PhD student, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary

Jessy is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her doctoral dissertation will focus on how mothers' experiences of adversity and subsequent parenting behaviors influence parent-child attachment relationships, as well as children's risk for mental health difficulties. Her research areas include parent-child relationships, parenting, and risk/protective factors for child mental health and related outcomes. She has completed her M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology.

Experience

  • 2017–2018
    Graduate Research Assistant, Determinants of Child Development Lab, University of Calgary
  • 2014–2017
    Research Assistant, Emotions, Stress, and Relationships Lab, Kent State University
  • 2014–2017
    Research Assistant, Child Attachment and Emotions Lab, Kent State University
  • 2015–2015
    Research Intern, Emotions, Stress, and Relationships Lab, Kent State University
  • 2015–2015
    Research Assistant, Child Development in Latino Families Lab, Kent State University

Education

  • 2018 
    Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Student Trainee Award
  • 2017 
    Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Student Trainee Award
  • 2016 
    Kent State University, Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences (Honours)

Publications

  • 2019
    Maternal adverse childhood experiences, attachment style, and mental health: Pathways of transmission to child behavior problems. , Child Abuse & Neglect
  • 2018
    A meta-analysis of maternal prenatal depression and anxiety on child socio-emotional development. , Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 2018
    Parent-child attachment and children’s affective experiences and regulation of emotion: A meta-analytic review. , Emotion
  • 2016
    Children’s emotion understanding and mother-child attachment: A meta-analysis., Emotion

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Research in Child Development