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Nicole Marshall

Nicole Marshall is a 4th year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research interests include Indigenous Mental Health, Substance Use & Addictions, and Personality. Her dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash and is a program evaluation of Cree Nation Treatment Haven's methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) program, the first on reserve MMT program in Canada. Nicole's work is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award. She is currently completing her predoctoral internship at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario. Nicole enjoys crocheting, attending concerts, and watching true crime documentaries.

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Victoria Ewen
 
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Victoria is currently in her second year of the PhD program in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests include clinical program evaluation, as well as substance use and addictions. She is supported by an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.

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Elaine Toombs

Elaine Toombs is a 3rd year Ph.D student in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research interests include First Nations mental health, resilience, and parenting. Her dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash and examines adverse childhood experiences in a First Nations treatment seeking population.  Elaine's work is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award. She recently published a manuscript in Child & Family Social Work.  Elaine enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.

Publications

6.  Toombs, E., Drawson, A. S., Bobinski, T., Dixon, J., & Mushquash, C. J.  (2018).  First Nations Parenting and Child Reunification:  Identifying Strengths, Barriers, and Community Needs Within the Child Welfare System. Child & Family Social Work. 1-9.  DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12430

5.  Toombs, E., Unruh, A., McGrath, P.  (2017).  Assessing the Parent-Adolescent Communication Toolkit:  Usability and Preliminary Effectiveness. Nursing Open. DOI:10.1002/nop2.107

4.  Drawson, A. S., Toombs, E., & Mushquash, C. J. (2017). Indigenous Research Methods: A Systematic Review. The International Indigenous Policy Journal8(2), 5. DOI:10.18584/iipj.2017.8.2.5

3.  Toombs, E., Kowatch, K. R., & Mushquash, C. J.  (2016).  Resilience in Canadian Indigenous Youth: A scoping review.  International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4(1), 4-32. 

2.  Campbell, S., Chong, S., Ewen, V., Toombs, E., Tzalazidis, R., & Maranzan, K. A. (2016). Social media policy for graduate students: Challenges and opportunities for professional psychology training programs. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne57(3), 202-210.

1.  Wozney, L., McGrath, P. J., Newton, A., Huguet, A., Franklin, M., Perri, K., Toombs, E., & Lingley-Pottie, P. (2015). Usability, learnability and performance evaluation of Intelligent Research and Intervention Software: A delivery platform for eHealth interventions. Health Informatics Journal, 1460458215586803.


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Kristy Kowatch
 
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Kristy Kowatch is a 2nd year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research interests include culturally relevant mental health treatments for First Nation people, substance abuse as a form of self-medication, resilience in childhood and adolescence, as well as responsible gambling in northern Ontario and Indigenous populations. Her dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash and examines the development, implementation, and evaluation of a transdiagnostic group intervention for First Nations children, relying on cultural skills and practices as a medium for intervention. Kristy's work is supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award. She has published the article Resilience in Canadian Indigenous youth: A scoping review in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience. Kristy enjoys snowboarding, gardening, and spending time with her dog.

Publications

4. Mutti-Packer, S., Kowatch, K., Steadman, R., Hodgins, D. C., el-Guebaly, N., Casey, D. M., . . . Smith, G. J. (2017). A qualitative examination of factors underlying transitions in problem gambling severity: Findings from the leisure, lifestyle, & lifecycle project. Addiction Research & Theory, 25(5), 424-431. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1307967

3. Toombs, E., Kowatch, K.R., & Mushquash, C.J. (2016)Resilience in Canadian Indigenous youth: A scoping review. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience4(1), 4-32.

2. Kowatch, K.R., & Hodgins, D.C. (2015). Predictors of treatment-seeking for gambling disorder from the transtheoretical model perspective. International Gambling Studies, 15(9), 450-469. doi: 10.1080/14459795.2015.1078391

1. Kowatch, K., Whalen, J. M., & Pexman, P.M. (2013). Irony comprehension in action: A new test of processing for verbal irony. Discourse Processes, 50(5), 301-315doi: 10.1080/0163853X.2013.799934    

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Jessie Lund
 
 

Jessie Lund is a 1st year PhD student in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University. Her research interests include childhood adversity, sexual violence, and substance use. Her dissertation research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash and examines past adverse childhood experiences in First Nations adults with substance use problems. Jessie’s work is supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship. She recently published a manuscript in Personality and Individual Differences. Outside of academia, Jessie enjoys hot yoga classes and basketball.

Publications

5. Lund, J. I., Kleinplatz, P. J., Charest, M., & Huber, J. D. (Accepted). The relationship between the sexual self and the experience of pregnancy. The Journal of Perinatal Education.

4. Lund, J. I., Schmidt, L. A., Saigal, S., & Van Lieshout, R. J. (2017). Personality characteristics of adult survivors of preterm birth and childhood sexual abuse. Personality and Individual Differences117, 101-105. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.05.028

3. Lund, J. I., Day, K. L., Schmidt, L. A., Saigol, S., & Van Lieshout, R. J. (2016). Adult social outcomes of extremely low birth weight survivors of childhood sexual abuse.Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 1-7. doi: 10.1017/s2040174416000532

2. Lund J. I., Day K. L., Schmidt L. A., Saigal S., & Van Lieshout, R. J. (2016). Adult mental health outcomes of child sexual abuse survivors born at extremely low birth weight.Child Abuse & Neglect, 59, 36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.07.002

1. Charest M., Kleinplatz, P. J., Lund, J. I. (2016). Sexual health information disparities between heterosexual and LGBTQ+ young adults: Implications for sexual health. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25(2), 74-85. doi: 10.3138/cjhs.252-a9


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