Dr. Shadi Beshai
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at The University of Regina
Dr. Shadi Beshai is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina, the Director of the Depression Cognition and Culture Lab, and a registered Doctoral Clinical Psychologist (in Saskatchewan). Dr. Beshai’s research is focused on improving access to and promotion of evidence-based psychological treatments for adult depression and anxiety. Specifically, Dr. Beshai has published several peer-reviewed scientific articles on the cultural adaptation of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions. He has also published extensively on improving public literacy about such interventions and ways to disseminate them more widely. Dr. Beshai’s research is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and the SaskatchewanHealth Research Foundation (SHRF).
Dr. Beshai received a Bachelor's of Arts, Honours (Suma Cum Laude) from York University, Toronto, Canada. He completed his Master's of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Beshai completed a one-year research fellowship and residency at the University of Exeter, England.
Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Publications - Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations
Conference session at the ABCT 57th Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA. — Bueno, C., Dukuye, P., & Beshai, S. (2023, November 18).
Poster Presentation presented at the 84th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada. — Gulash, S., Beshai, S., Mehrabi, F., & Manjegani, Y. (2023, June 23).
Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s 84th Annual National Convention, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON, Canada. — Mehrabi, F., Beshai, S., & Iskric, A., (2023, June 23).
Poster session presented at the CACBT Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. — Mehrabi, F., Desjarlais, S. M., Green, B., & Beshai, S. (2023, May 5).
Lab - Depression Cognition & Culture
Dr. Shadi Beshai
Dr. Shadi Beshai is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina. Research in the DCC Lab, as directed by Dr. Beshai, is aimed at the local and international promotion and adaptation of evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g., CBT and Mindfulness-Based Interventions). Dr. Beshai's research is funded by Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). Research by Dr. Beshai and other gifted DCC Lab members (see below) has been published in many highly esteemed, peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Clinical Psychology Review; Mindfulness; Behavior Therapy).