Victoria Chan (nee Ting)

Victoria Chan (nee Ting)

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, York University (in progress)
  • Master of Arts, York University
  • Bachelor of Science, Queen's University

Research Interests

My current research is focused on parent therapeutic factors in mental health treatment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specifically, I will develop a conceptual framework of parent therapeutic factors (e.g., parent participation and parent-child alliance) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for children with ASD. This conceptual framework will form the basis of an observational measure I will develop to quantify parent therapeutic factors demonstrated in therapy sessions. Improving our understanding of parent participation and parent-child alliance in therapy can lead to more effective mental health treatment for children with ASD.

Published Manuscripts

Lake, J.K., Tablon, P., Chan, V., & Weiss, J.A. (submitted). Considering efficacy and effectiveness trials of cognitive behavioural therapy among youth with autism: A systematic review. Autism.

Weiss, J.A., Thomson, K., Burnham Riosa, P., Albaum, C., Chan, V., Maughan, A., Tablon, P., & Black, K. (2018). A randomized waitlist-controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy to improve emotion regulation in children with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(11), 1180-1191. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12915.

Burnham Riosa, P., Chan, V., Maughan, A., Stables, V., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J.A. (2017). Remediating deficits or increasing strengths in ASD research: A content analysis. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorder, 1(3), 113-121. doi: 10.1007/s41252-017-0027-3.

Ting, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017). Emotion regulation and parent co-regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 680-689. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-3009-9.

Weiss, J., Ting, V., & Perry, A. (2016). Psychosocial correlates of maladaptive behaviour and psychiatric diagnoses in youth with severe developmental disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(6), 583-593. doi: 10.1111/jir.12278.

Perry A., Taheri, A., Ting, V., & Weiss, J. (2015). The GO4KIDDS Brief Adaptive Scale. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi: 10.1111/jar.12143.

Paper Presentations

Chan, V., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J.A. (2019, August). Systematic review of positive psychology research involving people with developmental disabilities. Paper presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.

Lake, J.K., Tablon, P., Chan, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2019, August). Systematic review comparing efficacy and effectiveness trials of cognitive behavioural therapy among youth with autism. Paper presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.

Ting, V., Weiss, J.A., Burnham Riosa, P., & Albaum, C.S. (2016, August). Measuring the underlying mechanisms of mental health problems in youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A role for emotion regulation. Paper presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

 Maughan, A., Burnham Riosa, P., Albaum, C., Ting, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2016, March). Parent mental health following participation in cognitive behavioural therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Paper presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

Selected Poster Presentations

Tablon, P., Lake, J.K., Chan, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2018, June). Parent factors related to observed emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, QC.

Lake, J.K., Tablon, P., Chan, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2018, May). Measuring emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Chan, V., Minnes, P., & Perry, A. (2018, April). Sources of social support for parents of children with developmental disabilities: Relations to child and parent factors. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

Tablon, P., Lake, J.K., Chan, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2017, November). Validation of an observational measure to assess emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the Brain-Child-Partners Conference, Toronto, ON.

Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, May). Predictors of parent scaffolding in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, CA. 

Maughan, A., Chan, V., & Weiss, J. A. (2017, May). Parent improvement and associations with therapy satisfaction following cognitive behaviour therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San francisco, CA.

Ting, V., Burnham Riosa, P., Maughan, A., Albaum, C., Stables, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2016, August). Strengths- and deficits-based perspectives in autism spectrum disorder: A 10-year literature review of intervention and non-intervention studies. Poster presented at the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Melbourne, Australia.

 Ting, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2016, April). Emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder: The role of parent co-regulation and scaffolding. Poster presented at the 2016 Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, London, ON.

 Maughan, A., Burnham Riosa, P., Ting, V., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J.A. (2016, April). Improvement in mindful parenting following participation in cognitive behavioural therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 2016 Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, London, ON.

Ting, V., Albaum, C., Burnham Riosa, P., Goodwin, A., Maughan, A., & Weiss, J.A. (2016, March). Emotion regulation in children with autism spectrum disorder: The role of parent co-regulation and scaffolding. Poster presented at the Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, CA.

Burnham Riosa, P., Maughan, A., Ting, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2015,October). Positive psychology and autism spectrum disorder: A 10-year literature review. Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference, Toronto, ON.

Albaum, C., Ting, V., & Weiss, J.A. (2015, October). Exploring the implications of parental expressed emotion on emotion regulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities Conference, Toronto, ON.

Ting, V., Maughan, A., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J.A. (2015, October). Parental co-regulation and expressed emotion as predictors of psychopathology in children with ASD. Poster presented to the 3rd Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute, Toronto, ON.

Ting, V., Maughan, A., Albaum, C., & Weiss, J.A. (2015, May). Parental co-regulation and expressed emotion as predictors of psychopathology in children with ASD. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

Ting, V., Fulford, C., & Weiss, J.A. (2015, April). Child, family, and community predictors of child psychosocial functioning in a Canadian sample of Special Olympics athletes. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

Ting, V., Taheri, A., Weiss, J.A., & Perry, A. (2014, May). Psychopathology rates and treatment methods. Poster presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed International Congress and Exhibit Show, Miami, FL.

Taheri, A., Ting, V., Perry, A., & Weiss, J.A. (2014,May). GO4KIDDS brief adaptive and maladaptive scales. Poster presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed International Congress and Exhibit Show, Miami, FL.

Thomson, K., Ting, V., Wincentak, K., Chan, L., & Weiss, J.A. (2014, April). Indicators of emotion regulation and coregulation in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Research Special Interest Group (RSIG) Conference, Kingston, ON.

Funding

  • 2019-2020 IODE War Memorial Scholarship
  • 2018-2019 Sammy Graduate Scholarship in Autism Research
  • 2016-2019 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships- Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2015 Sammy Graduate Scholarship in Autism Research
  • 2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2015 Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Scholarship
  • 2014 Canada Graduate Scholarship – Health Research
  • 2014 Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Scholarship
  • 2014 Autism Scholars Award (declined)
  • 2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Contact

Email: victing@yorku.ca
Twitter: @victoriaeting