Candice is one of the foremost experts on traumatic stress, and the use of individual and
conjoint therapies to treat PTSD. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications
and chapters on the development, evaluation, and dissemination of PTSD treatments, and
is well-known for her efforts in training clinicians in evidence-based assessments and
interventions for PTSD.
Left untreated PTSD is one of the most disabling mental health conditions, but it is also one of the most treatable. As a co-principal investigator for Couple HOPES and the lab director at Ryerson University’s IMPACT Lab, Candice is interested in finding more accessible ways of providing mental health care while incorporating relationships to reach the many people who are suffering.
As a co-principal researcher for Couple HOPES, Skye applies her extensive
experience as a clinician, psychology researcher, assistant professor at York University, and the
lab director of the TULiP Lab to designing the Couple HOPES
program, and oversees the coaches to ensure the intervention is delivered as intended. She is
interested in finding more accessible ways of providing mental health care, while harnessing the
power of relationships to develop interventions that work.
Skye wants Couple HOPES to help participants feel more hopeful, feel more connected to each other, and feel like they’ve learned skills that help them live their lives again.
Anne is a co-principal researcher of Couple HOPES, clinical psychologist, adjunct
professor at Ryerson University, and the founder of Remedy,
a centre for mental health innovation. Her work focuses on the treatment and prevention of PTSD, with an
interest in novel combination interventions. Her involvement in several treatment development projects, and
in training and supervising therapists, lends itself to her role leading the design and implementation of
the Couple HOPES coaching manual.
Anne wants Couple HOPES to help couples tackle trauma at their own pace and in their own space. She hopes that after completing the program, participants will feel empowered, and like they have developed a new baseline.
The Couple HOPES team is made up of clinical psychologists, psychology students, postdoctoral fellows and digital media experts from the IMPACT Lab at Ryerson University and the TULiP Lab at York University. We are committed to developing clinically relevant, original research aimed at decreasing individual PTSD symptoms, as well as improving relationships. We created this program to provide high-quality care that also overcomes the stigma associated with seeking mental health services and the logistical, economic, geographic, and social barriers to help.