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Myfanwy Bakker

PhD Student

Department of Psychology

University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

I am a second year PhD student in clinical psychology at UBC Okanagan, supervised by Dr. Susan Holtzman. Broadly, my research interests include: the role of self-compassion and mindfulness in mental health, emotion regulation, depression, and the impact of trauma and stress on formal and informal caregivers' mental health. In my previous roles as a registered nurse, I have worked extensively in the areas of mental and sexual health. I am passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues and advocating for increased access to mental health services in Canada

Area of Research Expertise
Self-compassion; Depression; Emotion regulation; Mindfulness; PTSD