PhD, MA, University of Victoria
BA, BEd, York University
My theoretical orientation in Counselling Psychology is integrative, drawing from constructivist and humanistic traditions. In working with clients, I focus on interpersonal process, and strive to foster a collaborative relationship that honours each individual's life context, strengths, and experiences. I also draw on interventions from Emotionally Focused, Cognitive-behavioural and Mindfulness-based approaches. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
As a researcher, I am most interested in questions of career-life, the intersections of multiple life roles (including both paid and unpaid work), and relational contexts of career. More specifically, I am interested in the experience of mothering work as an aspect of career-life, and past research has focused on the experiences, choices and strategies of mother entrepreneurs. Drawing on my experiences as an addictions clinician, I am also interested in the intersections of career-life and addictions recovery.
I currently have two active research projects under the umbrella of career and mental health. The first is a participatory research project with teachers, exploring the integration of hope and strengths focused programming to support school mental health, funded by Alberta Education. The second is a mixed methods study funded by the Alberta Gambling Research Institute designed to shed light on intersections of gambling and work-life.
Hudson Breen, R. & Lawrence, B. (in press). A Call for Enhanced Training and Action on the Intersections of Mental Health, decent work, and career in counselling. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Hudson Breen, R. & Vilches, S. (in press). Doing all that Matters: A Relational Career Psychology Perspective on Mother-Entrepreneurship Career Success. In T. Esnard and M. Knight (Eds). Mothering and Entrepreneurship: Global Perspectives, Identities, and Complexities. Demeter Press.
Hudson Breen, R. & Leung, A. (2020). Choosing mothering and entrepreneurship: a relational career-life process. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship.
Christensen, D. R., Witcher, C. S., Leighton, T., Hudson Breen, R., & Ofori-Dei, S. (2018). Piloting the addition of contingency management to best practice counselling as an adjunct treatment for rural and remote disordered gamblers: study protocol. British Medical Journal Open, 8(4), e018804.
Hudson Breen, R., Tasker, S. & Hiebert, B. (2017). Keeping going: How self-employed women with children manage multiple life roles. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy 51, 187-206.
Sanders, J., Hudson Breen, R., & Netelenbos, N. (2017). Comparing Diagnostic Classification of Neurobehavioral Disorder associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) with the Canadian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Guidelines: A Cohort Study. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open 5, E178.
Shepard, B., & Breen, R. H. (2014) Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Suggestions for Theory-Based Career Practice. In R. Shea & R. Joy (Eds.), A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Career Development: A Decade of Canadian Research (462-473) Ottawa, ON: CJCD.
Hudson Breen, R. (2020, January). Cannexus20 National Career Development Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Lawrence, B. & Hudson Breen, R. (2019, October). Career Resilience for NEET Emerging Adults: Hope to Promote Transitions into Decent Work. International Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference, Toronto, ON.
Hobbs, C., Hudson Breen, R.; Holt, R.; Larsen, D. & Edey, W. (2019, June). The Strengths, Hope and Resourcefulness Program for School Mental Health
Canadian Psychological Association Annual Conference, Halifax, NS.
Hudson Breen, R. & Lawrence, B. (2019, May). Career Matters: Exploring Social Justice Practices in Career-life Counselling Across the Lifespan. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference, Moncton, NB.
Hudson Breen, R., Isenor, J., Francis, T. (2019, January). Practitioner-based research: How to get it done. Cannexus National Career Development Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Novotna, G., Christensen, D., Hudson Breen, R., Teram, E., & Mfoafo-M’Carthy, M. (2018, October). Multiple Institutional Logics in Problem Gambling Treatment in Alberta, Ontario, and Saskatchewan: A Case Study. 24th Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS.
Hudson Breen, R. (2018, June). Work-life Recovery: Career Counselling and Addictions Treatment. International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, PQ.
Van Vliet, J. & Hudson Breen, R. (2018, June). Counselling Psychology Careers in Academia: What Attracts the Next Generation? International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, PQ.
Hudson Breen, R. (2017, May). Career Counselling and Addictions Recovery: Implications of an initial investigation. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference. St. John’s, NL.
Offet-Gartner, K., Huston, M., Hudson Breen, R., Schell, D. & Francis, T. (2017, May). Addressing the False-Dichotomy: Career Counselling is a Mental Health Intervention. Pre-conference Workshop, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference. St. John’s, NL.
Francis, T., Hudson Breen, R. & Isenor, J. (2017, January). Practitioner-Based Research: How to get it done! Cannexus17, Ottawa, ON.
Hudson Breen, R. (2016, March). Making it Work: Career-life Development and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders. American Counselling Association/Canadian Counselling Association Conference. Montreal, PQ.
Hudson Breen, R. (2015, May). Keeping Going: How Mother Entrepreneurs Manage Multiple Life Roles. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference. Niagara Falls, ON.
Hudson Breen, R. & Leung, A. (2015, June). Understanding the Career-Life Development of Mompreneurs as a Relational Process: A theoretical discussion with case examples. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Wellesley, Mass.
Hudson Breen, R. (2015, January). Keeping Going: How Mother Entrepreneurs Manage Multiple Life Roles. Cannexus National Career Development Conference. Ottawa, ON.
EDPY 538: Theory and Practice of Group Counselling
EDPY 597: Special Seminar: Psychology of Careers
EDPY 635: Special Topics in Counselling Psychology: Theory and Practice of Couples and Family Counselling
Restricted to students enrolled in the Counselling Psychology program. Prerequisite: EDPY 533.Winter Term 2021
Content varies from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated.Fall Term 2020
Prerequisite: EDPY 633 or equivalent.Winter Term 2021