Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine
UBC – BC Children's Hospital
Phone: 604-875-2345 ext. 5573
Description of Research Program
I am studying the psychosocial characteristics of youth with concurrent mental health and substance use disorders. Specifically, I am investigating the relationships between post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional dysregulation, and substance misuse. I am also investigating youths' attachment to caregivers and experiences being parented, and parents' experiences of stress. We know that youth with concurrent disorders have high rates of trauma and other adverse experiences; yet research lags in understanding this vulnerable population. This research will inform new evidence-based practices.
In a recently-funded study, I will be examining cigarette smoking in the youth concurrent disorders population. We know rates of cigarette smoking in this population vastly exceed rates in the general population; yet virtually no research has examined the patterns and correlates of these youths' smoking, or their interest in help to quit smoking. Based on the results, we will develop a smoking cessation intervention targeted to this population.
Mental Illness / Substance
Anxiety disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Substance Abuse/Dependence, Youth concurrent disorders
Area of Research
Attachment, Cognitive-behavioural therapy, Emotional dysregulation, Parenting, Trauma
Adolescence, Emerging Adulthood, High-Risk Populations, Substance Use Disorders, Youth Mental Health
View Complete List of Publications
Regan, K.V., Spidel, A., Gretton, H.M., Catchpole, R.E.H., & Douglas, K. (2007). Special needs adolescent offenders: Characteristics and treatment outcome. In M. Calder (Ed.), Children and young people who sexually abuse: Taking the field forward. Russell House Publishing, UK.
Kuttner, L, & Catchpole, R.E.H. (2007). Developmental considerations: Hypnosis with children. In W.C. Wester and L.I. Sugarman (Eds.), Therapeutic hypnosis with children and adolescents. Crown House Publishing, Bethel, CT.
Moretti, M.M., Catchpole, R.E.H., & Odgers, C.L. (2005). The dark side of girlhood: Recent trends, risk factors and trajectories to aggression and violence. The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 14, 21-25.
Gretton, H.M., Hare, R.D., & Catchpole, R.E.H. (2004). Psychopathy and offending from adolescence to adulthood: A ten-year follow up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 636-645.
Gretton, H.M., Catchpole, R.E.H., McBride, M., Hare, R.D., O’Shaughnessy, R., & Regan, K.V. (2004). The Relationship between psychopathy, treatment completion, and criminal outcome over ten years: A study of adolescent sexual offenders. In M. Calder (Ed.). Children and Young People who Sexually Abuse: New Theory, Research and Practice Developments. Russell House Publishing, UK.
Catchpole, R.E.H., & Gretton, H.M. (2003). The predictive validity of risk assessment with violent young offenders: A one-year examination of criminal outcome. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 30, 688-708.