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.
Summer 2013: Leslie Grey, Miranda Reid
Fall 2013: Leslie Grey, Miranda Reid, Alexis Peltier, Kelsey Mills
Winter 2014: Miranda Reid, Alexis Peltier, Olivia Philippon
Summer 2014: Christina Mutschler, Sarena Poets
Fall 2014: Miranda Reid, Alexis Peltier, Brendan Jones
Winter2015: Miranda Reid, Alexis Pelletier, Brendan Jones
Winter 2016: Ashley Hamilton
Miranda is in her 3rd year of her Bachelors degree, pursuing a double major in Psychology and Anthropology. She is projected to begin her Honours project in the Social Context Health and Trauma lab, beginning in the fall of 2016. After volunteering for some time in the SCHT lab, she is now working as the research coordinator. Outside of the classroom and the lab, she works as the youth director for a local charitable organization and volunteers with various youth focused programs. Miranda enjoys being active in her community and hopes that her current and future studies will enable her to take on a greater role in her community.
Brendan completed his Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Regina in April 2016 with High Honours. His Honours thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Heather Price and Kaila Bruer, was entitled "The Effects of Framing and Experience on Memory Reports in an Officer Use-of-Force Scenario" and examined how both the way that something is presented and personal experience can affect both trained officers' and cadets' performance in a virtual use-of-force scenario. Brendan volunteered in the SCHT lab between September 2014 and April 2015 and is excited to come back to the lab to work as a research assistant. He hopes to eventually apply for graduate studies to further pursue his love of psychology.
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.
Social Context, Health and Trauma Lab