Gelareh Karimiha

Ph. D., Clinical Psychology

Gelareh Karimiha
Gelareh completed her B.A. Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria and obtained her M.A. degree at the University of Waterloo in 2008. Gelareh recently completed her pre-doctoral residency in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She defended her dissertation in August 2012, earning her a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations Dr. Karimiha! 

Gelareh’s dissertation research focuses on how individuals who are difficult to console impact their romantic partner’s self-esteem, relationship satisfaction and future likelihood of providing support. Her past research examined the role of symptoms of depression and anxiety in romantic relationship functioning.

Publications and Presentations

Rehman, U.S., Beausoleil, A., & Karimiha, G. (in press). Competency lies in the eyes of the beholder? Comparing the interpersonal skills of currently, formerly and never depressed wives using self and partner reports. Cognitive Therapy and Research

Rehman, U.S., Ginting, J., & Karimiha, G. (2010). Revisiting the Relationship Between Depression and Marital Communication Using an Experimental Paradigm: the Moderating Effect of Acute Sad Mood. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48 (2). 97-105.

Karimiha, G. & Rehman, U.S. (2009). The Differential Roles of Depression and Anxiety on Intimate Relationship Satisfaction: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Examination. Poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, New York City, NY. Nov 19-22.