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Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Research Associate, Mental Health Research, CHEO
613-737-7600 Ext. 3672
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Paula Cloutier’s research activities include the evaluation of mental health services provided in the emergency department (ED) for children and youth, and the development and evaluation of screening and assessment tools for children and adolescents in the ED. She is also involved in a study of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents and young adults.
Paula Cloutier is a research associate within the Mental Health Patient Service Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She received her Master’s of Arts in experimental psychology from Carleton University in 1991. She serves as a research consultant for the PSU and is a member of the CHEO Research Institute. Ms. Cloutier’s research interests include assessment of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents and pediatric emergency mental health service delivery and utilization. As part of the Regional Psychiatric Emergency Services for Children and Youth research team, Ms. Cloutier is actively involved in the development and evaluation of several self-report measures related to child and adolescent emergency department presentations for mental health concerns.
Sample Publications:
Fitzpatrick, J., Lafontaine, M.-F., Gosselin, J., Levesque, C., Bureau, J.-F., & Cloutier, P. (in press). Behavioural Self-Soothing as a Mediator of Romantic Attachment and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury. The Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity.

Martin, J., Cloutier, P. F., Levesque, C., Bureau, J-F., Lafontaine, M-F., & Nixon, M. K. (in press). Psychometric properties of the functions and addictive features scales of the Ottawa Self-injury Inventory: A preliminary investigation using a university aged sample. Psychological Assessment.

Nixon, M.K., Cloutier, P., & Jansson, M. (2008). Non-Suicidal Self-Harm in Adolescents: A Population Based Survey. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 178(3), 306-312.

Cloutier, P., Cappelli, M., Glennie, L., Kereszte, L. (2008). Mental health services for children and youth: A survey of physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and use of telehealth services, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 14, 98-101.

Cloutier, P., & Humphreys, L. (2009). Measurement of self-injury in adolescents. In M.K. Nixon & N. Heath (Eds.). Self-Injury in Youth: The Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention. Routledge Press.

Kennedy, A., Cloutier, P., Glennie, J.E., Gray, C. (2009). Establishing Best Practice in Pediatric Emergency Mental Health: A Prospective Study Examining Clinical Characteristics. Pediatric Emergency Care, 25(6) 380-386.

Cloutier, P., Martin, J., Kennedy, A., Nixon, M.K., Muehlenkamp, J.J. (2010). Characteristics and Co-occurrence of adolescent non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behaviours in pediatric emergency crisis services. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39 259–269.

Cloutier, P., Kennedy, A., Maysenhoelder, H., Glennie, E., Cappelli, M., Gray C. (2010). Pediatric mental health concerns in the emergency department: Caregiver and youth perceptions and expectations. Pediatric Emergency Care, 26(2): 99-106.

Cloutier, P., Cappelli, M., Glennie, E.J. Charron, G., Thatte, S. (2010). Child and Youth Mental Health Service Referrals: Physicians’ knowledge of mental health services and perceptions of a centralized intake model. Healthcare Policy, 5(3):144-161.

Bureau, J.-F., Alie-Poirier, A., Martin, J., Lafontaine, M.-F., & Cloutier, P. (2010). Perceived parenting, psychological distress and non-suicidal self-injury in young adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39 (5) 484–494.

Levesque, C., Lafontaine, M.-F., Bureau, J.-F., Cloutier, P., & Dandurand, C. (2010). The influence of romantic attachment and intimate partner violence on non-suicidal self-injury in youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39 (5) 474–483.

Dion, J., Kennedy, A., Cloutier, P., Gray, C. (2010). Evaluating crisis intervention services for youth within an ED: A view from within. Child Care in Practice, 16 (3) 241-256.

Martin, J., Bureau, J-F., Cloutier, P., & Lafontaine, M-F. (2011). A comparison of invalidating family environment characteristics between university students engaging in self-injurious thoughts or actions and non-self-injuring university students. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 40 (11) 1477-1488.

Cappelli, M., Glennie, E.J., Cloutier, P., Kennedy, A., Vloet, M., Zemek, R., Gray, C. (2012). Physician Management of Pediatric Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Department: Assessment, Charting, and Disposition. Pediatric Emergency Care, 28(9), doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31826764fd
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