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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Nov. 2012 –
Present
McGill University, Faculty of Arts
Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
Jun. 2009 – 
Present
McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work
Associate Professor 
May 2004 –
Present 
McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Child Development Program, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Associate Member
Nov. 2003 –
May 2009
McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Sep. 2001 –
Oct. 2003
McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work
Assistant Professor, Special Status

Jan. 1999 –
Dec. 2000

University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work
Sessional Lecturer

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, 2004
         University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work
         Thesis:  Social Experiences of Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With Intractable Epilepsy

Master of Social Work, 1986
          University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work

Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Sociology), 1984
          University of Toronto, University College

RESEARCH

2012                POVERTY AND ETHNOCULTURAL DIVERSITY AS THE CONTEXT FOR PARENTING AND SERVICE ACCESS FOR CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC.  Lucyna M. Lach, David Rothwell, Cecile Rousseau, Sebastien Breau, Monica Ruiz-Casares, Dana Anaby, Daniel Amar, Peter Rosenbaum, Dafna Kohen, David Nicholas.

  • $20,000 awarded by McGill University; McGill University Collaborative Grant Competition
  • Primary investigator
  • Conduct a review of literature, focus groups, and planning grant meeting to prepare submission to CIHR or provincial funding body

2011-2012     PARENTING FOR THE PROMOTION OF ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH.  Monica Ruiz-Casares, Lucyna M. Lach, Cecile Rousseau, & Richard Sullivan

  • $135,000 awarded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Co-investigator
  • Providing input into design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of findings

2010-2013     THE HEALTH OF CANADIAN CAREGIVERS:  USING ADMINSTRATIVE HEALTH SERVICES DATA TO UNDERSTAND DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH.  Jamie Brehaut, Dafna Kohen, Peter Rosenbaum, Anton Miller, Lucyna M. Lach, Marni Brownell, Kimberley McGrail, Rochelle Garner, Rubab Arim & Anne Guevremont (Collaborator)

  • $349,699 awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Operating Grant
  • Co-investigator
  • Providing input into design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of findings

2010-2014     Determinants of active involvement in leisure for youth:  DAILY living with disability.  Annette Majnemer, Lucyna M. Lach, D. Maltais, Barbara Mazer, Line Nadeau, P. Riley, C. Rohlicek, Norbert Schmitz.

  • $388,272 awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Operating Grant
  • Co-investigator
  • Providing input into design, implementation and analysis of findings

2010               A DIALOGUE ON THE HEALTH OF CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN with DISABILITIES.  Jamie C. Brehaut, Dafna E. Kohen, and Rubab G. Arim, Lucyna M. Lach, Peter Rosenbaum, Anton Miller, & Rochelle Garner. 

  • $40,000 awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Meetings, Planning, and Dissemination Grant.
  • Co-investigator
  • Presented results related to health of caregivers of children with chronic health conditions and neurodevelopmental disorders to policy makers, institutional and clinical leaders, advocates and parents

2009-2014   CIHR Team in PARENTING MATTERS!  The Biopsychosocial context of parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders in Canada.    Peter Rosenbaum (Nominated Principal Investigator), Lucyna M. Lach (Co-Principal Investigator); Dafna Kohen (Co-Principal Investigator); Michael Saini, Rochelle Garner, Rachel Birnbaum, David Nicholas, Jamie Brehaut, Delphine Collin-Vezina, Ted McNeill, David Nicholas, Alison Niccols, & Michael McKenzie and collaborators

  • $780,114 awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Emerging Team Grant:  Children with Disabilities (Bright Futures For Kids With Disabilities) Competition
  • Co-Principal Investigator – rated as 1st of 8 studies reviewed in this competition
  • Responsible for conceptualizing the grant, managing the research teams, implementation of 4 projects, training and supervision of RAs, interpretation of findings, and dissemination

2009-2011    A SYNTHESIS REVIEW OF INTERVENTIONAL OUTCOMES IN PAEDIATRIC AUTISM.  David Nicholas, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Sheila Roberts, Joyce Magill-Stevens, Lucyna M. Lach, Margaret Clarke, and Decision Makers Margaret Whelan, Laura Cavanagh, Margaret Spoelstra,

  • $99,960 awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Synthesis Grant: Knowledge Translation
  • Co-Investigator – rated as 1st of 68 studies submitted to the competition
  • Responsible for developing methods, recruitment, training and supervision of RAs, interpretation of findings.

2009-2014    Outcome Trajectories in Children with Epilepsy:  What Factors are Important?  Quebec Subsample of the Canadian Study of Paediatric Epilepsy Health Outcomes.  Lucyna M. Lach (Principal Investigator), Michael Shevell, Lionel Carmant, Gabriel Ronen, David Streiner, Peter Rosenbaum, Charles Cunningham, & Michael Boyle.

  • $255,820 awarded by the Ministère de la Santé et des Service Sociaux
  • Principal Investigator – funding received to collect data in Quebec (Montreal Children’s Hospital and Ste. Justine) and to contribute to the pan-Canadian study on HRQL in epilepsy (see below)
  • Responsible for all aspects of implementing this research
  • Additional funding received from CRIR ($15,000), McGill University Faculty of Arts ($7,500), Faculty of Medicine ($5,000), MUHC Research Institute ($2,500) and VP Research ($7,500), CIHR McMaster Team ($50,000)

2008               paRenting in a Biopsychosocial context:  Challenges, successes, and the impact of parenting on the well-being of children with neurodevelopmental disorders in Canada.  Peter Rosenbaum (Nominated Principal Investigator), Lucyna M. Lach (Co-Principal Investigator); Jamie Brehaut, , Delphine Collin-Vezina, Rochelle Garner, Dafna Kohen, Ted McNeill, David Nicholas, & Michael Saini.

  • $9,927 awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Emerging Team Grant Competition:  Children with Disabilities (Bright Futures for Kids with Disabilities); Letter of Intent
  • Co Principal Investigator – one of 9 studies (out of an original 16) funded to develop a full proposal for funding to be submitted in September 2008.
  • Responsible for team meeting in Ottawa on the 12 and 13th of June, coordinating development of the grant proposal and final submission of the grant proposal.

2008-2009   PARENTING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS AND DISABILITIES:  A SYNTHESIS OF THE RESEARCH.  Lucyna M. Lach (Principal Investigator), David, Nicholas, Ted McNeill (Michael Saini and Peter Rosenbaum as collaborators)

  • $36,983 awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Research Development Initiative (SSHRC-RDI)
  • Primary Applicant – study funded to conduct a systematic review of parenting literature and to develop a theoretical model for use in future studies
  • Responsible for project management, develop of algorithm, supervision of students and research assistants, writing up final report.

2008-2013   OUTCOME TRAJECTORIES IN CHIDLREN WITH EPILEPSY:  WHAT FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT?  Gabriel M. Ronen, David L. Streiner, Peter L. Rosenbaum, Lucyna M. Lach, Michael H. Boyle, & Charles E. Cunningham. 

  • $767,485 awarded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to test a theoretical model of determinants of health related quality of life in children and adolescents with epilepsy
  • Responsible for development of theoretical model tested, analysis and interpretation of pilot data, choosing measures, project management.

2007-2011   DETERMINANTS OF PARTICIPATION AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG ADOLESCENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY.  Annette Majnemer, Denise Keiko Thomas, Michael Shevell, Lucyna M. Lach, Mary Law, Norbert Schmitz, (and Allan Colver, Kathleen Montpetit, France Martineau, Michele Gardiner, Louise Koclas as collaborators).

  • $300,834 awarded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to test a theoretical model of determinants of participation and quality of life
  • Responsible for choosing measures, interpretation of data, publications.

2007-2008   DETERMINANTS OF PARTICIPATION IN LEISURE ACTIVITIES AMONG ADOLESCENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY.  Annette Majnemer, Denise Keiko Thomas, Michael Shevell, Lucyna M. Lach, Mary Law, Norbert Schmitz, Allan Colver, Kathleen Montpetit, France Martineau, Michele Gardiner, Louise Koclas.

  • $40,000 awarded by the Réseau provinciale de récherche en adaptation-réadaptation (REPAR)
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to test a theoretical model of determinants of participation

2007-2009   REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH PRIMARY LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT:  INDIVIDUAL VS DYAD INTERVENTION.  Barbara Samuel (Mazer), Annette Majnemer, Lucyna M. Lach, Elin Thordardottir, & Michael Shevell.

  • $258,632 awarded by the Fonds de Récherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ- Subventions de Recherches Cliniques ou en Santé des Populations)
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to examine effectiveness of dyadic versus traditional approaches to providing rehabilitation services for preschool children with language impairment.

2006-2008   PANDEMIC PLANNING FOR PAEDIATRIC CARE.  David Nicholas, Beverley Antle,  Donna Koller, Cynthia Bruce-Barrett, Anne Matlow, Randi Shaul Zlotnik, & Lucyna M. Lach.

  • $159,632 awarded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to review existing institutional, provincial and federal policies and build a consensus for best practices to guide paediatric-based pandemic planning.
  • Responsible for liaison with Quebec-based paediatric hospitals and rehabilitation centres.

2006-2007   CHILDHOOD-DISABILITY – LINK:  A WEBSITE LINKING INFORMATION AND NEW KNOWLEDGE TO SERVICE PROVIDERS AND FAMILIES.  Annette Majnemer, Jeffrey D Atkinson, Kim Cornish, D Feldman; Eric Jean Fombonne, S Ghosh; Eva Kehayia, Nicole Korner-Bitensky, Lucyna M. Lach, Mindy Levin, Catherine Limperopoulos, F Malouin, Barbara Mazer, Line Nadeau; Michael   Shevell; Laurie Snider.

  • $20,048 awarded by the Réseau Provincial de Récherche en Adaptation-Réadaptation, Fonds de Récherche en Santé du Québec.
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to develop plans for a website that will provide a forum for exchange of evidence regarding childhood disability
  • Regular written contribution to web-site regarding research progress, publications

2006-2007   DETERMINANTS OF QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADOLESCENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY:  A QUALITATIVE STUDY, Annette Majnemer, Lucyna M. Lach, Michael Shevell, Denise Thomas.

  • $7,500 awarded by the Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to build a theoretical model of factors that influence quality of life in adolescents with cerebral palsy
  • Project management, training of interviewers and supervision of data analysis

2005-2007    THE HEALTH OF CANADIAN CAREGIVERS: CAN A NATIONAL LONGITUDINAL DATASET BE USED TO MODEL THE HEALTH OF CAREGIVERS OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES?  Jamie Brehaut, Dafna Kohen, Anne F. Klassen, Lucyna M. Lach, Anton Miller, Peter Rosenbaum.

  • $274, 464 grant awarded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.  Operating Grant – Population Health.
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to examine the health of caregivers of Canadian children with chronic health conditions and disabilities using the National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth (NLSCY) in Canada
  • Team leader for analysis and interpretation of data pertaining to caregivers of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities; contribute to interpretation of SEM pertaining to health of caregivers of children with chronic health conditions and disabilities

2005-2006    Latency Age Children with Epilepsy and Their Peers :  Perceptions of Peer Relationships and Social support.  Lucyna M. Lach, Beverley Antle, Janice Hansen, Catherine Frazee and Karen Yoshida.

  • $16,000 grant awarded by the Réseau Santé Mentale et Neuroscience, Fonds de Récherche en Santé du Québec
  • Principal Applicant - funding received to complete analysis on peer study previously funded by the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Primary responsible for completion of data analysis and dissemination

2004-2006   AN EVALUATION OF THE RELEVANCE, FEASIBILITY AND VALIDITY OF WEB-BASED DATA COLLECTION FOR CHILDREN.  David Nicholas, Nancy Young, Catherine  Boydell, Ross Hetherington, James Varni, Laurie Snider, Lucyna M. Lach, & Gillian King.

  • $125,384 grant awarded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. Operating Grant – Advancing Theories, Frameworks, Methods and Measurement in Health Services and Policy. 
  • Co-Applicant – study funded to examine relevance, feasibility and validity of gathered using web-based versus paper and pencil or face to face data gathering techniques;
  • Sharing responsibility for the data gathered from the Montreal site with Laurie Snider

2004-2006   INTERSECTING BARRIERS TO HEALTH FOR IMMIGRANT WOMEN WITH PRECARIOUS STATUS.  Jacqueline Oxman-Martinez, Nazilla Khanlou, Swarna Weerasinghe, Vijay Agnew, Lucyna M> Lach, Louise Poulan de Courval, Jill Hanley, Merle Jacobs.

  • $100,000 grant awarded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.  Operating Grant – Reducing Health Disparities and Promoting Equity for Vulnerable Populations.
  • Co-Investigator – initially invited as a collaborator but status has been officially revised with CIHR to that of a co-applicant;
  • Development, implementation and analysis of interviews conducted with health care providers about services offered to women with precarious immigration status

2003-2006   PRÊT!  PAS PRÊT!  JE VIEILLIS!  COMMENT L’ENTOURAGÉ DE L’ADOLESCENT AYANT UNE INCAPACITÉ MOTRICE LE SOUTIENT DANS SO PARTICIPATION SOCIALE.  Sylvie Tétrault, Monique Carriére

  • $134, 856 grant awarded by the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture. 
  • Collaborator – study funded to examine factors that facilitate and impede transition from adolescence into young adulthood in those with physical disabilities
  • Responsible for Montreal site (English component); supervision of RAs who will be interviewing adolescents, young adults, parents, and health care professionals; supervision of data analysis.

2003-2004   FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR MULTI-SITE RANDOMIZED TRIAL OF INTERVENTION FOR DEPRESSED OLDER PATIENTS IN PRIMARY CARE SETTINGS.  Jane McCusker, Martin Cole, Mark Yaffe, Dendukuri Nandini, Maida Sewitch, Martin Dawes, Philippe Cappeliez

  • $180,812 research grant awarded by the Canadian Institutes For Health Research
  • Collaborator; pilot project funded to examine the feasibility of a randomized trial of problem solving therapy for older patients diagnosed with depression. 
  • I was invited to participate in this project after it was funded.  My contribution has included the following:  process analysis of the delivery of the intervention; administering focus groups with allied health professionals, primary care physicians, and psychiatrists; analysis of focus group data.

2003-2005   QUALITY OF LIFE IN CHILDREN WITH EPILEPSY:  WHAT CONSTELLATION OF FACTORS IS IMPORTANT?  Gabriel M. Ronen, David L. Streiner, Charles Cunningham, Michael H. Boyle, Peter L. Rosenbaum, Lucyna M. Lach, and Joan K. Austin.

  • $80,000 research grant awarded by the Child Neurology Society/Foundation.
  • Co-applicant; pilot project funded to examine the feasibility of launching a longitudinal study of moderators and mediators of quality of life of children between the ages of 8 and 13 diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • Development of the theoretical model; selection of measures to be used in the study.

2000-2003   CHILD AND  FAMILY ADAPTATION TO CHILDHOOD CHRONIC  HEALTH  CONDITIONS:  A COMPREHENSIVE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF PSYCHOSOCIAL RISK AND RESILIENCE. Judith Globerman, Jan Wallander, Gillian King, Pat McKeever, Jeff Jutai, Beverley Antle, Lucyna M. Lach, Ted McNeill, and David Nicholas

  • $293,000 research grant awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Strategic Themes Competition:  Society, Culture and the Health of Canadians
  • Co-applicant; development of a theoretical model for the study and understanding of psychosocial risk and resilience factors in the adjustment of children with chronic health conditions and their families
  • Development of the structure for the data collection (both quantitative and qualitative); conceptual analysis of over 500 measures; synthesis of information generated in the meta-analysis and meta-synthesis.

2000-2003   Social Experiences in School: Perceptions of Students with Physical Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions. Beverley Antle, Lucyna M. Lach, Janice Hansen, Catherine Frazee, Karen Yoshida

  • $80,215 research grant awarded by the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Co-principal investigator; study examines perceptions of peer relationships among children with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and nominated peers
  • Development of methodology; management of data collection; data analysis. 

2001-2003   LONGITUDINAL OUTCOME OF PAEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY.  Mary Lou Smith,  Lucyna M. Lach, Irene I. Elliott, Sharon Whiting, Lynn McCleary

  • $117,594 research grant awarded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation
  • study examines long term quality of life and neurocognitive outcomes in young adults (18-31) who received epilepsy surgery during childhood or adolescence
  • Co-investigator; involves 2 sites:  Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa
  • Responsible for qualitative interviews conducted with young adults who have intractable epilepsy but did not undergo epilepsy surgery; data analysis pertaining to social outcomes.

1999–2001  LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF OUTCOME FOR CHILDREN UNDERGOING EPILEPSY SURGERY. Mary Lou Smith, Lucyna M. Lach, Irene Elliott

  • $100,664 research grant awarded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation
  • co-investigator; continuation of a multi-method study examining the biopsychosocial outcome of epilepsy surgery in children, adolescents and their families
  • Shared responsibility for psychosocial (behavioural, emotional and family) component of the study; interviews with caregivers of children with epilepsy; analysis of psychosocial and qualitative data (parent-based).

1997-1999   OUTCOME OF EPILEPSY SURGERY:  A MULTI-METHOD MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH. Mary Lou Smith, Lucyna M. Lach, Irene Elliott

  • $98,000 research grant awarded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation
  • co-investigator; a longitudinal, multi-method study examining the biopsychosocial outcome of epilepsy surgery in children, adolescents, their families
  • Shared responsibility for psychosocial (behavioural, emotional and family) component of the study; interviews with caregivers of children with epilepsy; analysis of psychosocial and qualitative data (parent-based).

1994-1995   VALUE OF SOCIAL WORK IN PAEDIATRIC HEALTH CARE

  • unfunded; co-investigator with Ted McNeil, Kathy Szechy, and David Nicholas
  • developed, distributed, analyzed and published the results of a survey that examined the perceived outcome of social work involvement

March 1993  BRIEF THERAPY AND CHRONIC MIGRAINE - OUTCOME STUDY

  • unfunded; follow-up survey to evaluated social work counseling conducted with children and their parents referred by the headache clinic for pain management

Sept 1993 -

Sept 1995     RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Family Attachment Program:  Adoption Study with Nancy Cohen and Jim Duvall (co-principal investigators)

  • research project funded by the Metro Children's Aid Society Foundation
  • clinical role involved the implementation of an structured intervention with families who were adopting a high risk child
  • participated in the conceptualization and editing of a manual that emerged from the clinical portion of the study

April 1987 -

April 1988    RESEARCH ASSISTANT, to Peter Coughlin, M.S.W., Social Worker, Nephrology Service, Hospital For Sick Children

  • involved in the design and implementation of a pilot study entitled "Factors Associated With Psychosocial Adjustment Among The Adolescent and Young Adult Population of A Paediatric Dialysis Transplant Program"

May 1984 -

Sept 1984     RESEARCH ASSISTANT, to Dr. Lorne Tepperman, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

  • co-designed a grant proposal for the Department of Social Work, Hospital For Sick Children, entitled: "The Study of Families of Medically and Technologically Dependent Children"

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Brossard-Racine, M., Waknin, J., Shikako-Thomas, K., Shevell, M., Poulin, C., Lach, L.M., Law, M., Schmitz, N., the QUALA group & Majnemer, A. (2013). Behavioural difficulties in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Journal of Child Neurology, (28)1, 27-33.

Majnemer, A., Shikako-Thomas, K., Lach, L.M., Shevell, M., Law, M., Schmitz, N., & The QUALA Group. (2013). Mastery motivation in adolescents with cerebral palsy. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3384-3392.

Majnemer, A., Shikako-Thomas, K., Lach, L., Shevell, M. Law, M., Schmitz, N. Poulin, C., & QUALA Group.  (2013).  Rehabilitation service utilization in children and youth with cerebral palsy.  Child: Care Health and Development, DOI: 10.111/cch.12026.

Majnemer, A., Shikako-Thomas, K., Shevell, M., Poulin, C., Lach, L., Law, M., Schmitz, N., & Group TQ.  (2013).  The relationship between manual ability and ambulation in adolescents with cerebral palsy.  Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33(2), 243-249.

Manor, L., Streiner, D.L., Yam, W.I., Rosenbaum, P.L., Verhey, L.H., Lach, L., & Ronen, G.M. (2013).  Age-related variables in childhood epilepsy:  How do they relate to each other and to quality of life?  Epilepsy & Behavior, 26(1), 71-74.

Ronen, G.M., Streiner, D.L., Lach, L.M., Boyle, M.H., Cunningham, C.E., Verhey, L.H., Fayed, N., Chen, K., Rosenbaum, P.L., & the QUALITE group. (2013). Outcome trajectories in children with epilepsy: Hypotheses and methodology of a Canadian longitudinal observational study. Pediatric Neurology, accepted.

Shikako-Thomas, K., Bogossian, A., Lach, L.M., Shevell, M., & Majnemer, A. (2013).  Parents’ perspectives on the quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy:  Trajectory, choices and hope.  Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 0.3109/09638288.2013.770083

Shikako-Thomas K., Shevell M., Lach L., Law M., Schmitz N., Poulin C., Majnemer A. and the QUALA group. (2013).  Are you doing what you want do do? Leisure preferences of adolescents with cerebral palsy. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, in press.

Smith, M.L., et al (2012).  Quality of Life in Young Adults Who Underwent Resective Surgery for Epilepsy in Childhood.  Epilepsia, in press.

Arim, R.G., Garner, R.E., Brehaut, J.C., Lach, L.M., MacKenzie, M.J., Rosenbaum, P., & Kohen, D.E. Contextual influences of parenting behaviours for children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  Results from a Canadian National Survey.  Disability & Rehabilitation, accepted.

Kuo, Y.C. & Lach, L.M. (2012).  Life decisions of Taiwanese women who care for a sibling with Cerebral Palsy.  Health Care for Women International http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07399332.2012.673655

Garner, R. E., Arim, R. G., Kohen, D. E., Lach, L. M., MacKenzie, M. J., Brehaut J. C., & Rosenbaum, P. L. (2011).  Parenting children with complex health conditions. Child: Care, Health & Developmenthttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01347.x/pdf.

Brehaut, J.C., Garner, R.E., Miller, A.R., Lach, L.M., Klassen, A.F., Rosenbaum, P.L., & Kohen, D.  (2011).  Changes over time in the health of caregivers of children with health problems:  Growth curve findings from a 10-year Canadian population-based study.  American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2308-2316.

Cimino, T., Lach, L.M., Saini, M., & Mechan, K.  (2011).  Abstract quality in a systematic review:  Results from a study of parenting children with chronic health conditions and disabilities.  Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 8(4), 369-378.

Lach, L.M., Elliot, I. Giecko, T., Olds, J., Snyder, T., McCleary, L., Whiting, S., Lowe, A., Nimigon, J. & Smith, M.L.  (2010).  Patient-reported outcome of pediatric epilepsy surgery:  Social inclusion or exclusion as young adults?  Epilepsia, 51(10), 2089-2097.

Ronen, G., Streiner, D.L., Verhey, L.J., Lach, L.M., Boyle, M.H., Cunningham, C.E., & Rosenbaum, P.L. (2010).  Disease characteristics and psychosocial factors:  Explaining the expression of quality of life in childhood epilepsy.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 18(1/2), 88-93.

Nicholas, D.B., Patershuk, C., Donna Koller, D., Bruce-Barrett, C., Lach, L.M., Zlotnik-Shaul, R., & Matlow, A., (2010).  Pandemic planning in pediatric care: A website policy review and national survey data.  Health Policy, 96(2), 134-142.

Hum, K., Smith, M.L., Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I.M. (2010).  Self perceptions of social function two years after pediatric epilepsy surgery.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 17(3), 354-359.

Nicholas, D., Lach, L.M., King, G., Scott, M., Boydell, K., & Sawatzky, B., Reisman, J., Schippel, E., & Young, N. (2010).  Contrasting internet and face-to-face focus groups for children with chronic health conditions:  Outcomes and participant experiences.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 9(1), 105-121.

Lach, L.M., Kohen, D.E., Garner, R.E., Brehaut, J.C., Miller, A.R., Klassen, A.F., & Rosenbaum, P.L. (2009).  The health and psychosocial functioning of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders.  Disability & Rehabilitation, 31(8), 607-618.

Shikako-Thomas, K., Lach, L., Majnemer, A., Nimigon, J., Cameron, K., & Shevell, M. (2009).  Quality of life from the perspective of adolescents with cerebral palsy:  “I just think I’m a normal kid, I just happen to have a disability”.  Quality of Life Research, 18, 825-832.

Verhey, L.H., Kulik, D.M., Ronen, G.M., Rosenbaum, P.L., Lach, L.M., & Streiner, D.L.  (2009).  Quality of life in childhood epilepsy: What is the level of agreement between youth and their parents?  Epilepsy & Behaviour,14(2), 407-410. 

Brehaut, J.C., Kohen, D.E., Garner, R.E., Miller, A.R., Lach, L.M., Klassen, A.F., & Rosenbaum, P.L. (2008).  Health among caregivers of children with health problems: Findings from a Canadian population-based study.  American Journal of Public Health, Retrieved from http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2007.129817.

Thomas, D.K., Majnemer, A., Law, M., & Lach, L.M. (2008).  Determinants of participation in leisure activities among children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy:  A systematic review.  Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 29(2), 155-169.

Elliott, I., Lach, L..M., & Smith, M.L. (2008) Psychosocial outcomes in children two years after epilepsy surgery: Has anything changed?  Epilepsia, 49(4), 634-641.

Kohen, D.E., Brehaut, J.C., Garner, R.E., Miller, A.R., Lach, L.M., Klassen, A.F., & Rosenbaum, P.A. (2007).  Conceptualizing childhood health problems using survey data:  A comparison of key indicators.  BMC Pediatrics, 7(40). http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2431-7-40.pdf.

Lach, L.M., Ronen, G.M., Rosenbaum, P.L., Cunningham, C., Boyle, M.H., Bowman, S., & Streiner, D.L. (2006).  Health-related quality of life in youth with epilepsy :  Theoretical model for clinicians and researchers.  Part I:  The role of epilepsy and co-morbidity.  Quality of Life Research, 15(7), 1161-1171.

Nicholas, D., Globerman, J., Antle, B., McNeil, T., & Lach, L. (2006).  Processes of meta-study:  A study of psychosocial adaptation to childhood chronic health conditions.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 5(1).  Articled retrieved on August 15, 2006 from http://www.ualberta.ca/~iiqm/backissues/5_1/HTML/nicholas.htm.

Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.M., & Lach, L.M. (2006).  Memory outcome after pediatric epilepsy surgery:  Objective and subjective perspectives.  Child Neuropsychology, 12(3), 151-164.

Elliott, I.M., Lach L.M., Smith M.L. (2005). ‘I just want to be normal’: A qualitative study exploring how children and adolescents view the impact of intractable epilepsy on their quality of life.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 7(4), 664-678.

Oxman-Martinez, J., Hanley, J., Lach, L.M., Khanlou, N., Weerasinghe, S., & Agnew, V. (2005).  Intersection of Canadian policy parameters affecting women with precarious immigration status:  A baseline for understanding barriers to health.  Journal of Immigrant Health, 7(4), 247-258.

Kadis, D.S., Stollstorff, M., Elliott, I., Lach, L. & Smith, M.L. (2004).   Cognitive and psychological predictors of everyday memory in children with intractable epilepsy.  Epilepsy &  Behavior, 5(1), 37-43.

Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.M., & Lach, L.M. (2004). Cognitive, psychosocial and family outcomes one year after epilepsy surgery.  Epilepsia, 45(6), 650-660.

Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.M., & Lach, L.M. (2002). Cognitive skills in children with intractable epilepsy:  Comparison of surgical and non-surgical candidates.  Epilepsia. 43(6), 631-637.

Elliott, I., Lach, L., & Smith, M.L. (2000).  Adolescent and maternal perspectives of quality of life and neurosurgical status following epilepsy surgery.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 1(6):  406-417.

McNeill, T., Nicholas, D., Szechy, K., & Lach, L. (1998).  Perceived outcome of social work intervention:  Beyond consumer satisfaction.  Social Work in Health Care, 26(3):  1-18.

Dissertation

Lach, L.M. (2004).  Social experiences of children and adolescents diagnosed with intractable epilepsy:  Maternal representations.  Dissertation Abstracts International, 65 (05), (UMI No. AAT NQ91844).

Submitted for Review

Arim, R.G., Garner, R.E., Kohen, D.E., Lach, L.M., Brehaut, J.C., MacKenzie, M.J.,& Rosenbaum, P. L. (2013). Psychosocial functioning in children with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or externalizing behavioural problems. Submitted to Disability & Rehabilitation on August 15, 2013.

Smith, M.L., Olds, J.,. Snyder, T., Elliott, I., Lach, L.M., & Whiting, S. (2013). Follow-up study of cognitive function in young adults who had undergone resective epilepsy surgery in childhood. Submitted to Epilepsia on November 20, 2013.

Book Chapters

Lach, L.M., Rosenbaum, P.R., Bailey, S., Boggosian, A., & MacCulloch, R. (accepted). Parenting a child with cerebral palsy: Family and social issues. In: P. Rosenbaum & L. Rosenbloom (Eds.), Cerebral Palsy: From Diagnosis to Adult Life.  London, UK:  MacKeith Press.

Lach, L.M.  (2013).  The family does matter!  In: G. Ronen & P. Rosenbaum (Eds.), Life Quality Outcomes in Young People with Neurological and Developmental Conditions, pp. 136-153London:  MacKeith Press.

Bailey, S., Lach, L.M., & Byford-Richardson, K. (2012). Interpersonal interactions and relationships.  In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures for Children with Developmental Disability Framed by the ICF-CY.  London, UK:  Mac Keith Press.

Birnbaum, R., Lach, L.M., Saposnek, D, & Macculloch, R.   (2012).  Co-parenting children  with neurodevelopmental disorders.  In K. Kuehnle & L. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting Plan Evaluations:  Applied Research for the Family Court (pp. 270-329).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Bogossian, A., & Lach, L.M.  Environmental factors: Support and relationships. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures for Children with Developmental Disability Framed by the ICF-CY.  London, UK:  Mac Keith Press. (in press)

Lach, L.M. (2009).  Social challenges among children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy.  In:  J.W. Wheless, L.J. Willmore, & R.A. Brumback (Eds.), Advanced Therapy in Epilepsy, pp. 453-459.  Hamilton, Ont:  BC Decker, Inc. 

Lach, L.M. & Peltz, L. (1999).  Adolescents’ and parents’ perception of non-epileptic seizures:  A retrospective and qualitative glance.  In A.J. Rowan & J. Gates (Eds.), Non-Epileptic Seizures, 2nd edition (pp. 227-236). Boston: Butterworth-Heineman.

Lach, L. & Melchiorre, S.  (1993).  Withholding the truth from a fatally ill child.  In F. Bayliss & C. McBurney (Eds.), In The Case Of Children:  Paediatric Ethics In a Canadian Context  (pp. 136-139).  Toronto:  Department of Bioethics, Hospital for Sick Children.

In Preparation

Birnbaum, R., Lach, L.M., Cormier, M.J., & Marino, R.V.  A Practical Guide To Ethical and Legal Decision Making for Social Workers in Canada.  Toronto: Carswell Publishing.

Kohen, D., MacIntosh, C., Lach, L.M., Brehaut, J., et al. Effects of child health and behaviour on caregiver mental and physical well-being: Analysis of mediating pathways.

Bailey, S., Lach, L.M., Saini, M., et al. Development of a theoretical model of parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  Results from a systematic review of parenting measures.

Lach, L.M., Morris, C., Nimigon, J., Ronen, G., Rosenbaum, P., Streiner, D., Boyle, M., & Cunningham, C.  A systematic review of quality of life in epilepsy:  measures and studies. 

Lach, L.M., Nimigon, J., Elliot, I., & Smith, I.  Maternal narratives about parenting youth with intractable epilepsy. 

Saini, M., Lach, L.M., Bailey, S., Bogossian, et al.  Conducting a systematic review of observational studies:  Update to the MOOSE. 

Lach, L.M., Saini, M., Bailey, S., Bogossian, A., Cimino, T., Gionfriddo, K., & Nimigon-Young, J. (2010).  Systematic review methods for observational studies:  Challenges and solutions. 

Lach, L.M., & Trocme, N. Children and adolescents with disabilities in child welfare:  Results from the Canadian Incidence Study of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Reports, Newsletters, Webinars

Rosenbaum, P., Lach, L.M.,Kohen, D., & Arim, R. Parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  What do we know & what are the opportunities?  Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres Webinar,  http://ken.caphc.org/xwiki/bin/view/ChildDevelopmentRehab/Parenting+Matters%21+Part+1+-+Parenting+Children+with+Neurodevelopmental+Disabilities%3A+What+Do+We+Know%2C%C2%A0and+What+are+the+Opportunities%3F, on February 28, 2012.

Lach, L.M. (2008).  Caring for caregivers.  On the Uptake.  Retrieved from http://www.childhooddisability.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/On-The-Uptake-Spring-2008.pdf on June 5, 2008.

Lach, L.M., & Anucha, U. (2008).  Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, King’s College University Site Report, May, 2008.

Lach, L.M., & Vedan, R. (2007).  Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, University of Calgary Site Report, May, 2007.

Callahan, M., Lach, L.M., & Vedan, R. (2007).  Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, McMaster University Site Report, January, 2007.

Paquet-Deehy, A., & Lach, L.M. (2006).  Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, Laurentian University Site Report, May 2006.

Lach, L.M., & Barlow, C. (2006).  Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University Site Report, January, 2006.

Van Caloen, B., McDonald, L., & Lach, L.M. (2005).  Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work, University of Regina Site Report, November, 2005.

Elliott, I., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L. (October, 2005).  Epilepsy:  Impact on the life of a child.  Retrieved on August 19, 2008 from http://www.epilepsy.com/article/2014/3/epilepsy-impact-life-child.

Cantini, F., Ells, C., Hirtle, M., Letendre, M. (2004).  Tutorial in Research Ethics.  Retrieved from Ministry of Health and Social Services website http://ethique.msss.gouv.qc.ca/didacticiel/ (now http://didacticiel.ethique.msss.gouv.qc.ca/) on May 11, 2005.

Lach, L.M. (2004).  Transcript of interview with Jenna Martin, Senior editor of Epilepsy.com on Success of epilepsy surgery has long term social effects.  Retrieved on August 18, 2008 from http://professionals.epilepsy.com/page/ar_1101995906.html.

Lach, L.M. (Spring, 2004).  Social experiences of children and teens with intractable epilepsy.  Lumina, Epilepsy Canada.

Elliott, I., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L. (Fall, 2004).  Epilepsy impact on the life of a child.  Lumina, Epilepsy Canada

Published Abstracts (Peer-Reviewed)

Lach, L.M., Garner, R., Arim, R., Kohen, D., & Rosenbaum, P. (2012).  Rates of separation/divorce of children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  Results from a Canadian longitudinal population-based study. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(S6), 49.

Shikako-Thomas, K., Majnemer, A., Lach, L.M., Shevell, M., Law, M., Schmitz, H., & Poulin, C. (2012).  Personal and environmental factors associated with participation in leisure activities in adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(Suppl 6), 13.

Arim, R.G., Kohen, D.E., Garner, R.E., Lach, L.M., MacKenzie, M.J., Brehaut, J.C., & Rosenbaum, P.R.  Longitudinal associations between parenting behaviours and child psychosocial outcomes for children with complex health conditions.  Society for Research in Child Development conference.  Montreal, Quebec.  April 2, 2011. [need to locate accurate citation]

Lach, L.M., Saini, M., Bailey, S., Bogossian, A., Cimino, T., Gionfriddo, K., & Nimigon-Young, J. (2010).  Systematic review methods for observational studies:  Challenges and solutions.  Cochrane Colloquium Abstracts Journal,  18th Cochrane Colloquium and the 10th Campbell Colloquium, October 18-22, 2010, Keystone Colorado.  Retrieved from http://www.imbi.uni-freiburg.de/OJS/cca/index.php?journal=cca&page=article&op=view&path[]=9635 on April 17, 2012.

Ronen, G.M., Streiner, D.L., Verhey, L.H., Lach, L.M., Boyle, M.H., Cunningham, C.E., & Rosenbaum, P.L.  (2009).  Quality of life in childhood epilepsy:  What factors explain youth and their parents’ rating?  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 50(Suppl 11), 401.

Verhey, L.H., Kulik, D.M., Rosenbaum, P., Lach, L., Streiner, D.L., & Ronen, G.M. (2008).  Health-related quality of life in childhood epilepsy:  How children and youth rate their HRQL compared to their parents.  [Abstract],  Epilepsia, 49(Suppl 3), 154. 

Manor, L., Ronen, G., Lach, LM., Rosenbaum, P., Streiner, D., Boyle, M., & Cunningham, C. (2007).  Age of epilepsy-onset, epilepsy-duration or proportion-of-life with epilepsy:  How do they correlate with health-related quality of life?  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 48(Suppl 6), 55.

Ronen, G.M., Lach, L.M, Rosenbaum, P., Streiner, D., Boyle, M., & Cunningham, C. (2007).  Exploring predictors of self-reported health-related quality of life among children with epilepsy that are amenable to change.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 48(Suppl 6), 113-114.

Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.E., & Lach, L.M. (2006).  Cognitive correlates of academic skills in children with epilepsy. [Abstract], Epilepsia, 47(Suppl 4), 113-114.

Elliott, I.E., Smith, M.L., Raufi, K., Lach, L.M., Lowe, A., McCleary, L., Olds, J., Snyder, T., & Whiting, S. (2005).  Pediatric epilepsy surgery:  Impact on quality of life in young adulthood.  [Abstract], Epilepsia,  46(Suppl. 8), 248.

Elliott, I.M. Smith, M.L., & Lach, L.M. (2004).  Subjective and objective vews of memory  outcome after pediatric epilepsy surgery.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 45(Suppl. 7), 351.

Lach, L.M., Elliott, M.L., Smith, M.L., Whiting, S., Olds, S., & McCleary, L., et al. (2004).  Long term social outcomes of epilepsy surgery:  The role of seizure control and measures.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 45(Suppl. 7), 184.

Elliott, I.M., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L. (2003).  Psychosocial outcomes in children and adolescents 2 to 4 years after epilepsy surgery:  Has anything changed?  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 44(Suppl. 9), 118.

Kelly, K., Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.E., Olds, J., McCleary, L., Whiting, S., Lach, L, Lowe, A., &  Snyder, T. (2003).  Long-term effects of pediatric epilepsy surgery:  The influence of seizure status on psychiatric outcome in young adults.  [Abstract],  Epilepsia, 44(Suppl. 9), 318.

Kadis, D.S., Smith, M.L., Stollstorff, M., Lach, L.M. & Elliott, I.E. (2003).  Cognitive and psychological predications of everyday memory in children with epilepsy.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 44(Suppl. 9), 237-238.

Lach, L.M. Elliott, I.E., & Smith, M.L. (2003).  Family adjustment after epilepsy surgery:  Longer-term findings from a prospective longitudinal study of children.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 44(Suppl. 9), 154-155.

Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.E., & Lach, L.M. (2003).  Neuropsychological outcomes two to four years after epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 44(Suppl. 9), 162.

Elliott, I.M., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L. (2002).  Child and adolescent perspectives on their quality of life following epilepsy surgery.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 43(Suppl. 7), 94.

Kelly, K., Smith, M.L., Elliott, I.E., Lach, L.M., Whiting, S., & Lowe, A. (2002).  Long term outcome of mood and psychopathology following epilepsy surgery.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 43(Suppl. 7), 326.

Lach, L.M., Elliott, I.M., & Smith, M.L. (2002).   Predictors of social adjustment after paediatric epilepsy surgery.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 43(Suppl. 7), 327-328.

Smith, M.L., Kadis, D., Stollstorff, M., Lach L., & Elliott, I.M. (2002).  Predictors of everyday memory in children with epilepsy. [Abstract], Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8(2), 271.

Smith, M.L., Naguiat, A., Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I.M. (2002).  Sex Differences in Memory in Children with Intractable Epilepsy. [Abstract], Epilepsia, 43(Suppl. 7), 72.

Lach, L.M., Elliot, I., & Smith, M.L. (2001).  Does life for children and families change after epilepsy surgery?  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 42(Suppl. 7), 302.

Smith, M.L., Stollstorff, M., Hoosen-Shakeel, S., Elliott, I.M., & Lach, L.M. (2001).  The relationship of attention to memory in children with intractable epilepsy. [Abstract], Epilepsia, 42(Suppl. 7), 103.

Hoosen-Shakeel, S., Smith, M.L., Elliott, I. & Lach, L.M.  (2000).  Usefulness of the Children’s Memory Scale for predicting memory abilities in children with epilepsy.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 41(Suppl. 7), 155.

Lach, L.M., Elliott, I., & Smith, M.L. (2000).  Baseline findings from a prospective study of children undergoing epilepsy surgery - The gap between quantitative and qualitative findings:  Do measures measure up?  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 4(Suppl. 7), 248.

Smith, M.L., Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I. (2000).  Reasoning, remembering, and academics in children with epilepsy:  Does surgery make a difference?  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 41(Suppl. 7), 81-82.

Elliott, I., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L. (1999).  Impact of intractable epilepsy on quality of  life in children:  Child, adolescent and parent pre-surgical perspectives.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 40(Suppl. 7), 112.

Smith, M.L., Elliott, I., & Lach, L.M. (1999).  The neuropsychology of intractable epilepsy in children:  Similarities and differences between surgical and non -surgical cases. [Abstract], Epilepsia, 40(Suppl 7), 47.

Elliott, I., Lach, L., & Smith, M.A. (1997).  Adolescents’ perceptions of their lives after epilepsy surgery.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 38(Suppl. 8), 234.

Krogh, K., Lach, L. & Humphries, T. (1997).  Change in parent perceptions:  Impact of a clinical classroom program for children with epilepsy. [Abstract], Epilepsia, 38(Suppl. 8), 240.

Lach, L., Elliott, I., & Smith, M.L. (1997).  Life after paediatric epilepsy surgery:  The parent view.  [Abstract], Epilepsia, 38(Suppl. 8), 233.

SUPERVISORY/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2012-

CHAIR, Committee on Student Affairs, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
CHAIR, Scholarship Committee
MEMBER, Senate
MEMBER, Faculty Council, Faculty of Arts
MEMBER, Subcommittee on Student Affairs Policy
MEMBER, Subcommittee on Student Services
MEMBER, Enrolment and Student Affairs Advisory Committee
MEMBER, Exchange and Study Away Steering Committee
MEMBER, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Arts
MEMBER, Executive Committee – People, Partnerships and Planning Process

2011-2012 GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MSW Program, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2010- MEMBER, Staff Selection, Promotion, and Tenure Review Committee, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2011-2012 MEMBER, Scholarship Committee
2010-2011 MEMBER, Governance Task Force, Canadian Association for Social Work Education
2006-2010 DIRECTOR, BSW Program, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2006-2007 SUPERVISOR, MSW Student, Child Development Program, Montreal Children’s Hospital
2006-2007 MEMBER, Screening Committee, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2004-2005 DIRECTOR, Centre for Applied Family Studies, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2004-2006 MEMBER, BSW Committee, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2004-2008 MEMBER, Board of Accreditation, Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work
2003-2007 MEMBER, Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2002-2003 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MSW Program, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2001-2003 MEMBER, Staff Search Promotion and Tenure Committee (SSPT), School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
2001-2003 MEMBER, MSW Committee, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University
1999-2001  PROJECT DIRECTOR, Hospital For Sick Children, Research Institute.  Population Health and Brain and Behaviour Divisions
  • participated in the management of externally funded research projects
  • co-investigator on externally funded research projects (see below)
1997-1999 CONSULTANT, EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES OF YORK REGION
  • consultant to early intervention workers regarding child and family issues that arise in practice
1996-1997 MEMBER, STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION AND REDESIGN TEAM, HSC
  • Phase II, Patient Care Redesign Team
  • Phase III, Patient Care Redesign Team
  • Role Redesign Team
  • Chair of Research Working Group
1991-1997 SUPERVISOR, MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK GRADUATE STUDENTS, HSC
  • Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Faculty of Social Work, Sir Wilfred Laurier University
  • Faculty of Social Work, Washington University

TEACHING

University Courses Given

Critical Thought and Ethics, SWRK 525, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Undergraduate Required course, Fall 2009 to present

Knowledge and Values, SWRK 612, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Graduate level required course, Fall 2009

Practice with Individuals and Families, SWRK 320 D1/D2 (changed to SWRK 320 and SWRK 326), McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Undergraduate Social Work Course, Winter 2007 & Winter 2008

Disabilities and Rehabilitation, SWRK 669, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Graduate Social Work Course, Winter, 2005-2009

Family Assessment, SWRK 472, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Undergraduate Social Work Course, Fall, 2001-present

Health and Social Work, SWRK-609, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Graduate Social Work Course, Fall, 2001-2003

School Social Services, SWRK-465, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Undergraduate Social Work Course, Winter, 2002-2004

Social Work in the Health Field, McGill University, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, Undergraduate Social Work Course, Winter, 2002-present

Elements and Lab, 4103H, University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work, Graduate Social Work Course, Fall, 2000.

Social Work Practice With Individuals and Families, SWK 4601S, University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work, Graduate Social Work Course, Winter, 1999

Graduate Supervision – PhD Thesis Supervision

Gina Glidden
(2013-present)        The Uptake of Supports and Services by Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Radha MacCulloch
(2010-present)        Exploring how transition programs understand and support the meaningful transition to adulthood for youth with a NDD: Insights from service providers, youth and their parents

Aline Bogossian
(2010-present)        The Caregiving Experiences of Fathers of Children with NDD

Anne Ritzema
(2010-present)        Predictors of Well-Being: Parenting Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Judith Sabetti
(2009-present)        Employment and Recovery in Mental Illness

Sacha Bailey
(2009-present)        Parenting of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders:  The Importance of Hope (in progress)

Anne Marie Piche
(2005-2011)            Parental Practices in the Context of Caregiving Disruption:  The Case of Post-Institutional Adoptions

Janet Kuo
(2001-2008)            Caregiving Identities of Women with a Brother or Sister with Cerebral Palsy in Taiwan.

Graduate Supervision – PhD Thesis Committee Member

Ro’fah Mudzakir
(2003-2011)            Education for Children with Disabilities in Indonesia:  Moving Toward Inclusion  (School of Social Work)

Denise Keiko Thomas
(2007-present)        Determinants of Participation in Leisure Activities in Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy (School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine; in progress)

Nancy Miodrag
(2009)                    Predictors of stress and Symptoms of Psychopathology in Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities within Early Intervention (Department of Educational and Counselling    Psychology)

Jennifer Saracino
(2007-2011)            Early Intervention in Canada:  Perceptions of Parents and Service Providers (Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology; in progress)

Graduate Supervision – MSW Thesis Supervision

Gina Glidden
(2010-2013)           Childhood Disability Policies in Canada:  An Analysis of Respite Services and Programs.

Aline Bogossian
(2011)                    The Role of Family Environment in Parenting Children with NDD:  Results of a Systematic Review

Shirley Wallace
(2010)                    Documented Symptoms in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Linda Shames         
(2007)                    Rate of symptoms of dual diagnosis in the Child Welfare system in Canada:  Profile of adolescents and their caregivers in the CIS-2003.

Glenda O’Reilly
(2002)                    Families in Today’s Health Care System:  The Experience of Families During a Paediatric Admission.

Tracey Kent
(2002)                    Evaluation of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill--Professional Education Program:  Changes in Perception and Practice.

Graduate Supervision – Masters Thesis Committee Member

Nathalie Chokron
(2008-2011)            Factors associated with participation in leisure activities among school-aged children with developmental delay (School of Physical and Occupational; Faculty of Medicine). 

Graduate Supervision – PhD Thesis Examiner

Mantulak, Andrew (2012).  The Lived Experience of Mothers of Children Who Have Undergone Kidney Transplantation, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Vinay, Marie-Claude (2010).  Le point de vue des enfants diabétiques sur le bien-être.  Department of Psychology, UQAM.

Peterson, Leah (2009).  A Qualitative Examination of the Experiences of Taiwanese Transnational Youth in Vancouver.  Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University.

August, Pam (2009).

Saros, Nicole (2008).  Consultation for Children with Developmental Delays.  Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University.

Saleh, Maysoun (2007).  Actual versus Best Practices for Young Children with Cerebral Palsy:  A Survey of Paediatric Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in Quebec, Canada.  School of Occupational and Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

Assunta de Iaco, Gilda (2006).  Juvenile Street Gang Members and Ethnic Identity in Montreal, Canada.  Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, McGill University.

O’Shea, Joseph (2006).  Re-Defining Risk Behaviours Among Gay Men:  What Has Changed?  Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, McGill University.

Sarkissian, Sonia (2006).  Illness Intrusiveness, Quality of Life and Self-Concept in Epilepsy.  Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Glen, Tamara (2005).  Exploring Perceptions of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University.

Globe, Patricia (2005).  The Use of Child-Based Consultation:  Changing Problematic Behaviours in Children Altering Interactions with Teachers in the Classroom.  Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University.

Nedlham, Carolyn (2005).  A Narrative Analysis Exploring the Effects of Long-Term Caregiving on the Female Caregiver’s Sense of Self.  Department of Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University.

Levy, Jonathan. (2004).  Deviance and Social Control Among Haredi Adolescent Males.  School of Social Work, McGill University.

Malowaniec, Leah. (2003).  Determining Community Attitudes and Concerns with Respect to the Establishment of Safer Injection Facilities in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  School of Social Work, McGill University.

Graduate Supervision – MSW Thesis Examiner

Quirke, Sara (2011).  Parents’ Positive and Negative Cognitive Appraisals in Raising a Child with An Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University.

Knight, Patsi Leila (2007).  Vision Impairment in Older Adults:  Adaptation Strategies and the Charles Bonnet Syndrome.  School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University.

Cox, Judith (2006).  Children with Developmental Disabilities:  Finding Permanent Homes.  School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University.

Graziani, Sylvie (2005).  Early Adolescent Experiences of Friendships, Peer Relations and Stress:  Drawing on Girls’ Impressions.  School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University.

Spinner, David (2005).  The Edmonton Arts and Youth Feasibility Study:  A Qualitative Look At Running an Arts Education Program for Youth in Conflict with the Law.  School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, McGill University.

Kromer, Anna (2004).  The Impact of Ethnic Identity on Nursing Home Placement Among Polish Older Adults

Melrose, Heather (2003).  How Do Resource Foster Parents Conceptualize Concurrent Planning.

Tanner, Gordon (2003).  Street Outreach Programs For Homeless and Underhoused People:  A Grounded Theory Study. 


Presentation – Peer Reviewed Conferences

Lach, L.M., Rothwell, D., & Blumenthal, A. (2014). Scoping review of doctoral scholarship in Canada: Implications for the discipline. Poster presentation at the Society for Social Work Research Conference, January 15-19, 2014, San Antonio, Texas. January 17, 2014.

Kohen, D.E, Arim, R.G., Guevrement, A., Brehaut, J.C., Miller, A.R., McGrail, K., Brownell, M., Lach, L.M., & Rosenbaum, P. (2013). Implementing the children with special health care needs (CHSCN) screener using Canadian administrative health data. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres conference, October 20 – 23, 2013. Toronto, Ontario.  October 21, 2013.

Arim, R., Guevrement, A., Kohen, D.E., Brehaut, J.C., Miller, A.R., McGrail, K., Brownell, M., Lach, L.M., & Rosenbaum, P. (2013). The implementation of case-mix system approach to categorizing child health using Canadian administrative health data. Poster presentation at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres conference, October 20 – 23, 2013. Toronto, Ontario. October 21, 2013.

Bogossian, A., Lach, L.M., & Saini, M. Measures of fathering children with neurodevelopmental disorders: What is known and what is missing?  Poster presentation during the Pediatric Scientist Development Program (PSDP) Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 1, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Lach, L.M., Garner, R., Arim, R., Kohen, D., & Rosenbaum, P. Rates of separation/divorce of children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  Results from a Canadian longitudinal population-based study (2012).  Paper presented at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 66th Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario.  September 14, 2012. 

Shikako-Thomas, K., Majnemer, A., Lach, L.M., Shevell, M., Law, M., Schmitz, N., & Poulin, C. (2012). Personal and environmental factors associated with participation in leisure activities in adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 66th Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario.  September 15, 2012. 

Bogossian, A., Bailey, S., MacCulloch, R., Cimino, T., Saini, M., Lach, L.M., & Rosenbaum, P. (2012). Distilling the data:  Development of a method for data extraction within a systematic review of observational studies.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 66th Annual Meeting.  Toronto, Ontario.  September 15, 2012.

MacCulloch, R., Glidden, G., Birnbaum, R., Lach, L.M., & Rosenbaum, P. (2012). Exploring the tension between written and enacted policy: Provincial legislation, policies and programs that affect Canadian parents of children with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Poster presented at the NeuroDevNet 2012 Brain Development Conference, September 22, 2012, Toronto, Ontario.

MacCulloch, R., Glidden, G., Birnbaum, R., Lach, L.M., & Rosenbaum, P. (2012). Exploring the tension between written and enacted policy: Provincial legislation, policies and programs that affect Canadian parents of children with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Poster presented at the 18th Qualitative Health Research Conference, October 23, 2012, Montreal, QC.

Bogossian, A., Lach, L., Nicholas, D., McNeill, T., Saini, M. (2012). Integrating qualitative research on the experience of fathers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Poster presented at the 18th Qualitative Health Research Conference, October 25, 2012, Montreal, QC.

Arim, R.G., Kohen, D.E., Garner, R., & Lach, L.M. Whether and when children with complex health problems experience parental separation.  An application of survival analsyis to developmental research.  2012 Society for Research in Child Development Themed Meeting– Positive Development of Minority Children:  Developmental Methodology Meeting.  Tampa, Florida.  February 10, 2012.

Stage I of a Synthesis Review of Interventional Outcomes for Autism:  Systematic Descriptive Mapping.  Nicholas, D.B., Zwaigenbaum, M., Clarke, M., Roberts, W., Magill-Evans, J., Saini, M., Lach, L.,  MacCulloch, R., Ing, S., Barrett, D., & Spoelstra, M.  Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).  San Diego, California. May 12, 2011. 

Longitudinal Associations Between Parenting Behaviours and child Psychosocial Outcomes for Children with Complex Health Conditions.  Arim, R.G., Kohen, D.E., Garner, R.E., Lach, L.M., MacKenzie, M.J., Brehaut, J.C., & Rosenbaum, P.R.  Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development conference.  Montreal, Quebec.  April 2, 2011.

Systematic Review Methods for Observational Studies:  Challenges and Solutions.  Poster session presented at the Joint Colloquium of the Cochrane & Campbell Collaborations meeting.  Lach, L.M., Saini, M., Bailey, S., Bogossian, A., Cimino, T., Gionfriddo, K., & Nimigon-Young, J. Keystone Colorado. October 18-22, 2010.

Differences in Parenting Behaviors for Children With and Without Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Behavior Problems. Poster session presented at the Canadian Congenital Anomalies Surveillance Network (CCASN) 8th annual scientific meeting: Environmental & Nutritional Vulnerability for Congenital Anomalies.  Arim, R. G., Garner, R. E., Kohen D. E., Lach, L. M., Brehaut, J. C., MacKenzie, M., & Rosenbaum, P. L. Ottawa, Ontario.  November, 2010.

Parents of Children with Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities:  A Multi-Method Approach to Studying Health and Parenting.  Lach, L.M., Kohen, D., Rosenbaum P., Arim, R., et al., Presented at Oxford-Brookes University, Oxford, UK (May 18, 2010); Trinity College University of Dublin (May 21, 2010); and at the European Academy of Childhood Disability conference in Brussels, Belgium (May 26-29, 2010).  Also presented at the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences conference. Montreal, Quebec.  June 1, 2010.

Engagement in Preferred Occupations Promotes Well-Being in Adolescents with CP.  Presentation at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference.  Shikako-Thomas, K., Lach, L., Majnemer, A., Nimigon, J., Cameron, K., & Shevell, M. Halifax, Nova Scotia.  May 26-29, 2010.

Pandemic Planning for Paediatric Care.  Platform presentation at the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres conference.  Nicholas, D., Koller, D., Bruce-Barrett, C., Matlow, A., Zlotnik-Shaul, R., & Lach, L.  Edmonton, Alberta.  October, 2008.

Quality of Life in Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy – A qualitative study.  Poster presentation at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.  Shikako-Thomas, K., Majnemer, A., Lach, L., Cameron, K., Nimigon, J., & Shevell, M.  Atlanta, Georgia.  September 19, 2008.

Long Term Social Outcomes of Paediatric Epilepsy Surgery:  The Role of Seizure Control and Measures.  Platform presentation given at the American Epilepsy Society conference.  Lach, L.M., Elliott, I.M., Smith, M.L., Whiting, S., Olds, J., McCleary, L., Lowe, A., & Snyder, T.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  December 6, 2004.

A 30 Year Review of Paediatric Literature Addressing Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness:  Results of a Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis.  Platform presentation given with Dr. David Nicholas and Dr. Beverley Antle at the 4th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.  Quebec City, Quebec.  May 26, 2004.

Social Inclusion?  Experiences of Students with Chronic Health Conditions or Disabilities and their Peers.  Platform presentation given with Dr. Beverley Antle at the 4th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.  Quebec City, Quebec.  May 26, 2004.

What Really Makes a Difference?  30 Years of Research on How Children and Families Adapt to Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities.  Poster presentation with Dr. Beverley Antle, Dr. J. Globerman, Ms. Laura Beaune and Dr. T. McNeill at the 4th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health.  Quebec City, Quebec.  May 26, 2004.

Children and Adolescents With Intractable Epilepsy:  How Do These Youth View Their Quality of Life (QOL)?  Elliott, I.M., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L.  Platform presentation given at the 9th International Paediatric Nursing Research Symposium.  Montreal, Quebec.  April 12, 2002.

Does Life For Children and Families Change After Epilepsy Surgery?  Lach, L.M., Smith, M.L., & Elliott, I.M.  Platform presentation given at the American Epilepsy Society Conference.  Philadelphia, PA.  December 5, 2001. 

I Just Want To Be Normal:  Quality of Life (QOL) In Children With Intractable Epilepsy.  Elliott, I.M., Lach, L.M., & Smith, M.L.  Presentation given at the Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses National Conference, June 13, 2001.

On Becoming A Successful Qualitative Researcher:  Integrity, Perseverance…and Then There is Reality.  Alaggia, R., Lach, L.M., & Tsang, T.  Presentation given at the Qualitative Analysis Conference, McMaster University.  May 17, 2001.

Baseline Findings From a Prospective Study of Children Undergoing Epilepsy Surgery - The Gap Between Quantitative and Qualitative Findings:  Do Measures Measure Up?  Lach, L.M., Elliott, I.M., & Smith, M.L.  Platform presentation given at the American Epilepsy Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, December 4-8, 2000.

Reasoning, Remembering, and Academics in Children With Epilepsy:  Does Surgery Make a Difference? Smith, M.L., Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I.  Platform presentation given at the American Epilepsy Society Conference, Los Angeles, CA, December 4-8, 2000.

Paddling Upstream:  Issues, Opportunities, and Pitfalls in Patient and Family-Focused Care Redesign.  Association For The Care of Children's Health Conference.  Washington, D.C.  May 27, 1997.

Empowerment of Families in a Paediatric Health Care Setting.  Lach, L.M., Elliott, I.M.  Association For The Care Of Children's Health (ACCH) Conference. Toronto, Ontario. May 1994.


Presentations – Invited Speaker

Community Engagement: Setting an Agenda for ASD Research. 2nd Biennial Winter Institute, Banff Alberta, March 6-9, 2013.

Mothering and Children with Epilepsy:  Tensions and Rewards.  Presentation at the Hospital For Sick Children, June 22, 2011.

Health, psychosocial function, and parenting of caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders: Results from the NLSCY .  Presentation at Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Montreal Children's Hospital, February 23, 2011.

Caring to Caregiving:  Parents of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders.  Homecoming lecture, School of Social Work, McGill University.  October 13, 2011.

Families of children with chronic health conditions and disabilities: Operationalizing family-centred care.  School of Occupational and Physical Therapy, McGill University. April 7, 2010.

Parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  Overview of a program of research and preliminary findings.  Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University.  March 10, 2010.  Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal.  November 16, 2010.

Turning clinical issues into qualitative research questions.  Department of Paediatrics Clinical Research Retreat, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.  Brome, QC, September 26 & 27, 2009.

Theoretical frameworks to guide assessment of quality of life and health-related quality of life.  Quality of Life in Childhood Onset Chronic Conditions and Disorders.  Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3-5, 2009.ity of Life in Childhood Onset Chronic Conditions and Disorders

Health and Psychosocial Functioning of Caregivers of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders:  Results from the NLSCY.  Paper presented at the following:

Clinical Research Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, QC.  March 2, 2007.

Research Seminar, Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University, Montreal, QC.  April 18, 2007.

Quality of Life Conference, Novartis Foundation. London, UK.  May 9, 2007.

Mentoring Students in Research Methodologies that go “Against the Grain” of Conventional Health Research.  Panel presentation at the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG) Spring Conference entitled Ensuring Quality in Qualitative Health Research, Montreal, Quebec.  April 5, 2007.

Moving the Profession Forward:  False Dichotomies and the Future of Social Work in Canada.  Keynote Address, Social Work Week, Ottawa, Ontario.  March 8, 2007.

Children with Chronic Health Conditions and Their Families:  What are the Pressing Research Questions?  Child Development Research Group Inaugural Conference, MUHC and Montreal Children’s Hospital, April 20, 2005.

A 30-Year Review of Paediatric Literature Addressing Psychosocial Adjustment to Chronic Health Conditions : Preliminary Findings from a Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis. First Annual McGill Psychosocial Oncology Research Day, March 11, 2005.

The Status of Psychosocial Research in Canada:  The Case of Epilepsy.  Presentation given at the Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative Meeting, Montreal, May 20, 2004.

Families of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy:  What Matters?  Presentation given at the Family:  Building, Bridging, and Becoming conference sponsored by St. Amant Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  October 8, 2004.

Multi-Systemic Therapy.  Presentation given at the Argyle Family Institute, March 31, 2004.

Does Life Improve After Epilepsy Surgery?  Presentation given to the School of Occupational and Physical Therapy, McGill University Research Seminar Series, November 18, 2002; Presentation given at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Department Lecture Series, November 19, 2002.

Social Sciences and Epilepsy.  Presentation given at the Canadian League Against Epilepsy – Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative Meeting.  Vancouver, B.C.  June 17, 2002.

Behaviour, Affect and Cognition in Children Diagnosed With Epilepsy:  The Complex Interaction of Biologic and Social factors.  Presentation given to the Department of Child Psychiatry, Institute for Child and Family, Jewish General Hospital.  Montreal, Quebec. January 31, 2002.

Psychosocial and Quality of Life Issues in Epilepsy.  Presentation given at the Canadian Epilepsy Consortium Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.  September 29, 2001

Neuropsychological and psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy:  A multimethod approach.  Lach, L.M., Elliott, I.M., & Smith, M.L.  Presented at:

Neurology Grand Rounds, Hospital For Sick Children, November 15, 2000

Bloorview Epilepsy Research Program Grand Rounds, Toronto, July 27, 2000

Research Institute Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, June 30, 2000.

Quality of Life of Children With Intractable Epilepsy.  Presented to Bloorview Parent Support Group, Bloorview Children’s Hospital, May 15, 2000.

Psychosocial Outcome of Epilepsy Surgery:  Preliminary Findings.  Snead, O.C., Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I.  Research rounds at the Bloorview MacMillan Centre, April 4, 2000.

Quality of life after paediatric epilepsy surgery:  A multidimensional, multi-method study - baseline and preliminary year 1 findings.  Grand Rounds, Bloorview MacMillan Centre Research Group.  January 18, 2000.

Qualitative Analysis of Outcome in NES.  Consensus Conference on Non-Epileptic Seizures.  Washington, D.C.  April 11-13, 1996.

Brief Therapy in a Paediatric Medical Setting.  Half-day workshop given to staff of the Social Work department at Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.  April 13, 1994.

Team Management of Cystic Fibrosis.  Ontario Respiratory Care Conference, Toronto,  February 1987.


Presentations – Other

Rosenbaum, P., Lach, L.M.,Kohen, D., & Arim, R. Parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders:  What do we know & what are the opportunities?  Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres webinar,  http://ken.caphc.org/xwiki/bin/view/ChildDevelopmentRehab/Parenting+Matters%21+Part+1+-+Parenting+Children+with+Neurodevelopmental+Disabilities%3A+What+Do+We+Know%2C%C2%A0and+What+are+the+Opportunities%3F, on February 28, 2012.

Doing Mixed Methods Research:  Epistemology, Methodology, and Method.  Presentation given to doctoral students at the School of Social Work, McGill Unviersity.  April 28, 2011.

Mentoring Students in Research Methodologies that go “Against the Grain” of Conventional Health Research.  Panel presentation at the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG) Spring Conference entitled Ensuring Quality in Qualitative Health Research, Montreal, Quebec.  April 5, 2007.

The Case of Case Management:  Case Management in the Context of Chronic Care.  Presentation given to Spina Bifida Continuum on May 8, 2006.

Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Youth With Disabilities.  Presentation given to Physical and Occupational Therapy graduate class on March 28, 2006. 

The Case of Case Management:  Case Management in the Context of Chronic Care.  Presentation given to Stroke Network on December 14, 2005.

Social Outcomes and Experiences from Childhood to Young Adulthood:  The Case of Intractable Epilepsy.  Presentation given at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Member of the Centre for Research in Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation (CRIR). June 7, 2005.

Children With Chronic Health Conditions and Disabilities:  An Overview of Current Research Trends.  Presentation given at the Child Development Research Group Meeting, April 20, 2005. 

Families of Youth with Epilepsy:  Practice to Research and Research to Practice.  Presentation given in Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Montreal Children’s Hospital, April 7, 2005.

Epilepsy in Childhood:  Impact on Cognition, Affect/Behaviour and Social Development.  Elliott, I., Lach, L., & Smith, M.L.  Presentation given at Paediatric Update 2001, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  May 2-5, 2001.

Does Life Change For Children and Families After Epilepsy Surgery?  Lach, L.M. Elliott, I.M.  Neurology Subspecialty Rounds, University of Toronto.  April 10, 2001.

A Family Centred Approach To The Assessment and Treatment of Children With Intractable Epilepsy.  Deutsch, J., Weiss, S., Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I.M.  Presented at the 4th Annual Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Update, HSC.  November 4, 2000.

Nature and Nurture Issues Surrounding Epilepsy in Children and Youth.  Lach, L.M. & Elliott, I.M.  Presented to parents and professionals at Epilepsy Mississauga on April  13, 2000 and to professionals at Thistletown Regional Centre in Toronto on May 25, 2000.

Baseline Findings From a Prospective Study of Children Undergoing Epilepsy Surgery:  Quantitative and Qualitative Results.  Presented at social work rounds, Department of Social Work, Hospital For Sick Children, April 10, 2000.

Psychosocial Adjustment of Children with Epilepsy, Lach, L.M., & Elliott, I. Presentation given at Epilepsy Mississuaga, March, 28, 2000.

Epilepsy and School Age Children.  Part of a team presenting at a Toronto District School Board Education Day.  December, 1998.

Brief Family Therapy.  Lecture given to M.S.W. students in the Elements and Lab Course.  Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.  November 1998.

Outcome of Epilepsy Surgery:  The Parents’ and Adolescents’ Perspective.  Presentation to the Bloorview Epilepsy Fellows’ Group.  October, 1998.

Faculty member of Brief Therapy Training Centres - International (BTTC-I) which is part of C.M. Hincks Institute and of Family Medicine Division of BTTC-I.  Workshops presented to Social Workers and Family Physicians on Brief Therapy.  May 1994 - September 1995.

Summer Intensive Brief Therapy Training Program.  Co-trainer.  Brief Therapy Training Centres - International, Toronto.  July 10-14, 1995.

Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention.  Health Care, B.S.W. class at Ryerson Polytechnical University.  March 29, 1995.

Brief Solution Focused Therapy.  Two day course offered as an elective credit to Master's level students.  Adler Institute. March 11, 12, 1995.

Introduction to Brief Therapy.  Workshop given with Jim Duvall to Senior Military Social Workers, Ottawa, Ontario.  February 1995.

Introduction to Brief Therapy.  Workshop given with Jim Duvall and Eric King.  Ottawa, Ontario.  February 1995.

Apprentice Trainer, Brief Therapy Extern Program.  Providing supervision and teaching using a one way mirror to students of the Extern Program.  Newmarket, Ontario.   September 1994-June 1995.

Management of Non-Epileptic Seizures.  Presentation given at Neurology Rounds to staff Neurologists, Fellows and Residents at the Hospital For Sick Children.  October 1994.

Family Therapy Training Program.  Family Therapy Training for M.S.W. and B.S.W. Students from the Faculty of Social Work - University of Toronto, Yeshiva University and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, at the Hospital For Sick Children.  September 1993 - May 1994.

Stress And The Family.  Presentation given to parents and professionals at the Information Day For Parents of Children With Seizures, Bloorview Children's Hospital.  September 1993.

Social Work Outcome Study of Paediatric Patients with Intractable Migraine Headaches.  Canadian Neurosciences Conference, Toronto, June 1993.

Application of Brief Therapy in a Pediatric Medical Setting.  Hospital For Sick Children, Social Work Rounds.  February 1993.

Brief Therapy and Empowerment.  Full day seminar given to social workers at the C.M. HINCKS Institute.  October 1992.

Neurofibromatosis and Child Development.  Neurofibromatosis Annual Meeting, April 1992.

Seizures and the Family.  Canadian Epilepsy Association Conference, March 1992.

Workshop For Field Instructors and Students, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, 1991, 1992.

Sexuality and Relationships.  A three part series presentation given to a multi-handicapped class of adolescents at Michael Power St. Joseph High School.  February 1991, 1992.

The Family Life Cycle.  M.S.W. Students, Hospital For Sick Children.  December 1989, 1990, 1991

Non-Epileptic Seizures:  Assessment and Treatment.  Psychiatry Rounds, Hospital For Sick Children.  October 1990.

Parenting A Learning Disabled Child With Aggressive Behaviour:  A Treatment Approach.  Social Work Rounds, Hospital For Sick Children.  June 1990.

Pseudoseizures.  Department of Psychiatry, Hospital For Sick Children and Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.  May 1990.

A Walk Through The Jungle Of Services For Children With Special Needs.  Social Work Rounds, Hospital For Sick Children.  March 1990.

Self-Esteem and Epilepsy.  Epilepsy Association - Metro Chapter.  February 1990.

Raising a Child With Epilepsy.  Epilepsy Association Annual Meeting.  November 1989.

Adoption and Family Issues.  Family Adoption Parent Support Group, Toronto.  October 1989.

Four Sides of An Open Box:  Chronic Illness in the 1990's.  Inter-Hospital Social Work Rounds.  May 1989.

Interviewing and Counseling.  Assistant Instructor, George Brown College, Child and Youth Worker Program, 1988.

Supervision and Administration.  Assistant Instructor,  George Brown College, Child and Youth Worker Program, 1988.

Working With Families.  Assistant Instructor, George Brown College, Child and Youth Worker Program, 1987.

Raising A Child With Cystic Fibrosis.  Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Niagara Chapter, May 1987.

An Intergenerational Approach To Working With Couples and Families.  Social Work Rounds, Hospital For Sick Children, May 1987.


CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

May 1988 -
Aug. 2001      DIVISION OF NEUROLOGY, Hospital For Sick Children

  • assessment and treatment of children with neurological disorders and their families
  • crisis, adjustment and supportive counselling regarding developmental, behavioural and illness-related issues experienced by children diagnosed epilepsy, children undergoing epilepsy surgery, and their families
  • individual, couple, family and group psycho-educational modalities of treatment
  • consultation to schools regarding classroom management issues
  • member of an interdisciplinary team
  • supervise and teach M.S.W. students
  • conduct clinical research related to psychosocial outcomes and quality of life in this population

Febr. 1990 -
Dec. 1997      PRIVATE PRACTICE

  • part-time private practice
  • counselling individuals, couples and families regarding relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, parenting, school and career problems,  adoption issues, anxiety and depression

Febr. 1994 -
May 1996       KINARK CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (Newmarket)

  • part-time contract position
  • provided brief therapy intervention to clients on waiting list for family therapy

May 1986 -
May 1988       CYSTIC FIBROSIS SERVICE, Hospital For Sick Children

  • assessment and treatment of children and families
  • counselling individuals, couples and families regarding issues related to living with a chronic terminal illness
  • clinical issues included loss and bereavement, behaviour problems, school problems, eating disorders and parent/child interaction
  • adolescent support group
  • member of a multidisciplinary team

January 1985 -
May 1986       MEDICAL OUTPATIENT SERVICE, Hospital For Sick Children (MSW Placement)

  • assessment and treatment of individuals, families and group at medical or psychosocial risk

January 1985 -
May 1986       NEPHROLOGY SERVICE, Hospital For Sick Children (MSW Placement)

  • assessment and treatment of children who were undergoing life sustaining dialysis treatment or kidney transplants
  • established a peer support network for parents of children with nephrotic syndrome
  • group for adolescents


CONFERENCES Attended

11th Annual CCHCSP National Symposium. Toronto, Ontario. June 7-9, 2013.

Autism Research Training: 2nd Biennial Winter Institute. Banff, Alberta. March 6-9, 2013.

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. 66th Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario. September 12-15, 2012.

Society for Research in Child Development.  Montreal, Canada.  March 31 – April 2, 2011.

European Academy of Childhood Disability.  Brussels, Belgium.  May 25-29, 2010.

American Epilepsy Society conference.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  December 3-7, 2004.

4th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health Conference.  Quebec City, QC.  May 23-27, 2004.

Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative, Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.  May 20, 2004.

Conference on Cerebral Palsy:  New Directors in Research and Practice, Montreal, QC.  May 17, 2004

CVA and Rehabilitation:  New Horizons in Research, Longeuil, QC.  May 14, 2004

Research Consultation on Early Life Events and First Episodes of Brain Disorders.  CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA), Montreal, QC.  February 9-10, 2004.

American Epilepsy Society Conference, Boston, MA.  December 5-10, 2003.

American Epilepsy Society Conference. Seattle, WA.  December 6-11, 2002.

9th International Paediatric Nursing Research Symposium. Montreal, Quebec.  April 11-12, 2002.

American Epilepsy Society Conference. Philadelphia, PA.  December 1-5, 2001.

Society For Research in Child Development. Seattle, WA.  April, 2001.

American Epilepsy Society Conference. Los Angeles, CA.  December 1-5, 2000.

Canadian Childhood Epilepsy Consortium Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario.  April 14-18, 2000.

American Epilepsy Society Conference.  Orlando, FL.  December 4-8, 1999.

American Epilepsy Society Conference.  Boston, MA.  December 7-10, 1997.

Sharing A Common Vision for Healthcare:  Children and Families First.  Association For The Care of Children's Health Conference.  Washington, D.C.  May 25-28 1997.

Clinical Care of the Child and Family.   7th Pediatric Nursing Research Symposium.  Montreal, Quebec.  April 10, 11, 1997.

Medical Family Therapy Institute.  One week intensive training.  Rochester, New York.  June 13-17, 1996.

Two-day Conference with Michael White.  Toronto, Ontario. March 22, 23, 1995.

From Despair to Hope:  "Re-Storying" the Medical Problems of Young Persons and Their Families.  David Epston.  Toronto, Ontario.  October 24, 1994.

Sexual Abuse Treatment.  Yvonne Dolan.  Brief Therapy Training Centres-International.  Toronto, Ontario.  April 8, 1994.

Brief Therapy.  John Walter.  Brief Therapy Extern Training Program.  Newmarket, Ontario.  March 26, 1994

Brief Therapy Extern Training Program.   Muskoka Youth Counseling Centre and York Region Family Services.  Newmarket, Ontario.  September 1992 to June 1993

Possibility Therapy.  Bill O'Hanlan. Toronto, Ontario.  November 1992.

Brief, Solution-Focused Therapy.  Scott Miller (Two-Day Intensive).  Toronto, Ontario.  December 1991.

Pathways to Solutions:  Working With Difficult Adolescents and Their Families.  Matthew Selekman. Toronto, Ontario.  May 1991.

Multigenerational Family Therapy.  David Freeman. Toronto, Ontario.  February 1991.

Karl Thom:  Two Day Intensive Workshop.  Toronto, Ontario.  December 1990.

Family Therapy Extern Training Program.  Dan Bogue and Elizabeth Ridgely.  George Hull Family Centre. Toronto, Ontario.  January 1990 - June 1990.

The Child:  A Systemic Thinker.  Elizabeth Ridgely. George Hull Family Centre. Toronto, Ontario.  March 1990.

Marital Therapy.  Elizabeth Ridgely. George Hull Family Centre. Toronto, Ontario.  January 1989 - March 1989.

Ericksonian Approach To Working With Individuals.  Ted Hassel. St. Catharines, Ontario. November 1988.

Systemic Family Therapy.  Luigi Boscolo from Milan Italy.  Toronto, Ontario. October 1988.

Family Therapy With Families With AIDS Patients.  Gillian Walker. St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.  February 1988.

North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference.  Canadian and American Cystic Fibrosis Foundations, October 1987.

An Integrated Approach To Family Therapy:  Introduction and Advanced Extern Program With Rafael Mendez. St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.  April 1987 - May 1988.

Perspectives In Family Therapy In Toronto:  An Integrated Family Therapy Conference.  St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, February 1987.

Couple Therapy.  Froma Walsh, Hospital For Sick Children, March 1987.

Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Principles For Eating Disorders.  Dr. David Garner. Toronto, Ontario.  February 1987.

Cystic Fibrosis Throughout The Lifespan:  The Challenge Continues.  The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, November 1986.

 

SUMMARY of FUNDING and AWARDS RECEIVED

Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute.  Rising Researcher Award.  February, 2004.

American Epilepsy Society Young Investigator’s Award, American Epilepsy Society Conference, Philadelphia, PA.  December, 2001.

Hospital For Sick Children, Research Institute, Research Training Competition Graduate Award (RESTRACOMP)

          1999-2000 - $35,000; 2000-2001 - $35,000

University of Toronto Fellowship Award

          1996-1997 - $10,000;         1995-1996 - $10,000

REVIEWS

Canadian Institutes for Health Research, invited member of Social and Developmental Aspects of Children’s & Youth’s Health Committee, Grant Reviewer, May and November 2005, May 2006, November 2010

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Grant Reviewer

Canadian Kidney Foundation, Grant Reviewer, March, 2009

Hospital For Sick Children Foundation, Grant Reviewer

Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Grant Reviewer

Montreal University Health Centre (MUHC) Research Institute, Grant Reviewer

Epilepsia, Reviewer for journal

Epilepsy and Behaviour, Reviewer for journal

Paediatric Research, Reviewer for journal

Disabilities & Rehabilitation, Reviewer for journal

Canadian Social Work Journal, Reviewer for journal

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Reviewer for journal

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Reviewer for journal

Psychiatric Research, Reviewer for journal

Lumina, Semi-Annual Magazine, Epilepsy Canada

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Editorial Board, 2007-present

Human Development, Disability and Social Change, Editorial Board, 2008-present


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Réseau Provincial de Recherche en Adaptation-Réadaptation (REPAR).  Full Research Member.  2006-present.

Canadian Epilepsy Research Initiative – International League Against Epilepsy (CERI-ILAE).  2002-present.

Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Réadaptation du Montréal Metropolitain (CRIR).  Full Research Member of Research Domain 3 (Social Participation and Health Care Delivery). 2004-present.

Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF).  Full member.  2006-present.

Ontario Association for Professional Social Workers, 1988-2001

Ontario College of Social Workers, 1988-2001


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Yaldei Child Development Centre, Montreal, QC.  Member of the Medical Advisory Board. 2004-present.

Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, QC.  Member of Child Behaviour Development Program. 2004-present.

Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work.  Board of Accreditation member.  2004-2008.

Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE).  Governance Task Force.  2010 – present.