Caeleigh Landry, B.A.
MA Student Clinical Psychology
Caeleigh received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Regina in 2019. Her thesis examined the impact of uncertainty tolerance and task appraisal on law enforcement students’ stress and performance. Her master’s research, under the supervision of Drs. Nicholas Carleton and Heather Hadjistavropoulos, will focus on the efficacy of internet-delivered mindfulness-based protocols for Public Safety Personnel. She is excited to be a part of the PSPNET team to help create effective and accessible mental health resources for Public Safety Personnel. Caeleigh’s primary field of interest is the prevention and treatment of mental disorder symptoms in public safety personnel.
Hugh McCall M.A.
PhD Student, Clinical Psychology
Hugh received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Regina. For his master’s thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos, Hugh conducted a meta-analysis of unguided Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) interventions for depression and anxiety and a meta-regression to determine whether persuasive design elements predict treatment efficacy. Hugh is currently continuing his studies in clinical psychology at the doctoral level, also at the University of Regina and under the supervision of Dr. Hadjistavropoulos. For his doctoral dissertation, he is conducting a randomized trial to examine the impact of discussion forums on outcomes in ICBT for public safety personnel. Hugh’s primary research interests include the use of ICBT for treating depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress among public safety personnel and the role of persuasive design in ICBT.
Julia Gregory BSc (Hons)
Julia is completing her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honours under the supervision of Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos and PhD Candidate Hugh McCall. Her thesis will evaluate client perceptions and the role of narrative stories within internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) for spouses and significant others of public safety personnel. In her spare time, she volunteers as a peer supporter for those living with eating disorders at the Looking Glass Foundation and is a crisis responder at Kids Help Phone. Julia’s research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of ICBT in helping public safety personnel to cope with occupational stress and trauma.
Peace Dukuye BSc (Hons)
Peace completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Regina in 2021. Her Honours thesis examined the relationship between mental health factors and belief in true vs fake COVID-19 news headlines. Peace’s primary research interests includes the use of evidence-based psychological interventions, which includes ICBT in the treatment of depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. Her role within the PSPNET team will focus on supporting the research team through data and client management.
Abby Phillips B.A. (Hons)
Abby completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology at the University of Regina in 2021. Her Honours thesis examined perceived harm of digital dating abuse among University of Regina students. She has worked with Inclusion Saskatchewan (INSK) and Recognizing Resilience and Understanding Need (RRUN) as a research assistant previously. Abby’s primary research interests include PTSD, dating abuse, and disability. Her role within the PSPNET team will focus on supporting the research team through data and client management.
Jeanne Dumas M.A, TTS
Jeanne Dumas obtained a Master 1 in Anthropology from the University of Lyon 2 and worked with the Wendats in the Quebec City area. Through social change and public health, she works for the betterment of diverse communities. Jeanne Dumas is a social work technician, she graduated from the Cégep de Sainte-Foy in 2011 in Quebec City and has worked with a multitude of groups (e.g., women, youth, immigrant and aboriginal groups) and has worked in Quebec City to help tenants within a housing rights association.
Jeanne worked for 5 years at La Cite universitaire francophone at the University of Regina to improve access to French language health programs in Saskatchewan. She has been passionate about the field of mental health throughout her career and as such enthusiastically joined the PSPNET team.
Janine Beahm M.A.
Janine Beahm received her Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology from the University of Regina. Her research background includes work on the emotional experience of military families in the United States. She also has experience working in course design and development.
Luke Schneider PhD
Clinical Research Associate
Dr. Luke Schneider is a Registered Psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina (2013 and 2019, respectively) with a focus on implementing and evaluating Internet-delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programs in Canada. Clinically, Dr. Schneider completed his predoctoral residency with the Nova Scotia Health Authority where he provided assessment and treatment services to adults specializing in mood, anxiety, trauma, and complicated health presentations. Dr. Schneider also recently completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton where he gained specialized experience in the assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of anxiety disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Schneider has presented his research work at national and international conferences and has published in several peer-reviewed journals. He is a past recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship, which has led to international research collaborations in the field of Internet-delivered therapy. Overall, Dr. Schneider strives to synthesize his clinical and research experience to provide the highest quality care to clients.
Kerry Spice Masters (Education Psychology)
Clinical Research Associate
Kerry completed her Master’s of Educational Psychology at the University of Regina in 2011. She is a duly Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. She holds Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE), which allows her to assess and diagnose psychological disorders. Kerry is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and has been an executive member of the Psychology Association of Saskatchewan since 2008. Kerry offers therapy services to adult clients in Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as adolescent clients in Saskatchewan. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) practices, with extensive experience with Internet delivered CBT, Kerry supports clients to learn and practice skills to help them manage anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, personal and occupational stress, interpersonal difficulties, relationship concerns, and chronic pain. Kerry also has extensive experience with psycho-educational assessment and diagnosis (e.g., learning disorders, intellectual disability, ADHD, behavioural and emotional difficulties), offering this service to children, adolescents, and adults who live in Saskatchewan.
Melissa Scheltgen MSW
Clinical Research Associate
Melissa is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers. Melissa received her Masters of Social Work degree through Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has worked as a Social Worker in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. For over 20 years, Melissa has supported individuals and groups at the municipal, provincial, federal and national level develop and access resources for improved quality of life, understand and address mental health stigma and support individuals to heal from traumas using an empowering, mindful based approach. Melissa has worked in public safety and is a strong ally and advocate for first responders and their families.