Basic information

Name

Maria Khan

Membership status

Program alumnus

Biography

I am a graduate of the specialized honours psychology program. Currently, I am working part time as the research coordinator for the BRiCK (Building Resilience in Communities and Kids) program and as a research assistant for the Developmental Disabilities & Mental Health (DDMH) Lab.

I completed my undergraduate thesis under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell. My research focused on the prospective relationships between infant pain regulation, caregiver emotional availability, and preschool executive functioning.

I also conducted an independent study under the supervision of Dr. Jonathan Weiss. My research focused on on the role of therapeutic alliance in CBT outcomes (e.g. emotion regulation & anxiety) for youth with high functioning autism.

Research interests

Developmental psychopathology, mental-health interventions, parent-child relations, cross-cultural psychology

Research experience

*The D.D.M.H (Developmental Disabilities & Mental Health) Laboratory
Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Weiss
Position: Research Assistant
Duration: June 2015 – Present

*The O.U.C.H (Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt) Laboratory
Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell
Position: Coordinator for the BRiCK Program
Duration: October 2014 – Present

* The O.U.C.H (Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt) Laboratory
Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell & Nicole Racine (Phd Candidate)
Position: Coder Research Assistant
Duration: May 2014 – October 2014

*Boomerang Health – Powered by SickKids
Supervisor: Dr. Meredith Gillespie
Position: Volunteer
Duration: May 2014 – Present

* The Hospital for Sick Children – Summer Student Research Program (SSuRe)
Supervisor: Dr. Bonnie Stevens
Position: Student researcher
Duration: May 2013 – August 2013

* The Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health (DDMH) Laboratory
Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Weiss
Position: Volunteer
Duration: October 2012 – April 2013

* The REACh (Research on Emerging Adults, Adolescents and Children) Laboratory
Supervisor: Dr. Jennine Rawana
Position: Volunteer
Duration: October 2012 – March 2013

* The O.U.C.H (Opportunities to Understand Childhood Hurt) Laboratory
Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell
Position: Clinical Research Assistant
Duration: January 2012 – April 2013

Skill and resources

Clinical:
Administer the D KEFS Tower Test & the PPVT in a standardized manner.
Administer self-report questionnaires & rating scales during psycho-educational assessments.
Administer the emotional stroop task & other computerized cognitive measures
Administered the five minute speech sample
Score the PPVT, CSHQ, RSQ, BASC-2, BRIEF, PSI & BSI
Score various psychological measures for CBT trials
Double-check scored protocols for NEPSY, BRACKEN & Day/Night Task.

Research:
Data Entry (experience with SPSS).
Create lay summaries of research articles.
Conduct a systematic review.
A reliable coder for the Neonatal Facial Coding System (NFCS), FLACC (Face, Legs, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale for measuring pain), CAMPIS (Child-Adult Medical Procedure Interaction Scale) & TPOCS-A (Therapy Process Observational Coding System-Alliance scale).