Regan Shercliffe (On Leave)

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Dr. Regan Shercliffe, R.D. Psych. completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Regina, obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and he completed his predoctoral internship at the University of British Columbia. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Luther College at the University of Regina, where he has taught since 2002. He has a number of research projects underway including a two-year follow-up of people who have had bariatric surgery, cross cultural expression of mood disorder and borderline personality disorder in the context of chronic pain. All of his research projects have been designed in conjunction with and involve community partners with the overarching goal to enhance the quality of services offered in the community. He supervises a number of honours students and graduate students in the University of Regina’s Clinical Psychology Program, which is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.  

Courses Taught

  • Psychology 101 – Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology 333 – Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology 230 –  Personality Theory
  • Psychology 337 –  Psychodynamic Psychology
  • Psychology 832 –  Advanced Abnormal Psychology (Graduate Course)


Current Research and Community Work

  • An evaluation of a group program for adolescents who present with symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder and their families (with Megan Tuttle who is a Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology Program)
  • Two year follow-up of patients who have had bariatric surgery (in conjunction with the RQHR)
  • Cross cultural expression of mood disorder in Karen refugees (in conjunction with the Regina Community Clinic and Shahlo Mustafaeva who is an M.A. student the Clinical Psychology Program)
  • Borderline personality disorder in chronic pain patients (in conjunction with the Functional Rehabilitation Program at Wascana Rehabilitation Center and Nicole Gooding)
  • An evaluation of a skills training group for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (In conjunction with the RQHR and Regan Hart Mitchell who completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina)
  • Past Chair of the Disaster and Trauma Section of the Canadian Psychological Association


Select Recent Academic Publications

  • Shercliffe, R.J., Stahl, W. & Tuttle, M.P. (2009). Meta-analysis as used by psychology: A casting of old wine in new bottles or a superior vintage? Theory and Psychology, 19(3), 413-430.
  • Shercliffe, R.J. & Colotla, V. (2009). MMPI - 2 profiles in civilian PTSD: An examination of differential responses between victims of crime and industrial accidents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, (2), 349-358.
  • Shercliffe, R.J., Hampton, M., McKay-McNabb, K., Jeffery, B., Beattie, P. & McWatters, B. (2007). Cognitive and demographic factors that predict self-efficacy to use condoms in vulnerable and marginalized Aboriginal youth. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 16(1-2), 45-56. 
  • Shercliffe, R.J. (2007). Review of: A Clinicians Guide to PTSD: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach. Canadian Psychology, 48(2), 131-132.
  • Livingstone, R., Jennings, P., Colotla, V., Reynolds C., & Shercliffe, R. (2006). MMPI-2 code type congruence in injured workers. Psychological Assessment 18, 126-130.
  • Shercliffe, R.J., Wilmot, J., Bell, A. & Kaban, G. (2009). The psychological status of individuals who are candidates for bariatric surgery. Invited address at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy. Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Mustafaeva, S. & Shercliffe, R.J. (2009). The Development of the Karen Depression Scale. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Prairie Metropolis Research Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Hart, R., Shercliffe, R.J., & Brown, J. (2008). Evaluation of an adapted DBT skills groups for clients with sympotms of borderline personality disorder and co-morbid anxiety and depression.  Annual Meeting of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Orlando Fl. 
  • Mustafaeva, S. & Shercliffe, R.J. (under review). Measuring and defining depression in the Uzbek population: Translating and extending the Center for Epidemiological Scale for Depression.