Dr. Candice Bovell, Ph.D, C.Psych.
Registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Dr. Bovell received a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2001. She then attended The University of Regina and completed an M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2012. Her training followed the scientist-practitioner model. She also gained valuable experience from a Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Bovell is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, a member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She works in private practice and is the founder of Wellness View Psychological Services Ontario.
Dr. Bovell provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults (ages 17 to 67). She has training and experience with Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness training. She tailors treatment to the individual needs and abilities of clients and works with clients as a ‘co-investigator’ to examine life problems and find attainable goals and solutions. Dr. Bovell uses effective treatments that are supported by scientific research evidence and was trained to be a scientist-practitioner.
Dr. Bovell has experience treating depression, stress and generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, panic attacks and panic disorder, phobias, eating disorders, and adjustment difficulties. She incorporates cultural sensitivity into her practice.
Dr. Bovell grew up in Scarborough, Ontario and continues to reside there. She has interests in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects, creative writing, amateur graphic design, physical fitness, health, green living, spending time with friends, and watching films.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial of a Self-Help Book for Health Anxiety. 2012. University of Regina.
Peer Reviewed Publications
1. Asmundson, G. J. G., Carleton, R. N., Bovell, C., & Taylor, S. (2008). Comparison of unitary and multidimensional models of the Whiteley Index in a nonclinical sample: Implications for the assessment of health anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 22, 87-96.
2. Asmundson, J. G., Bovell, C. V., Carleton, N. R., & McWilliams, L. A. (2007). The Fear of Pain Questionnaire – Short Form (FPQ-SF): Factorial validity and psychometric properties. Pain, 134, 51-58.
3. Asmundson, J. G., Taylor, S., Bovell, C.V., & Collimore, K. (2006). Strategies for managing symptoms of anxiety. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 6(2), 213-222.
Conference Presentations, Posters, and Published Abstracts
1. Bovell, C. V., Welch, P. G., Otte, S., Asmundson, G. J. G. (2008). I Hate My Body! The Relationship Between Social Physique Anxiety, Attitudes, Affect, and Exercise Motivation. Poster presented at the 3rd University of Regina Graduate Students’ Research Conference, Regina, SK, April 2008.
2. Bovell, C.V., Carleton, R. N., Asmundson, G. J. G., McWilliams, L.A., & Park, I. (2006). Experiential Fear of Pain: Revising the Fear of Pain Questionnaire-III. Poster presented at the 26th meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Miami, FL, March 23-26.
3. Bovell, C. V., Moore, R.J., & Sharpe, D. (2005). An Examination of the
Relationships among Moral Schemas, Personality Traits, and Human Values. Poster presented at the 67th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Westin, CA, June 8-10.
4. Bovell, C. V. (2001). Do Political Debates Cause Negative Attitudes Towards Candidates? Oral presentation at the 31st Ontario Undergraduate Thesis Conference at Queens University, Kingston, ON.
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