Research Area(s)

  • Stress, coping and resiliency in children who are embroiled in custody disputes.
  • Mood and eating disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Friendships, romance and intimacy in adolescents.


  • Ph.D. University of British Columbia, 1975
  • M.A. University of Saskatchewan, 1971
  • B. A. Honors University of Saskatchewan, 1970

Research Projects

  • Parallel parenting orders in custody disputes with Lindsay Robertson
  • Emerging adulthood in carded athletes, workers in the labour force and in post secondary education with Selina Elm
  • Eating behaviors and identity with Kimberley Makela
  • Adolescent intimacy with Valeriya Bravo

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • CPA poster presentation: Obstacles to Parallel Parenting in High Conflict Divorce

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Second year class in Child Development (Psy 213)
  • Third year lab class in social and emotional development.(Psy 315 & 316)
  • Graduate class in Psychological Therapies (Psy 850)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Executive of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Section of The Canadian Psychological Association.
  • Director of the Psychology Services Center in the Psychology Clinical program at the University of Saskatchewan
  • STM Academic Planning committee
  • Former Chairperson of the Board of Examiners for the Registration of Psychologists in Saskatchewan