Susan Rodger is a Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology at the Faculty of Education at Western University and a Research Associate at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children and the Centre for School-Based Mental Health. She works within the education and child welfare systems to enhance awareness and capacity with respect to both adult and child mental health. Her research interests include barriers to mental health treatment, mental health literacy for teachers, teacher candidates and foster care providers, and the influence of exposure to violence on learning. She is currently working on two national projects developing resources for teacher wellness and supporting child and youth mental health in schools.
Atkins, M.A. * & Rodger, S. R. Preservice Teacher Education for Mental Health and Inclusion in Schools . Exceptional Education International. (forthcoming)
Berman, H., Mason, R., Hall, J., Rodger, S, et al (2014). Laboring into mother in the context of past trauma: The transition to motherhood. Qualitative Health Research, 24(9), 1253-1264.
Meek, F.*, Specht, J. & Rodger, S. (2016). A mental health training format for adult education teachers. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 1-19, DOI: 10.1177/0829573516645099
Rodger, S., et al (2014). Shaping A Mental Health Curriculum for Canada’s Schools: Rationale and a Brief Overview. Physical and Health Education Journal 80 (3), 28-29.
Rodger, S., Bourdage, R.*, Hancock, K.*, Hsiang, R.*, Masters, R.*, & Leschied, A. (2016). Supporting Students: A GRADE Analysis of the Research on Student Wellness and Classroom Mental Health Support. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, forthcoming.
Rodger, S. & Leschied, A. (2016). Building Tools for Resiliency and Mental Health With Teachers and For Teachers. Physical and Health Education Journal (forthcoming)
Schwean, V. & Rodger, S. (2013). Children first: It’s time to change! Mental health promotion, prevention, and treatment informed by public health, and resiliency approaches. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 28 (1), 136-166.
Smith, J.*, Rodger, S., Brown, J., Pickel, L.* DenDunnen, W.* & Leschied, A. (2015). Comparing the experiences and withdrawal considerations of treatment and regular foster care parents: The Canadian Perspective. International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies. 6(1), 93-110.