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Yvonne Bohr

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Dr. Bohr's research group focuses on the wellbeing and optimal development of infants, children, youth and their parents. We study attachment and parenting practices in diverse cultural contexts, including migration, and Indigenous/rural, as well as digital cultures. We are interested in prevention and interventions that optimize mental health in all youth, especially youth who live in remote regions with little access to evidence informed resources. Dr. Bohr's team is currently working on the development of culturally-specific CBT-based video games that may be useful in the provision of digital online interventions to Indigenous youth in Northern communities. 


Department: Psychology
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Published Manuscripts (Select Publications)

Bohr, Y., Litwin, L. & Lucassen, M. (Under review). Combatting Depression with SPARX: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Computerized Intervention Program with Canadian Inuit Youth. International Journal of Circumpolar Health.

Bohr, Y., Bimm, M., Bint Misbah, K., Perrier, R., Lee, Y., Armour, L., & Sockett‐DiMarco, N. (2020). The Crying Clinic: Increasing accessibility to Infant Mental Health services for immigrant parents at risk for peripartum depression. Infant Mental Health Journal.

Muir, N., Bohr, Y., Shepard, M., Warne, D & Healey, G. (2019). Invited chapter on Aboriginal parenting for The Handbook of Parenting, 3rd edition, NY: Routledge, Marc Bornstein, Editor. 

Bohr, Y., Putnick, D. L., Lee, Y., & Bornstein, M. H. (2018). Evaluating Caregiver Sensitivity to Infants: Measures Matter. Infancy, 23(5), 730-747.

Bohr, Y., Dhayanandhan, B., Kanter, D., Holigrocki, R., Armour, L., & Baumgartner, E. (2018). Mapping the attributions of parents: a client-centered dynamic approach to assessing vulnerable caregivers and their young children. Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 17(1), 54-69.

Bohr, Y. (2018). Social Justice. Entry for SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. M. Bornstein, Editor. SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Myers, K., Cummings, J. R., Zima, B., Oberleitner, R., Roth, D., Merry, S. M., Bohr, Y. & Stasiak, K. (2018). Advances in Asynchronous Telehealth Technologies to Improve Access and Quality of Mental Health Care for Children and Adolescents. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 3(2), 87-106.

Bohr, Y., Liu, C., Chen, S. & Wang, L. (2018). Satellite Babies: Costs and benefits of culturally driven parent-infant separations in North American immigrant families. In de Guzman, M.R.T., Brown, J. & Pope Edwards, C. (Editors). Parenting From Afar: The Reconfiguration of the Family Across Distance (pp. 304-320). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 

Bohr, Y., Hynie, M. & Armour, L. (2015). Focusing on Resilience in Canadian Immigrant Mothers’ Mental Health. In Khanlou N & Pilkington B. (Editors). Women’s Mental Health: Resistance and Resilience in Community and Society. Advances in Mental Health and Addiction (Series Editor: Masood Zangeneh). 233-245. New York: Springer.

Muir, N., & Bohr, Y. (2014). Raising Healthy Aboriginal Children: A Review on Aboriginal Parenting Values and Practices. First Peoples Child & Family Review, 9(1), 66-79.