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Jorden Cummings B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D.

Professor & Director, RESOLVE SK

Faculty Member in Psychology and Health Studies

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Research Area(s)

  • trauma
  • parenting
  • self-care
  • reconciliation & psychology


My Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=btYM5tgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Selected Representative Publications (Past 3 Years)

Knowles, L. A., & Cummings, J. A. (accepted, December 2023). Influencers’ presentation of self-care on YouTube: It’s essential, but inaccessible. The Journal of Social Media & Society. 

Campoli, J., & Cummings, J. A. (accepted, December 2023). “Becoming a person who does self-care”: How health care trainees naturalistically develop successful self-care practices. Journal of Medical Education & Curricular Development.

Campoli, J., & Cummings, J. A. (accepted, November 2023). “Becoming a values-driven self-care user”: Development of a group intervention for health and helping professional students. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 

Mohammed, S., Gagnon, M., & Cummings, J. A. (accepted, November 2023). “You’re not alone”: How adolescents share dysmenorrhea experiences through vlogs.Qualitative Health Research. 

Mohammed, S., Knowles, L., & Cummings, J. A. (accepted, August 2023). In the eye of the transcriber: Four Column Analysis Structure (FoCAS) for qualitative research with audiovisual data. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22. https://doi.org/10.1177/16094069231197332

Strauss, C., Deleurme, K., & Cummings, J. A. (accepted, June 2023). Everyone has won, but there are two types of prizes: Simple versus healing satisfaction following victim-young offender mediation. Victims & Offenders. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2023.227951

Zhou, Z., Christensen, J., Cummings, J. A., & Loehr, J. D. (2023). Not just in sync: Relations between partners’ actions influence the sense of joint agency during joint action. Consciousness and Cognition, 111, 103521. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2023.103521

Hegel, J., Cummings, J. A., Toews, K., Knowles, L. A., Willcott-Benoit, W., Palermo, A., & Deleurme, K. (2023). Women survivors of adolescent dating violence describe the maintenance of their abusive relationships: First person stories via YouTube. Violence Against Women, 29(5), 817-835https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012221099986

Calvez, S., & Cummings, J.A. (2022). Getting on the path to Indigenization: Embracing (re)conciliation in Canadian Psychology. Canadian Psychology, 63(4), 569-575.doi: 10.1037/cap0000344

Toews, K., Cummings, J. A., & Williamson, L. E. (2021). Warmth, competence, and blame: Examining mothers of sexually abused children within the Stereotype Content Model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(11-12), 5334-5359doi:10.1177/0886260518805773

Zagrodney, J. L., & Cummings, J. A. (2021). Examining parental expectations and fault attributions for child sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(7-8), 3732-3754. doi.org/10.1177/0886260518778262

Zagrodney, J. L., & Cummings, J. A. (2020). Qualitatively understanding mother fault after childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(23-24), 5589-5606. doi.org/10.1177/0886260517723140

Mohammadi, A. & Cummings, J. A. (2020). How CBT can be protective against anxiety disorders during COVID-19 era [Editorial]. Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, e106601.


PTSD self-care stress trauma

Our connections with other humans are arguably one of the strongest determinants of both physical and psychological health; broadly, my research interests lay at this intersection of relationships and well-being. I have studied multiple types of relationships (e.g., the therapeutic alliance, friendships, parents, and the supervisory relationship) within multiple contexts (e.g., psychotherapy, stress and depression, social anxiety, child trauma, and professional training for clinical psychologists). Moreover, I target multiple audiences including researchers, practicing clinicians, and participant stakeholders. 

Within this focus, my program of current work is divided into 2 areas:

1. The influence of trauma on families

2. Factors influencing self-care practices used by health care professionals and health care trainees

Education & Training

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology (2010), University of Delaware

M.A., Clinical Psychology (2007), University of Delaware

B.A. (Honours), Psychology (2003), Queen's University