Program affiliation: Clinical Psychology, Lifespan emphasis
Supervisors: Dr. Erica Woodin
My research interests include emotional, physical, and sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, and substance misuse. I am particularly interested in how history of trauma and current post-traumatic stress affect relationships in couples. I am also interested in the relationship between trauma, intimate partner violence, and substance misuse in couples and families. I am interested in integrating community-based, qualitative, and quantitative research methods in designing research studies with improved ecological validity. My future research goals include conducting research and developing holistic, evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies that would help couples and families cope with these difficulties.
- Frederick Banting and Charles Best CIHR Master's Award.
Representative publications and presentations
Sotskova, A. & Reichert, J. (2008) “I don’t regret any of it:” Minority Women’s Perspectives on Recovering from Sexual Trauma. Constructivist Psychology Network Conference, University of Victoria. Victoria, BC
Sotskova, A. (2007) Diverse Women, Sexual Trauma, and Empowerment: A Qualitative Study of Coping and Healing. Women and Society Conference, Marist College. Newburgh, USA
Sotskova, A. (2007) Diverse Women, Sexual Trauma, and Empowerment: A Qualitative Study of Coping Behaviour. Feminist Group Research Conference, University of Windsor. Windsor, Canada.