practice within the broad range of addiction psychology, including alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food, overspending, and the Internet.  The Section aims to achieve these goals through the fostering and promoting of psychology and clinical practice in this field in Canada by: Promoting the roles of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
    Metchosin (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    16:00

    Section Annual Meeting - Counselling Psychology
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    Robinder Bedi

    University of British Columbia

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    Counselling Psychology / Psychologie du counseling

    Counselling psychology is a broad specialization within professional psychology concerned with using psychological principles to enhance and promote the positive growth, well-being, and mental health of individuals, families, groups, and the broader community. Counselling psychologists bring a collaborative, developmental, multicultural, and wellness perspective to their research and practice. They work with many types of... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
    Sidney (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    16:00

    Teacher Help: An online program for meeting the needs of youth with mental health disorders in schools
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    The Teacher Help program provides a novel, technology-enhanced solution to address the unmet needs of youth with mental health disorders in the school system. These unmet needs increase the burden of the disorder on youth, their families, schools, and society. Early intervention that is available when needed and delivered within youths' own environments is crucial to improving health outcomes and reducing future strain on school and healthcare systems. Currently, professional development opportunities for teachers in this topic area are limited in number, accessibility, and timeliness. Recently, we were awarded a three-year CIHR eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP) grant, which will allow us to develop, evaluate, and commercialize a sustainable eHealth resource for teachers, called Teacher Help. We will focus on three content modules (ADHD, Specific Learning Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder). The program provides access to information, as well as expert-coach and peer support when needed. We will conduct Canada-wide pragmatic RCTs for program evaluation, and if found effective, we will commercialize the program to ensure its sustainability, so that classroom teachers are able to access the knowledge, skills, and support they need to implement the most appropriate evidence-based classroom interventions for their students with mental health disorders.

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    Penny Corkum

    Professor/Psychologist, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
    Myself and a team of pediatric sleep researchers from across Canada are developing, evaluating, and disseminating a web-based sleep intervention for parents of children ages 1-10 years who have insomnia.

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    Educational and School Psychology / Psychologie éducationnelle et scolaire

    As the Educational and School Psychology Section, we are the national forum for the advancement of research and the practice of psychology in educational settings. The section actively advocates for betterment in the educational and health care domains. As part of CPA, we sponsor a full range of sessions at its Annual Convention. In addition, we maintain a tight-knit relationship with the Canadian Association of School... Read More →


    Thursday June 9, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
    View Royal (Victoria Conference Centre - Level 2) 720 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7

    16:00

    A Psycho-Political Theory of Victimhood: Politics, Conflict and the Construction of Victim-Based Identity
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    What and who is a victim? In contemporary conflicts, grievance-based identity, constructed as a fundamentally contested process, blurs lines between victim and perpetrator by ongoing cycles of belligerence and retribution. Victims are incorporated into broader political campaigns, rendering separation of the victim from the politics impossible. The ubiquity of victims in international politics seriously challenges International Relations Theory as categories of victim and perpetrator become "prior or external to analysis" instead of as propositions for further inquiry. This lecture formulates a psycho-political theory of victimhood driven by a distinction between an act of harm perpetrated against a person or group, and as a form of collective identity based on that harm. It proposes a sequence of 5 stages that victims experience from the act of victimization to the recognition of victim-based identity: (1) structural conduciveness, (2) political consciousness, (3) ideological concurrence, (4) political mobilization and (5) political recognition. The talk explores the stages with concrete examples offering 3 main challenges for future research. First, as an identity, victimhood is more prominent in societies that recognize justice. Second, victimhood accompanies struggles for recognition. Third, victim rivalries obfuscate forthright analysis of victimhood in conflict zones.

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