Sarah MacAulay, PhD Clinical Psychologist

I work as a Clinical Psychologist (provisional registration) at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre, in the psychiatry outpatient unit. The Janeway is located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and is part of the “Eastern Health” district. My primary clinical work focuses on helping children and adolescents with mental health problems such as Anxiety disorders (e.g., Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Depressive disorders (e.g., Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder), and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

I also teach as a sessional instructor at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, either in the Psychology Department or in the Department of Education (i.e., courses related to development and counseling).

In the fall of 2013, I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Poulin. My doctoral research focussed on the institutional impact of the university and residence system on the lives of university women living in residence. To this end, I carried out qualitative analyses following the methodology of the Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace, which is a methodology created by Drs. Carmen Poulin and Lynne Gouliquer for the study of the psychological impact of institutional practices on the lives of disempowered individuals.