Books & Publications

Dr. Samra has co-authored a number of treatment books and resources for patients, families & clinicians.

Treatment Manuals & Clinical Tools

Bilsker, D., Samra, J., & Goldner, E. (2008). Positive coping with health conditions. Self-care manual for chronic disease. Available at www.comh.ca/selfcare.

Bilsker, D., Gilbert, M., & Samra, J. (2007). Antidepressant Skills at Work: Dealing with Mood Problems in the Workplace. Self-care manual for depression in the workplace. Available at www.comh.ca/selfcare.

Ministry of Health. (2006). Coping with Suicidal Thoughts. Developed by the BC Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Addictions. [Project Manager/Lead Researcher & Writer] Available at www.comh.ca/selfcare.

Ministry of Health. (2006). Working with the Suicidal Patient: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Developed by the BC Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Addictions. [Project Manager/Lead Researcher & Writer] Available at www.comh.ca/selfcare.

Ministry of Health. (2006). Hope and Healing: A Practical Guide for Survivors of Suicide. Adapted from Calgary Health Region by the BC Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Addictions. [Project Manager/Lead Researcher & Writer] Available at www.comh.ca/selfcare.

 

Book Chapters

Koch, W. J., & Samra, J. (2005).  Posttraumatic stress disability after motor vehicle accidents:  Impact on productivity and employment.  In I. Schultz and R. J. Gatchel (Eds.), Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims. New York:  Springer.  Kluwer Academic.

Samra, J., & Koch, W. J.  (2002).  The monetary worth of psychological injury:  What are litigants suing for?  In J. R. P. Ogloff (Ed.), Taking Psychology and Law into the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kluwer Academic.

Wayte, T., Samra, J., Robbennolt, J., Heuer, L., & Koch, W. J.  (2002).  Psychological issues in civil law.  In J. R. P. Ogloff (Ed.), Taking Psychology and Law into the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kluwer Academic.

Samra, J., & Roesch, R.  (2001).  Conditional Release attitudes:  Laypersons’ perceptions of the purposes, effectiveness, and acceptability of early release by offense type.  In R. Roesch, R. R. Corrado, and R. J. Dempster (Eds.), Psychology in the courts:  International Advances in Knowledge. Amsterdam:  Harwood Academic.

 

Government/Agency Reports

Ministry of Health. (2007). Integration of Mental Health and Addiction Services: A Provincial Scan. Developed by the BC Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Addictions. [Project Manager/Lead Researcher & Writer]

Ministry of Health. (2006). Working with the Client who is Suicidal: A Tool for Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services. Developed by the BC Ministry of Health, Mental Health and Addictions. [Project Manager/Lead Researcher & Writer]

Moretti, M., Campbell, J., Samra, J., & Cue, B. (2003). An Empirical Evaluation of Parenting Capacity Assessments: Toward Quality Assurance and Evidence Based Practice. Project report prepared for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.  Burnaby, BC: Family Court Centre.

Samra, J. (2000).  Mirror images:  Weight issues among BC Youth.  Results from the Adolescent Health Survey. Project report prepared under contract with The McCreary Centre Society for St. Paul’s Hospital Eating Disorder Clinic.  Burnaby, BC:  The McCreary Centre Society (ISBN 1-895438-39-X).

Samra, J. (1999). Traumatic brain injury and return to work:  A review of factors that have negative, positive, and no relationship to vocational outcome in brain injured individuals. Project report prepared for the British Columbia Brain Injury Association and the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia.

 

Abstracts

Ip, K., Kennedy, M. A., Samra, J., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2004). Disordered eating in men: A cross-cultural comparison of students of Chinese, Southeast Asian, Indo-Asian and European descent. Canadian Psychology, 45(2a), 49.

Ip, K., Kennedy, M. A., Samra, J., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2004). Body image dissatisfaction in Asian men: Considerations of ethnicity and body mass index. Canadian Psychology, 45(2a), 50.

Ip, K., Kennedy, M. A., Samra, J., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2003). The role of acculturation and family in the rate of disordered eating behaviors among Chinese Canadians. Winner of the Ken Bower Award, Division of Clinical Psychology. Canadian Clinical Psychologist, 14, 11-12.

Kennedy, M. A., Bristowe, J. T. K., Templeton, L., Samra, J., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2002).  How strong is the desire for slimness in Asian populations? Canadian Psychology, 43(2a), 31

Kennedy, M. A., Samra, J., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2002).  Sexual Experiences Survey: Canadian normative data for varied ethnic groups.  Canadian Psychology, 43(2a), 141.

Samra, J., & Kennedy, M. A.  (2001).  Predictors of disordered eating among Chinese, East Indian, and European female adults [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology.

Kennedy, M. A., Samra, J., & Gorzalka, B. B.  (2001).  Ethnicity, child abuse, and body dissatisfaction. [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology.

Samra, J., & Kennedy, M. A.  (2001).  The utility of assessing acculturation versus ethnicity in predicting disordered eating behaviors [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology.

Kennedy, M. A., Samra, J., Gorzalka, B. B.  (2001).  Ethnicity, family stress, and types of disordered eating behavior [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology.

Samra, J., & Sidhu, A.  (2000).  Ethnic differences in prevalence rates and predictors of disordered eating behaviors [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology, 41(2a), 84.

Sidhu, A., & Samra, J. (2000).  Violence and weapon carrying among adolescents in school:  Ethnic differences [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology, 41(2a), 84.

Samra, J., & Pfeifer, J. E.  (1998).  Case Management Officer (CMO) and lay population attitudes toward conditional release [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology, 39(2a), 99.

Samra, J., Pfeifer, J. E., & Boer, D.  (1997).  Parole decision-making:  Suggestions for improving the process of arriving at a determination of conditional release suitability [Abstract].  Canadian Psychology, 38(2a), 37.

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