Department: Psychology/Social Science
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: NW N3443
Office Phone: (604) 527-5306
Education and Credentials
- Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, University of Manitoba
- M.A., Psychology, University of Manitoba
- B.A., Psychology, University of Manitoba
- Registered Psychologist in BC
Academic and Professional Profile
- Private Practice
- Consulting Clinical Psychologist, Riverview Hospital, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
- Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
- Sessional Psychologist, Forensic Psychiatric Institute, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
- Sessional Psychologist, Mental Health Services Regional Office, Surrey, B.C.
- Sessional Psychologist, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, B.C.
- Executive Director, The Laurel House Society, Vancouver, B.C.
- Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba
- Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Winnipeg
Psychopathology and therapy
- PSYC 1200 - Introductory Psychology II
- PSYC 2341 - Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 4375 - Clinical Psychology
Private practice as a registered psychologist
Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2021-22: NO
Professional Affiliations and Community Service
- College of Psychologists of B.C.
- Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology
- Canadian Psychological Association
- College of Psychologists of B.C.
- British Columbia Psychological Association
- Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Hobbies and Interests
Selected Refereed Publications:
Welch, S. (2019). An evaluation of MacMillan Education’s LaunchPad as a textbook technology supplement when teaching introductory psychology. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 5, 236-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/stl0000162
Welch, S., Klassen, C., Borisova, O., & Clothier, H. (2013). The DSM-5 controversies: How should psychologists respond? Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne, 54, 166-175.
Welch, S. J., Clements, G., & Moreau, M. (1999). Developing and implementing a policy for consensual sex between inpatients. In J.A. Talbott (Series Ed.), Chronic mental illness, Vol 7, P.F.Buckley (Vol Ed.), Sexuality among patients with serious mental illness (pp.75-109). Harwood Academic Publishers.
Welch, S. J. (1998). Sexo y enfermedad mental grave: La necesidad de politicas hospitalarias. (Sex and the seriously mentally ill: The need for hospital policies.) Revista de Terapia Sexual y de Pareja, No. 2, Diciembre, 20-38.
Welch, S. J. & Clements, G. W. (1996). Development of a policy on sexuality for hospitalized chronic psychiatric patients. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 41, 273-279.
Crockett, D., Hurwitz, T., Hart, S., MacDonald, J., & Welch, S. J. (1996). Prevalence of WAIS-R prototypal groups in neuropsychiatric patients. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 11, 637-650.
Welch, S .J., Meagher, J., Soos, J. & Bhopal, J. (1992). Sexual behavior of hospitalized chronic psychiatric patients. Psychiatry Digest, 5, 20-21.
Welch, S. J., Meagher, J., Soos, J. & Bhopal, J. (1991). Sexual behavior of hospitalized chronic psychiatric patients. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 42, 855-856.
Welch, S. J. & Holborn, S. W. (1988). Contingency contracting with delinquents: Effects of a brief training manual upon staff contract negotiation and writing skills. Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 21, 357-368.
Welch, S. J. (1981). Teaching generative grammar to retarded children: A review and analysis of a decade of behavioral research. Mental Retardation, 19, 277-284.
Welch, S. J. & Pear, J .J. (1980). Generalization of naming responses to objects in the natural environment as a function of training stimulus modality with retarded children. Journal of Applied Behaviour Analysis, 13, 629-643.
Selected Conference Presentations:
Shercliffe, R. & Welch, S. Factor structure of the WAIS-R in patients with schizophrenia. Presented at the 106th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, 1998.
Shercliffe, R. & Welch, S. Utility of the MMPI-2 computer-generated report with psychiatric inpatients. Presented at the 106th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, 1998.
Welch, S. Patient sexuality task force: Progress report. Riverview Hospital Grand Rounds, Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1994.
Altman, S., Mildenberger, S., Welch, S., & Fiege, R. Managing the consequences of patient sexuality. Riverview Hospital Grand Grounds, Port Coquitlam, B.C., 1992.
Natarajan, M., Hughes, R., Fitzgerald, S., Welch, S. Effects of encephalitis on cognitive functioning. Riverview Hospital Grand Rounds, Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1991.
Welch, S. A survey of the sexual needs of Continuing Treatment Program patients. Riverview Hospital Grand Rounds, Port Coquitlam, B.C., 1990.
Hughes, R. & Welch, S. (1990). Reinstitutionalization of the severely brain injured patient. Presented at the 4th Annual Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference.
Welch, S. Uses and limitations of neuropsychological assessment. Riverview Hospital Clinical Conference, Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1989.
Hughes, R., & Welch, S. Cognitive rehabilitation in the Organic Brain Syndrome Program. Riverview Hospital Grand Rounds, Port Coquitlam, B.C., 1989.
Welch, S.J. & Holborn, S.W. A Manual for training staff to contingency contract with delinquents: Effect on negotiation contract writing, and social behaviours. Presented at the Tenth Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Nashville, Tennessee, 1984.
Welch, S.J. & Pear, J.J. The effects of three modes of training stimuli upon generalization to the natural environment in the naming task with retarded children. Presented at the Fifth Annual Convention of the Association for Behaviour Analysis, Dearborn, Michigan, 1979.
Welch, S.J. & Pear, J.J. Some potential problems and solutions in symbol training: A case study. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Dearborn, Michigan, 1979.
Pear, J.J., Plante, W.L., McLean, L.L., Olenick, D.L., Rowan, V.C., Welch, S.J., & Werk, S.M. Teaching verbal behaviour to retarded children: An experimental analysis. Invited workshop conducted at the Fifth Annual Convention of the Association for Behaviour Analysis, Dearborn, Michigan, 1979.
Wrighton, P.A., Welch, S.J., & Martin, G.L. Variable ratio response cost to decrease persistent undesirable behaviour during posture training with profoundly retarded adult females. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, 1975.