You are here
PhD - University of Toronto
Associate Professor, FRHD
Macdonald Institute, Room 133B
Michèle Preyde received her PhD from the University of Toronto and has been a faculty member at the University of Guelph since 2001. She is active in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.
My programs of research on the psychosocial impacts of medical and mental illnesses, and relational disorders have been developed through practitioner-researcher collaboration. Our research is guided by professionals with experiential knowledge and involves interacting with participants who are patients or clients and their families often at a time when they are most vulnerable. These practitioners and service recipients are located in various settings including acute care settings, outpatient care, community agencies, and the homes of service recipients which could include foster or group homes. The process of collaboration before, during and after the conduct of the research is quite enriching.
PhD in Social Work, University of Toronto
MSW, Wayne State University
Preyde, M., Parekh, S., Warne, A., & Heintzman, J. (2017). School Reintegration and Perceived Needs: The Perspectives of Child and Adolescent Patients During Psychiatric Hospitalization. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal.
Preyde, M., Carter, J., Penney, R., Lazure, K., & Vanderkooy, J. (2015). Integrated Knowledge Translation: Illustrated with Outcome Research in Mental Health. Journal of Evidence-based Social Work, 12(2), 175-83.
Preyde, M., Ardal, F., Chevalier, P., Savage, D., & Sulman, J. (2013). Integrated Knowledge Translation: Hospital-based Social Work. Social Work Research, 37, 339-347.
Preyde, M., Frensch, K., Cameron, G., White, S., & Penney, R. (2011). Long-term Outcomes of Children and Youth accessing Residential or Intensive Home-based Treatment: Three year follow up. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20, 660-668.
Community Engaged Scholarship/Research Collaborations
Most of my research is conducted with clinical partners. Through this practitioner-researcher collaboration, we have conducted studies principally in acute care settings and community-based mental health and social service agencies. Practitioners include a wide range of professionals in community development, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, social work, mental health and the often vulnerable patients or clients and families they serve.
As principal investigator, I currently have three research projects in progress.
The first is a longitudinal study of the transition experiences of youth discharged from residential mental health treatment centres. We are using a case study design that includes phenomenological (at one-point in time) and narrative (across time periods) approaches, and clinical data and standardized measures of strengths and difficulties, and coping. The second study is a psychosocial and sexual health needs assessment of patients with prostate cancer. For the third, we are in the dissemination phase of a study on the school-related difficulties and difficulties with school reintegration of youth who had been hospitalized for psychiatric illness.
Potential future projects
Future projects are in the initial phases of conception and include aspects of psychosocial well-being, identity and relationships.