Dr. Shadi Beshai

Dr. Shadi Beshai, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Regina, Clinical Psychologist

Professional Designation(s): R.Psych.

CIPSRT Designation(s): Public Safety Steering Committee Member

Primary Public Safety Categories: Municipal Police, Paramedics (PCP/ACP/CCP) Emergency Medical Services, Provincial Police

Secondary Public Safety Categories: Career Fire and Rescue, Dispatcher and Call Centre Operations, First Nation Chiefs of Police Association, RCMP, Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Area of Interest/Study: Depression; Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy; Mindfulness; Resilience; Culture


Primary Email: shadi.beshai@uregina.ca

Current Institution:
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Pkwy
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada S4S0A2

Website: http://Shadibeshai.ca

Shadi Beshai, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has presented in several national and international conferences. He has delivered workshops on the validation and dissemination of evidence-based psychotherapy for depression. Dr. Beshai is the recipient of many prestigious awards and grants from institutions such as the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, and the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. Dr. Beshai is interested in risk and resiliency factors among public safety personnel, especially as they relate to depression. Dr. Beshai is also interested in cultural determinants of mental health, and how cultural factors may change the presentation of depression, or outcomes of depression-focused psychotherapy.