Shu-Ping Chen, PhD, MA, BSc

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Occupational Therapy

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - 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

Student alcohol consumption in university residences: An institutional ethnographic inquiry

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.




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

Highly educated immigrant workers’ perspectives of occupational health and safety and work conditions that challenge work safety.

Author(s): Shankar, J., Lai, D., Chen, S-P., Turin, T., Joseph, S., & Mi, E.
Publication Date: 7/19/2022
Publication: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume: 19
Issue: 14
Page Numbers: 8757
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19148757
External Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/14/8757/htm

Perceptions and attitudes of university and college students towards cannabis use

Author(s): Hallett, A, & Chen, S-P.
Publication Date: 3/14/2022
Publication: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
DOI: 10.1007/s11469-022-00777-2
External Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11469-022-00777-2

Is a forensic cohabitation program recovery-oriented? A Logic Model analysis

Author(s): Chen, S-P., Chang, W-P., Fleet, B., Rai, S., Panteluk, S., Choy, A., & Hunetr, A
Publication Date: 12/21/2021
Publication: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 9
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19010009
External Link: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/1/9

Prejudices and discrimination related to substance use problems

Author(s): Chen, S-P, & Stuart, H.
Publication Date: 11/1/2021
Publication: In K. S. Dobson & H. Stuart (eds.). The Stigma of Mental Illness. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Page Numbers: 11-24
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780197572597.001.0001
External Link: https://academic.oup.com/book/41274/chapter/351420543

Involving student peer researchers for gender-informed health promotion: A community-based participatory action research

Author(s): Chen, S-P., Horgan, S., Jones, J., Krauzz, E., & Stuart, H.
Publication Date: 10/29/2021
Publication: Education Action Research
DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2021.1970603
External Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09650792.2021.1970603

Promoting Activity and Participation in Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: The Action Over Inertia Approach

Author(s): Krupa, T., Edgelow, M., Chen, S-P., & Mieras, C.
Publication Date: 9/30/2021
Publication: Taylor & Francis Group, UK: Routledge
DOI: 10.4324/9781003111368
External Link: https://www.routledge.com/Promoting-Activity-and-Participation-in-Individuals-with-Serious-Mental/Krupa-Edgelow-Chen-Mieras/p/book/9780367629021

Social norms of college students engaging in non-medical prescription drug use to get high: What’s sex got to do with it?

Author(s): Isaacs, J.Y., Thompson, K., Yakovenko, I., Dobson, K., Chen, S-P., Hudson, A., & Stewart, S.H.
Publication Date: 9/23/2021
Publication: Journal of American College Health
DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2021.1970603
External Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2021.1979007

Client’s Experiences of Occupational Therapy Group Interventions in Mental Health Settings: A Meta-Ethnography

Author(s): Zedel, J., & Chen, S-P.
Publication Date: 6/24/2021
Publication: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0164212X.2021.1900763

Alcohol use, drug use, and psychological distress in university students: Findings from a Canadian campus survey

Author(s): 2. Chang, WP, Stuart, H., & Chen, S-P.
Publication Date: 3/17/2021
Publication: International Journal of Mental health and Addiction
External Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-021-00519-w

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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