Heidi Bailey

Area: 
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Email: 
hnbailey@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 
519-824-4120 ex.56399
Fax: 
I live in the year 2018
Office/Building: 
Mackinnon Extension
Office Hours: 

by appointment

Room: 
3008

Accepting Graduate Students: 
No
Accepting New Experiential Learning Students: 
Yes

I have two lines of research:

1. Attachment-related emotional, cognitive and social interactive processes in childhood and adulthood: I am interested in developing and improving measures to assess parental sensitivity, parental disrupted caregiving, parental socialization of children's emotions, and children's representations of attachment. I am also interested in how a parent’s history of childhood maltreatment affects their parenting behaviour, the parent-child relationship, and the child’s subsequent emotional development. 

2. Assessing self-compassion: Self-compassion involves three components: mindful awareness of our actual experience; treating the self kindly (as we would treat a good friend); and realizing that we are not alone, but rather, the difficult experiences we have are shared by many others. It has been strongly associated with positive mental health outcomes. Whereas self-compassion is typically assessed using a questionnaire, I am interested in understanding and observing it as a process that occurs in real time. 

Self-compassion; attachment; trauma history and symptoms; parent-child relational processes; socio-emotional development; assessment; mental health and well-being 

Education

Ph.D University of Western Ontario

Research

I have two lines of research: 

1. Attachment-related emotional, cognitive and social interactive processes in childhood and adulthood: I am interested in developing and improving measures to assess parental sensitivity, parental disrupted caregiving, parental socialization of children's emotions, and children's representations of attachment. I am also interested in how a parent’s history of childhood maltreatment affects their parenting behaviour, the parent-child relationship, and the child’s subsequent emotional development. 

2. Assessing self-compassion: Self-compassion involves three components: mindful awareness of our actual experience; treating the self kindly (as we would treat a good friend); and realizing that we are not alone, but rather, the difficult experiences we have are shared by many others. It has been strongly associated with positive mental health outcomes. Whereas self-compassion is typically assessed using a questionnaire, I am interested in understanding and observing it as a process that occurs in real time. 

Self-compassion; attachment; trauma history and symptoms; parent-child relational processes; socio-emotional development; assessment; mental health and well-being 

 

 

Selected Publications

Bailey, H., Bernier, A., Bouvette-Turcot, A., Tarabulsy, G., Pederson, D., & Becker-Stoll, F. (2017). Deconstructing maternal sensitivity: Predictive relations to mother-child attachment in home and laboratory settings. Social Development, 26, 679-693, doi: 10.1111/sode.12220
Bailey, H. N., Tarabulsy, G. M, Moran, G., Pederson, D. R., & Bento, S. (2017). New insight on intergenerational attachment from a relationship-based analysis. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 433-448, doi: 10.1017/10.1017/S0954579417000098 p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 8.0px Helvetica} . 

Boughton, K. L., Bailey, H. N., & Lumley, M. N. (2016).  Parents' parenting awareness and depressive symptoms in treatment-referred youth.  Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50, 384-401, ISSN 1923-6182. Available at: <http://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/cjc/index.php/rcc/article/view/2789>. 

Tétreault, E., Bouvette-Turcot, A., Bernier, A., & Bailey, H. N. (2016). Longitudinal associations between early maternal sensitivity and children's sleep throughout early childhood. Infant and Child Development, 26:e2004, doi: 10.1002/icd.2004.

Bailey, H., Redden, E., Pederson, D. R., & Moran, G. (2016).  Parental disavowal of relationship difficulties fosters the development of insecure attachment.   Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 48, 49-59, doi: 10.1037/cbs0000033.

Hsiao, C., Koren-Karie, N., Bailey, H., & Moran, G. (2015).  It takes two to talk: Longitudinal associations among infant–mother attachment, maternal attachment representations, and mother–child emotion dialogues.   Attachment and Human Development, 17 (1), 43-64, doi: 10.1080/14616734.2014.981671.

Paret, L., Bailey, H., Roche, J., Bureau, J., & Moran, G. (2015).  Preschool ambivalent attachment associated with a lack of vagal withdrawal in response to stress.   Attachment and Human Development, 17 (1), 65-82, doi: 10.1080/14616734.2014.967786.

Pederson, D. R., Bailey, H. N., Tarabulsy, G. M., Bento, S., & Moran, G. (2014).  Understanding sensitivity: Lessons learned from the legacy of Mary Ainsworth.   Attachment and Human Development, 16 (3), 261-270, doi: 10.1080/14616734.2014.900094.  

Arbuthnott, A. E., Lewis, S. P., & Bailey, H. N. (2014).  Rumination and emotions in nonsuicidal self-injury and eating disorder behaviors: A preliminary test of the emotional cascade model.   Journal of Clinical Psychology., doi: 10.1002/jclp.22115.

McLean, H. R., Bailey, H. N., & Lumley, M. N. (2014).  The secure base script: Associated with early maladaptive schemas related to attachment.   Psychology & Psychotherapy., doi: 10.1111/papt.12025.  

Bailey, H., Paret, L., Battista, C., & Xue, Y. (2012).  Attentional control and attachment anxiety predict immediate and delayed emotional Stroop interference.   Emotion.  

Bailey, H., DeOliveria, C.A, Wolfe, V.V, Evans, E., & Hartwick, C. (2012).  The impact of maternal history of maltreatment on parenting.   Child Abuse and Neglect.  

Moran, G., Bailey, H.N, & DeOliveria, C.A (2008). Roots of depression in early attachment experiences. In Dobson, K. S., & Dozois, D. (Eds.), Risk factors in depression (pp. 289-316). Boston:  Elsevier Science. 

Moran, G., Bailey, H.N, Gleason, K., DeOliveria, C.A, & Pederson, D.R (2008). Exploring the mind behind unresolved attachment: Lessons from and for attachment-based interventions with infants and their traumatized mothers.. In H. Steele, & M. Steele (Eds.), Clinical applications of the adult attachment interview (pp. 371-398). New York:  Guilford Press. 

Bailey, H., Moran, G., & Pederson, D.R (2007).  Childhood maltreatment, complex trauma symptoms, and Unresolved attachment in an at-risk sample of adolescent mothers.   Attachment and Human Development, 9, 139-161.

Bailey, H., Moran, G., Pederson, D.R, & Bento, S. (2007).  Understanding the transmission of attachment using variable- and relationship-centered approaches.   Development and Psychopathology, 19, 139-161.  

DeOliveria, C.A, Bailey, H.N, Moran, G., & Pederson, D.R (2004).  Emotion socialization as a framework for understanding the development of disorganized attachment.   Social Development, 13, 437-467.  

DeOliveria, C.A, Bailey, H.N, Moran, G., & Pederson, D.R (2004).  Invited response to commentaries by Gergely and Steele on.   Social Development, 13, 490-494.  

Bailey, H., Waters, C.A, Pederson, D.R, & Moran, G. (1999).  Ainsworth revisited: An empirical analysis of interactive behaviour in the home.   Attachment and Human Development, 1, 191-216.  

PSYC*2450 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

PSYC*3570 Death and Dying

PSYC*4460 Advanced Topics in Clinical and Applied Developmental Psychology

PSYC*4570 Special Topics in Applied Psychology

PSYC*6630 Developmental Psychology

PSYC*6020 Clinical and Diagnostic Interviewing Skills

I routinely accept Honours Thesis students and Experiential Learning research interns.

I am accepting an honours student for Fall 2018. The project involves fairly complex coding that will require specialized individual training. Applicants must have an 80% average, or above, across psychology courses.