Doctor of Philosophy           University of Calgary, Clinical Psychology,  2002

Master of Science                 University of Calgary, Clinical Psychology, 1997

Master of Arts                       University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy. 1992

Bachelor of Arts                    McGill University, Department of Psychology. 1988


College of Alberta Psychologists, Registered Psychologist

Psychology Association of Alberta, Member

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, Registered Doctoral Psychologist

University of Regina, Department of Psychology, Adjunct Professor


Independent Private Practice, Registered Doctoral Clinical Psychologist, full practice licence granted by the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists March 11, 2004, and the College of Alberta Psychologists October 21, 2013.

Dr. Baydala has experience conducting individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy, working with persons with mild, chronic and severe mental disorder suffering from mood, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse and psychotic disorders using psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. She also has experience working with families presenting with mental health problems using assessment of system dynamics and reflective teams as interventions.

Experienced providing psychotherapy, assessments and consultation in rural and urban hospitals,  community mental health clinics,  physiotherapy clinics, for the RCMP and in private practice, her clinical training has focused on health psychology, cultural factors affecting mental health care, working with under-served populations, rural health, community based and preventative approaches to mental health care, and public education. 


As a clinical professor Dr. Baydala has extensive experience supervising university students receiving training in assessment, clinical interviewing, ethics, report writing, research and psychotherapy.


Psychodynamic Psychology

Theories & Systems of Psychology

Consciousness Studies: Yoga Psychology

History of Psychology

Psychological Interventions

Theories of Personality

Abnormal Psychology


The Cultural Shaping of Depression. Mustafaeva, 2015

Addictions Treatment as a Process of Consciousness Expansion. Payne, 2012

Integrating a Clients’ Spirituality into Therapy. Shujah, 2012

Determinants of Health and Depressive Symptoms. Brass, 2010

A Preconceptual Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis. McCarron, 2010

Psychiatric Nurses: Workplace Aggression Trauma, PTSD and Cognition. Stadnyk, 2010

The Relationship of Religion, Spirituality and Intimate Partner Violence. Taylor, 2010

Coping with Bipolar Disorder and Stigma in the Workplace. Schnieder, 2009

Using Yoga to Recover from Experiences of Depression. Ma, 2009

Exploring Therapists’ Development of Identity. Peluso, 2009

Intercultural Anxiety & Aboriginal Awareness. Quinne, 2009

Pretreatment Expectations of Psychotherapy. Kerry, 2009

The Impact of Yoga on Body Image. Drost, 2008

Experiences of Late-life Caregivers. Placsko, 2008

The Development of the Midwife-Mother Relationship Questionnaire. Roistter, 2008

The Pathologization, Psychologization and Privatization of Grief. Granek, 2008

The Meaning of Trust in the Therapeutic Relationship. Penton, 2007

Yoga and Addictions. Gorchynski, 2006

Deconstructing Identities of Female Sex Workers. McKim, 2006

Psychotherapists’ Perspectives on their Work with Canadian Muslims. Shujah, 2006

Emerging Adulthood: Agency and Self-understanding. Mckenzie, 2006

Experiences of Mentoring and Being Mentored in Academia. McCarron, 2006

Alexithymia and Brain Organization. Mikelki, 2005

Life Experiences of Aboriginal Women and HIV/AIDS. McKay-McNabb, 2005

Moral Schemas, Personality Traits, and Human Values. Bovell, 2005

Saskatchewan's Psychedelic-Related Experiments and the Work of Abram Hoffer, Humphry Osmond and Duncan Blewett. Barber, 2005

Experiencing Touch in Those Diagnosed with a Terminal Illness. Braithwaite, 2005

The Role of Psychological Distress in Artistic Creativity. Fogel, 2004

Police Officer’s Caring for the Mentally Ill. Josephson, 2004

Women’s Perceptions of Fairness of the Division of Household Labour. Reddekopp, 2004

Women’s Power: Female Leaders in Academia. Tuttle, 2004

Grief & Growth in Young Adult Women whose Mother’s Died of Cancer. Fromback, 2004

Trauma and Recovery from Native American and Western Perspectives. Murray, 2003


Canadian Psychology Association

Canadian Mental Health Association

Alberta Mentor Foundation for Youth

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

Committee for the Status of Women

C. G. Jung Society


2012                Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach ($100,000)

2011                 End of Life Care and Aboriginal Families ($600,000)

2007               Grandmothers Caring for Grandchildren ($10,000)

2007                Understandings of Psychotherapy. ($45,000)

2006               Addiction Treatment and Yoga ($4000)