Shu-Ping Chen, PhD, MA, BSc

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Occupational Therapy

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation - Occupational Therapy
Email
shuping2@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-3905
Address
2-30 Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4

Overview

About

Credentials

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Project: Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada. 2012-2015.

PhD: School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2012.

MA: Department of Occupational Therapy, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York, NY, USA, 1995.

BSc.OT: Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1991.

Background Information

  • Graduated with a BSc in Occupational Therapy from National Taiwan University and a Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy from New York University.
  • Practiced as an OT Director in a Psychiatric hospital for over 10 years.
  • Practiced as an OT educator in universities in the areas of mental health for over 10 years.
  • Completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science, focusing on recovery from serious mental illnesses.
  • Completed post-doctoral fellowship in Mental Health Commission of Canada, focusing on stigma reduction among youth populations.
  • Joined the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta in July, 2015.

Professional Interests

Dr. Chen’s current teaching and research focuses on people with mental health issues, including two main themes: social inclusion for individuals with mental illnesses and mental health promotion. She has expertise in research related to stigma reduction, recovery, psychiatric disability, campus mental health, and campus substance misuse. She is the author of “Recovery Education Program for Inpatient Mental Health Providers” published by Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists 2018. Her research aims to enable people the freedom to engage in occupations they value and are expected to do. Based on change theories underlying the health needs and priorities of people with mental illness, Dr. Chen’s research addresses people’s activity limitations to engender hope, develop identity separate from illness, reduce stigma, play meaningful roles, and promote self-determination.


Research

Current Research

Job retention and career development for people with serious mental illnesses: A Participatory Capacity Building project

Occupational safety and workers' rights among new working age immigrants: The role of settlement organizations.

Validating Activity Engagement Measure (AEM) for people with serious mental illnesses.



Teaching

Currently accepting MSc and PhD students in the following areas of research:

  • Campus substance misuse and campus mental health
  • Disability related to mental illness
  • Social inclusion and recovery
  • Activity health and mental illness

Interested graduate students looking for a supervisor are welcome to contact Dr. Chen directly.

Publications

Stigma in healthcare? Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behavioural responses of healthcare professionals and students toward individuals with mental illnesses.
Author(s): Riffel,T., & Chen, S-P.
Publication Date: 8/13/2020
Publication: Psychiatric Quarterly
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-020-09809-3
Environmental scan of mental wellness resources available on Canadian postsecondary campuses
Author(s): Chang, WP, Chen, T., Stuart, H., & Chen, S-P.
Publication Date: 7/29/2020
Publication: Higher Education
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-020-00594-3
Self-Reflection and Screening Mental Health on Canadian Campuses: Validation of the Mental Health Continuum Model
Author(s): Chen, S-P., Chang, WP, & Stuart, H.
Publication Date: 7/29/2020
Publication: BMC Psychology
Volume: 8:76
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40359-020-00446-w
Exploring the knowledge, attitudes, and behavioural responses of healthcare students towards mental illnesses – A qualitative study
Author(s): Riffel, T., Chen, S-P.
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 25
External Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/1/25
Taking a closer look at gender-transformative health promotion programming as a vehicle for addressing gender-based inequities in health and care
Author(s): Horgan, S., Chen, S-P, Tuininga, T., & Stuart, H.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Global Health Promotion
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1757975919864109
Recovery Education Program for Inpatient Mental Health Providers
Author(s): Chen, S-P., & Krupa, T.
Publication Date: 6/1/2018
Publication: Book publisher: Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
External Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xPy5NgUeOIcXYOU7k2zyg93t_46xMQHP/view
An analysis of campus culture, mental health, and drinking at three Canadian universities
Author(s): Henderson, L., Thompson, K., Hudson, A., Dobson, K., Chen, S-P., and Stewart, S
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 97-113

Effectiveness of School-based Interventions on Mental Health Stigmatization
Author(s): Chen, S-P., Sargent, E., & Stuart, H.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: The Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion: An Evidence Informed Framework for Implementation
Page Numbers: 201-212
External Link: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-3-319-89842-1_12.pdf
The Caring Campus Project Overview
Author(s): Stuart, H., Chen, S-P, Krupa, T., Narain, T., Horgan, S., Dobson, K. and Stewart, S.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 69-82

The Development and Psychometric Testing of a Substance Use Wellness Tool
Author(s): Chen, S-P, Stuart, H., Krupa, T., Dobson, K. and Stewart, S.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health
Volume: 37
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 83-95

The mediation role of self-esteem for self-stigma on quality of life for people with schizophrenia: A retrospectively longitudinal study
Author(s): Huang, W-Y., Chen, S-P, Pakpour, A. H., & Lin, C.-Y.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology
Volume: 12
Issue: e10
Page Numbers: 1-7
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1017/prp.2017.18
Pilot testing an intervention on cultural safety and Indigenous health in a Canadian occupational therapy curriculum
Author(s): Jamieson, M., Chen, S-P., Murphy, S., Maracle, L., Mofina, A., & Hill, J.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Allied Health
Volume: 46
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: e1-e7
External Link: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asahp/jah/2017/00000046/00000001/art00010?crawler=true
Contact in the classroom: Developing a program model for youth mental health contact-based anti-stigma education
Author(s): Chen, S-P, Koller, M., Krupa, T., & Stuart, H.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Community Mental Health Journal
Volume: 52
Page Numbers: 281-293

Fighting stigma in Canada: Opening Minds Anti-Stigma Initiatives
Author(s): Chen, S-P, Dobson, K., Kirsh, B., Knaak, S., Koller, M., et al.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: In W. Gaebel, W. Rossler, & N. Sartorius (eds.), The stigma of mental illness – End of the story? Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Serious mental illness, vocational rehabilitation and employment
Author(s): Krupa, T., Chen, S-P, & Carter, G.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: In R. Escorpizo, S. Brage, D. Homa, & G. Stucki (eds.), Handbook of Vocational rehabilitation and disability evaluation: Application and implementation of the ICF. Springer Science + Business Media, LLC

Temporal Adaptation for Individuals Living with Serious Mental Illness in the Community
Author(s): Chen, S-P, Krupa, T., & Edgelow, M.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: In I. Söderback (ed.), International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions (2nd ed.). Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Development of a recovery education program for inpatient mental health providers
Author(s): Chen, S-P, Krupa, T., Lysaght R, McCay, E., & Myra, P.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Volume: 37
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 329-332

Opining Minds in Canada: Background and rationale
Author(s): Stuart, H., Chen, S-P, Christie, R., Dobson, K., Kirsh, B., et al.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Volume: 59
Page Numbers: S8-S12
External Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/070674371405901S04
Opining Minds in Canada: Targeting change
Author(s): Stuart, H., Chen, S-P, Christie, R., Dobson, K., Kirsh, B., et al.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Volume: 59
Page Numbers: S13-S18
External Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/070674371405901S05
Psychiatric/Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) in Relation to Vocational and Educational Environments: Work and Learning
Author(s): Krupa, T., & Chen, S-P
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Current Psychiatry Reviews
Volume: 9
Page Numbers: 195-206

The development of recovery competencies for in-patient mental health providers working with people with serious mental illness
Author(s): Chen, S-P, Krupa, T., Lysaght R, McCay, E., & Myra, P.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume: 40
Page Numbers: 96-116

Action over inertia: Addressing the activity-health needs of individuals with serious mental illness
Author(s): Krupa, T., Edgelow, M., Chen, S-P, Mieras, C., Almas, A., Perry, A., Radloff-Gabriel, D., Jackson, J., & Bransfield, M.
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Book publisher: Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

A meta-ethnography of the experience for caregivers of individuals with eating disorders
Author(s): Quong, R., & Chen, S-P
Publication: Current Psychiatric Reviews
Volume: 14
External Link: https://doi.org/10.2174/1573400514666180403124554
Understanding campus culture and student coping strategies for mental health issues in five Canadian colleges and universities
Author(s): Giamos, D., Lee, A., Suleiman, A., Stuart, H., & Chen, S-P.
Publication: Canadian Journal of Higher Education
Volume: 47
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 136-151
External Link: http://journals.sfu.ca/cjhe/index.php/cjhe/article/view/187957