Heather Hadjistavropoulos

Ph.D (University of British Columbia)

Office: AH 332
E-mail: heather.hadjistavropoulos@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5133
Website: https://www.wellbeinginnovationlab.ca/

Research interests

  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • digital mental health
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • health anxiety
  • chronic pain
  • chronic health conditions
  • alcohol misuse
  • clinical supervision and training

Link to Psychology-WISE Lab

Link to PSPNet

Link to Online Therapy

Recent Awards

  • 2019 Women Leaders in Digital Health 2019: peer-recognized by Digital Health Canada as being a female visionary harnessing the power of IT to transform health and healthcare in Canada today. Acknowledged as having significantly contributed to the advancement of digital health in Canada through leadership, influence, involvement, and impact.
  • 2017 National Recipient, CAMH Difference Makers – 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health
  • 2016 Fellow, Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
  • 2014 Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association
  • 2011 Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Achievement Award
  • 2011 Jillings Award, Psychological Society of Saskatchewan
  • 2010 Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs - Award of Excellence in Professional Training

Recent Funding

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant ‘Advancing Mental Health Care by Improving the Delivery of Therapist-guided, Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Clinical Practice’ $971,552
  • Saskatchewan Health ‘Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy in Saskatchewan 2022-2023 Budget Year’ $606,000
  • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research ‘Partnering with Patients to Expand Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Saskatchewan to include Programs Addressing Alcohol Misuse and Sleep Problems’ $248,600
  • Public Health Agency of Canada ‘PSPNET – Families: An Ecosystem of Prevention Resources and Supports for Public Safety Personnel (PSP) Families’ $2.83 million Co-PIs: Heidi Cramm, Heather Hadjistavropoulos & Nathalie Reid

Representative Projects

  • Optimizing Transdiagnostic Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression and Anxiety in Clinical Practice (e.g., personalizing amount of therapist support, homework records, duration of treatment, motivational interviewing, booster session)
  • Understanding and Improving Therapist Support during Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Increasing Uptake and Integration of Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Routine Care
  • Tailoring and Evaluating Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Specialized Populations (e.g., public safety personnel, university students, alcohol misuse, insomnia, spinal cord injury, chronic health conditions)
  • Matching Patient Needs to Level and Duration of Therapist Support during Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Examining Cost-effectiveness and Long-term Outcomes of varying Approaches to Delivering Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Representative Publications

Hadjistavropoulos,H.D., Peynenburg, V., Thiessen, D.L., Nugent, M., Karin, E., Dear, B.F., & Titov, N. (2022). A randomized factorial trial of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy: An 8-week program withor without extended support and booster lesson. Internet Interventions, 27, 100499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2022.100499

Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., Peynenburg, V., Thiessen, D., Nugent, M., Eyal, K., Staples, L., Dear, B., & Titov, N. (2021). Utilization, patient characteristics and longitudinal improvements among patients from a provincially funded transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy program: Observational study of trends over six years. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1177/07067437211006873

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., McCall, H. C., Thiessen, D. L., Huang, Z., Carleton, R. N., Dear, B. F., & Titov, N. (2021). Initial outcomes of transdiagnostic internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy tailored for public safety personnel: A longitudinal observational study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(5), e27610. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/27610

Hadjistavropoulos,H.D., Chadwick, C., Beck, C.D., Edmonds, M., Sundstrom, C., Edwards, W., Ouellette, D., Waldrop, J., Adlam, K., Bourgeault, L., & Nugent,M. (2021). Improving internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy foralcohol misuse: Patient perspectives following program completion. Internet Interventions, 26, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2021.100474

, Peynenburg, V., Thiessen, D., Schneider, L. H., Nugent, M., Wilhelms, A., Karin, E., Titov, N., & Dear, B. F. (2021). Five-year observational study of internet-delivered pain management when offered as routine care by a publicly funded online therapy clinic. European Journal of Pain, 26, 390-404. doi:10.1002/ejp.1866

Hadjistavropoulos,H. D.
, Peynenburg, V., Thiessen, D., Nugent, M., Adlam, K., Owens, K., Karin, E., Dear, B.F. & Titov, N., (2020). A Pragmatic Factorial Randomized Controlled Transdiagnostic Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Trial: Exploring Benefits of Homework Reflection Questionnaires and Twice-Weekly Therapist Support. Internet Interventions, 22. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2020.100357

Hadjistavropoulos, H.D., Gullickson, K., Schneider, L., Dear, B., & Titov, N. (2019). Development of the Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy undesirable therapist behaviours scale (ICBT-UTBS). Internet Interventions, 18, 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2019.100255

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Schneider, L., Klassen, K., Dear, B.F. & Titov, N. (2018). Development and evaluation of a scale assessing therapist fidelity to guidelines for delivering therapist-assisted Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 6, 447-461. doi:10.1080/16506073.2018.145707