Master of Arts, York University (in progress)
Health Diploma, York University (in progress)
Master of Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University
My current interests include research on the family variables associated with promoting mental health in individuals with developmental disabilities. Specifically, I am interested in studying the effect that family factors (i.e., cohesion, adaptability, etc) may have on cognitive behaviour group treatment outcome in youth with a developmental disability and co-morbid anxiety. In addition, I am interested in the protective role that Special Olympics may play for individuals with developmental disabilities who are at risk for mental illness.
(accepted) Francis, S. E., Mezo, P. M., & Fung, S. L. (2011). Self-control training in children: A review of interventions for anxiety and depression and the role of parental involvement. Psychotherapy Research.
(accepted) Noel, V. A., Francis, S. E., Williams-Outerbridge, K., & Fung, S. L. (2010). Catastrophizing: A predictor of depressive symptoms in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research.
Selected Poster Presentations
Fung, S. L., Noel, V. A., Hill, A., & Francis, S. E. (2011, November). An Investigation of Parental Overprotection and Child Anxiety: The Effects of Age and Gender. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.
Fung, S. L., Noel, V. A., & Francis, S. E. (2011, June). Peer problems and externalizing disorders in children: Their combined aversive effect on parental depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
Fung, S. L., Francis, S. E., & Noel, V. A. (2010, November). The relationship among parental beliefs about anxiety, child anxiety sensitivity, and child anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.