Research and Interests
Robin Everall is a professor in Counselling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. Her administrative responsibilities have included one term as Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology from July, 2006 – June, 2011. She was the Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator in the department between July, 2003 – June, 2006. Since joining the department in 1998, Dr. Everall has taught undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses in counselling psychology.
Dr. Everall is a Fellow of the International Association of Suicide Researchers. Her research explores the issues related to suicidal behavior in adolescents and young adults. Self harm, attachment, resilience and therapeutic intervention are investigated through participant perceptions of their experiences of being in, and healing from, the suicidal state. Her interests have expanded to include parental experiences of their children's suicides and non-traditional help seeking methods. Her body of research has implications for counselling practices with suicidal youth, particularly related to the establishment and maintenance of the therapeutic alliance as well as accessing mental health services through online help-seeking. Her research program has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and by grants obtained within the University of Alberta. Additional research interests include counselling process research and counsellor education.
Dr. Everall is a psychologist who is registered with College of Alberta Psychologists and has worked in a variety of settings including educational institutions and private practice. Her part-time private practice is focused upon working with adolescents and adults individually as well as providing couple counselling. She currently is a member of several professional organizations including: College of Alberta Psychologists, Psychologists' Association of Alberta, International Association of Suicide Prevention and the International Academy for Suicide Research.
Greidanus, E. & Everall, R. D. (2010). Helper therapy in an online suicide prevention community. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 38, 191-204.
Christianson, C. L. & Everall, R. D. (2009). Breaking the silence: School counsellors’ experiences of client suicide. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 37, 157-168.
Christianson, C. L. & Everall, R. D. (2009). Constructing bridges of support. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 42, 209-221.
Bostik, K. E. & Everall, R.D. (2007). Healing from suicide: Adolescent perceptions of attachment relationships. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 35, 79-96.
Everall, R.D. & Bostik, K.E. (2006). Being in a safety zone: Emotional experiences of female suicidal adolescents. Journal of Adolescence Research, 21, 1-23.
Everall, R.D., Altrows, K.J., & Paulson, B.L. (2006). Creating a future: A study of resilience in suicidal adolescents. Journal of Counseling and Department, 84, 461-470.
Everall, R.D., & Bostik, K.E. (2005). I'm sick of being me: Developmental themes in a suicidal adolescent. Adolescence, 40, 963-708.
Everall, R.D., & Paulson, B.L. (2004). Counsellor Self Care: Ethical Issues. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 38(1), 25-35.
Audet, C., & Everall, R.D. (2003). Counsellor self-disclosure: Client-informed implications for practice. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 3(3), 223-231.
Paulson, B. L. , & Everall, R. D. (2003). Suicidal adolescents: Helpful aspects of psychotherapy. Archives of Suicide Research, 7, 309-322.
Everall, R. D., & Paulson, B. L. (2002). The therapeutic alliance: Adolescent perspectives. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 2(2), 78-87.
Henkelman, J. J. & Everall, R. D. (2001) Informed consent with children: Ethical and Practical Implications. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 35, 109-121.
Paulson, B. L., Everall, R. D., &, Stuart, J. (2001). Client perceptions of hindering experiences in counselling. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 1, 53-61.
Everall, R. D. (2000). The meaning of suicide attempts in young adults, Canadian Journal of Counselling, 34, 2, 111-125.
- Educational Psychology 633 Advanced Counselling Practicum