Shadi Beshai

Associate Professor

Office: AH 335
Phone: (306) 585-4026

Research interests

  • major depression (both episodic and recurrent)
  • adult Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • moderators (e.g., culture and diversity factors)
  • mediators (e.g., cognition) of outcome in evidence-based psychotherapy for adults.
  • areas of adult Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • evidence-based transdiagnostic treatment for anxiety and depression
  • adult clinical assessment.

Representative Publications:

Beshai, S., Bueno, C., Yu, M., Feeney, J. R., & Pitariu, A. (2020). Examining the effectiveness of an online program to cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion skills (Mind-OP): Randomized controlled trial on Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 134, 103724.

Beshai, S., Prentice, J. L., & Huang, V. (2018). Building blocks of emotional flexibility: Trait mindfulness and self-compassion are associated with positive and negative mood shifts. Mindfulness, 9(3), 939-948.

Beshai, S., McAlpine, L., Weare, K., Kuyken, W. (2016). A Non-Randomised Feasibility Study Assessing the Efficacy of the Foundation Course: A Mindfulness Intervention to Reduce Stress and Improve Well-Being for Teachers. Mindfulness, 7, 198-208.