You are cordially invited to attend an Infant and Child Mental Health Lab talk
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
“Moving the Lens: From individual psychopathology to systemic considerations:
Understanding contexts of developmental adversity”
Dr. Bohr and her students will present an overview of the lab’s research which seeks to
understand mental health vulnerabilities using a systemic, social justice focused lens.
They will provide a whirlwind tour of current lab projects ranging from examinations of
early dyadic processes considering diverse cultural and contextual influences in healthy
development, to a look at culturally embedded mental health interventions - with a
particular focus on the lab’s ongoing Nunavut-based virtual intervention study with Inuit
Yvonne Bohr is a clinical and community psychologist, Associate
Professor of Clinical Developmental Psychology, and a former director of
the LaMarsh Centre. Her students’ and her research on mental health
from infancy to adolescence sheds light on the critical role of early
parenting and other systemic factors in promoting social and emotional
well-being. Dr. Bohr examines contextual factors such as trauma,
economic inequality and acculturation to inform the design and
assessment of evidence-based interventions for parents and children in
diverse environments, for example the Chinese Canadian community, the Eastern provinces
of Rwanda and the territory of Nunavut. Her work has been funded by the Social Sciences
and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Centre of Excellence for Research in
Immigration and Settlement), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Ontario
Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.