The majority of Bethany’s professional work involves teaching, writing, and doing research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology.
She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Bethany has worked in the corporate world and in academia, and she has also spent several years as an entrepreneur.
From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she studied the effects of yoga in school settings.
Bethany currently lives in Prague, where she is teaching undergraduate and Masters-level courses in the School of Psychology at UNYP and continuing to study yoga and mindfulness for youth.
Mind & Life Europe Contemplative Science Symposium Retreat (2019; Selected Attendee)
Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Service to the Institution, University of New York in Prague (2019)
European Mind & Life Contemplative Science Summer Research Institute (2015; Selected Attendee).
International Association of Yoga Therapists Research Abstract Award for Excellence and Innovation in Yoga Research (2014).
International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Student Scholarship (2014).
U.S. Mind & Life Contemplative Science Summer Research Institute (2014; Selected Attendee).
Nominated for the Centre For Addiction & Mental Health Transforming Lives Award (2012).
Nominated for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Champion of Mental Health Award (2011).
The Martin E. P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology (2008).
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010).
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference Travel Award (2007).
Doctoral Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS) (2004-2007).
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2004-2005).
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2003-2004).
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2002-2003).
President’s Scholarship for Graduate Studies, University of Western Ontario (2002-2003).
Certificate of Academic Excellence, Canadian Psychological Association (2002) – Honors Thesis.
Psychology Honors Award, University of Guelph (2002).
President’s Scholarship, University of Guelph (2001).
Psychology Core Award, University of Guelph (2001).
President’s Scholarship, University of Guelph (2000).
Board of Governor’s Award, University of Guelph (1998-2002).
University Merit Award, University of Guelph (1998).