Rebecca Hudson Breen

Rebecca Hudson Breen

Assistant Professor

Educational Psychology
Education North
(780) 492-1154
hudsonbr@ualberta.ca


Research and Interests

As a researcher, I am most interested in questions of career-life, the intersections of multiple life roles (including both paid and unpaid work), and how relationships shape career-life experiences. More specifically, I am interested in the experience of mothering work as an aspect of career-life, and past research has focused on the experiences, choices and strategies of mother entrepreneurs. Drawing on my experiences as an addictions clinician, I am also interested in the intersections of career-life and addictions recovery.   

Theoretical Orientation

My theoretical orientation is integrative, drawing from constructivist and humanistic traditions and with a focus on interpersonal process, emotional experience, and relationships. 

Representative Publications

Christensen, D., Witcher, C., Leighton, T., & Hudson Breen, R. (in press). Protocol for piloting the            addition of Contingency Management to best practice counselling as an adjunct treatment for rural and remote Albertans with gambling disorder. British Medical Journal Open.

Hudson Breen, R., Tasker, S. & Hiebert, B. (2017). Keeping going: How self-employed women with children manage multiple life roles. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy 51, 187-206.

Sanders, J., Hudson Breen, R., & Netelenbos, N. (2017). Comparing Diagnostic Classification of Neurobehavioral Disorder associated with Prenatal  Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE) with the Canadian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Guidelines: A Cohort Study. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open 5, E178.

Shepard, B., & Breen, R. H. (2014) Youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Suggestions for Theory-Based Career Practice. In R. Shea & R. Joy (Eds.), A Multi-Sectoral Approach to Career Development: A Decade of Canadian Research (462-473) Ottawa, ON: CJCD.

Presentations

Hudson Breen, R. (2017, May). Career Counselling and Addictions Recovery: Implications of an initial investigation. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference. St. John’s, NL.


Offet-Gartner, K., Huston, M., Hudson Breen, R., Schell, D. & Francis, T. (2017, May). Addressing the False-Dichotomy: Career Counselling is a Mental Health Intervention. Pre-conference Workshop, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference. St. John’s, NL.

Francis, T., Hudson Breen, R. & Isenor, J. (2017, January). Practitioner-Based Research: How to get it done! Cannexus17, Ottawa, ON.

Hudson Breen, R. (2016, March). Making it Work: Career-life Development and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders. American Counselling Association/Canadian Counselling Association Conference. Montreal, PQ.

Hudson Breen, R. (2015, May). Keeping Going: How Mother Entrepreneurs Manage Multiple Life Roles. Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference. Niagara Falls, ON.

Hudson Breen, R. & Leung, A. (2015, June). Understanding the Career-Life Development of Mompreneurs as a Relational Process: A theoretical discussion with case examples. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Wellesley, Mass. 

Hudson Breen, R. (2015, January). Keeping Going: How Mother Entrepreneurs Manage Multiple Life Roles. Cannexus National Career Development Conference. Ottawa, ON.

Professional Affiliations

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists, and a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

 

Courses Taught

  • EDPY 538