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Teaching Personnel

Guirguis-Younger, Manal   Guirguis-Younger, Manal
Dean
Program: Counselling and Spirituality
Office : GIG 340
Phone: 613-236-1393, ext.: 2273
Email: doyenfsh@ustpaul.ca


Research Activities:

Palliative care and homelessness

Education:

Ph.D. —Clinical Psychology: University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 2000.
Doctoral Dissertation — Combining Self-Administered and Community-Based Intervention: An Alternative Model for Treating Depression in Older Adults with Health Problems.
B.Sc. (Honours) —Psychology: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1992.
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Courses taught:

IPA 5131 Empirical Research Methods
ECS 8903 Méthodologie de recherche / Research Methodology
IPA 7520/8105 Méthodologie de recherche / Research Methodology
IPA 7221 Practicum III in Individual Counselling
IPA 8103 Issues in Special Populations
HTP1102 Artistic and Literary Imagination

Publications:

Books

Guirguis-Younger, M., McNeil, R, & Hwang, S. (Eds.) (2014). Homelessness and Health in Canada. University of Ottawa Press.

Sévigny, A., Champagne, M., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (Eds.) (2013). Le bénévolat en fin de vie ou l’art d’accompagner. Laval University & Press Maison Michel Sarrazin.

Book Chapters

Guirguis-Younger, M. & McNeil, R. (2014). The development of operational context of an emergency shelter-based hospice in Ottawa: A qualitative study. In M. Guirguis-Younger, McNeil, R, & Hwang, S. (Eds.) Homelessness and Health in Canada. University of Ottawa Press.

McNeil, R, & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2014). Dignity in design: The siting and design of community and shelter-based health facilities for homeless persons. In M. Guirguis-Younger, McNeil, R, & Hwang, S. (Eds.) Homelessness and Health in Canada. University of Ottawa Press.

Guirguis-Younger, M., Runnels, V., Malette, J., & McNeil, R. (2013). Enfin chez soi?... Le rôle et la contribution des bénévoles dans un hospice pour les personnes sans-abris. In A. Sévigny, M. Champagne, & M. Guirguis-Younger (Eds.). Le bénévolat en soins palliatifs ou l’art d’accompagner: Maison Michel Sarrazin & Laval University Press.

Guirguis-Younger, M. & Malette, J. (2013). L’utilisation d’une technique narrative, la Relecture de Vie, en milieu palliatif. In A. Sévigny, M. Champagne, & M. Guirguis-Younger (Eds.). Le bénévolat en soins palliatifs ou l’art d’accompagner: Maison Michel Sarrazin & Laval University Press.

Gall, T. L., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2013). Religious and spiritual coping: Current theory and research. In K. I. Pargament (Ed.), APA handbook of psychology, religion and spirituality, Volume 1. 349-364.

Journal Articles

Guirguis-Younger, M., McNeil, R, & Runnels, V. (Submitted) A qualitative analysis of structures supporting the development of an organized delivery system to provide health services to homeless persons in a Canadian city. Public Health.

McNeil, R., Dilley, L. , Guirguis-Younger, M., Hwang, S. & Small, W. (2014). Impact of supervised drug consumption services on access to and engagement with care at a palliative and supportive care facility for people living with HIV/AIDS: a qualitative study. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 17:1885. (Open Access http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.17.1.18855).

McNeil, R. Guirguis-Younger, M., & Dilley, L. (2012). Recommendations for improving the end-of-life care system for homeless populations: A qualitative study of the views of Canadian health and social services professionals. Palliative Care. 11:14 (open access http://www.biomedicscentral.com/1472-684X/11/14).

McNeil, R., Guirguis-Younger, M. Dilley, L., Aubry, A, Turnbull, J., & Hwang, S. (2012). Harm reduction services as a point-of-entry to and source of end-of-life care and support for homeless and marginally housed persons who use alcohol and/or illicit drugs: A qualitative analysis. Public Health, 12:312 (open access http://www.biomedicscentral.com/1471-2458/12/312).

McNeil, R. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2012). Illicit drug use as a challenge to the delivery of end-of-life care services to homeless persons. Palliative Medicine, 26, 350-359.

McNeil, R. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2012). Harm reduction and palliative care: Is there a role for supervised drug consumption services? Journal of Palliative Care, 28 (3), 175-177.

Malette, J. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2011). Être bénévoles, en milieu palliatif. Cahiers Francophones de Soins Palliatifs, 11 (2), 64-69.

Gall, T., Malette, J. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2011). Spirituality and Religiousness: A diversity of definitions. Journal of Spirituality and Mental Health, 13, 158-181.

Fortin, G., Malette, J., Chevrier, R., LeBlanc, R, Peters, M., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2011). Lien entre la personnalité professionnelle, le style d'apprentissage, et deux domaines d'études: Les arts et les sciences. Carriérologie, 12, 199-201.

McKee, M., Kelley, M. L., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2010). It takes a community: The contributions of rural hospice volunteers to whole person care. Journal of Palliative Care, 26, 103-111.

Guirguis-Younger, M., McNeil, R, Runnels, V. (2009). Learning and knowledge integration strategies of nurses and client care workers serving homeless persons. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 41, 20-23.

Gall, T., Guirguis-Younger, M., Charbonneau, C., & Florack, P. (2009). The trajectory of religious coping across time in response to the diagnosis of breast cancer. PsychoOncology, 18, 1165-1178.

Karwalajtys, T., McDonough, B., Hall, H., Guirguis-Younger, M., Chambers, L.Kaczorowski, J., Lohfeld, L, & Hutchison, B. (2009). Development of the volunteer peer educator role in a community cardiovascular health awareness program (CHAP): A process evaluation in two communities. Journal of Community Health, 34, 336–345.

Guirguis-Younger, M., Cappeliez, P., & Younger, A. (2008). A community-based intervention for treating depression in seniors. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 40, 60-79.

Guirguis-Younger, M. & Grafanaki, S. (2008). Narrative accounts of volunteers in palliative care settings. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 25, 16-23.

Younger, A., Schneider, B., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2008). How children describe their shy, withdrawn peers. Infant and Child Development, 17, 447-456

McKee, M., Kelley, M. L., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2007). So no-one dies alone: A study of
hospice volunteering with rural seniors. Journal of Palliative Care, 23, 163-172.

Guirguis-Younger, M, Runnels, V., Aubry, T., & Turnbull, J. (2006). Carrying out a social autopsy on persons who are homeless. Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning, 29, 44-54.
Guirguis-Younger, M., Kelley, M. L., & McKee, M. (2005) Professionalization of hospice volunteer practices: What are the implications? Palliative and Supportive Care, 3, 1-2.

Allard, P., Brajtman, S., Brazil, K., Guirguis-Younger, M., Legault, F., McPherson, C., Kelley, M., Wilson, K., Bond, J., Chambers, L., Kozak, J., MacLean, M., Ross, M., & Gagnon, P. (2003). Optimizing research on end-of-life care for seniors. Geriatrics Today: Journal of the Canadian Geriatric Society, 6, 173-176.

Younger, A., Schneider, B., Wadeson, R., Guirguis, M., & Bergeron, N. (2000). A behaviour-based peer nomination measure of social withdrawal in children. Social Development, 9, 544-564.

Caspar, F., Pessier, J., Stuart, J., Safran, J., Wallner-Samstag, L., & Guirguis, M. (2000). One step further in assessing how interpretations influence the process of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 10, 309-320.

Guirguis, M. & Cappeliez, P. (1999). Une combinaison des interventions auto-administrée et para-professionnelle: Un modèle alternatif pour le traitement de la dépression des personnes âgées ayant une capacité fonctionnelle. Gérontologie et Société, 88, 109-120.

Flynn, R.J., Guirguis, M., Wolfensberger, W., & Cocks, E. (1999). Cross-validated factor structures and factor-based subscales for PASS and PASSING. Mental Retardation, 37, 281-296.

Ledingham, J. & Guirguis, M. (1999). Review of A. Ellis and E. Velten. “Optimal aging: Get over getting older.” Canadian Journal on Aging, 18, 117-119.

Schiff, B.B., Guirguis, M., Kenwood, C., & Herman, C.P. (1998). Asymmetrical hemispheric activation and behavioral persistence: Effects of unilateral muscle contraction. Neuropsychology, 12, 526-532.

Iverson, G., Green, P., Guirguis, M. (1998). Assessing intellectual functioning in persons with schizophrenia spectrum disorders using a seven-subtest short from of the WAIS-R. Schizophrenia Research, 30, 165-168.

Cappeliez, P., Latour, D., & Guirguis, M. (1997). Relations entre certaines caractéristiques des sujets et la réponse à la thérapie cognitive de la dépression avec des personnes agées. La revue Canadienne du vieillissement/Canadian Journal on aging, 16, 70-83.

Segal, Z.V., Gemar, M., Truchon, C., Guirguis, M., & Horowitz, L.M. (1995). A priming methodology for studying self-representation in major depressive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 104, 205-213.

Conference Presentations

Malette, J. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2012). La dimension spirituelle du vécu d’infirmières praticiennes et de bénévoles, en soins palliatifs. 19ième Conférence internationale en soins palliatifs, Montréal, Qc, 9 au 12 octobre 2012.

Guirguis-Younger, M. (November, 2011). Homelessness and Mental Illness: Community’s Role in Caring for Vulnerable Persons. Invited paper presented at 4th Multidisciplinary Conference: Cultural Diversity and Mental Illness, Ottawa, ON.

Gall, T. L., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (March, 2011). Religious and spiritual coping: Current theory and research. Invited paper presented at 1st Global Conference on Spirituality in the 21st Century, Prague, Czech Republic.

Tourigny, A, Murray, W., Couturier, W., Demers, L., Sévigny, A., Guirguis-Youngers, M., Dubuc, N., & Carrier, S. (December, 2010). Intégration des services sur une base locale: approches toujours novatrices et nouvelles tendances. 39th Scientific and Educational meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology. Montreal, Quebec.

Sévigny, A., Guirguis-Younger, M., Aubin,, M., Tourigny, A. Dumont, S., & Fortier, M. (December, 2010). L’intégration des bénévoles au soutien à domicile des aînés en fin de vie. 39th Scientific and Educational meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology. Montreal, Quebec.

Guirguis-Younger, M. & Malette, J. (October, 2010). Use of narrative by volunteers for end-of-life support. 18th International Congress on palliative care, Montreal, Quebec.

McKee, M., Guirguis-Younger, M., Nadin, S., & MacLean, M. (October, 2010). It takes a whole Community: The contribution of rural hospice palliative care volunteers, Montreal, Quebec.

McNeil, R. & Guirguis-Younger, M. ( October, 2010). “When I get out of here…”: Impact of denial of death on experiences of home at an emergency shelter-based hospice. Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health, Ottawa, Ontario.

McNeil, R. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (October, 2010). The role of structural and everyday violence in the deaths of homeless persons: Findings from a social autopsy in Ottawa, Ontario. Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for the Sociology of Health, Ottawa, Ontario.

Guirguis-Younger, M. & McNeil, R (February, 2009). Learning and Knowledge Integration strategies of frontline health care workers serving persons who are homeless. Paper presented at the Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada: Calgary, Alberta.

McNeil, R. & Guirguis-Younger, M. (February, 2009). Dignity in Design: Notes on the design of specialized health care facilities for persons who are homeless. Paper presented at the Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada: Calgary, Alberta

Guirguis-Younger, M. & McNeil, R. (2008). The processes and structures supporting the integration of health and social services targeting persons who are homeless. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Gall, T. L., Malette, J., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (July, 2008). Stepping out of an American context: Defining spirituality and religiousness from a French Canadian perspective. Poster presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Allard, P. Brajtman, S, Brazil, K., Guirguis-Younger, M., Kelley, Legault, F., M., McPherson, C., & Wilson, K. (2008). Optimizing End-of-Life Care for Seniors. Presented at Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 36th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Calgary, Alberta.

Karwalajtys, T., McDonough, B., Hall, H., Guirguis-Younger, M., Chambers, L. W., & Kaczorowski, J. (2008). Volunteer peer educator role in a community Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP). Presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Public Health Association: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Kelley, M. L., McKee, M., Guirguis-Younger, M., Nadin, S., & MacLean, M.J., (2008). The role of hospice volunteers in providing end-of-life care to rural seniors. Poster presentation at Making a Difference: A Showcase of Applied Research, St. Joseph’s Care Group, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Guirguis-Younger, M. & McNeil Ryan (2007). Narrative of absence and absences of narrative: Is homelessness an act of forgetting. Paper presented at the 6th Annual International Conference on Urban Health: Baltimore.

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2007). Hospice and Homelessness in Canada. Paper presented at An Interactive Forum on Homelessness and Palliative Care: Toronto, Ontario

Kelley, M. L., McKee, M., Guirguis-Younger, M. (2007). Rural hospice volunteers. Paper presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 36th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Calgary, Alberta.

McDonough, B., Karwalajtys, T., Hall, H., Guirguis-Younger, M., Kaczorowski, J., & Chambers, L. (2006) Development of the Peer Health Educator Role in a Community Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP). Paper presented at the meeting for the North America Primary Care Research Group. Tucson, Arizona.

McKee, M., Kelley, M. L., Guirguis-Younger, M. (2005). A Study of Hospice Volunteering in Northwestern Ontario. Paper presented at the National Hospice Palliative Care Conference. Edmonton, Alberta

Karwalajtys, T., Kaczorowski, Chambers, L., Hall, H., McDonough, B., Dolovich, L., Sebaldt, R., Guirguis-Younger, M., & on behalf of the CHAP Working Group (2005). Participation in a Community Health Awareness Program for Seniors with Feedback to Family Physicians. Paper presented to the North America Primary Care Research Group. Quebec City, Quebec.

Kelley, M. L., McKee, M., Guirguis-Younger, M., & Kuluski, K. (2005). A Study of Hospice Volunteering in Rural and Remote Communities. Paper Presented at the 15th Annual provincial conference on palliative and end-of-life care. Toronto, Ontario.

Dykalski, E., Kelley, M. L., McKee, M., & Guirguis-Younger, M., & Blackburn, C. (2005). Responsibilities and Support Needs of Hospice Volunteer Coordinators in Rural and Remote Communities. Presented at the 15th Annual provincial conference on palliative and end-of-life care. Toronto, Ontario.

Guirguis-Younger, M., Runnels, V., & Aubry, T. (2004). Conceptual Models for End-of-Life Care in Persons who are Homeless. A Community Forum on Homelessness: Linking Ottawa Research with Action and Policy. Ottawa, Ontario.

Guirguis-Younger, M., Runnels, V., & Aubry, T. (2004). A Study of the Deaths of Persons who are Homeless in Ottawa: A Social and Health Investigation. A Community Forum on Homelessness: Linking Ottawa Research with Action and Policy. Ottawa, Ontario.

Legault, F., Allard, P., Brajtman, S., Brazil, K., Guirguis-Younger, M., Kelley, M., McPherson, C., & Wilson, K. (2004, April). Optimizing End-of-Life Care for Seniors: A new Emerging Team. The 14th Annual Provincial Conference on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Toronto, ON

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2003, October). A Study of the Deaths of Persons who are Homeless in Ottawa – A social and Health Investigation. Presented at the 2003 Learning Forum on Homelessness “Building Capacity”. Ottawa, Ontario

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2003, June). Volunteerism in Palliative Care: A National Research Agenda. Presented at the National Conference of Hospice Palliative Care. Quebec City, Quebec.

Guirguis, M. & Cappeliez, P. (1999). Self-Administrated Behavioural Treatment for Older Adults with Health Problems and Disability. Presented at the Association for Advancement of Behaviour Therapy, Toronto, Ontario.

Guirguis, M., Iverson, G., & Green P. (1997). Validation of the Seven Subtest Short Form of the WAIS-R in Persons with Psychotic Disorders. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association annual convention, Toronto, Ontario.

Shercliffe, R.J., Iverson, G.L., & Guirguis, M. (1997). Test-Retest Reliability of the WAIS-R Seven Subtest Short From. Presented at the 17th annual meeting of National Academy of Neuropsychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Guirguis, M. & Flynn, R.J. (1995). The Factor Structure of Program Analysis of Service Systems. Presented at the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Quebec.

Flynn, R.J. & Guirguis, M. (1995). Factor Structure of PASSING. Presented at the XXVI International Congress of Psychology, Montreal, Quebec.

Cappeliez, P., LeBlanc, A. & Guirguis, M. (1993, November). Relations entre l’humeur et la vulnérabilité à la dépression et à la spécificité des souvenirs autobiographiques. Communication présentée à la réunion annuel de la Société Québecoise pour la recherche en Psychologie, Ste-Foy, Québec.

Guirguis, M. & Schiff, B.B. (1992). The Effects of Hemispheric Activation on Behavioural Persistence : Suggestions for a Non-Cognitive Mood Induction. Presented at the World Congress of Cognitive Therapy, Toronto, ON.

Segal, Z.V., Guirguis, M., & Truchon, C. (1992, June). Emotional Primes in Stroop Based Tests of Depressive Self-Schemas. In S. Zeitlin (Chair), The clinical Stroop task and cognitive processing: New directions in research. Symposium conducted at the World Congress of Cognitive Therapy, Toronto, ON.

Segal, Z.V., & Guirguis, M. (1992, June). Rumination in Depression: A Cognitive Analysis. Paper presented at the World Congress of Cognitive Therapy, Toronto, ON.

Workshops Presented

Sévigny, A., Champagne, M., Mongeau, S., & Guirguis-Younger, M. (2008, September). Le Développment du bénévolat dans le Domaine des Soins Palliatifs : des défis à relever. Presented at the 17th International congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Allard, P. Brajtman, S, Brazil, K., Guirguis-Younger, M., Kelley, Legault, F., M., McPherson, C.,
& Wilson, K. (September, 2008). Research Program for Seniors at the end of life. Presented at the 17th International congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Allard, P., Guirguis-Younger, M. (2004, September). Networking Among NET Teams. Presented at the 15th International Conference on Care of the Terminally Ill, Montreal, QC.

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2003, March). Fair Assessment: Removing Barriers to Members of Visible Minorities. Workshop presented: Government of Canada, Public Service Commission.

Allard, P., Guirguis-Younger, M., Rothestein, J., & Weaver, L. (2002, October). Volunteerism in palliative care. Presented at the 14th International Congress on Care for the Terminally Ill, Montreal, QC.

Guirguis-Younger, Manal (2001). Assessing Persons from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds. Workshop presented: Government of Canada, Public Service Commission.

Book Reviews

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2008) (Book Review) K Pargament. Spirituality Integrated Psychothotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred. Counselling and Spirituality, 27(2), 175-177

Governmental Reports

Guirguis-Younger, M., Aubry, T., Runnels, Vivien. (2003). A Study of the Deaths of Persons who are Homeless in Ottawa – A social and Health Investigation. Volume I. Submitted to the City of Ottawa. Ottawa, ON

Guirguis-Younger, M., Aubry, T., Runnels, Vivien. (2003). Methodology Template for Monitoring Homeless Death. Volume II. Submitted to the City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Guirguis-Younger, M., Aubry, T., Runnels, Vivien. (2003).Training Manual. Volume III. Submitted to the City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Pedagogical Materials

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2003). Introduction to Psychology. Psychology Notes Study Charts for Students, Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.

Guirguis-Younger, M. (2003). Instructor’s Manual to accompany Firestone, P & Marshall, W. Abnormal Psychology: Perspectives (2nd edition). Toronto: Pearson Education.

Media Work

Panel on Careers in Psychology representing Saint Paul University (2013) YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxllR5QedA

Interview with CBC Ontario Radio (April 2004). The Social Autopsy: Death among the Homeless in Ottawa.