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Building Bridges

ARMS Spotlight: Fulbright Research Chair Series - Dr. Ann Garland

Join us for, "Building Bridges: Connecting Research and Practice in Mental Health Care", in-person and via Zoom with Dr. Ann Garland, Nov. 15, 2022 from 1:00-3:00 PM EST.

Nov 04, 2022

We invite you to attend the upcoming ARMS Spotlight Event, co-hosted by ARMS and the McMaster University Department of Sociology.

About this event

Join us for the latest ARMS Spotlight Event: "Building Bridges: Connecting Research and Practice in Mental Health Care".

Presented by Dr. Ann Garland, a Fulbright Research Chair in Mental Health and Societal Wellbeing at McMaster University, and co-hosted by the Department of Sociology and ARMS.

There is a significant knowledge gap between research on mental health care and the actual practice of such care. Collaborative partnerships between researchers and practitioners have the potential to bridge this gap, with the ultimate goal of improving care for clients and boosting the clinical utility and relevance of research, but there is limited research on such partnerships. In this presentation, Dr. Garland will both present an over-arching model of research-practice partnership development and maintenance based on cross-disciplinary research, as well as provide examples of some of the challenges and rewards of actual partnerships, while identifying the factors that facilitate and inhibit success.

Dr. Garland will also share qualitative feedback from therapists and researchers who participated in a collaborative project, reflecting on how it changed their subsequent attitudes and practices.

Refreshments will be provided onsite by the Department of Sociology.

When: Nov. 15, 2022 between 1:00 and 3:00 PM EST
Where: Both via Zoom and in-person at

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About McMaster's Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at McMaster University is one of the largest departments on campus. The outstanding quality and diversity of our department is one of our greatest strengths.

We study social processes and social institutions in areas such as the family, education, health, social inequality, immigration and race and ethnic relations, paid and unpaid work and politics. The goal of sociology is to help explain the relationship between our personal experiences and the wider organization of society.


About ARMS

ARMS takes a unique interdisciplinary approach to lead the way for advanced research on mental health from a social science perspective.