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Mark Petter

Current University: Dalhousie University
Location: Nova Scotia
Discipline: Clinical Psychology
Research Supervisor: Christine Chambers & Patrick McGrath
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: February 2011

About me/my research:

Became a PICH graduate: August 31, 2014 Briefly, my research focuses on the effects of a mindfulness-based attention manipulation on experimental pain responses, as well as the relationship between trait mindfulness and pain outcomes in real world and experimental settings. My research also examines the unique relationship between mindfulness and pain catastrophizing. I hope to investigate these relationships in both pediatric and adult settings. I am also interested more generally in the effects of psychological interventions and psychological variables on adjustment to chronic illness across the lifespan.


Representative Publications:
Petter, M., Chambers, C., & Maclaren, C. (2013). The effects of mindfulness-based attention on cold pressor pain in children. Pain Research & Management, 18(1), 39.

Asmundson, G., Parkerson, H., Petter, M., & Noel, M. (2012). What is the role of fear and escape/avoidance in chronic pain? Models, structural analysis and future directions. Pain, 153(3), 295-303.

Noel, M., Petter, M., Parker, J., & Chambers, C. (2012). Cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric chronic pain: The problem, research, and practice. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26(2), 143-156.

Petter, M., Blanchard, C., Kemp, K., Mazoff, A., & Ferrier, S. (2009). Correlates of exercise among coronary heart disease patients: Review, implications and future directions. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation, 16(5), 515-526

Sampalli, T., Berlasso, E., Fox, R., & Petter, M. (2009). A controlled study of the effect of a mindfulness-based stress reduction technique in women with multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome, and fibromyalgia. Journal of multidisciplinary healthcare, 2, 53-59.