Dr. Bridget Klest
Dr. Klest received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon, and completed pre-doctoral and postdoctoral clinical training at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In August 2012 she joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Regina as an assistant professor, and she is a registered doctoral psychologist in Saskatchewan.
Andreea graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2012 and completed her MA in Clinical Psychology in 2015. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her research interests focus on trust in institutional bodies, such as police and the medical system. Her work builds on the concept of institutional betrayal and how it impacts an individual's physical and psychological well-being. Her MA thesis focused on developing a questionnaire to measure the existence of institutional betrayal in the Canadian medical system and the extent to which it negatively affects the well-being of chronic medical patients. For her dissertation, she hopes to further analyze the causal pathways between institutional betrayal and various health variables.
Seint attended McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), where she completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology. She then pursued a course-based masters degree at Teachers College, Columbia University (New York City, NY), specializing in Psychology in Education. After her studies in New York City, she worked as a research coordinator for three years in the Krembil Neuromuscular Clinic at Toronto General Hospital. Currently, she is enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at University of Regina. Her Master’s thesis explored healthcare experiences of trauma survivors and physicians’ professional experiences in treating trauma survivors. Her doctoral research project will apply the findings from her MA thesis to evaluate the needs of trauma survivors in primary healthcare settings and of primary care physicians who treat them.
Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph in 2013, and completed a Master's of Science in Personality and Measurement Psychology from Western University in 2016. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Her Master's thesis examined the perceived causal relationships between symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders in the general population as well as in a group of individuals who had received treatment for substance use disorders. Emily is currently in the process of developing her interests in the areas of betrayal trauma and health for her PhD.
Hannah graduated from St. Thomas University in New Brunswick with her
Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in psychology. She is currently
pursuing her Masters in Clinical Psychology in the area of
microaggression, disability, and institutional betrayal.
Kayla began her Bachelor of Science Honours Psychology project in the Fall of 2017, supervised by Dr. Bridget Klest and Andreea Tamaian. Volunteering in the SCHT Lab allowed Kayla to develop an interest for studying discrimination and its related effects. Kayla is a student mentor and a member of a student social justice group. As a member of the Psychology Students Association, Kayla facilitates events on campus encouraging students to pursue studies in psychology.
2017: Kayla Lett, Kayla Crumley, Cynthia Beck
2016: Miranda Reid, Ashley Hamilton
2015: Miranda Reid, Alexis Pelletier, Brendan Jones
2014: Miranda Reid, Alexis Peltier, Olivia Philippon, Christina Mutschler, Sarena Poets, Brendan Jones
2013: Leslie Grey, Miranda Reid, Alexis Peltier, Kelsey Mills
Social Context, Health and Trauma Lab