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August 2018: Bedi Lab provides two poster presentations at AAPA in San Fran

August 2018: Bedi Lab provides two poster presentations at AAPA in San Fran

  The Bedi lab provided two posters presentations at the annual convention of the Asian American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA. First authors on the two posters were: Lauren Currie and Kesha Pradhan.      

August 2018: Bedi Lab provides two poster presentations at APA in San Fran

August 2018: Bedi Lab provides two poster presentations at APA in San Fran

  First authors on the two posters are: Syler Hayes and Kesha Pradhan. The second poster (co-authored by Kesha and Dr. Bedi won an award.      

Aug 2018: The next generation of Canadian counselling psychologists

Aug 2018: The next generation of Canadian counselling psychologists

Bedi, R. P., Christiani, K. D., & Cohen, J. A. (2018). The next generation of Canadian counselling psychologists. Counselling Psychology Review, 33, 46-56.   Abstract: Objectives: In response to the little information available about the characteristics of counselling psychology students in Canada and their impact on the future of the specialization in Canada, 52 student […]

August 2018:  Racial, Ethnic, Cultural, and National Disparities in Counseling and Psychotherapy Outcome Are Inevitable but Eliminating Global Mental Health Disparities With Indigenous Healing Is Not

August 2018: Racial, Ethnic, Cultural, and National Disparities in Counseling and Psychotherapy Outcome Are Inevitable but Eliminating Global Mental Health Disparities With Indigenous Healing Is Not

  Citation Bedi, R. P. (2018). Racial, ethnic, cultural, and national disparities in counseling and psychotherapy outcome are inevitable but eliminating global mental health disparities with indigenous healing is not. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6(1), 96-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/arc0000047 Abstract SCIENTIFIC Racial, ethnic, cultural, and national disparities in counseling and psychotherapy outcome exist. Greater awareness of this […]

August 2018: Poster first-authored by Pradhan wins 2nd place at APA

August 2018: Poster first-authored by Pradhan wins 2nd place at APA

A conference poster entitled “A National Survey of Indian Counseling Psychologists” co-authored by Kesha Pradhan (MA student), Robinder P. Bedi, Edward Kroc (UBC MERM faculty), & Mohit Bhatara (formerly a visiting faculty in Dr. Bedi’s lab at UBC and currently a faculty member at Hawassa University in Ethiopia) was awarded 2nd place in the American […]

August 2018: Dr. Bedi receives Gelso Grant at APA Division 29 Awards Ceremony

August 2018: Dr. Bedi receives Gelso Grant at APA Division 29 Awards Ceremony

  Dr. Bedi received his research grant check for the APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) Dr. Charles  J. Gelso Psychotherapy Research Grant at the APA conference in San Francisco by none other than Dr. Gelso himself.

July 2018: Dr. Bedi awarded the 2018 Charles J. Gelso, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant

July 2018: Dr. Bedi awarded the 2018 Charles J. Gelso, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant

Dr. Bedi has been awarded the 2018 Charles J. Gelso, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) of the American Psychological Association. The research being funded is entitled, How to culturally adapt psychotherapy in India in service of reducing international disparities in psychotherapy outcome. With these funds, he […]

July 2018: Syler Hayes wins Best Master’s Poster Award from CPA SCP

Syler Hayes was awarded the Best Master’s Poster Award from the Canadian Psychological Association’s Section on Counselling Psychology. The award comes with a certificate and a cash honorarium. Congratulations Syler on this impressive accomplishment given how many posters were being judged at the Canadian Psychological Association Conference in Montreal.  

July 2018: Two Master’s students in lab awarded ECPS Scholarship for Continuing Students

Two master’s students in the lab (Rajeena Kumar and Lauren Currie) were each awarded the ECPS Scholarship for Continuing Students. There were 35 applicants this year and so the pool was highly competitive. Congrats Rajeena and Lauren.

June 2018: Dr. Bedi awarded SSHRC Explore Grant

June 2018: Dr. Bedi awarded SSHRC Explore Grant

Dr. Bedi was awarded a UBC SSHRC Explore Grant for his project entitled, “Investigating Religious Bias Against and Social Service Access Disparities for Sikh Individuals in Vancouver.” The value of the grant is $5384.

June 2018: SSHRC Insight Development Grant awarded to Dr. Bedi

June 2018: SSHRC Insight Development Grant awarded to Dr. Bedi

Dr. Bedi (PI) along with co-investigator Dr. Kealy (Dept. of Psychiatry) were awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for their project entitled, “Possible Selves: Investigating the Nature and Extent of Identity Change for Individuals with a History of Alcohol Addiction.” The value of the grant was: $58,508

June 2018: Seven presentations by Bedi Lab at the ICAP/CPA conference in Montreal

June 2018: Seven presentations by Bedi Lab at the ICAP/CPA conference in Montreal

The Bedi Lab provided 2 talks and 5 posters at the joint annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association and the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal. Those presenting included: Dr. Bedi, Rajeena (2 first authorships), Graham (2 first authorships), Kesha, and Syler.

May 2018: Dr. Bedi and Courtney Young pick up award in Winnipeg

May 2018: Dr. Bedi and Courtney Young pick up award in Winnipeg

  Dr. Bedi and former lab member Ms. Courtney Young were in Winnipeg at the annual convention of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association to pick up their “Research or Professional Article Award” for the article is entitled, “A Content Analysis of Gendered Research in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Reference: Bedi, R. […]

May 2018: Bedi Lab Escapes!

May 2018: Bedi Lab Escapes!

For their annual lab party, Dr. Bedi’s lab visited Time Escape in Richmond, BC (http://timeescape.com/) and challenged themselves to get out of the “Operation Rescue” escape room. It took 3 hints and 90 minutes, but they made it out! Pictured above: Ava, Dr. Bedi, Lauren, Syler, Rajeena, Graham, Reetinder, Kesha.  

April 2018: The Future of Canadian Counselling Psychology: Doctoral Students

  “The Future of Canadian Counselling Psychology: Doctoral Students” has been published in Counselling Psychology Quarterly. Authors: Dr. Robinder P. Bedi, Ms. Kayla D. Christiani, and Ms. Julie Cohen.    

April 2018: Dr. Bedi is successful with Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Grant

Dr. Bedi’s project related to culturally adapting counselling to the Indian culture has been successful in obtaining an international research intern through the competitive Globalink Research Internship Program. Ms. Xiaoxiao Jin, an undergraduate major in Global Health from Wuhan University in China will be joining the lab for 12 weeks beginning June 2018.  

March 2018: Dr. Bedi provides guest lecture to UBC Clinical Psychology graduate students

Dr. Bedi provided a guest lecture on “Culturally-Adapted Counselling and Psychotherapy: The Case of Punjabi Sikhs” to clinical psychology graduate students as part of their PSY 537 (Ethics and Professional Issues) class on March 8th, 2018.

March 2018: SSHRC and MA Admission to Graham Haber

Current lab member Graham Haber has secured both a Master’s SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships and admissions to the MA CNPS progam at UBC starting Fall 2018; against large odds on both achievements. Congratulations Graham.  

April 2018: Kesha Pradhan admitted to PhD program

Lab graduate student in the terminal M.A. in counselling psychology program at UBC under Dr. Bedi’s supervision has been admitted to the PhD in counselling psychology program at UBC. Congratulations Kesha!  

March 2018: Bedi Lab at SACPAN

March 2018: Bedi Lab at SACPAN

Dr. Bedi’s research lab provided three presentations at the South Asian Conference of the Pacific Northwest (SACPAN) held in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Bedi presented on: “The State of the Profession of Counselling Psychology in India.” Kesha Pradhan presented on: Love Marriage in India Dr. Reetinder Kaur presented on: The Green Revolution in Punjabi, India   […]

February 2018: CCPA’s Research or Professional Article Award

February 2018: CCPA’s Research or Professional Article Award

An article authored by Dr. Bedi and four former students from Western Washington University has been awarded the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy’s biennial “Research or Professional Article Award.” The article is entitled, “A Content Analysis of Gendered Research in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Reference: Bedi, R. P., Young, C. N., Davari, J. […]

January 2018: “Culturally Adapted Counselling and Psychotherapy” published in BC Psychologist

January 2018: “Culturally Adapted Counselling and Psychotherapy” published in BC Psychologist

Dr. Bedi published an article entitled, “Culturally-Adapted Counselling and Psychotherapy” in the BC Psychologist in Volume 7, issue 1.  

December 2017: Dr. Bedi featured as DoSAA Member of the Month

December 2017: Dr. Bedi featured as DoSAA Member of the Month

Dr. Bedi has been featured as the Asian American Psychological Association’s Division of South Asian Americans’ Member of the month: DoSAA Member of the Month:   Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi, Ph.D., R. Psych.   Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada at The University of British Columbia (formerly of Blaine, WA) Interests, expertise, specializations: Culturally-adapted counselling and psychotherapy with Punjabi […]

November 2017: Counselling and Psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs: Socio-cultural Considerations

November 2017: Counselling and Psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs: Socio-cultural Considerations

Dr. Bedi and Surrey-area psychologist Dr. Amritpal Shergill published an article entitled, “Counselling and Psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs: Socio-cultural Considerations” in the BC Psychologist.   Bedi, R. P., & Shergill, A. (2017). Counselling and psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs: Socio-cultural considerations. BC Psychologist, 6, 14-17.  

October 2018: Dr. Bedi presents at the conference of the Asian American Psychological Association

October 2018: Dr. Bedi presents at the conference of the Asian American Psychological Association

Dr. Bedi presented a poster entitled, “Counselling and Psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs” at the annual convention of the Asian American Psychological Association in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 6th, 2017.   Here he is with some members of the Division of South Asian Americans (a division of the Asian American Psychological Association).

July 2017: Jordan Malm awarded UBC FoE Graduate Award

July 2017: Jordan Malm awarded UBC FoE Graduate Award

In recognition of his academic achievement, Jordan Malm, a master’s student going into his second year of the MA Counselling Psychology program and lab member, has been selected to receive the 2017 Faculty of Education Graduate Award valued at $1000. This year, there were a total of 48 applicants, so it was quite a competitive […]

July 2017: Rajeena Kumar awarded one of the 2017 ECPS Scholarship for Continuing Students

July 2017: Rajeena Kumar awarded one of the 2017 ECPS Scholarship for Continuing Students

Rajeena Kumar, a master’s student going into her second year of the MA Counselling Psychology program and lab member, won the 2017 ECPS Scholarship for Continuing Students valued at $1250. Competition is based on first class standing, scholarly contributions, research experience and a research proposal.  

June 2017: Dr. Bedi wins at bowling at annual lab party!

June 2017: Dr. Bedi wins at bowling at annual lab party!

This year’s annual lab party was at Sandcastle Bowling.I guess Dr. Bedi has many talents. he came in first place just one point ahead of master’s student Jordan Malm.  

June 2017: Dr. Bedi Gives Two Cultural Presentations at SPR 2017 in Toronto, ON

June 2017: Dr. Bedi Gives Two Cultural Presentations at SPR 2017 in Toronto, ON

Dr. Bedi gave two presentations at the annual convention of the Society for Psychotherapy Research in Toronto, Ontario.   Presentation one was entitled, “Psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs using Conventional and Indigenous Strategies” as was part of a panel on “Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy Supervision Across Cultures and Nations.” He was joined on the panel by Dr. […]

June 2017: Dr. Bedi Delivers Presentation as Part of Keynote Panel at the Critical Multicultural Counselling Conference

June 2017: Dr. Bedi Delivers Presentation as Part of Keynote Panel at the Critical Multicultural Counselling Conference

Dr. Bedi provided a keynote presentation (“Are Ethnic/Cultural Disparities in Psychotherapy Inevitable?”) as part of the keynote panel (“Integrating Traditional Healing into Counselling Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Psychiatry”) at the 9th Critical Multicultural Counselling Conference in Toronto, ON.

June 2017: Dr. Bedi and three presentations at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association

June 2017: Dr. Bedi and three presentations at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association

Dr. Bedi made three presentations at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association in Toronto, ON in June 2017. Two of the presentations has student co-authors (3 co-authors in total). Workshop: Experiam: Integrating a Peer-Led Experiential Component into Group Counselling/Psychotherapy Training (eligible for continuing education credits for registered psychologists) [with students John Murray and […]

May 2017: Dr. Bedi awarded UBC FoE HSS Seed Grant

May 2017: Dr. Bedi awarded UBC FoE HSS Seed Grant

Dr. Bedi with co-investigator Dr. Norm Amundson (UBC CNPS) have been awarded $4860.50 for their project “Promoting the Career Development of Substance Abusers Post-Treatment: Hope-Related Individual and Group Interventions.” This grant provides seed funding in support of a future external grant application. The funds will be used to build partnerships with addiction programs in the […]

May 2017: Dr. Bedi Presents at Integrating South Asian Healing Traditions into Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy Conference

May 2017: Dr. Bedi Presents at Integrating South Asian Healing Traditions into Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy Conference

Dr. Bedi presented a paper entitled, “Recommended Religio-Cultural Healing Practices for Counselling and Psychotherapy with Punjabi Sikhs” as part of a keynote panel called “Integrating Traditional Healing into Counselling, Psychology, and Psychotherapy.”  This was at the Integrating South Asian Healing Traditions into Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy Conference held in Toronto, Ontario on May 5th and 6th, […]

December 2016: “Counselling Psychology in Canada” project receives funding from MITACS Globalink Research Internship Program

December 2016: “Counselling Psychology in Canada” project receives funding from MITACS Globalink Research Internship Program

The “Practice of Counselling Psychology in Canada”  project (PI: Dr. Bedi, Co-Investigator: Master’s Student Kesha Pradhan) receives funding from the MITACS Globalink Research Internship Program. MITACS will be supplying Ms. Xu Huimin, an undergraduate research intern from China for 12 weeks of full-time training and work on the project. The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is […]

December 2016: Dr. Bedi publishes article on love marriage in India

December 2016: Dr. Bedi publishes article on love marriage in India

Dr. Bedi with Katie Rogers, former lab member from Western Washington University, just published an article on love marriage in India in the special centennial issue of the Indian Journal of Psychology (celebrating 100 years of psychology in India). Bedi, R. P., & Rogers, K. (2016). Love marriage in Punjab, India: A pilot study. Indian […]

November 2016: Dr. Bedi meets Canadian Senator Anne C. Cools

November 2016: Dr. Bedi meets Canadian Senator Anne C. Cools

Dr. Bedi was amongst a small handful of faculty and students invited to meet famed Canadian Senator Anne C. Cools.  Senator Cools is currently the longest serving member of the Senate. She has been a strong advocate for men’s issues, including mental health, Canada-wide. Her biography is posted here: http://senatorcools.sencanada.ca/Biography  

November 2016: Invited Presentation at Green College, UBC

November 2016: Invited Presentation at Green College, UBC

On November 30th, Dr. Bedi was part of an invited panel entitled “Interviews and Analysis: Conversations Across Disciplines and Cultures in India and Mozambique with UBC History Professor David Morton and interdisciplinary PhD student Maya Lefkowich. Green College is a centre for interdisciplinary scholarship and a community of scholars at the University of British Columbia. […]

November 2016: Dr. Bedi presents at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference in Berkeley, CA

November 2016: Dr. Bedi presents at the North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Conference in Berkeley, CA

Dr. Bedi moderated a panel on “Cross-Cultural Issues in Psychotherapy” with co-presenters from the University of Michigan and Miyazaki Interational College (Japan). His paper was entitled, “Characteristics of Psychotherapy Provided in India.”    

November 2016: A Content Analysis  of Gendered Research in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy

November 2016: A Content Analysis of Gendered Research in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Dr. Bedi and his former students from the Department of Psychology at Western Washington University just published a new article in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy; the journal of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association: Bedi, R. P., Young, C. N., Davari, J. A., Springer, K., & Kane, D. P. (2016). A Content […]

Aug 2016: Dr. Bedi delivers two guest lectures at Aligarh Muslim University

Aug 2016: Dr. Bedi delivers two guest lectures at Aligarh Muslim University

On August 15th, 2016, Dr. Bedi delivered two lectures at Aligarh Muslim University. Lecture one was for the Women’s College and was entitled, “State of the Profession of Counselling in India.” Lecture two was for the psychology department and was on “Counselling for Chronic Pain?” He was hosted by Professor Akbar Husain.

Dr. Bedi delivers lecture at the University of Delhi

Dr. Bedi delivers lecture at the University of Delhi

On August 17th, Dr. Bedi delivered a lecture on “Applying the Contextual Model of Counselling and Psychotherapy” in the Department of Psychology at the University of Delhi. He was hosted by Dr. Suneet Varma.

April 2016: A Global Portrait of Counselling Psychologists’ Characteristics, Perspectives, and Professional Behaviors

April 2016: A Global Portrait of Counselling Psychologists’ Characteristics, Perspectives, and Professional Behaviors

Goodyear, R., Lichtenberg, J., Hutman, H., Overland, E., Bedi, R., Christiani, K., … & Grant, J. (2016). A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviors. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29, 115-138. Counseling psychologists in eight countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) responded […]

April 2016: Counselling Psychology in Canada

April 2016: Counselling Psychology in Canada

Bedi, R. P., Sinacore, A., & Christiani, K. D. (2016). Counselling Psychology in Canada. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29, 150-162. Counselling psychology in Canada has experienced tremendous growth and greater recognition within the last 30 years. However, there is little empirical research on the practice of counselling psychology in Canada and the characteristics of Canadian counselling […]

May 2016: A Descriptive Examination of Canadian Counselling Psychology Doctoral Programs

May 2016: A Descriptive Examination of Canadian Counselling Psychology Doctoral Programs

Bedi, R. P. (2016). A descriptive examination of Canadian counselling psychology doctoral programs. Canadian Psychology, 57, 83-91 Recent advances for counselling psychology in Canada have led to increased efforts to identify what characterizes the specialty in the Canadian context. Because counselling psychology only recently received a nationally endorsed definition by the Canadian Psychological Association, individual […]

May, July-Aug 2016: Dr. Bedi as Visiting Faculty at Punjabi University in Patiala, India

May, July-Aug 2016: Dr. Bedi as Visiting Faculty at Punjabi University in Patiala, India

Dr. Bedi was a visiting faculty member at Punjabi University in Patiala, Punjab, India from May 1st to May 31st and from July 25th to August 15th, 2016.  He was a guest of the Department of Psychology (hosted by Dr. Damanjit Sandhu) and Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies (hosted by Dr. Sarbjinder Singh).

July 2016: Dr. Bedi gives community presentation “Psychological Interventions for Chronic Pain in Udaipur, India”

July 2016: Dr. Bedi gives community presentation “Psychological Interventions for Chronic Pain in Udaipur, India”

On July 16th, 2016, Dr. Bedi provided a community presentation entitled, “Psychological Interventions for Chronic Pain? The Missing Piece?” to the general community in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

July 2016: Dr. Bedi gives half-day workshop on Solution-Focused Counselling at Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur, India

July 2016: Dr. Bedi gives half-day workshop on Solution-Focused Counselling at Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur, India

On July 15th, 2016, Dr. Bedi gave a half-day workshop on Solution-Focused Counselling at Mohanlal Sukhadia University (also known as Udaipur University) in Udaipur, India. He was hosted by Dr. Kalpana Jain, head of the Department of Psychology.

July 2016: Dr. Bedi gives Full-Day Workshop on Solution-Focused Counselling at Amity University in Jaipur

July 2016: Dr. Bedi gives Full-Day Workshop on Solution-Focused Counselling at Amity University in Jaipur

On July 11th, 2016, Dr. Bedi provided a full-day workshop on solution-focused counselling in the Department of Psychology at Amity University in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.  

July 2016: Dr. Bedi volunteers at Angels at Work in Jaipur, India

July 2016: Dr. Bedi volunteers at Angels at Work in Jaipur, India

Dr. Bedi spent a day consulting with families and staff and interacting with trainees at Angels at Work in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India (http://angelsatwork.net.in/): Here’s a blurb from their website: “Skill development center for differently abled persons: We help the differently abled people to make a place for themselves in the society. With the training provided, […]

July 2016: Dr. Bedi in Residence at the Centre for Holistic Health in Jaipur India

July 2016: Dr. Bedi in Residence at the Centre for Holistic Health in Jaipur India

Dr. Bedi spent two weeks in residence at Samagram (a Sanskrit word loosely meaning “holistic”), a centre in Jaipur focused on promoting holistic (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) wellness and educational, economic, environmental, and social well-being for the entire community. During his residency, in addition to psychological consultation with community members and organizations, and  providing […]

June 2016: Dr. Bedi as a Visiting Faculty at Christ University in Bengaluru, India

June 2016: Dr. Bedi as a Visiting Faculty at Christ University in Bengaluru, India

Dr. Bedi was a visiting faculty member in the Psychology Department at Christ University from June 25th to July 8th, 2016. He was hosted by Department Head, Dr. Tony Sam George. In addition to informally meeting with faculty, students, and counselling centre staff, he also: Led a discussion class on multicultural counselling Provided a lecture […]

June 2016: Dr. Bedi visits Montford College – the first counselling psychology master’s program in India

June 2016: Dr. Bedi visits Montford College – the first counselling psychology master’s program in India

Dr. Bedi visited faculty at Montford College in Bengaluru, India. Montford College was the first college to offer a master’s level program in counselling psychology in India. There, Dr. Bedi met with faculty and discussed possible research and scholarly collaborations.  

June 2014: Dr. Bedi gives lecture at Jain University

June 2014: Dr. Bedi gives lecture at Jain University

On July 4th, 2016, in the psychology department at Jain University in Bengaluru, India, Dr. Bedi gave an invited lecture to psychology faculty and counselling and clinical psychology students about the Contextual Model of Counselling and Psychotherapy and how it can explain the effectiveness of both traditional Indian healing and counselling/psychotherapy as well as bridge […]

May to August 2016: Dr. Bedi collecting data in India

May to August 2016: Dr. Bedi collecting data in India

  Dr. Bedi traveled throughout India (from north to south and then back north) from May 1st to August 19th, 2016 interviewing practitioners for his grant-funded (India Council of Cultural Relations) research project on how counsellors and counselling psychologists in India adapt their practice to fit the Indian culture (as most of their training was […]

June 2016: Dr. Bedi at The Canadian Psychological Association Conference in Victoria, BC

June 2016: Dr. Bedi at The Canadian Psychological Association Conference in Victoria, BC

In addition to his duties as Chair of the Counselling Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Bedi was the moderator for two symposia: “The State of the Profession: Canadian Counselling Psychology Professionals, Students, and Doctoral Programs” and “Counselling Psychology Research in India.” Through the papers in these two symposia, Dr. Bedi served as […]

June 2016: Dr. Bedi at International Conference on Integration of STEM Education and Mental Health at Noorul Islam University

June 2016: Dr. Bedi at International Conference on Integration of STEM Education and Mental Health at Noorul Islam University

Dr. Bedi visited Noorul Islam in Kumaracoil, Thuckalay, district of Kanyakumari, state of Tamil Nadu in India. There he presented two workshops at the International Conference on Integration of STEM Education and Mental Health (June 20-24). The conference participants included STEM faculty (science, technology, engineering, math), Education faculty, school counselors, and students. Workshop one was […]

May 2016: Dr. Bedi meets with students and faculty in the Department of Education & Community Service, Aligarh Muslim University

May 2016: Dr. Bedi meets with students and faculty in the Department of Education & Community Service, Aligarh Muslim University

Dr. Bedi meets with students and faculty in the Department of Education & Community Service, Aligarh Muslim University, educating them about counselling and education practices in Canada.

May 2016: Dr Bedi’s Lecture at Aligarh Muslim University featured in newspaper

May 2016: Dr Bedi’s Lecture at Aligarh Muslim University featured in newspaper

Dr. Bedi gave a lecture on the Contextual Model of Counselling and Psychotherapy and how it can be applied to understanding diverse forms of healing practices in India (including counselling) for the Psychology Department at Aligarh Muslim University. His lecture made headlines in the town’s newspaper: Amar Ujala (loosely translated at Immortal Light), the Aligarh […]

May 2016: Dr. Bedi presented two counselling workshops at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India

May 2016: Dr. Bedi presented two counselling workshops at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India

Dr. Bedi presented two counselling workshops to students and faculty at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. Workshop one was entitled, “Suggestions for Working with Men in Counselling and Psychotherapy” and workshop two was entitled, “An Introduction to Solution Focused Counselling.”  

March 2016: Dr. Bedi awarded the CCPA Conference Travel Award

March 2016: Dr. Bedi awarded the CCPA Conference Travel Award

Dr. Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi has been awarded the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s (CCPA’s) Travel Grant valued at $500 to support his travel to their conference in Montreal on March 30th to April 3rd, 2016 . This competitive grant based upon merit is awarded based on the quality and extent of one’s involvement with […]

February 2016: Dr. Bedi delivers presentation at SACPAN Conference

February 2016: Dr. Bedi delivers presentation at SACPAN Conference

Dr. Bedi delivered a talk entitled, “Counseling Psychology in India: A Survey of Practitioners” at the South Asia Conference of the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon on February 6th, 2016.  

Dr. Bedi giving his keynote speech at the jointly held 3rd International Conference on Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness and the 4th Congress of the Society for Integrating Traditional Healing into Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Psychiatry
January 2016: Indian Council of Cultural Relationships Senior Research Fellowship Awardee, Dr. Robinder Bedi

January 2016: Indian Council of Cultural Relationships Senior Research Fellowship Awardee, Dr. Robinder Bedi

Dr. Robinder (Rob) Bedi has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relationships. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations is a Government of India organization. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to India’s external cultural relations; to foster and strengthen […]

December 2015: Hampton Fund Research Grant: New Faculty Award Winner

December 2015: Hampton Fund Research Grant: New Faculty Award Winner

Dr. Robinder (Rob) Bedi has been awarded a two-year UBC Hampton Fund Research Grant New Faculty Award in the amount of $10,000 for his project, “Characteristics of Counselling Psychology in Canada and Canadian Counselling Psychologists.” The aim of this competition is to kick-start the research programs of tenure-track Assistant Professors in the Social Sciences and […]

November 2015: APA Travel Grant Awarded to Dr. Bedi

November 2015: APA Travel Grant Awarded to Dr. Bedi

Dr. Robinder (Rob) P. Bedi has been awarded the “APA Travel Grant for Psychologists to Attend International Conferences” by The American Psychological Association’s Office of International Affairs . This grant covers the registration fees for conferences held outside of Canada and the United States for selected applicants. Selection is based on significance of the contribution to […]

October 2015: Robinder Bedi, Green College Leading Scholar (2015-2017)

October 2015: Robinder Bedi, Green College Leading Scholar (2015-2017)

Counselling Psychology Assistant Professor Robinder Bedi has been appointed as Green College Leading Scholar for a two-year term. The Green College Leading Scholars program encourages new UBC faculty members to connect with other scholars in a social setting. This award comes with a shared budget of $5,000 per year to organize interdisciplinary workshops. Dr. Bedi is one of ten […]