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Heather Hadjistavropoulos

PhD (University of British Columbia)

Office: AH 332
Phone: 306-585-5133

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 2020-2021 Budget Year’ $456,000
  • 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

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., Williams, J., Adlam, K., Spice, K., Nugent, M., Owens, K., Sundström, C. . . . Titov, N. (2020). Audit and feedback of therapist-assisted Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy with routine care: A quality improvement case study. Internet Interventions, 20. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2020.100309

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. H., Mehta, S., Karin, E., Dear, B. F. & Titov, N. (2019). Preference trial of Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy comparing standard weekly versus optional weekly therapist support. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 63, 51-60. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2019.02.002

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:10.1080/16506073.2018.1457079

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Schneider, L. H., Edmonds, M., Karin, E., Nugent, M. N., Dirkse, D., Dear, B., Titov, N. (2017). Randomized controlled trial of Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy comparing standard weekly versus optional weekly therapist support. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 52, 15-24.