Natalee Popadiuk

Natalee Popadiuk
Associate Professor

BA, BEd, MA (Brit Col), PhD (Calgary), RPsych

Office: MacLaurin A464
  • International student transition and adjustment

  • Relational connections and disconnections in cultural transitions

  • Strengths and successes of international students and alumni

  • Career transitions
  • Canadian trauma therapists and international work

  • Internationalizing university curriculum

  • Diversity and the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and social class

  • Health research (e.g., bereavement; breast cancer)

  • Interpersonal/relational theories and therapy

  • Qualitative research (e.g., Narrative; Critical Incident)

  • Counsellor education/training & clinical supervision

Dr. Popadiuk’s primary program of research explores international student issues, specifically how relational connections and disconnections impact health, well-being, and success. Recently, she was awarded a 3-year Social Science and Humanities Research Council grant to study the importance of mentoring relationships developed in formal university mentoring programs that international students attend. Additionally, Dr. Popadiuk is a Co-Investigator on a national 5-year SSHRC-funded project to examine the career trajectory of international student planning and decision-making processes to live and work in Canada post-graduation.

  • Assessment in Counselling

  • Program Development & Evaluation

  • Ethics and Legal Issues in Counselling

  • Diversity, Culture, and Counselling

  • Skills and Practice for Counselling

  • Internship in Counselling

International Student Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Arthur, N., & Popadiuk, N. E. (in press). International students’ wellness, relationships, and quality of life. In M. Henning, C. Krageloh, & G. Wong-Toi (Eds.), Student Motivation and Quality of Life in Higher Education.

Arthur, N., & Popadiuk, N. E. (2013). International students’ views of relationship influences on career transitions. Journal of Education and Social Research, 3, 273-281.

Popadiuk, N. E., & Arthur, N. (2013). Key Relationships for International Student University-to-Work Transitions. Journal of Career Development. Published online before print March 22, 2013. doi:10.1177/0894845313481851

Marshall, E. A., Stewart, S. L., Popadiuk N. E., & Lawrence, B. C. (2013). Walking in multiple worlds: Successful school-to-work transitions for Aboriginal and cultural minority youth. In The Diversity and School-to-Work Transition Project, G. Tchibozo (Ed.), pp. 185-201. Rotterdam:  Springer.

Popadiuk, N. E., & Marshall, S. (2011). East Asian international secondary student experiences as learners of English as an additional language. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 45(3), 220-239.

Moores, L., & Popadiuk, N. E. (2011). Positive aspects of international student transitions: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of College Student Development, 52(3), 291-306.

Popadiuk, N. E. (2010). Asian international student transition to high school in Canada. The Qualitative Report, 15(6), 1523-1548.

Arthur, N., & Popadiuk, N. E. (2010). A cultural formulation approach to career counseling with international students. Journal of Career Development, 37(1), 423-440

Popadiuk, N. E. (2009). Unaccompanied Asian secondary students in Canada. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 31(4), 229-243.

Popadiuk, N. E. (2008). Intimate relationships of female international students. Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, 36, 206-218.

Popadiuk, N. E. (2008). Critical incident for international students: interpersonal difficulties. In N. M. Arthur & P. B. Pedersen (Eds.), Critical Incidents in Counseling for International Transitions. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association

Popadiuk, N. E. (2008). A feminist analysis to Wenzhu or Wendy: Who am I? In N. Arthur & P. Pedersen (Eds.), Critical Incidents in Counseling for International Transitions. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Popadiuk, N. E., & Arthur N. M. (2004) Counselling international students in Canadian universities. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 26(2), 125–145.

Other Journal Articles & Book Chapters:

Popadiuk, N. E. (2014). Counseling women:  Feminist perspectives and action theory. In R. Young, J. Domene, & L. Valach (Eds.), Counseling and Action: Toward Life-enhancing Work, Relationships and Identity. Springer.

Wardrop, A. A., & Popadiuk, N. E. (2013). Women’s experiences with postpartum anxiety: Expectations, relationships, and sociocultural influences. The Qualitative Report, 18(Art. 6), 1-24.

Popadiuk, N. E. (2012). Career counsellors and suicide risk assessment. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 1-12first

Young, R. A., & Popadiuk, N. E. (2012). INVITED CHAPTER. Social constructionist theories in vocational psychology. In P. McIlveen & D. Schultheiss (Eds.), Social Constructionism in Vocational Psychology and Career Development. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Popadiuk, N. E., Young, R. A., & Valach, L. (2008). Clinician perspectives of the therapeutic use of the self-confrontation procedure with suicidal clients. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 30(1), 14-30.

Hebert, S., & Popadiuk, N. E. (2008). University students’ experiences of non-marital breakups: A grounded theory. Journal of College Student Development, 49(1), 1-14.

Popadiuk, N. E. (2004). The feminist biographical method in psychological research. The Qualitative Report, 9 (3), 392–412.