Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
Outcome research for the walk-in counselling model of service delivery.
Effects of child abuse and other traumas on health: Implications for health professionals and trauma-informed care.
Treatment of adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Biography / Academic Background
I received my PhD in social work from Smith College in Massachusetts, U.S.A., in 1993 and my MSW from Laurier in 1974.
Prior to joining Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work in 1994, I practiced front-line social work for 20 years in London, Ontario in the context of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and in a child welfare agency. I developed expertise in individual and group work with a wide range of clients and particularly with survivors of child sexual abuse.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research interests include learning more about the effectiveness of single-session therapy provided in walk-in counselling clinics, improving the effectiveness of mental health counselling and interprofessional practice in primary health care, promoting sensitive practice by health professionals when they work with survivors of child abuse and improving social work practice with refugees and immigrants. I was the Principal Investigator of a recently completed CIHR-funded study entitled, "Clinical Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness of Walk-in Counselling Centres: A Controlled Study."
Awards and Achievements
In May 2007, I received the WLUAA Faculty Mentoring Award in recognition of dedication to supporting and assisting students.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
As I am retiring from my full-time faculty position in December 2014, I am not accepting additional students.
Stalker, C.A., Riemer, M., Cait, C.A., Horton, S., Booton, J., Josling, L., Bedggood, J. & Zaczek, M. "A comparison of single-session walk-in counselling and the traditional model for delivering counselling services." Journal of Mental Health. doi:10.3109/ 09638237.2015.1101417. This study was funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) FRN 119528. A limited number of copies are available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/MrdP6mwK56dW8QUFPGyr/full, (on-line December 15, 2015).
Wang, D. & Stalker, C.A. Attachment theory. In P. Lehman & N. Coady (Eds.), Theoretical perspectives for direct social work practice: A generalist-eclectic approach. (3rd edition). New York: Springer. (in press).
Mandell, D., Shalan, H., Stalker, C.A. & Caragata, L. "Writing for publication: Assessment of a course for social work doctoral students." Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 35:1-2, 197-212, doi: 10.1080/08841233.2014.983662. (2015).
Hovey, A., Stalker, C.A. & Rye, B.J. "Asking women survivors of child sexual abuse about thoughts or actions involving sex with children: An issue requiring sensitivity." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. 23,(4), 442-61, doi: 10.1080/10538712.2014.896844, (2014).
Hovey, A., Rye, B.J., & Stalker, C.A. "Do therapists' beliefs about sexual offending affect counselling practices with women?" Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22 (5), 572-592. doi:10.1080/10538712.2011.539963. (2013).
Hymmen, P., Stalker, C.A. & Cait, C.-A. “The case for single-session therapy: Does the empirical evidence support the increased prevalence of this service delivery model?” Journal of Mental Health, 22(1), 60-71. (2013).
Stalker, C.A., Horton, S. & Cait, C.-A. “Single-session therapy in a walk-in counselling clinic: A pilot study”. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 31(1), 38-52. (2012).
Horton, S., Stalker, C.A., Cait, C.A. & Josling, L. “Sustaining walk-in services: An economic assessment from a pilot study. Healthcare Quarterly”, 15(3),44-49. (2012).
Hovey, A., Stalker, C.A., Schachter, C.L., Teram. E., Lasiuk, G. “Practical ways psychotherapy can support physical health care experiences for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse”. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 20(1), 37-57. DOI 10.1080/10538712.2011.539963 (2011)
Maiter, S. & Stalker, C.A. “South Asian immigrants' experience of child protection services: Are we recognizing strengths and resilience?” Child and Family Social Work, 16, 138-148. DOI/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00721.x (2011).
Stalker, C.A. How have physicians and patients at New Vision Family Health Team experienced the shift to a family health team model? Final Report. Unpublished. (2010).