Zarina Giannone completed her doctoral training at the University of British Columbia and is currently an applicant to the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. She is a former high-performance soccer player whose experiences in sport have shaped her teaching, research, and practice in psychology. Zarina completed specialized training in sport and performance psychology that focuses on skills development and excellence in high pressure, performance contexts such as sport, performing arts, and business. She currently works as a therapist at the Vancouver Psychology Centre and the Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport.
Zarina has served as an Instructor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She is a passionate leader and has served as a Director on the Canadian Psychological Association Board of Directors and the British Columbia Psychological Association Board of Directors. Zarina has a special interest in progressing policy, research, and psychological treatment for mental health in sport. Her award-winning research focuses on identity development and intervention among athletes and adults throughout the life span.
Research interests include identity; athletic identity; adult identity development; mental health in sport; sport career transitions; clinical sport psychology; applied sport psychology; and performance psychology.
Giannone, Z., Cox, D., Ogrodniczuk, J., & Kealy, D. (2020). Identity-focused group interventions among emerging adults: A review. North American Journal of Psychology, 22(1), 41-62. Retrieved from: http://najp.us/north-american-journal-of-psychology-index
Iyar, M., Kealy, D., Giannone, Z., Ogrodniczuk, J., Abbass, A., & Joyce, A. (2019). Physical pain among psychiatric outpatients: The relationship between pain location, psychiatric distress, and alexithymia. International Journal of Psychiatry Clinical Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/13651501.2019.1617883
Bedi, R., Thomas, P., & Giannone, Z. (2019). Through the eyes of students: Satisfaction with and strengths of Canadian counselling psychology doctoral programs. North American Journal of Psychology, 21(2), 293-304. Retrieved from: http://najp.us/north-american-journal-of-psychology-index
Goodwill, A. & Giannone, Z. (2018). Self-determination among Indigenous men who left gang-life: Escaping the urban trapline. Journal of Gang Research, 25(3), 1-18.
Giannone, Z., Gagnon, M., & Ko, H. (2018). Mentorship as a career intervention: An evaluation of a peer-mentoring program with Canadian university psychology students. The Canadian Journal of Career Development, 17(2), 1-27. Retrieved from: http://cjcdonline.ca/
Goodwill, A. & Giannone, Z. (2017). From research to practice: Bridging the gaps for psychologists working in Indigenous communities affected by gangs. Canadian Psychology, 58, 345-353. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/10.1037/cap0000091
Giannone, Z., Haney, C., Kealy, D., & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017). Athletic identity and psychiatric symptoms following retirement from varsity sports. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1, 1-4, doi: 10.1177/0020764017724184
Giannone, Z., Kealy, D., & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017). A possible-selves intervention for sport career transition. The Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16(2), 53-57. Retrieved from: http://cjcdonline.ca/
Giannone, Z., Kealy, D., & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017). Athlete help-seeking and career counselling: Examining the role of athletic identity. The Canadian Journal of Career Development, 16(2), 49-52. Retrieved from: http://cjcdonline.ca/
Kwon, J.Y., Bulk, L., Giannone, Z., Liva, S., Chkraborty, B., & Brown, H. (2017). Collaborative peer review process as an informal interprofessional learning tool: Findings from an exploratory study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1, 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2017.1358156
- Sport Participation Research Initiative Grant | Sport Canada & Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- UBC Public Scholars Initiative Award | Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, University of British Columbia
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral | Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Four-Year Fellowship | Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, University of British Columbia
- Joseph Armand Bombardier, Canada Graduate Scholarships- Master’s | Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- Best Master’s Thesis Award | Section on Counselling Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association