Local media produced a series on schizophrenia, featuring our work:
Maya, Mike, Morgan, Alex, Katherine, Michael, Chris
(With special appearance by Ronan Bowie)
Congratulations to Katherine Holshausen, who received the prestigious Vanier Scholarship!
Video and pictures from Dr. Bowie's participation in a Nov 2012 workshop in Paris, France, where scientific experts and government officials discussed definitions and policies for addressing the functional disability associated with schizophrenia.
Congratulations to Maya Gupta and Katherine Holshausen on receiving Canadian Institutes for Health Research funding for their doctoral studies.
Media report on data from Mike Best's study of neurophysiological responses to hearing speech associated with schizophrenia
Congratulations to Mike Best, who successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis today!
Congratulations to Michael Grossman for winning the Best Poster Award at the Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry annual conference in New York City. This poster presents a comparison of our newly developed "Activity-Based Cognitive Remediation" to traditional Cognitive Remediation.
Congratulations to Sarah Oullette, who has accepted an offer to the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at Western, and Cindy Law, who has accepted an offer to Medical School at the University of Ottawa!
Congratulations to Michael Grossman, who was awarded the 2012-2013 Teaching Assistant Prize in Psychology at Queen's.
Congratulations to Mike Best, who was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to continue his study of social exclusion in schizophrenia
Bowie, Holshausen, and Gupta have a chapter in Phil Harvey's: "Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia: Characteristics, Assessment, and Treatment"
New Funding! The CPD lab is fortunate to have received funding from the Brain and Behavior Foundation through an Independent Investigator Grant to Dr. Bowie. In this study, we will examine the efficacy and effectiveness, as well as genetic correlates, of remote cognitive remediation.
A very warm welcome back to Lauren David, who spent the interval between her first and second term during year 1 of graduate school returning to the lab to finish collecting data from last year's honour's thesis project. Inspirational work ethic on display below...
Potential Thesis Project next year: The role of Gender in Predicting Engagement in Social Activities in the CPD Lab.
Awarded the A.Z. Arthur Prize!
The A.Z Arthur Prize Endowment Fund was established by family, colleagues, students and friends in memory of Arthur Z. Arthur, Professor of Psychology at Queen’s University from 1968 to 1990. To provide financial recognition to each of the top two students who have the highest standing in the Master’s Clinical Program in the Department of Psychology.
STRUCTURED THERAPY FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF PURPOSEFUL SPEECH (STEPS):
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION TO TREATING FORMAL THOUGHT DISORDER
Katherine is already disseminating this treatment following a training visit to Columbia University:
Michael was this year's recipient of the Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities Student Award for Excellence in Research. This award honours his work done for his Master's Thesis while a student in Toronto.
The A.Z Arthur Book Prize Endowment Fund was established by family, colleagues, students, and friends in memory of Arthur Z. Arthur, Professor of Psychology at Queen's from 1968 to 1990. To provide financial recognition to each of the top two students who have the highest standing in the Master's Clinical Program in the Department of Psychology.
Above we see the preferred psychotherapeutic stylings of our graduate students fully manifest in their curling techniques. Katherine relies on traditional hypnosis; Maya is inclined to mindfulness with a passive, reflective approach; Michael is exploring behavioural activation; finally Mike is committing to acceptance and commitment therapy.
Our research assistants Garrett, Teal, Cindy, Sarah, Effie, Theresa and Lauren
Katherine Holshausen and Maya Gupta, MSc candidates in the CPD Lab, won travel awards for their poster presentations at the Canadian Psychological Association Meeting
Katherine Holshausen was awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research student fellowship
Maya Gupta was awarded an Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship
Theresa B, Emily, Lisa, Mike B, Mike L, Katherine, and Maya doing pre-curling stretching exercises
Theresa B and Maya prepare for battle
Mike Levi ("The Ringer") lulling his opponents into a state of relaxation
Bowie heroically trying to rally his team (but coming up about 5 meters short)
Theresa, Lisa, Kaely, and Emily brazenly brushing with blurry brooms