About the Program
Our goal is to promote wellness through group therapy delivered via a mobile app. The BEAM program includes group Telehealth sessions, weekly videos, and an online forum. We are recruiting mothers to participate in the program to help us understand the efficacy of our online BEAM program, compared to services as usual, for improving mental wellness in mothers of young children.
This study is funded by Research Manitoba.
About the Researchers
Dr. Leslie E. Roos
Dr. Leslie E. Roos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, with appointments in Psychology and Pediatrics. She aims to prevent the intergenerational transmission of stress-linked health inequities by developing scalable programs that promote parent mental health and family relationships.
Dr. Kristen Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds is a Clinical Psychologist who is the director of the Health Information Exchange Lab at the University of Manitoba, where she is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Her research focuses on the translation of health-related knowledge to the general public and into clinical practice as well as the evaluation of mental health resources. Much of her research is carried out with diverse populations, including older adults and peri-natal females. Dr. Reynolds also uses her research to assess the needs of individuals within the community.
Dr. Jennifer Protudjer
Dr. Protudjer is an Epidemiologist who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba. Through her use of patient-oriented research, she examines environmental risk factors for, and societal consequences of, allergic diseases. Dr. Protudjer further examines the impact of allergic diseases on child growth, pubertal development, mental health, and family finances.
Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala
Dr. Sauer-Zavala is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests mainly involve improving treatment for common mental health conditions and high risk clinical presentations. The goal of her work is to refine psychological interventions so that they stand a better chance of getting into the hands of individuals that need them.
Dr. Catherine Lebel
Dr. Lebel is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and director of the Developmental Neuroimaging Lab. Her research focuses on brain and behaviour, traumatic brain injury, neurodevelopment, and prenatal environment. Her research uses structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate brain structure and function in children. Broadly, her work is focused on understanding brain-behaviour relationships in both typical and atypical brain development.
Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen
Dr. Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary and holds a Clinical Psychology Professorship in Child Health Psychology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Lianne's research focuses on psychological and social factors that promote or detract from optimal health trajectories, including the development of preventative interventions for at risk populations.