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2016: Searching for Threads of a Spiritual Journey Interwoven into Trauma Healing. Thesis Consultant Master’s thesis for Joyce Mearon. St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2015: Standing in the Tragic Gap: Courage and Resilience in the Lives of Ordinary People. External Examiner Master’s thesis for Margaret Ellen Claveau. St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2012: Art Therapy in Addictions Recovery: A Grafting Experience for Women’s Healing. External Examiner Master’s thesis for Nancy Jean Olthuis. St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta.

 2011: Sacred or Scared: Post Death Encounters and the Surviving Souse. External Examiner Master’s thesis for Beverly Hagen. St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2005 – 2012: Spirituality of Aging women. Doctoral student research and dissertation supervision committee member for Betty Jean Tucker. Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008: An Introduction of Art Therapy to a Canadian Military Community. External Reviewer Master’s thesis for Theresa Zip. St. Stephen’s Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.

 2007: Shamanism in Therapy. External Reviewer Master’s thesis for Brain Flack. St. Stephen’s Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2007: Holding on a Leash: The Role of Companion Animals in Therapy. Master’s research and thesis supervision for Jane Wilkes. St. Stephen’s Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.

 2005: Narratives of Bereaved Children: Exploring Children’s Experiences of Bereavement as Stories Lived and Told. Dissertation Committee Member for Janet Greidanus. St. Stephen’s Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2004: Searching for Truth: Unearthing the Spiritual Base of Eating Disorder Recovery. Master’s thesis supervision for Lori Bliss. St. Stephen’s Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.

2002: Healing by Touch: Energy Based Healing in the United Church of Canada. Dissertation supervision for Kathleen Fletcher. St. St. Stephen’s Theological College, Edmonton, Alberta.

 2002: Journey of Hope and Healing: Surviving Beyond Trauma and Abuse. Needs Assessment and Pilot Project. Primary Investigator. Nechi Institute for Health Promotion and Research. Edmonton, AB.

2000: Sexual Health for Federally Sentenced Women: Choosing Freely: An Investigation of Needs and Model Development to Guide Best Practice: Phase 2. Primary Investigator. Correctional Services of Canada, Edmonton Institution for Women, Edmonton, Alberta.

2000: Identification of Core Competencies for Long-term Care Nurse Educators. Primary Investigator. Alberta Long-term Care Resource Centre, Calgary Alberta.

1999: Identification of Future Service Requirements for the Alberta Long-term Care Industry, and Development of a Model for Wholistic Practice. Primary Investigator. Alberta Long- term Care Association, Edmonton, Alberta.

1999: Sexual Health for Federally Sentenced Women: Choosing Freely: An Investigation of Needs and Model Development to Guide Best Practice. Phase 1. Primary Investigator. Correctional Services of Canada, Edmonton Institution for Women, Edmonton, Alberta.

1998 – 2003: Spirituality in Canadian Undergraduate Nursing Education. Joint Investigator, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Sigma Theta Tau International, Chicago, Illinois.

1998: Evaluation of Family Wellness Educational Program for Federally Sentenced Women. Primary Investigator. Correctional Services of Canada, Edmonton Institution for Women, Edmonton, Alberta.

1998: Spiritual Aspects of Older Adult Care: Determining Supplemental Learning Requirements of Health Professionals. Primary Investigator. Alberta Educational Resource Centre for Continuing Care, Calgary, Alberta.

1997: Evaluation of Beginning Parish Nurse Practice, Co-Investigator, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Faculty of Nursing Internal Allocation.

1995: Evaluating Adult Day Program Effectiveness, Project Director. Sturgeon General Hospital, St. Albert, Alberta.

1995: Evaluation of Crisis Intervention Delivered From An Emergency Department, Project Director. Sturgeon General Hospital, St. Albert, Alberta.

 1992: The Relationships Between Death Anxiety, Death Depression, Negative Attitude Toward the Elderly, and Spiritual Well-being, for doctorate degree. Honolulu, University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

1991: Effects of Didactic and Experiential Learning on Spiritual Well-being of Nursing Students, Principal Investigator. Hawaii Loa College, Honolulu, Hawaii.

1986: Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Anxiety in the Institutionalized Elderly, for Masters degree. University of Saskatchewan Graduate Research, Saskatchewan Gerontology Nurses’ Association and Saskatchewan Nursing Foundation.

 

 

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