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Peter Cornish, PhD

Peter Cornish, PhD (University of Saskatchewan)
Associate professor and Director
Registered Psychologist (NL, SK)

Dr. Cornish’s primary administrative responsibilities include managing and assisting in the development of programs for Counselling, Wellness Education, Chaplaincy and the Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities. A primary vision for these services is to promote academic, personal, career, and spiritual development of students. Dr. Cornish is a strong advocate for interprofessional collaboration and encourages the development of partnerships with a broad range of disciplines (including medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, education, human kinetics) within the university and within the public health sector. His clinical and research interests include interprofessional team functioning, interpersonal and group dynamics, stepped care programming, wellness community development, rural mental health service innovations, and gender issues. His empowerment-oriented approach to professional practice draws heavily on feminist, brief interpersonal dynamic and solution-focused methods. Dr. Cornish is a registered psychologist (Newfoundland and Labrador; Saskatchewan) and works part-time in private practice with Cornish & Gilleta.

Representative research

Cornish, P. A. (2012). The Contribution of Synergy to the Experience of Empowerment. In R. Katz & S. Murphy-Shigematsu (Eds.), Synergy, Healing and Empowerment: Insights from Cultural Diversity. Calgary: Brush Education.

Cornish, P. A., & Osachuk, T. (2011). Canadian Men’s Relationships and Help-Seeking Over the Lifespan: The Role of Public Narratives. In J. Laker (Ed.), Canadian Perspectives on Men and Masculinities. Oxford University Press.

Church, E., Cornish, P. A., Callanan, T. S., & Bethune, C. (2008). Integrating self-help materials into mental health practice. Canadian Family Physician, 54,1413-7. (1)    

Cornish, P. A. (2006, June). The Role of Psychology in Interprofessional Collaboration. Chair, Symposium  conducted at the meeting of the Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary, Aberta.

Cornish, P. A., Callanan, T., Bethune, C, Church, E., Curran, V., & Younghusband, L. (2006, May).  Physician Participation in Interprofessional Rural Mental Health Care Training: A Report on 2 Pilots. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Shared Mental Health Care, Calgary, Alberta.