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

Watch our recording of "Building Bridges: Connecting Research and Practice in Mental Health Care", a talk presented by Dr. Ann Garland on Nov. 15th, 2022.

Apr 04, 2023




About this event

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.
Part of our ARMS Spotlight: Fulbright Research Chair series, co-hosted by the Department of Sociology and ARMS, this talk was presented by Dr. Ann Garland on Nov. 15th, 2022.

About Dr. Ann Garland

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Garland’s teaching, research, and practice has been devoted to improving community-based mental health care by strengthening the integration of scientifically and practically derived knowledge. A former Professor of Psychiatry at U.C.S.D. and of Counselling and Family Therapy at U.S.D., she has trained hundreds of mental health professionals from multiple disciplines, published over 120 articles and book chapters. Dr. Garland holds degrees from Yale University, Columbia University and U.C. Berkeley.


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.