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Claire Wicks

Claire Wicks_Bio PicClaire Wicks is beginning the first year of her MA in Clinical Psychology at York University in September 2013. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Toronto (2008) and has worked in Clinical Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for the past 5 years as a study coordinator, diagnostic interviewer and research analyst. Her research interests center on the relationship between chronic pain conditions and anxiety disorders, which will be the topic of her Master’s thesis. In addition, she is a certified Yoga instructor and has Mindfulness-based training, both areas of research she is pursuing within these populations.

Publications:

2013       Curtis, K., Bechsgaard, G., Wicks, C., Hurlow, R., Katz, J. The effects of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR) on cognition and psychological variables in community dwelling seniors. Mindfulness in Cultural Context. McGill University, Advanced Study in Cultural Psychiatry. June, 2013.                 

2013       Curtis, K., Wicks, C., Leong, N., Saunders, N., Katz, J., & Hitzig, S. A yoga intervention for pain management and well-being in individuals with spinal cord injury: A descriptive pilot study. Canadian Pain Society, Winnipeg, MA. May, 2013.

2013       Curtis, K., Wicks, C., Leong, N., Saunders, N., Katz, J., & Hitzig, S. An eight-week specialized yoga intervention for individuals with spinal cord injury: A qualitative descriptive pilot study. Current Concepts in Balance, Fitness and Mobility: Perspectives on Intensity in Rehabilitation. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto, ON. January, 2013.

2012       Curtis, K., Wicks, C., Hurlow, R., & Katz, J. Qualitative experiences of women with fibromyalgia after an eight-week yoga intervention. Integrating Asian Healing Traditions into Mental Health Care: 7th Critical MulticulturalCounselling and Psychotherapy Conference, OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. June, 2012.

2011       Curtis, K., Hurlow, R., Wicks, C., Osadchuk, A., & Katz, J. Mid-treatment mindfulness mediates changes in pain catastrophizing over an eight-week yoga intervention for women with fibromyalgia. Symposium on Yoga Research, Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, MA. September, 2011.

2011       Curtis, K., Hurlow, R., Wicks, C., Osadchuk, A., & Katz, J. (2011). Mid-treatment mindfulness mediates changes in pain catastrophizing over an eight-week yoga intervention for women with fibromyalgia. International Journal of Yoga Therapysupplement 2, 7.

 

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