- Associate Professor
- Health Sci - Addictions Counselling Program
- Office: M3037
- Phone: (403) 317-5047
- Phone: (403) 317-5047
DegreesA.B. cum laude (English, Biology); M.Ed. (Speech Pathology); M.A. (Pastoral Studies in Marital Counseling and Individual Counseling); M.A. (Religious Studies); Ph.D. Religious Studies
ExpertiseCouple therapy evidence-based research, Counsellor training, Pathological gambling, Addictions, Immigrants and pathological gambling, Chinese cultural beliefs and values in gambling, Spirituality and healing
Research AreasCongruence Couple Therapy efficacy study, Congruence Couple Therapy training, Pathological gambling, Ethnography on cultural values and beliefs related to gambling and recovery, Counsellor training evaluation
Alternate LanguagesChinese, German
Office HoursDay (i.e. Monday, or MWF) 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Day (i.e. Monday, or MWF) 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
BiographyBonnie Lee, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Addictions Counselling Program in Health Sciences. She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa in Religious Studies (Psychology and Anthropology of Religion). Prior to settling in Lethbridge, she had resided in nine cities around the world. A Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, she favours an ecological, human systems paradigm in her teaching, clinical practice and research. Her driving force is the desire to enhance the lives and health of individuals in their contexts of family, culture, and society.
Selected PublicationsLee, B. K, Fong, M., & Solowoniuk, J. (2007). Transplanted Lives: Immigration Challenges and Pathological Gambling Among Four Canadian Chinese Immigrants. In Proceedings of the Inaugural Asian Pacific Problem Gambling Conference 2005 (pp.89-107). Hong Kong: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Lee, B.K. & Gregory. D. (2007). Not alone in the field: Distance collaboration with the Internet in a focused ethnography. Qualitative Inquiry. Manuscript submitted for publication (copy on file with authors).
Lee, B.K., & Nixon, G. (2007). Integrating narrative and symbolic representation in experiential process for identity change. Manuscript submitted for publication (copy on file with authors).
Lee, B.K., Solowoniuk, J., & Fong, M. (2007). “I was independent since I was born”:
Pre-Immigration Traumatic Experiences in a Cohort of Four Chinese Canadian Immigrants Engaged in Pathological Gambling. Manuscript submitted to the International Journal of Migration, Health, and Social Care. (copy on file with authors).
Lee, B.K., Rovers, M., MacLean, L. (2007). Training problem gambling counsellors in Congruence Couple Therapy: Evaluation of learning outcomes. Manuscript submitted for publication (copy on file with authors).
Lee, B. K., & Rovers, M. (2007). Effects of Congruence Couple Therapy on pathological gamblers and their spouses: Findings from its first training application. Manuscript submitted for publication (copy on file with authors).
Lee B. K., & Fong, M. (2006). Contributions of immigration stress to the development of pathological gambling among Cantonese-speaking Chinese Canadians: Four case studies. Unpublished raw data.
Lee, B. K., Rovers, M., & MacLean, L. (2006). Training counsellors in Congruence Couple Therapy: A controlled evaluation study. Final Report. Guelph, ON: Problem Gambling Research Centre.
Research InterestsProjects completed in 2005-2006 included a counsellor training evaluation study in a treatment innovation, Congruence Couple Therapy, and a study on immigration stress and pathological gambling, both projects funded by the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre. Emerging studies are in the area of cross-cultural communal and relational treatment models. Utilizing mixed methods, an examination of process and systems pathways underlies Bonnie Lee's research interests.
Current Research and Creative Activity
|Title||Location||Grant Information||Principal Investigator||Co Researchers|
|Cultural Beliefs, Values and Process in a Hong Kong Gambling Recovery Program: A Focused Ethnography||
University of Lethbridge Faculty Research Enhancement Fund, $6,900, 2006.
||Lee, B., Gregory, D., Solowoniuk, J.|
|Title||Grant Agency||Completion Date|
|Contributions of Immigration Stress to the Development of Pathological Gambling among Cantonese-speaking Chinese Canadians: Four Case Studies||Level 1 Research Award, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre||2006|
|Development and Application of a Congruence Model of Couple Therapy (Phase II): Evaluation of a Counsellors’ Training Module||Level III Research Award, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre||2006|
|A comparison of photonovella and semi-structured interviews to examine seniors’ perceptions of barriers and facilitators to physical activity in community and long-term care settings||Canadian Nurses Foundation, Nursing Care Partnership||2004|
|Assessing the Usability and Responsiveness of the Research Profile Assessment Process||Canadian Health Services Research Foundation||2004|
|Networking Infrastructure for Community Health Nursing Researchers and Decision-makers||Canadian Health Services Research Foundation||2003|
|Piloting a Counsellors’ Training Program on the Congruence Model||Level I Award, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre||2002|
|Case Studies and Analysis of Congruence Model Phase I Results||Level I Award, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre||2002|
|Well-being by Choice, Not by Chance: An Integrative, System-based Couple Treatment Model for problem Gambling||Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award, Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre||2002|