Bronwen Grocott was awarded the 2022 SRP Conference Travel Award! Congratulations to graduate student Bronwen Grocott who won the 2022 SRP Conference Travel Award for her poster titled “Do affect dynamics mediate prospective associations between interpretation bias and depressive symptoms in early adolescence?” Congratulations Bronwen!!
Ashley M. Battaglini published her paper in Emotion! Congratulations to Ashley M. Battaglini and collaborators for publishing their paper titled, “Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Flexibility: Effects on Affect in Daily Life” in the APA Journal Emotion! Although the emotion regulation (ER) literature is vast, two emerging areas are particularly noteworthy. First, as opposed to the traditional blanket characterization of ER strategies as adaptive or […]
Dr. Wolfgang Linden and Dr. Joelle LeMoult published a piece in The Conversation! Congratulations to Dr. Wolfgang Linden and Dr. Joelle LeMoult for publishing a piece in The Conversation titled, “There is an urgent need to prevent the lifelong damage caused by adverse childhood experiences”! The impact of early childhood trauma on lifelong physical and mental health makes it urgent to invest in programs to support healthy pregnancies […]
Ashley Battaglini published her paper in the Journal of Affective Science! Congratulations to Ashley Battaglini and collaborators for publishing their paper titled, “The Association of Emotion Regulation Flexibility and Negative and Positive Affect in Daily Life” in the Journal of Affective Science! In contrast to traditional classifications of emotion regulation (ER) strategies as either uniformly maladaptive or adaptive, recent theoretical models emphasize that adaptability is determined […]
Ashley Battaglini, Ellen Jopling and Bronwen Grocott presented at the Anxiety & Depression Association of America Conference! Congratulations to graduate students Ashley Battaglini, Ellen Jopling and Bronwen Grocott who presented at the 2022 Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) Conference! Ashley presented a symposium titled, “The Adaptiveness of Intra- and Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Depends on Context: Effects of Emotion Regulation Flexibility on Affect in Daily Life” (first left photo). Ellen presented […]
Ashley Battaglini presented at the 2022 Society for Affective Science (SAS) Conference! Congratulations to graduate student Ashley Battaglini for presenting her poster at the 2022 Society for Affective Science (SAS) Conference! Her poster is titled “Co-rumination Across Modalities of Communication Predicts Depression and Friendship Quality.” Click here to see the pdf. of the poster and click here to learn more about the 2022 SAS Annual Conference.
Bronwen Grocott was awarded the SSHRC CGS-M scholarship! Congratulations to graduate student Bronwen Grocott who won the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarships Master’s (CGS M) scholarship for 2023! Bronwen will be using the award to help her further her research in the next year. Congratulations Bronwen!!
Ellen Jopling presented at the UBC Social Exposome Research Cluster Day Congratulations to graduate student Ellen Jopling for presenting at the UBC Social Exposome Research! Her talk titled, “Early Life Adversity and the Cortisol Awakening Response in Depression: A Meta-Analysis.” Once again congratulations Ellen!
Dr. Katerina Rnic won The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize Congratulations to Dr. Katerina Rnic who has won The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize! This award is given to two full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC who has made exceptional scholarly contributions to the university. Learn more about the award and the research she will be conducting here.
Ali Tracy has been matched with an internship at the South Island Doctoral Residency Program! Congratulations to graduate student, Ali Tracy for getting matched with the South Island Doctoral Residency Program for her internship! This program provides residents with a range of clinical training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment implementation for child and youth struggling with their mental health.
Dr. Katerina Rnic presented at the 2020 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day Dr. Rnic presented her paper titled, “Discrepancies between objective and subjective cognition in Major Depressive Disorder: A CAN-BIND-1 clinical trial report” at the 2020 UBC Psychiatry Virtual Research Day. Congratulations Dr. Rnic! See the full presentation here.
Jennifer-Ashley Hoffmeister published her paper in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Congratulations to Jennifer-Ashley Hoffmeister and collaborators for publishing their paper titled, “Diversion of Attention Leads to Conflict between Concurrently Attended Stimuli, Not Delayed Orienting to the Object of Interest” in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience! The control processes that guide attention to a visual-search target can result in the selection of an irrelevant object with […]
Jackson Hewitt published a paper in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Congratulations to Jackson Hewitt and his collaborators for publishing their paper titled “Influence of Gender and Self-Perceived Competence on Psychological Well-Being in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors” in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology! Elucidating factors associated with mental health and well-being among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors (AYAs) is increasingly […]
Dr. Katerina Rnic and Ellen Jopling presented at the Association for Psychological Science Dr. Katerina Rnic and graduate student, Ellen Jopling presented at the Association for Psychological Science 2021 Virtual Convention! They presented a talk titled, “Bidirectional Associations Between Internalizing Symptoms and Biological Markers of Stress in Youth Across the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Congratulations Dr. Rnic and Ellen!
Ali Tracy published a paper in Behaviour Research and Therapy! Congratulations to graduate student, Ali Tracy and her collaborators who published their paper titled, “The effects of inducing self-compassion on affective and physiological recovery from a psychosocial stressor in depression.” The current study tested whether self-compassion facilitates faster affective and physiological recovery from stress. Participants (N = 59) experiencing elevated depressive symptoms completed the Trier […]
DAS Lab at SRP: Awards, Talks, and Posters!! Congratulations to DAS lab members Dr. Joelle LeMoult, Dr. Katerina Rnic, graduate students Ashley Battaglini, Ellen Jopling and Bita Zareian for presenting at the Society for Research in Psychopathology! Dr. Joelle LeMoult gave a talk and Dr. Rnic, Ashley, Ellen and Bita presented posters. Bita’s poster won the SRP (Society for Research in Psychopathology) travel […]
Congratulations to DAS Lab Members – Jackson Hewitt and Sabrina Ge! Congratulations to Sabrina Ge and Jackson Hewitt who each presented their own poster at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 82nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow! Sabrina’s poster is titled, “Pronoun use Predicts Dyadic Perfectionism and Relationship Satisfaction in Marital Couples” (the blue one) and Jackson’s poster is titled, “Quality of Life and Treatment Effectiveness: Moderator Effects of […]
Welcome Bronwen Grocott! We would like to extend our warmest welcome to graduate student, Bronwen Grocott! Bronwen has recently joined the Clinical Psychology program at UBC and is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Joelle LeMoult. Read about her research interests here.
Dr. Katerina Rnic has published her paper in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology! Congratulations to Dr. Rnic and co-authors for publishing their paper titled, “Examining the Link Between Multidimensional Perfectionism and Depression: A Longitudinal Study of the Intervening Effects of Social Disconnection” in Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology! The aim of the current study was to provide the first comprehensive examination of the Social Disconnection Model (PSDM). […]
DAS Lab members Dr. Joelle LeMoult, Ashley Battaglini, and Dr. Katerina Rnic collaborated with co-author Dr. Louis Castonguay on a book chapter in Psychopathology: From Science to Clinical Practice (Second Edition) Congratulations to all authors for publishing their chapter titled, “Depression” in Psychopathology: From Science to Clinical Practice (Second Edition)! Information on the book and a preview of their chapter can be found here!
Ashley Battaglini published a paper in the Journal of Adolescence! Congratulations to graduate student, Ashley Battaglini and co-authors for publishing their paper titled, “Co-rumination Across In-person and Digital Communication: Associations with Affect and Relationship Closeness in Adolescents” in Journal of Adolescents. This study was the first to investigate adolescents’ co-rumination across multiple communication modalities (i.e., in person, text, social media, phone) and its downstream association […]
Ellen Jopling published her paper in Psychoneuroendocrinology! Congratulations to Ellen Jopling and her co-authors for publishing their paper titled, “Impact of Loneliness on Diurnal Cortisol in Youth” in Psychoneuroendocrinology! Ellen and her collaborators examined the prospective association between loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic and diurnal cortisol in early adolescents. They found that greater loneliness was associated with higher levels of cortisol at […]
Bita Zareian published her paper in Frontiers in Psychology! Congratulations to graduate student, Bita Zareian and her co-authors for publishing their paper titled, “Cognitive Control and Ruminative Responses to Stress: Understanding the Different Facets of Cognitive Control” in Frontiers in Psychology! Bita and her collaborators examined how different facets of cognitive control (i.e., inhibition, shifting, or updating) contributed to the level and trajectory of […]
Ali Tracy presented her poster at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Biennial Meeting! Congratulations to graduate student, Ali Tracy and her co-authors for presenting their poster titled “The Effect of Self-Compassion on Biological and Emotional Responses to the Transition to High School”at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Biennial Meeting! Click here to see the full poster.
Ali Tracy published a paper in Cognition and Emotion Congratulations to Graduate student, Ali Tracy and her co-authors who published a paper titled, “The effect of Self-Referential Processing on Anxiety in Response to Naturalistic and Laboratory Stressors” in Cognition and Emotion! Ali and her colleagues examined the association of self-referential processing with General Anxiety Disorder symptoms in response to a naturalistic stressor (Study 1) […]
Raising Canada 2021 Report Check out the new Raising Canada 2021 report, to which Joelle contributed. It can be found on the Children First Canada’s website (hyperlinked to the report) and the social media toolkit associated with the report is available here.
Ashley Battaglini presented at the The Society for Affective Science (SAS) 8th Annual Conference! Congratulations to graduate student, Ashley Battaglini for presenting her talk titled, “Co-rumination Across In-person and Digital Communication: Associations with Affect and Relationship Closeness in Adolescents” at The Society for Affective Science (SAS) 8th Annual Conference!
Ashley Battaglini presented her poster at The 54th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention! Congratulations to graduate student Ashley Battaglini for presenting her poster titled, “The Affective Consequences of Co-Rumination and Co-Distraction” at The 54th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention!
Ellen Jopling published her paper in Psychoneuroendocrinology! Congratulations to Ellen Jopling and her co-authors for publishing their paper titled, “Cognitive Disengagement and Biological Stress Responses in Early Adolescence” in Psychoneuroendocrinology! Ellen and her collaborators investigated whether difficulty disengaging attention versus working memory from valenced stimuli was associated with biological responses to stress in early adolescence. Consistent with expectations, they found that […]
Congratulations to Ali Tracy and Ashley Battaglini, who both won Graduate Doctoral Scholarships! Graduate students Ali Tracy and Ashley Battaglini both won a Graduate Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)! Congratulations Ali and Ashley!
Congratulations to Dr. Katerina Rnic! Dr. Katerina Rnic has been awarded FOUR postdoctoral fellowships this year! Amazingly impressive. Congratulations Katerina!! The Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Women’s Health Research Institute Fellowship Research Award in Women’s Health UBC Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award
Congratulations to Bita Zareian, Ellen Jopling, and Dr. Katerina Rnic for presenting at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 2021 Conference! Graduate students Bita Zareian and Ellen Jopling and postdoctoral fellow Katerina Rnic presented their research at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 2021 Virtual Conference. Bita’s subsequent Medscape’s interview can be found here.
Thank-you Sabrina Ge! We’d like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude to Sabrina. Sabrina has been working as our lab manager since August of 2020, and we could not appreciate her enough for all the tenacity and selfless hard work that she has dedicated to the lab. Sabrina has recently been accepted into the Clinical […]
Congratulations to our RAs on their achievements! We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful research assistants for their accomplishments this year! Hallie Liu graduated with a BA in Psychology and received a Quinn award for the summer of 2021. Owen Fan graduated with a BSc in Behavioural Neuroscience. Nick Blamey-Parsi is continuing his studies in Naturopathic Medicine. Maggie Coval graduated […]
Congratulations to Ellen Jopling! Congratulations to Ellen Jopling and co-authors for publishing their paper titled, “Potential Lethality of Suicide Attempts in Youth” in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Ellen and her collaborators examined actual medical lethality (the actual danger to life resulting from a suicide attempt) versus potential lethality (the potential for death that is associated with a suicide […]
Learn about what our amazing Research Assistants have been doing outside of DAS Lab! Congratulations Tugu for graduating with a BA Major in Psychology and Minor in International Relations with Class I Standing and for being awarded the Faculty of Arts International Student Scholarship! Tugu also presented virtually at the UBC Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference this March on The Efficacy of Mental Illness Stigma Interventions on Cognitive, Behavioral, and Affective […]
Dr. Katerina Rnic presents at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention! Dr. Rnic presented virtually at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention! Read about her project below:
Early life stress is associated with youth-onset depression for some types of stress but not others New meta-analysis led by Dr. Joelle LeMoult finds that individuals exposed to early life stress (ELS) were more than twice as likely to develop a major depressive disorder in childhood or adolescence than youth who were not exposed to ELS [...]
Maggie Coval presents at the Women’s Brain Health: Young Investigators Symposium! Congratulations to research assistant, Maggie Coval for virtually presenting her poster on the Gender Differences in Depression During Pre-Adolescence: Associations Among Social Support, Self-Compassion, and Depression at the Women’s Brain Health: Young Investigators Symposium!
Congratulations to Ashley Battaglini on her achievements! Congratulations to Masters student, Ashley Battaglini for winning a Psi Chi Spring Graduate Research Grant and for successfully defending her Master’s thesis on Intra- and Interpersonal Emotion Recognition! Learn more about Ashley here.
Congratulations to Bita Zareian on her achievements! Congratulations to Masters student, Bita Zareian for winning a Psi Chi Spring Graduate Research Grant and the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Grant! Bita also successfully defended her Master’s thesis on Coping with Stress: The Contribution of Cognitive Biases to Rumination! Learn more about Bita here.
Taylyn Jameson presents her research the Women’s Brain Health: Young Investigators Symposium Learn more about Taylyn's presentation on the Protective factor of resilience between adverse childhood experiences and anxiety symptoms in emerging adult women [...]
Congratulations to Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Katerina Rnic, on her achievements! Congratulations to Dr. Katerina Rnic for obtaining a University of British Columbia Institute of Mental Health Marshall Postdoctoral Fellowship as well as for being awarded a University of Western Ontario Department of Psychiatry Seed Funding Grant alongside Dr. David Dozois for their research on Acute and Chronic Life Stress in the Course of Major Depressive […]
Research assistant, Jackson Hewitt, presents at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention! Congratulations to Jackson for presenting his research on the Influence of Perceived Self-Competence on Psychological Well-Being in Adolescent Cancer Survivors! Learn more about his research in the poster below.
Congratulations to Ellen Jopling for being awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and more! A big congratulations to PhD student Ellen Jopling for being awarded the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Canadian Psychological Association - Certificate of Academic Excellence, and the Stanley Coren Prize in Psychology! Learn more about Ellen here.
Congratulations to Maggie Coval for presenting at UBC’s Multidisciplinary Undergraduate 3 Minute Thesis Competition as a Top 10 Finalist! Click on the video below to watch Maggie's talk
Congratulations to all our lab graduates for completing their undergraduate degrees! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!
Ellen Jopling awarded Governor General’s Gold Academic Medal! Ellen Jopling awarded top honours for her graduate studies and research
PhD student Ellen Jopling presents symposium talk at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention! “Training Depressed Individuals to Disengage from Negative Information”
Graduate student Ellen Jopling presents poster at the Society for Research on Psychopathology! Biases in Cognitive Disengagement and Biological Stress Responses in Youth
Congratulations to Graduate Student Bita Zareian MA Student Bita Zareian traveled to Croatia to present at the 2019 annual conference of the European Health Psychology Society!
Congratulations Ellen Jopling for defending her Master’s Thesis! Cognitive Disengagement and Biological Stress Responses in Youth
Ellen Jopling to defend her MA Thesis on Thursday, July 25 Title: Cognitive Disengagement and Biological Stress Responses in Youth
Graduate students Bita Zareian and Ashley Battaglini successfully propose their Master’s theses! Congratulations to our DAS Lab graduate students Bita and Ashley for proposing their Master's theses to the UBC Psychology department last month!
Interview with Graduate Student Ellen Jopling on the Transition to High School UBC Research Explores why Transition to High School puts some Kids at risk of Mental Illness
Dr. LeMoult Radio Interview on High School Study Joelle’s radio interview on the Transition to High School Study for the Shane Woodford show on Kamloops Radio NL
DAS Lab in the News! UBC research explores why transition to high school puts some kids at risk of mental illness
Congratulations Ali and Alex! The DAS Lab is proud to announce that two of our graduate students have earned their Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology! Help us cheer them on as they go forth earning their PhD’s !
DAS Lab Halloween Happy Halloween from the DAS Lab!
Graduate Student Alison Tracy Presents Poster at 32nd Annual SRP Conference Alison Tracy presented her poster titled “The effect of self-compassion on emotional and biological recovery from stress in depression” at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology held in Indianapolis, IN. The Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP) is an organization of established psychopathology researchers. The Society holds an annual meeting […]
DAS Lab Renovations Finished! Our beautiful new lab space is up and ready to go! Come by and check it out, Kenny room 1716!
Graduate Student Ellen Jopling Presents at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Annual Conference Ellen Jopling presented findings from two studies at the ADAA’s 38th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, USA. “Suicide Attempts in Pediatric Emergency Psychiatry: Demographic and Clinical Correlates of the Lethality of Suicide Attempts in Youth” and “Childhood maltreatment and impaired cognitive processing: The mediational effect of depressive symptomatology during a high-stress transition”.
Presentation by Graduate Student Ellen Jopling Recognized with Honorable Mention Ellen Jopling was recognized by the Association of Psychological Science with an Honorable Mention for her presentation, “Negative Self-Schema and Childhood Maltreatment: Implications for the Experience of Internalizing Symptoms across the University Transition”. Presented at the Association for Psychological Science’s 30th Annual Convention in San Francisco, USA.
Graduate Student Ellen Jopling Receives Clinical Section Student Travel Award from CPA Ellen Jopling received the student travel award from the Canadian Psychological Association for her poster titled “Childhood Maltreatment and Self-Referential Processing: Implications for the Development of Internalizing Symptoms During the Transition to University”. Presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology’s 2018 meeting in Montreal, Quebec.
Congratulations to Dr. Joelle LeMoult, who was named a 2017 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science Congratulations to Dr. Joelle LeMoult, who was named a 2017 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science! To view more information, please click here.
DAS Lab Gets Ready for Construction The DAS Lab moved into their temporary lab space in preparation for the construction work that will start in the upcoming months. Thanks for everyone's help - moving has never been so fun!
Graduate Student Alison Tracy Presents at ABCT Alison Tracy presented her poster titled “Self Referential Processing Predicts Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder” at the ABCT’s 51st Annual Convention, held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfont Hotel in San Diego, from November 16-19, 2017!
Dr. LeMoult Receives JELF Funding For Lab Infrastructure For additional information see here.
Congratulations to DAS Lab Graduates Congratulations to DAS Lab members Steffa Ufnal, Parky Lau, Matthew Burke, and Julia Chung who graduated this fall.
Graduate Student Alison Tracy Presents at the APS Annual Conference Alison Tracy presented at the APS annual conference in Boston in May 2017. Her findings document the pernicious effects of post-event processing on symptoms of anxiety and depression during students’ transition to university.
Dr. Joelle LeMoult Awarded John R. Evans Leaders Fund from the Canada Foundation for Innovation In March 2017, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced that Dr. Joelle LeMoult, Director of the Depression, Anxiety, and Stress (DAS) Lab, was awarded a John R. Evans Leaders Fund Award. This funding will support the DAS Lab’s work examining predictors of the etiology and course of depression. We are grateful for […]
Faculty Q&A: Dr. Joelle LeMoult balances curiosity and compassion On July 1, 2016, the Department of Psychology welcomed Dr. Joelle LeMoult as Assistant Professor in the clinical area. Dr. LeMoult comes to UBC from Stanford University, where she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 2012. In addition to planting new roots with […]