Publications - Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Shahid, F., Beshai, S., & Del Rosario, N. (2020). Fatalism and Depressive Symptoms: Active and Passive Forms of Fatalism Differentially Predict Depression. Journal of Religion and Health.Chahar Mahali, S., Beshai, S., Feeney, J.R. et al. Associations of negative cognitions, emotional regulation, and depression symptoms across four continents: International support for the cognitive model of depression. BMC Psychiatry 20, 18 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2423-x Saghar Chahar Mahali, Shadi Beshai & Whitney L. Wolfe (2020): The associations of dispositional mindfulness, self-compassion, and reappraisal with symptoms of depression and anxiety among a sample of Indigenous students in Canada, Journal of American College Health, DOI: 10.1080/07448481.2020.1711764Beshai, S., Hammond, B. K., & Bjornson, S. E. (2019). Dispositional Mindfulness is Associated with Heart Rate Reactivity and Recovery in Response to a Lab Stressor. Stress and Health.Huang, V., Yu, M., Carleton, R. N., & Beshai, S. (2019). Intolerance of uncertainty fuels depressive symptoms through rumination: Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. PloS one, 14(11).Beshai, S., Watson, L. M., Meadows, T. J., & Soucy, J. N. (2019). Perceptions of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Antidepressant Medication for Depression After Brief Psychoeducation: Examining Shifts in Attitudes. Behavior Therapy.Mishra, S., Beshai, S., Wuth, A., & Refaie, N. (2019). Risk and protective factors in problem gambling: an examination of psychological resilience. International Gambling Studies, 19(2), 241-264.Beshai, S., & Parmar, P. (2019). Trait mindfulness may buffer against the deleterious effects of childhood abuse in recurrent depression: A retrospective exploratory study. Clinical Psychologist, 23(1), 26-36.Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., LeBouthillier, D. M., Duranceau, S., ... & Hozempa, K. (2018). Suicidal ideation, plans, and attempts among public safety personnel in Canada. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, 59(3), 220.Carleton, R. N., Afifi, T. O., Turner, S., Taillieu, T., Duranceau, S., LeBouthillier, D. M., ... & Hozempa, K. (2018). Mental disorder symptoms among public safety personnel in Canada. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 63(1), 54-64.Beshai, S., Prentice, J. L., & Huang, V. (2018). Building blocks of emotional flexibility: Trait mindfulness and self-compassion are associated with positive and negative mood shifts. Mindfulness, 9(3), 939-948.Beshai, S., Mishra, S., Mishra, S., & Carleton, R. N. (2017). Personal relative deprivation associated with functional disorders via stress: An examination of fibromyalgia and gastrointestinal symptoms. PloS one, 12(12), e0189666.Pereverseff, R., Beshai, S., & Dimova, M. (2017) First episode indices associated with lifetime chronicity of depression among formerly depressed participants: an exploratory study. Journal of Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/09638237.2017.1322181Beshai, S., Mishra, S., Meadows, T. J., Parmar, P., & Huang, V. (2017). Minding the gap: Subjective relative deprivation and depressive symptoms. Social Science & Medicine, 173, 18-25.Huang, V., Beshai, S., Korol, S., & Carleton, R. N. (2017). Configural and scalar invariance of the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale in Egypt and Canada: Differential symptom emphasis across cultures and genders. Psychiatry Research, 250, 244-252.Huang, V., Beshai, S., & Yu, M. (2016). The effects of the gender-culture interaction on self-reports of depressive symptoms: cross-cultural study among Egyptians and Canadians. PeerJ, 4, e2783.CIPSRT Working Group. (2016). Peer Support and Crisis-Focused Psychological Intervention Programs in Canadian First Responders: Blue Paper. Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT). University of Regina. [S. Beshai is listed as contributing author].Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., Adel, A., & Hanna, N. (2016). A Cross-Cultural Study of the Cognitive Model of Depression: Cognitive Experiences Converge between Egypt and Canada. PloS one, 11(3), e0150699Beshai, S., Wallace, L., McDougall, K., Waldmann, K., & Stea, J. N. (2016). Reduced Contact Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Adult Depression: A Review. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 150(2), 252-297.Beshai, S., McAlphine, L., Weare, K., Kuyken, W. (2016). A Non-Randomised Feasibility Study Assessing the Efficacy of the .b Foundation Course: A Mindfulness Intervention to Reduce Stress and Improve Well-Being for Teachers. Mindfulness, 7, 198-208.Kuyken, W., Beshai, S., Abel, A., Görg, N., Gower, P., McManus, F., . . . Padesky, C. A. (2016). Assessing Competence in Collaborative Case Conceptualization: Development and Preliminary Psychometric Properties of the Collaborative Case Conceptualization Rating Scale. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(2), 179-192.Beshai, S., Prentice, J. L., Swan, J. L, Dobson, K. S. (2015). The Effects of Dysphoria and Personality on Negative Self-Referent Attitudes and Perceptions of the Attitudes of Others. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied. 149(5), 498-516.Beshai, S., Prentice, J. L., Dobson, K. S., & Nicpon, K. (2014). Gender and Attention in Depression: Examining the Role of Modified Attention in Shifting Mood and Cognitions. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38(6), 621-633.Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., & Adel, A. (2013) Psychometric Properties of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in an Egyptian Student Sample: A Preliminary Report. Middle East Current Psychiatry, 20(4), 223-228.Dobson, K. S., & Beshai, S. (2013). The Theory- Practice Gap in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Reflections and a Modest Proposal to Bridge the Gap. Behavior Therapy, 44(4), 559 – 567.Beshai, S., Branco, L. D., & Dobson, K. S. (2013). Lemons into Lemonade: Development and Validation of an Inventory to Assess Dispositional Thriving. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 9(1), 62-76.Beshai, S., Clark, C. M., & Dobson, K. S. (2013). Conceptual and Pragmatic Considerations in the Use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Muslim Clients. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37(1), 197-206.Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., & Adel, A. (2012). Cognition and Dysphoria in Egypt and Canada: An Examination of the Cognitive Triad. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 44(1), 29-39.Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., Bockting, C. L. H., & Quigley, L. (2011). Relapse and Recurrence Prevention in Depression: Current Research and Future Prospects. Clinical Psychology Review, 31(8), 1349-1360.PHQ-9GAD-7PSSCOVID-19 Fear Scale

Publications - Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

The Intersection of Attention and Memory in Depression: Validation of a New Attention-Memory Computerized Task

Poster presented at the 76th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Ottawa, ON. — Pereverseff, R., Beshai, S., Mastikhina, L., McDougall, K. A., & Dobson, K. S. (2015)

Reduced Contact Cognitive Programs for Adult Depression

Poster presented at the 123rd American Psychological Annual Convention, Toronto, ON. — McDougall, K. A., Beshai, S., Wallace, L., Waldmann, K., & Stea, J. N. (2015).

Negative and Positive Self-Referent Cognitions in Depression: Validation of the Cognitive Theory among a Depressed Egyptian Sample

Poster presented at ABCT’s 48th Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. — Pereverseff, R., Beshai, S., Mastikhina, L., McDougall, K. A., & Dobson, K. S. (2015).

Cross-Cultural Validation of Beck’s Cognitive Theory of Depression

Poster presented at the 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention. Vancouver, BC. — Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., & Adel, A. (2014, November).

Cross-Cultural Validation of Beck’s Cognitive Theory of Depression

Poster presented at the 75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention. Vancouver, BC. — Beshai, S., Mastikhina, L. Dobson, K. S., & Adel, A. (2014, June).

The Effects of Depression and Pathological Gambling on Task Engagement and Withdrawal.

Poster presented at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) 2014 Conference, Banff, AB. — Beshai, S., Huang, V. Dobson, K. S., & Hodgins, D. (2014, April).

The Effects of Safety Behaviors on Anxiety in an non-anxious Student Sample.

Poster presented at the 7th Worlds Congress of the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru. — Huang, V., Beshai, S., & Dobson, K. S. (2013, July).

The Effects of Inducing a Negative Attention Bias in a Sample of Healthy Students.

. Poster presented at the 74th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Quebec, Quebec. — Nicpon, K., Beshai, S., & Dobson, K. S. (2013, June).

Evaluation of Physicians’ Response to Depression Symptoms in Primary Care.

Poster presented at the 13th Canadian Collaborative Mental Healthcare Conference, Vancouver, BC. — Beshai, S., Pusch, D., Sisodiya, M., Dobson, K. S. (2012, June).

Validation of the Calgary Thriving Scale in a University Sample.

Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Halifax, NS. — Beshai, S., Branco, L., & Dobson, K. S. (2012, June).

Measurement of Constructive Self-Schemas: Development of the Calgary Thriving Scale.

Poster presented at the 73rd Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Halifax, NS. — Beshai, S., Branco, L., & Dobson, K. S. (2012, June).

Validation of a Depressive Severity Scale with a Group of Dysphoric Egyptian Students.

Poster presented at the 7th International Congress of Cognitive Therapies. Istanbul, Turkey. — Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., & Adel, A. (2011, June).

Cognitive Defenses Against Depression: Thriving in Times of Adversity.

Poster presented at the Canadian Association of the Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, Toronto. ON. — Branco, L., Beshai, S., & Dobson, K. S. (2011, May).

Examining the Negativity Hypothesis in Depression: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Canada and Egypt.

Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA. — Beshai, S., & Dobson, K. S. (2010, November).

An Examination of the Cognitive Triad in Canada and Egypt.

Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA. — Beshai, S., Dobson, K. S., & Adel, A. (2010, June).

The Application of Depressive Criteria for Life Satisfaction to Self and Others.

Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston, MA. — Beshai, S., & Dobson, K. S. (2010, June).

Us vs. Them: The Effects of Group Membership and Mortality Salience on Ingroup/Outgroup Ratings.

Poster presented at the 70th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Montreal, Quebec. — Beshai, S., & Kopinska, A. (2009, June).