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CCP Faculty who are Accepting Students for 2022-2023

Core Faculty


Faculty Name

Research Interests

Dr. Charles Chen
  • Vocational and career psychology
  • Life career development, and career theories and counselling approaches

Dr. Michel FerrariDr. Michel Ferrari

  • How personal identity develops in typical and atypical populations
  • Personal conscious experience, both in contemporary cognitive science and in the history of psychology
  • Personal wisdom in Canada, the USA, Serbia, Ukraine, India, and China
  • The importance of wisdom to the successful acculturation of immigrants and refugees to Canada
Dr. J. Roy GillisDr. J. Roy Gillis
  • Developing models of the psychological impact of hate crime victimization and same-sex partner abuse
  • The impact of homophobia on society 
  • The teaching of sexual orientation diversity within educational systems
  • Health promotion research, especially HIV prevention research, HIV health literacy, and the prevention of classroom bullying
Dr. Abby GoldsteinDr. Abby Goldstein
  • Risk and wellness behaviours during emerging adulthood (ages 18-25)
  • The influence of distal (early relationships, attachment styles, child maltreatment) and proximal (individual differences in emotion regulation, motives for risk behaviours, mood, interpersonal interaction) factors on the everyday risk and wellness behaviours of emerging adults
Dr. Rick Volpe

Dr. Richard Volpe
  • The finding, casing, and evaluating of exemplary programs in the prevention of traumatic injury
  • The role of early intervention in a full local health integration network effort to prevent falls in later in life
  • Evaluation of province-wide investigations of a multiple hospital and community programs to prevent inflicted infant head trauma
  • The development of a public health initiative to prevent children's injuries
  • Design of safe non-risk adverse playgrounds for special needs children
Jeanne WatsonDr. Jeanne Watson
  • Psychotherapy research process and outcome
  • empathy
  • therapeutic relationship
  • emotion-focused psychotherapy
  • experiential
  • humanistic