Heather Hadjistavropoulos

Professor
PhD, University of British Columbia

Office: AH 332
E-mail: heather.hadjistavropoulos@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5133
Fax: 306-585-4778

Current classes
Psychological Assessment; Clinical Psychology, Psychology Training Clinic Practica

Research interests
anxiety, depression, health anxiety, chronic pain, adjustment to illness, cognitive behaviour therapy, online therapy, clinical supervision and training

Link to Psychology-WISE Lab

Link to Online Therapy

Recent Awards

  • 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

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 2017-2018 Budget Year’ $356,000

Representative Projects

  • Using Online Screening to Predict Response to Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Optimizing Transdiagnostic Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Depression and Anxiety in Clinical Practice (e.g., personalizing amount of therapist support, including motivational interviewing)
  • Understanding and Improving Therapist Support during Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Examining Patient Preferences for 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
  • Utility of Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety in Specific Populations (e.g., cancer survivors, cardiac rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, post-partum depression, chronic pain)

Representative Publications

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. doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.09.006

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Nugent, M., Dirkse, D. & Pugh, N. (2017). Implementation of Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy within community mental health clinics: A process evaluation using the consolidated framework for implementation research. BMC Psychiatry, 17:331 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1496-7

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Pugh, N.*, Hesser, H., & Andersson, G. (2017). Therapeutic alliance in therapist-assisted Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for depression and anxiety. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. 24, 451-461. doi:10.1002/cpp.2014.

Hadjistavropoulos, H. D., Nugent, M., Alberts, N.*, Staples, L., Dear, B.,& Titov, N. (2016). Transdiagnostic Internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy in Canada: An open trial comparing results of a specialized online clinic and nonspecialized community clinics. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 42, 19-29. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.05.006