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Kelly Dean Schwartz

Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology, University of Calgary

Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz is Associate Professor in the School and Applied Child Psychology program and Director, U of C Applied Psychological and Educational Services (U-CAPES), an on-campus clinic serving children and families Calgary and area. He has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and an MSc in Educational Psychology from the University of Calgary. As a registered psychologist (1993), he began his career with a Calgary school board and worked extensively with children and adolescents who had severe learning and/or social/emotional needs. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Schwartz was on faculty at Ambrose University College for over 12 years where he served as Program Head of Behavioural Science.
Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Schwartz has previously served as a Research Fellow with the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (Ottawa) and a Scientific Advisor for Search Institute’s (Minneapolis, MN) Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence. He has also served as a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists Hearing Tribunal/Complaint Review Committee, as member and chair of ministry-appointed Alberta Education tribunals, and on the Board of Directors for the Psychologists Association of Alberta (2017-2019). Dr. Schwartz has also served as a director on several local and international non-profit boards and is past Chair of the Board of Directors for HopeShares Canada, a nonprofit registered Canadian charity that operates a community development agency in Bhekulwandle, South Africa, serving children and families in the areas of literacy, health, education, leadership, and spiritual development.

Currently, Dr. Schwartz is a full member of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institutes (ACHRI), the Owerko Centre, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health and Education. He is also Researcher with the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC).

https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/

https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/owerko/

https://mathison.ucalgary.ca/

https://hbi.ucalgary.ca/

https://cimvhr.ca/

https://www.cipsrt-icrtsp.ca/

Experience

  • 2004–present
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Psychology, University of Calgary
  • –present
    Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology, University of Calgary

Education

  • 2002 
    University of Calgary, PhD Social Psychology
  • 1992 
    University of Calgary, MSc School and Community Psychology
  • 1988 
    University of Manitoba, BA (Hons) Psychology

Publications

  • 2021
    Family members of Veterans with mental health problems: Seeking, finding, and accessing informal and formal supports during military-to-civilian transition. , Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health
  • 2021
    Conceptualizing service-related trauma: Controversies, challenges, and opportunities in the Canadian context. , Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • 2021
    COVID-19 and Student Well-Being: Stress and Mental Health during Return-to-School, Canadian Journal of School Psychology

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Using eHealth: A Scoping Review
    Role:
    Co-I
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2021
    Measure what matters: Identifying key indicators to align health and Social policy and service delivery with child health and well-being
    Role:
    Co-I
    Funding Source:
    Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • 2020
    Before Operational Stress: Evaluating Novel Psychosocial Interventions for Public Safety Personnel (PSP) and their Families
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2020
    Screening Student Resiliency and Mental Health Indicators During School Re-Entry
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2019
    The Impact of Screen Time on Child Development Outcomes and the Role of Parents
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Policywise
  • 2017
    Qualitative Study on the Health and Wellbeing of Families of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Mental Health Problems
    Role:
    Co-PI
    Funding Source:
    Veterans Affairs Canada

Professional Memberships

  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Psychologists' Association of Alberta

Honours

Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs (CAFC) Canada Fire Researcher of the Year (2021)