Yuliya Kotelnikova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School and Clinical Child Psychology Program, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Assistant Professor, School and Clinical Child Psychology Program, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
6-112 Education Centre - North
8730 - 112 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5


Area of Study / Keywords

temperament personality measurement dimensional models of psychopathology


B.Sc. Psychology Research Specialist, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Ph.D., M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology completed at the IWK Health Center, Halifax, NS, Canada

Post-doctoral training completed at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

Research Lab: Study of Assessment Methods and Psychopathology Across the Lifespan



My research interests lie in the areas of personality development and developmental psychopathology with an emphasis on multi-informant and multi-method assessment. My graduate work at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) has explored the role of temperamental emotionality in internalizing psychopathology, and the influence of methodology on the conclusions that one draws in developmental models of depression vulnerability. This research was performed in the context of longitudinal designs in the hopes of creating a comprehensive model of depression risk, including temperamental, psychophysiological, and cognitive pathways.

In addition to assessment of child temperament and its role in development of internalizing disorders, I am interested in the interplay between personality and psychopathology beyond the child-developmental period. Being a member of the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) consortium, I also contribute to the research literature on improving the organization, description, and measurement of psychopathology.

Given my long-standing interest in statistical methods, I am continuing to explore structural, methodological, and developmental issues in assessment of personality and temperament, including maladaptive personality traits. My postdoctoral research at the Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology (CAMPP), University of Notre Dame focused on the structural and methodological issues in assessment of maladaptive personality traits and developing a better understanding of how such traits are related to functional impairment in daily life. With Dr. Lee Anna Clark, the developer of the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality, we developed a significantly shortened version of this measure, the SNAP Brief Self-Description Rating Form (SNAP-BSRF) and its informant counterpart, the SNAP Brief Other-Description Rating Form (SNAP-BORF). Currently, I am working on developing a battery of theoretically and empirically grounded measures of temperament/personality across the lifespan to increase understanding of how temperament/ personality contributes to the development of psychopathology.


My teaching interests include research methods, test construction & measurement, personality/psychopathology assessment, developmental psychopathology.


I am currently accepting M.Ed. students who are applying to the School and Clinical Child Psychology program. 


EDPY 520 - Assessment for Effective Intervention Practicum

This practicum provides supervised applied experience in both assessment and intervention with a focus on working with children and adolescents. Restricted to students enrolled in the School and Clinical Child Psychology or Counselling Psychology programs. Prerequisites: EDPY 507, EDPY 518 and EDPY 536 or equivalents. Co-requisite: EDPY 519 or equivalent.

EDPY 528 - Foundations of Child and Adolescent Intervention

The course takes a developmental psychological approach to understanding psychological practice and interventions with children and adolescents. Prerequisite: EDPY 527 or equivalent.

EDPY 697 - Special Seminars

Content varies from year to year. Topics announced prior to registration period. The student's transcript carries title descriptive of content. May be repeated.

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Featured Publications

Stewart, E. K., Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., & Hayden, E. P.

Development and Psychopathology. 2023 May; 10.1017/s0954579423000482

Gabel, L.N., Ali, O.M., Kotelnikova,Y., Tremblay, P.F., Stanton, K.J., Durbin, C.E., & Hayden, E.P.

Social Development. 2023 April; 10.1111/sode.12673

Mulholland, J., Kotelnikova, Y.

In: Shackelford, T.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence. New York: Springer, Nature. . 2023 March; 10.1007/978-3-030-85493-5_1875-1

Mullen, J.N., Liu, P., McDonnell, C.G., Stanton, K. J., Kotelnikova, Y., Johnson, S.L., & Hayden, E.P.

Current Issues in Personality Psychology. 2023 February; 10.5114/cipp/156767

Ringwald, W.R., Emery, L., Khoo, S., Clark, L.A., Kotelnikova, Y., Scalco, M.D., Watson, D., Wright, A.G.C., & Simms, L.J.

Assessment. 2023 January; 10.31234/osf.io/kuefm

Watson, D., Forbes, M.K., Levin-Aspenson, H.F., Ruggero, C.J., Kotelnikova, Y., Khoo, S., Bagby, M.R., Sunderland, M., Patalay, P., & Kotov, R.

Assessment. 2022 January; 29 10.1177/1073191121100

Daoust, A. R., Thakur, A., Kotelnikova, Y., Kleiber, M.L., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P.

Child Psychiatry & Human Development. 2021 January; 10.1007/s10578-021-01279-3

Kotelnikova, Y., LeFebvre, C., Campbell, M. A., Canales, D., & Stewart, C.

International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 2021 January; 10.1080/14999013.2021.1972061

Clark, L.A., Corona-Espinosa, A., Khoo, S., Kotelnikova, Y., Levin-Aspenson, H.F., Serapio- Garcia, G., & Watson, D.

Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2021 January; 12 (668724) 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.668724

Ali, O.M., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K.R., Durbin, C.E., & Hayden, E.P.

Infant and Child Development. 2021 January; 30 (3) 10.1002/icd.2220

Liu, P., Kryski, K. R., Smith, H. J., Kotelnikova, Y., Singh, S., & Hayden, E. P.

Social Development. 2020 January; 30 10.1111/sode.12469

Levin-Aspenson, H. F., Khoo, S., & Kotelnikova, Y.

Journal of Research in Personality. 2019 January; 81 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.05.006

Kotelnikova Y., Clark, L. A., & Hayden, E. P.

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 2019 January; 41 10.1007/s10862-019-09729-y

Kotelnikova, Y., Weaver, C. A., & Clark, L. A.

Journal of Research in Personality. 2019 January; 81 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.05.007

Amicarelli, A., Kotelnikova, Y., Smith, H. J., Kryski, K. R., & Hayden, E. P.

British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2018 January; 31 10.1111/bjdp.12220

Vandermeer, M. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Simms, L. J., & Hayden, E. P.

Journal of Research in Personality. 2018 January; 76 10.1016/j.jrp.2018.07.005

Daoust, A. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K. R., Sheikh, H. I., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P.

Comprehensive psychiatry. 2018 January; 87 (161-170) 10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.10.009

Sheikh, H. I., Kryski, K. R., Kotelnikova, Y., Hayden, E. P., & Singh, S. M.

Neuroscience Letters. 2017 January; 659 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.08.060

Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Mackrell, S. V. M., & Hayden, E. P.

Assessment. 2017 January; 24 10.1177/1073191116639376

Kotelnikova, Y. & Hayden, E.P.

Zeigler-Hill, V., Shackelford, T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. 2017 January; 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2267-1

Kotelnikova, Y., LeMoult, J., Mackrell, S. V. M., Sheikh, H. I., Singh, S. M., Joormann, J., . . . Hayden, E. P.

Personality and Individual Differences. 2016 January; 101 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.004

Mackrell, S. V. M., Kotelnikova, Y., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P.

Personality and Individual Differences. 2016 January; 98 10.1016/j.paid.2016.03.035

Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Klein, D. N., Kryski, K. R., & Hayden, E. P.

Psychological Assessment. 2016 January; 28 10.1037/pas0000153

Kotelnikova Y., Vernon, P. A., Clark, L. A., & Hayden, E. P.

Assessment. 2015 January; 22 10.1177/1073191114534959

Kotelnikova, Y., Mackrell, S. V. M., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P.

Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2015 January; 44 10.1080/15374416.2014.893517

Mackrell, S. V. M., Sheikh, H. I., Kotelnikova, Y., Kryski, K. R., Jordan, P. L., Singh, S. M., & Hayden, E. P.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 2014 January; 123 10.1037/a0035612

Kotelnikova, Y., Olino, T. M., Mackrell, S. V. M., Jordan, P. L., & Hayden, E. P.

Journal of Research in Personality. 2013 January; 47 10.1016/j.jrp.2013.04.013

Kotelnikova, Y.

Personality and Individual Differences. 2011 January; 51 (7):877-878 10.1016/j.paid.2011.07.016