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Board of Directors

Dr. Laura Armstrong – Co-director

Dr. Buuma Maisha – Co-director

Louis Perron – Head of Research Ethics Committee

 

Members of the Centre and Research Interests

Laura Armstrong, PhD
larmstrong@ustpaul.ca

  • D.R.E.A.M. (Developing Resilience through Emotions, Attitudes & Meaning): the program aims to develop resilience in intellectually gifted children by building meaning through the use of music, games, drama, and artistic activities
  • Intellectually Gifted Children
  • Child Assessment Measure Development and Validation
  • R.E.A.L: Rational-Emotive Attachment-based Logotherapy for Families, a Second Wave Positive Psychology Approach
  • Child & Youth mental health
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Spirituality/Meaning
  • Knowledge Translation-Integrated Methodology for Program Development and Evaluation, Measure Development

 

Christian Bellehumeur, PhD
cbellehumeur@ustpaul.ca

  • Imaginary and Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • Positive Psychology and Spirituality
  • Supervision and Psychotherapists’ Training
  • Resilience and Human Development

 

Cynthia Bilodeau, PhD
cbilodeau@ustpaul.ca

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Spirituality
  • Coping
  • Chronic Illness
  • Anxiety and Depression

 

Terry Lynn Gall, PhD

  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Stress
  • Spirituality and coping with life stress
  • Religious and spiritual coping in breast cancer

 

Sotiria Grafanaki, PhD
sgrafanaki@ustpaul.ca

  • Impacts of deep silence and natural pause on personal development, conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Identifying resources that help to ‘pause and listen’ for vulnerable groups and communities. Development of practical applications for promoting personal and community well-being.
  • Therapist and supervisor development in the early years
  • Spirituality and therapist development
  • Case study, Qualitative Interviewing, Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR)
  • Client and therapist experience of therapy (Psychotherapy Process Research)
  • Exploration of the concept of congruence or genuineness in therapeutic interactions
  • Characteristics of transformational experiences and conditions that support transformation and Flow (Positive Psychology)
  • Building bridges between counselling practices and community development actions
  • Reflexivity and Reflexive Practice

 

Kelley Kilrea, PhD

  • Spirituality
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Spiritual Enlightenment
  • Applied Sport Psychology Consultancy

 

Chantale Lussier, PhD

  • Mental Performance
  • Dance Education and the Creative Experience
  • Performance Anxiety

 

Buuma Maisha, PhD
bmaisha@ustpaul.ca

  • Sociocultural Norms (sexual taboos)
  • Trauma (Sexual Violence and Culture-Driven Interpersonal Violence)
  • Self-Image and Image of Other
  • “Relationship Focused Therapy: R-STO” and Trauma Healing

 

Judith Malette, PhD
jmalette@ustpaul.ca

  • Spirituality and religiousness
  • Post-traumatic Growth
  • God Images and Resilience
  • Life Review
  • Aging
  • Palliative Care
  • Sexual Abuse/Violence

 

Ramon Martinez, PhD (Th.), ThD, PsyD
rmartinez@ustpaul.ca

  • Counselling
  • Spirituality and Religiosity
  • Christian Anthropology
  • Human Development and the Experience of God
  • Death and Afterlife
  • Relationship between Philosophy, Psychology and Theology
  • Religious Experience
  • Shame and Suicide
  • Religion and Violence
  • Healing from Sexual Abuse
  • Healing and Empowerment

 

Martin Rovers, PhD

  • Counselling
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapeutic Processes
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Spirituality
  • Family of Origin Research
  • Inter-partner Touch in Couple Counselling

 

Stephanie Wiebe
swiebe@ustpaul.ca

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Couples
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

 

Stéphanie Yamin, PhD
syamin@ustpaul.ca

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Interventions for Vulnerable Populations
  • Aging and Driving