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Dana Carsley, M.Ed.

  • Program: Human Development
  • Research Interests: mindfulness, anxiety, test anxiety, stress and coping, mental health in schools
  • E-mail address: dana.carsley@mail.mcgill.ca

Awards


  • 2016-2019 – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, $35,000/year; held)
  • 2016-2019 – Bourse de doctorat en recherche, Fonds de recherche du Québéc – Société et culture (FRQSC, $20,000/year; awarded)
  • 2016 – Selected to present research at the annual Tomlinson Talks at the University Club, Montreal, Quebec, on April 13, 2016
  • 2016 – Selected Preferential Recruitment Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($17,000; awarded)
  • 2015 – Human Development Best CV Award ($200)
  • 2015-2017 – Tomlinson Scholar; Tomlinson Doctoral Fellowship, Faculty of Education, McGill University, ($35,000/year)
  • 2015 – Selected Preferential Recruitment Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University ($20,000)
  • 2015 – M.Ed Research Project Excellence Award, McGill University
  • 2014 – Education Graduate Student Society Travel Award, McGill University ($250)
  • 2010 – Macdonald Teachers’ Alumni Association Scholarship, McGill University ($1500)

Publications


Carsley, D., Mettler, J., Shapiro, A. J., Mills, D. J., Bloom, E. L., & Heath, N. L. (accepted). Evaluation  of an educator-delivered school-based stress management program for adolescents. LEARNing Landscapes.

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017). Dispositional mindfulness and adjustment to university. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.

Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., Gomez-Garibello, C., & Mills, D. J. (2016). The importance of mindfulness in explaining the relationship between adolescents’ anxiety and dropout intentions. School Mental Health, 9, 78-86. doi: 10.1007/s12310-016-9196-x

Heath, N. L., Joly, M., & Carsley, D. (2016). Coping self-efficacy and mindfulness in non-suicidal self-injury. Mindfulness, 7(5), 1132-1141. doi: 10.1007/s12671-016-0555-3

Heath, N. L., Carsley, D., De Riggi, M. E., Mills, D., & Mettler, J. (2016). The relationshipbetween mindfulness, depressive symptoms and non-suicidal self-injury amongst adolescents. Archives of Suicide Research, 20(4), 635-649. doi: 10.80/13811118.2016.1162243 

Shapiro, A. J., Heath, N. L., & Carsley, D. (2016). Pilot evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of StressOFF Strategies: A single-session school-based stress management program for adolescents. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, 9(1), 12-28. doi: 10.1080/1754730X.2015.1110494

Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Fajnerova, S. (2015). Effectiveness of a classroom mindfulness coloring activity for test anxiety in children. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 31(3), 239-255. doi: 10.1080/15377903.2015.1056925

Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2015). How can educational leaders promote mental health in schools? In D. Griffiths & J. P. Portelli (Eds.), Key Questions For Educational Leaders (pp. 241-250). Burlington, ON: Word & Deed Publishing Incorporated & Edphil Books.

Forthcoming Contributions

Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (under review).  Effectiveness of mindfulness-based colouring for test anxiety in adolescents. Journal of School Psychology.

Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (under review). Evaluating the effectiveness of a mindfulness colouring activity for test anxiety in children. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.

Conferences


 

Carsley, D., Golt, R., & Heath, N. L. (2017, June). Do mindfulness colouring and dispositional mindfulness contribute to changes in test anxiety and state mindfulness in elementary school students? Poster session accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, CPA, Toronto, ON.

Carsley, D., Argento, A., & Heath, N. L. (2017, May). Les effets du coloriage structuré de mandalas sur l’anxiété reliée aux examens et la pleine conscience, a été enregistrée avec succès. Poster session presented at the Association Francophone Pour Le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, QC.

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, May). Le role de la pleine conscience dans l’ajustement à l’université. Poster session presented at the Association Francophone Pour Le Savoir (ACFAS), Montreal, QC.

Carsley, D., Golt, R., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). Evaluating the effectiveness of mindfulness-based colouring for test anxiety and state mindfulness in children. Poster session presented at the annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Argento, A., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). Benefits of structured mandala colouring on test anxiety and mindfulness. Poster session presented at the annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Joly, M., & Heath, N. L. (2017, April). University adjustment: Role of dispositional mindfulness, self-efficacy, perceived social support and gender. Poster session presented at the annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Joly, M. (2016, July). Importance of mindfulness as a protective factor for self-injury. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the International School Psychology Association, ISPA, Amsterdam, NH.

Bloom, E., Heath, N., Finn C., Mettler, J. & Carsley, D. (2016, July). Facilitating classroom staff delivery of a stress management program for adolescents: How hard is it? Paper accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the International School Psychology Association, ISPA, Amsterdam, NH.

Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Joly, M. (2016, April). Importance of coping self-efficacy in explaining the relationship between mindfulness and self-injury. Poster presented at the annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Heath, N. L., & Carsley, D. (2016, April). Pilot evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of StressOFF Strategies: A single-session school-based stress management program for adolescents. Poster presented at the annual Human Development Conference, Montreal, QC.

Carsley, D., Mills, D. J., Shapiro, A. J., Bloom, E., Roberts, E., & Heath, N. L. (2015, October). Evaluating an educator delivered mindfulness-based stress management program for adolescents. Poster presented at the annual convention of the International Association for Youth Mental Health, IAYMH, Montreal, QC.

Mills, D. J., Carsley, D., Mettler, J., De Riggi, M. E., & Heath, N. L., (2015, October). The role of mindfulness in predicting non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents. Poster presented at the annual convention of the International Association for Youth Mental Health, IAYMH, Montreal, QC.

Carsley, D., Mills, D. J., Heath, N. L., & Gomez-Garibello, C. (2015, August). The importance of mindfulness in risk for high school dropout. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, APA, Toronto, ON.

Mills, D. J., Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Gomez-Garibello, C. (2015, August). Differences in anxiety, depression, and mindfulness across problematic gaming groups. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, APA, Toronto, ON.

Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Fajnerova, S. (2015, February). Mindfulness-based art reduces children’s test anxiety: Fact or fiction? Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, NASP, Orlando, FL.

Emery, A. A., Carsley, D., Heath, N. L., & Moïse, L. (2014, November). Le rôle du support à l’autonomie dans la relation entre le stress et l’automutilation non-suicidaire chez les adolescents. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association Québécoise des Psychologues Scolaires, AQPS, Trois-Rivières, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Hu, T., & Heath, N. L. (2014, March). Adolescents’ perspectives on stress management strategy use following a brief school intervention. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Société Québécoise pour la Recherche en Psychologie, SQRP, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Mettler, J., Carsley, D., Hu, T., & Heath, N. L. (2014, March). Impact of a brief school intervention on adolescents’ understanding of and willingness to use stress management strategies. Poster presented at the annual Education Graduate Student Society conference, EGSS, Montreal, QC.

Workshops


Carsley, D., Mettler, J., & Heath, N. L. (2016, November). Peaks and pitfalls: Mindfulness in the classroom. Workshop session submitted to the annual convention of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

Shapiro, A. J., Carsley, D., & Heath, N. L. (2016, November). Teaching effective stress management to elementary and high school students. Workshop session submitted to the annual convention of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

Heath, N. L., Carsley, D., & Bloom, E. (2016, January). Stressoff strategies, a stress management program for teens: Student Services Meeting. Workshop session presented at the Student Services Meeting at the Lester B. Pearson School Board, LBPSB, Montreal, QC.

Han, X., Carsley, D., Gholamrezaei, M., Kacmaz, G., & Heath, N. L. (2014, November). Cultural considerations in supporting students with disabilities: Teacher recommendations. Workshop session presented at the annual convention of the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, QPAT, Montreal, QC.

 
 

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