Theses / Unpublished

Theses / Unpublished


Allen, Thomas. Someone to talk to: Care and Control of the homeless. 1997. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1997. Thesis discusses the life experiences of the homeless in BC and their life histories.

Carten, Ron, Representatives, Informed Consent and Psychiatric Rights: Participatory Action Research by Psychiatric Patients in Vancouver, BC, Unpublished research paper, 2016.  Paper reports on the findings of a working group of persons who had been treated in the psychiatric system and conducted focus groups around the question of representation agreements for patients who do not have the right of informed consent to treatment. 

Chambers, Susan. Implementing the 1987 draft plan to downsize Riverview Hospital: Expanding the social control network. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1993. Thesis discusses deinstitutionalization in BC’s Lower Mainland region and the effects it has had on mental health practice, social service workers and ex-patients. Looks at Vancouver’s Downtown East Side.

Crisanti, Annette S.  A Descriptional Longitudinal Cohort Study of Involuntary Psychiatric Inpatients. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Calgary, 1998. Thesis considers the differences in outcomes of involuntary versus voluntary hospitalization and discusses the socio-demographic profiles of patients who are involuntarily hospitalized.

Elias, Brenda Mary. Without Intention: Rural Responses to Uncovering the Hidden Aspects of Homelessness in Ontario, 2000 to 2007. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 2009. Thesis discusses rural homelessness and the processes and policy-making that rural communities engage in to address the matter.

Farrally, Vicki Lea.  An Analysis of Need Assessment in the Mental Health Context.  Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 1975. This thesis discusses the use of needs analysis in the community mental health movement. Considers poverty in this community.

Francis, Daniel. That Prison on the Hill: The Historical Origins of the Lunatic Asylum in the Maritime Provinces. Unpublished MA thesis, Carleton University, 1975. Thesis discusses changing attitudes towards insanity in the early 19th century in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, which in turn changed treatment and inspired the asylum. Considers the role of homelessness and poverty, as well as class inequalities and the number of immigrants within the asylum.

Goatcher, Sandra M. Attitudes of Older Adults Toward Their Peers with Mental Disabilities. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of Manitoba, 2000. Thesis discusses the attitudes of older adults without disabilities towards their peers with disabilities in the setting of community-based senior programs. Income is one factor examined in the study.

Gordon, Robert Macaire. Legal services for mental health patients: a selective review of developments in legal aid/poverty law delivery with particular emphasis on Commonwealth jurisdictions.  Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1981. Thesis discusses recent developments in the mental health law and legal aid/ poverty law movements which have been dominated in Canada by the practitioner’s perceptions of patient needs and a fusion of interests involving the poverty law.

Harron, Erin Elizabeth.  What to do about Whalley? Homelessness in Surrey’s city Centre.  Unpublished MPP, Simon Fraser University, 2007. Thesis discusses homelessness in Whalley, an urban district of the municipality of Surrey, BC, in particular looking at local policy development, stigma, substance abuse and mental health.

Johnson, M. Audrey. The Impact of Gender and Ethnicity on the Use of Mental Health Services: A Case Study of Twenty Immigrant and Refugee Women. Unpublished MSW thesis, University of British Columbia, 1988.  Thesis considers the absence of immigrant and refugee women from discussion of policy issues, programme planning and mental health literature in general and evaluates the socio-economic impacts of migrant experiences.

Kakuma, R. Utilization of health services for depression and anxiety in Ontario: An eleven-year comparison of determinants. Unpublished PhD thesis, McGill University, 2007. Thesis compares the utilization of health services between 1991 and 2002 in Ontario by people with different mental health diagnoses and discusses enabling or impeding factors for many people, including income.

Lloyd, D. A. Socioeconomic consequences of early onset psychiatric disorders: Mental illness and stress in a life course perspective. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 2000.

Marttinen, Terry. HERV-W Ecology of Psychosis: A New Prescription for Health, Equality and Citizenship in a Post-Genomic World. Unpublished research paper, Algoma University, 2012. Paper discusses eugenics and genetic research around the ancient human endogenous retroviruses, HERVs.

Matheson, Elizabeth. The Perfect Home for the Imbalanced: Visual Culture and the Built Space of the Asylum in Early Twentieth Century and Post War Saskatchewan. Unpublished Masters Art History thesis, 2010. Thesis discusses how the built structure of the North Battleford and Weyburn Mental Hospitals became imbued with meaning and in turn shaped social relations. Considers how the hospital was perceived, experienced and theorized and the importance of ethnicity, gender and class in Weyburn.

McCormack, D. The meaning of health to homeless persons. Unpublished MSc thesis, McGill University, 1990. Thesis examines how homeless people view health and discusses people living in the community and their perceptions of their own health.

Murphy, Steven A.  Mental Health and the Workplace: A Multidisciplinary Examination of the Individual and Organizational Antecedents and Outcomes of Stress, Anxiety and Depressed Mood.  Unpublished PhD thesis, Carleton University, 1995. Thesis studies a financial services organization and company hierarchies and discusses the mental health of the employees, especially with regards to stress, anxiety and depression.

Neill, Roger B. An instance of Gestalt therapy with emotionally disturbed adolescents in a therapeutic community. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1976. Thesis discusses the use of Gestalt Therapy for adolescents in an institutional therapeutic community and explores the use of gestalt therapy among middle and upper class patients.

Nemiroff, R. Beyond Rehousing: Community integration of women who have experienced homelessness. Unpublished MA/PhD thesis, University of Ottawa, 2010.

Rogers, Scott. Down But Not Out: A Study of a Men’s Shelter From a Symbolic Interactionist Perspective. Unpublished MA thesis, University of Windsor, 1997. Thesis discusses men living in homeless shelters, detailing homelessness and poverty.

Sethna, Christabelle. The Continent Man: The Ideal of Pure Manhood in the Self and Sex Series, 1897-1915.  Unpublished MA thesis, University of Toronto, 1989. Thesis discusses the late nineteenth and early twentieth century social construction of masculinity through books and religion. Focuses on literature aimed at upper- middle class Christian men and women.

Smandych, Russell Charles. The Rise of the Asylum in Upper Canada, 1830-1875: An Analysis of Competing Perspectives on Institutional Development in the Nineteenth Century. Unpublished MA thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1981.  Thesis discusses the origin and development of the asylum, arguing that it was an institutional response to poverty but also created in order to impose social control on those considered deviant.

Tomlinson, Peter Brook. A Community Support System for the Chronically Mentally Disabled of Vancouver Island. Unpublished MSc thesis, University of British Columbia, 1979. Thesis presents and discusses existing regional community mental health services available, and gives recommendations for improvements. Notes mental health clients who are living in poverty. 

Tully, Tracey Lynnn. On Being Homeless: Women’s Sense of Connection. Unpublished MScN thesis, University of Toronto, 1997. Thesis examines homeless women and their relationships with others. Includes personal narratives of women included in the study.

White, Kimberley-Mair. Negotiating Responsibility: Representations of Criminality and Mind- state in Canadian Law, Medicine and Society, 1920-1950. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Toronto, 2001.  Thesis discusses the social, cultural, medical, and legal processes that shaped ideas about criminality between 1920 and 1950 and the creation of psychiatric expertise as a form of power over ‘the other’, i.e. gender, race, economically disadvantaged.

Yakimchuk, Rachel. Geographical release patterns and characteristics of not criminally responsible accused persons discharged into the community: An environmental perspective. Unpublished MA, Simon Fraser University, 2005. Thesis traces where people labelled “not criminally responsible” go after they are released from the hospital and discusses their socio-economic situation.