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Queen's University


WEEK OF May 22, 2015.

Check out our featured story on Dr.Kuhlmeier and Dr.Olmstead and their work in Comparative Cognition: 

MEETINGS (Held in HUM 228 unless otherwise noted)

May 21, 2015 Departmental Meeting 2:30pm
May 28, 2015
Graduate Meeting 2:30pm


Congratulations Lyndall & Family! Happy to announce that Lev William Thomson was born Saturday May 16th, 7lbs, with lots of hair! Baby Lev was 21.5 inches long (>99th percentile).  Both are doing well!

Jackie Huberman received the Best Student Manuscript award from the International Academy of Sex Research for a her paper entitled, “Examining Gender-specificity of Sexual Response with Concurrent Thermography and Plethysmography”. Congratulations Jackie!

Congratulations to Dr.Caroline Pukall the recipient of The Undergraduate Teaching Award. “To recognize outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level” nominated by the Undergraduate students in the Department, and is specific to Caroline’s excellence in teaching PSYC 333/3.0 Human Sexuality in fall 2014 and PSYC 433/3.0 Human Sexual Function and Dysfunction in winter 2015.Caroline will be presented with the award at a Teaching Awards Receptions through the Centre for Teaching and Learning in the fall, and her name will be added to the plaque on the second floor of Humphrey

2015 Award of Merit awarded toLayla Hall, Amanda Shamblaw and Chloe Hudson. Congratulations to all of you — the three clinical psychology students that were nominated have won – which demonstrates the importance of clinical psychology in interdisciplinary teams, and the wonderfully well rounded students who have been highly involved with OIPEP and other similar endeavours!!! Congratulations Amanda (again!), Layla, and Chloe! Thank you for representing clinical psychology in this way!



We are pleased to inform you that the Psychology Clinic at Queen's will be hosting an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) Clinician Training with Dr. Mandy Steiman on June 11-12, 2015 here in Kingston.

More information about this training is available in the attached Registration Form and at

Queen’s University has worked with Dicentra (, a North American based research company, to enable researchers at Canadian universities to have their surveys posted to Mechanical Turk.  Mechanical Turk is an American online crowd sourcing website which recently discontinued its international services. Dicentra manages the survey on Mechanical Turk; however, the data are securely and confidentially controlled by the researcher through an independent online survey portal, such as Surveymonkey. As always, researchers must pay Mechanical Turk for its services and they must pay for use of a survey portal.  Dicentra will post surveys for legitimate Canadian researchers (either students or faculty members) through their American branch for a fee. 

Researchers in the Personality Assessment Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University have already worked with Dicentra to have their surveys posted on Mechanical Turk and have found the Dicentra service to be professional, fast and affordable. If you would like to use Dicentra’s service, please contact Peter Wojewnik ( to inquire about your study.


Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg)-Our research team is currently looking to recruit for a study on motherhood and depression- the goal of this study is to examine vulnerabilities to depression in mothers in the postpartum period compared to nonpostpartum major depression.  Currently, we are seeking participants for the nonpostpartum group.  Specifically, we are hoping to recruit mothers who have at least one child and who may be depressed.

More information about the study can be found at this link:

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The 45th Annual Meeting of The Jean Piaget Society is coming to Toronto, June 4-6, 2015, and the program is now up! The topic is 'Neuroplasticity and Change' and there is a terrific lineup of speakers and invited symposia. You can find the program at The early bird deadline for reduced conference registration (and discounted hotel rate for those coming from out of town) is May 4th.

Challenges in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- May 25 & 26, 2015. A two-day course with Michela David, Ph.D., C.Psych. The course location is in Kingston, Ontario, at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area Outdoor Centre on Division Street (Perth Road) just north of Hwy 401. For more details or to register, please see attached brochure and registration form, or go to "Upcoming Workshops" at

7th JEMH Conference on Ethics in Mental Health - to be held June 11-13, 2015 in Cobourg, Ontario. Hosted by the "Journal of Ethics in Mental Health" ( in association with McMaster University (Hamilton) and The Scattergood Program for the Applied Ethics of Behavioural Health, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). For program information and registration form please click here.


Post-Doctoral Clinician Scientist Position in Severe Mental Illness:

The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship beginning in the Fall 2015 with Dr. Christopher Bowie, Ph.D., C.Psych. The fellow will be a part of the Cognitive and Psychotic Disorders laboratory, which focuses on examining the causes, consequences, and treatment of cognitive and functional impairments in severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Please see the job ad:

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION IN AUDITORY PERCEPTION AND MODELING:A post-doctoral researcher (within 3 years post-PhD) is sought to conduct perceptual experimentation and to evaluate and develop models of auditory processing and representation of musical timbre under the direction of Stephen McAdams within a project on perception and cognition of musical timbre funded by the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.The ideal candidate will have a PhD in experimental psychology, computational neuroscience or audio engineering with skills in auditory modeling, sound analysis and synthesis, programming in Matlab and C++, psychological testing, and statistical data analysis. Applicants with research experience in psychoacoustics and auditory modeling are strongly encouraged to apply. The candidate should be excited by the idea of collaborating with other researchers in an interdisciplinary project and have the necessary social skills for an intensely collaborative effort. The applicant will also be encouraged to mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. Applicants should send a CV and letter describing how their skills could best be employed within the context of the proposed project to Stephen McAdams ( For more information, please visit

Psychologist, Intensive Transitional Treatment Program - Mental Health - Kingston General Hospital
Part-Time (0.5 FTE) Position - Days.

Position Summary:
The Psychologist is responsible for providing psychological assessment, diagnosis, consultation and treatment within the Adult and Child & Adolescent divisions of Mental Health Program, but primarily in the Intensive Transitional Treatment Service. Within this role the employee is accountable for contributing to the delivery of the Kingston General Hospital strategy. As an employee, one must demonstrate an awareness of and be responsible for actively promoting and supporting patient and family centered engagement and care in all we do. For more information click here.

Please apply via email, quoting reference number "15-OC-190 PT Psychologist," (in the subject heading of your email) to:
Jennifer Walsh, Recruitment Advisor

If you are interested to learn more please visit


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