PUBLICATIONS

Kuosmanen, T., Fleming, T. M., & Barry, M. M. (2018). The implementation of SPARX-R computerized mental health program in alternative education: Exploring the factors contributing to engagement and dropout. Children and Youth Services Review, 84, 176-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.11.032

Perry, Y., Werner-Seidler, A., Calear, A., Mackinnon, A., King, C., Scott, J., ... & Batterham, P. J. (2017). Preventing depression in final year secondary students: school-based randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(11). https://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.8241

Bohr, Y., Litwin, L., Flett, G., Rawana, J., G., Healy, G. & Dion, S. (2016). Making SPARX fly in Nunavut: Pilot testing an innovative computer-based intervention for reducing youth depression as a preamble to the development of a culturally specific, community led prevention program. Research report prepared for the Department of Health, Government of Nunavut.

Khourochvili, M., Bohr, Y., Litwin, L., Lucassen, M. & Merry, S. (2016, October). Pilot Testing a Computerized CBT Program in a Remote Arctic Region: Nunavut Youth and Youth Workers Reflect on SPARX. Poster to be presented at the 50th annual convention of the American Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), New York, NY.

 Bohr, Y., Litwin, L., Lee, Y. & Hamel, K. (2016, June). SPARX -Nunavut: An innovative computer based intervention for boosting resilience against youth depression in Nunavut - Process and Outcome. Presentation at the 77th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC.

Poppelaars, M., Tak, Y. R., Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A., Engels, R. C., Lobel, A., Merry, S. N., ... & Granic, I. (2016). A randomized controlled trial comparing two cognitive-behavioral programs for adolescent girls with subclinical depression: a school-based program (Op Volle Kracht) and a computerized program (SPARX). Behaviour research and therapy, 80, 33-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2016.03.005

Shoemaker, E. Z., Tully, L. M., Niendam, T. A., & Peterson, B. S. (2015). The next big thing in child and adolescent psychiatry: interventions to prevent and intervene early in psychiatric illnesses. Psychiatric Clinics, 38(3), 475-494. https://doi.org/10.1111/cp.12052

Lucassen, M. F., Merry, S. N., Hatcher, S., & Frampton, C. M. (2015). Rainbow SPARX: A novel approach to addressing depression in sexual minority youth. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22(2), 203-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2013.12.008

Lucassen, M. F., Hatcher, S., Fleming, T. M., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M. J., & Merry, S. N. (2015). A qualitative study of sexual minority young people’s experiences of computerised therapy for depression. Australasian Psychiatry, 23(3), 268-273. https://doi.org/10.1177/1039856215579542

Lucassen, M. F., Hatcher, S., Stasiak, K., Fleming, T., Shepherd, M., & Merry, S. N. (2013). The views of lesbian, gay and bisexual youth regarding computerised self-help for depression: An exploratory study. Advances in Mental Health, 12(1), 22-33. https://doi.org/10.5172/jamh.2013.12.1.22

Bobier, C., Stasiak, K., Mountford, H., Merry, S., & Moor, S. (2013). When ‘e’therapy enters the hospital: Examination of the feasibility and acceptability of SPARX (a cCBT programme) in an adolescent inpatient unit. Advances in Mental Health, 11(3), 286-292. https://doi.org/10.5172/jamh.2013.11.3.286

Merry, S. N., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., Frampton, C., Fleming, T., & Lucassen, M. F. (2012). The effectiveness of SPARX, a computerised self help intervention for adolescents seeking help for depression: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial. British Medical Journalhttps://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2598 

Fleming, T., Dixon, R., Frampton, C., & Merry, S. (2012). A pragmatic randomized controlled trial of computerized CBT (SPARX) for symptoms of depression among adolescents excluded from mainstream education. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40(5), 529-541. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465811000695

PRESS

CBC As it Happens: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-2/clip/15812171

Initiative de journalisme locale: https://www.ijl.apf.ca/article/i-sparx-le-jeu-video-qui-stimule-le-bien-etre-mental-des-jeunes-nunavois/

CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/spark-437-1.5116618/from-maori-to-inuktitut-how-a-therapy-game-is-helping-indigenous-youth-1.5116624

The Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-mental-health-boosting-video-game-sparx-aims-to-help-indigenous-youth/

Nunatsiaq News: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/65674role-playing_computer_game_could_combat_mental_illness_in_nunavut/ 

 

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