Graduate Students

Samantha Fizell

Advisors/Supervisors: Dr. Enrico DiTommaso

Previous Degrees:
M.Sc., Clinical Psychology, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Price
B.A. (Honours), Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
Supervisor: Dr. Lara Kammrath

Clinical and research interests:
Attachment Theory, Intimate Relationships (communication, perceptions and processing of emotional support, interpersonal expectations, relationships and health), Psychological and Relationship Well-Being, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy

Publications and Select Conference Presentations:
DiTommaso, E., Fizell, S. R., & Robinson, B. A. (2015). Chronic loneliness within an attachment framework: Processes and interventions. In A. Shaked and A. Rokach (Eds.) Addressing loneliness: Coping, prevention and clinical interventions. New York, NY: Routledge.

Fizell, S. (2012, June). Attachment and the processing of emotional support in romantic relationships: Implications for well-being. In D. Holmberg (Chair), Adult Attachment Styles as Predictors of Dyadic Coping Processes. Symposium conducted at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Halifax, NS.

Fizell, S. & Price, E. L. (2011, March). Confronting Insecurity: Investigating the processing of emotional support in romantic relationships. Oral presentation and poster at the Acadia University Research Summit, Wolfville, NS.

Fizell, S. & Kammrath, L. (2009, August). Cognitions and conflict: Examining the role of interpersonal expectations. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, ON.

2014-15      SSHRC Doctoral Award 
2014            Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation
2012            CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence
2011-15     UNB Faculty of Arts Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship
2010            Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Master’s Scholarship