University of Calgary

Candace Konnert

  • Associate Professor

Research Interests


My research interests include the assessment, treatment, and prevention of mental health problems in older adults and training in clinical geropsychology.


Selected Publications:

Whitbourne, S. K., Whitbourne, S. B., & Konnert, C. (in press). Adult development & aging: Canadian edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Toronto.
Tieu, Y., & Konnert, C. (in press). Measuring acculturation and enculturation among Chinese Canadian older adults. Canadian Journal on Aging. 
Konnert, C., & Petrovic-Poljak, A. (in press). Barriers to mental health care utilization. In N. Pachana & K. Laidlaw (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology: International Perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Konnert, C., & Wong, M. (2014). Age differences in PTSD among Canadian veterans: Age and health as predictors of PTSD severity. International Psychogeriatrics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1017/S1041610214001884
Irwin, K., Konnert, C., Wong, M., & O’Neill, T. (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and pain in Canadian military veterans: the mediating roles of anxiety, depression, and alcohol use. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 175-181. doi:10.1002/jts.21897
Tieu, Y., & Konnert, C. (2014). Mental health help-seeking attitudes, utilization, and intentions among older Chinese Canadians. Aging and Mental Health, 18, 140-147. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.814104
Woodhead, E., Emery, E., Pachana, N., Konnert, C., Scott, T., & Edelstein, B. (2013). Geropsychology content in graduate training: Student competencies and career decision-making. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44, 355-362. doi:10.1037/a0034632
Petrovic_Poljak, A., & Konnert, C. (2013). Sense of community in long-term care: The views of family caregivers. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 390-402.
Tieu, Y., Konnert, C. & Wang, J.L. (2010). Depression literacy among older Chinese immigrants in Canada: A comparison with a population-based survey.  International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 1318-1326.
Pachana, N. A., Emery, E. E., Konnert, C., Woodhead, E., & Edelstein, B. (2010). Geropsychology training in clinical training programs: A comparison of Australian, Canadian, and U.S.A. data. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 909-918.
Pachana, N. A., Helmes, E., Byrne, G. J. A., Edelstein, B. A., Konnert, C. A., & Pot, A. M.(2010). Screening for mental disorders in residential aged care facilities.  International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 1107-1120.
Konnert, C., Dobson, K. S., & Watt, A. (2009). Geropsychology Training in Canada: A survey of doctoral and internship programs. Canadian Psychology, 50, 255-260.
Konnert, C., Dobson, K. S., & Stelmach, L. (2009). The prevention of depression in nursing home residents: A randomized clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Aging and Mental Health, 13(2), 288-299.



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