The lab is broadly focused on counselling and psychotherapy research, particularly through a counselling psychology disciplinary lens and utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods, depending on the research questions asked. The lab is currently focused on the following broad areas:

  • Disciplinary and professional issues in counselling psychology (both nationally and abroad) with a special emphasis on Canada and India
  • Multicultural/cross-cultural/international counselling with an emphasis on (a) investigating counselling and psychotherapy under the frame of being Western cultural healing practices (based on Jerome Frank’s model of cultural healing and Bruce Wampold’s Contextual Model of psychotherapy), (b) Punjabi and Sikh individuals, Indo-Canadians, and individuals of Asian-Indian descent (this includes looking at integrating traditional healing practices into counselling/psychotherapy), and (c) the intersection of religion with counselling/psychotherapy (including incorporating religion/spirituality into counselling/psychotherapy). Research related to counselling/psychotherapy with immigrants and refugees is especially well-suited to this focus of the lab.

The lab also maintains a secondary interest in the following areas:

  • Substance use counselling
  • Positive psychology and non-psychopathological interventions for substance addictions, such as exercise, identity transformation, and employment/career development.
  • General counselling/psychotherapy processes and outcome but especially those related to multicultural, cross-cultural and international counselling
  • Counselling/psychotherapy with men (including the intersection of masculinity and counselling/psychotherapy)

Please see “Join the Lab” for other areas of interest to the lab.


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