Publications & Presentations

Pavna K. Sodhi's scholarly works and presentations 

The following are some highlights of Pavna K. Sodhi's scholarly works and presentations. For a complete listing or media requests, please contact her directly.
Book & Works in Anthologies
Articles

 

“Adolescent Self-Esteem: Maximizing their confidence level.” Shepell-fgi Clinical Quarterly Publication, 2011. 12-13.

“The ins and outs of adolescent sexuality.” Shepell-fgi Clinical Quarterly Publication, 2011. 18-20.

“Encouraging healthy and respectful work environments.” Shepell-fgi Clinical Quarterly Publication, 2010. 10-12.

"Celebrating Punjabi women.” Shepell-fgi Clinical Quarterly Publication, 2009. 11-12.

“Bicultural identity formation of second-generation Indo-Canadians.” Canadian Ethnic Studies, 40:2. 2008. 187-199.

"Respecting the east, embracing the west: A tribute to the women of the Maritime Sikh Society. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 9:1. 2007. 285-296.

“Diasporic and bicultural experiences of Sikh women in Canada.” Sikh Review 53:9(621). 2005. 32-36.

"Alienation of Sikh youth of North America.”  Abstract of Sikh Studies, 6:4. 2004. 75-79.

"Identity formation of first-generation Punjabi women in Canada.” Punjabi Pro,

Inaugural Issue,2003. 7-10.

“Ethnic Identity: Examining the impact of the home and school environments on second-generation Sikhs in Canada.” Sikh Review 51:1(589), 2003. 41-46.

 

“Sikh youth in North America: Issues and problems of transmitting religious values.” Sikh Review 48:11(560), 2000. 40-44.

Media 

 

Monsoon mela: Women celebrate. Interview appearance. Produced by Front Television for Vision Television (2010).

Conference Proceedings & Papers

 

“Transforming female education in rural Punjabi villages.” Canadian Association for the Study in Adult Education (CASAE), Annual conference proceedings 2006, Research in Action, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 31-April 1, 2006.

 

“The best of both worlds: Bicultural identity among Punjabi women living in Canada.” Canadian Association for the Study in Adult Education (CASAE), Annual conference proceedings 2003, Charting the Learning Society, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 29-31, 2003. 101-107.

 

“Punjabi-Sikh cultural and linguistic preservation in Nova Scotia.” Paper presented at the Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 16, 2003.

 

“Multicultural counselling interventions for immigrant children.” Paper presented at the McGill University, Directing the Winds of Change conference, Montréal, Québec, November 8-9, 2002.

“Counselling second-generation individuals in multicultural Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Counselling Association conference, Ottawa, Ontario, May 15-18, 2002.

 

“Punjabi women living in eastern Canada: Parental attitudes, intergenerational cultural preservation, and ethnic identity formation.” Paper presented at the OISE/University of Toronto, Diverse Perspectives in Education conference, Toronto, Ontario, March 21-23, 2002.

 

“Intergenerational cultural preservation and ethnic identity formation among Punjabi women living in eastern Canada.” Paper presented at the McGill University, Shifting Sands: Knowledge in our Changing World conference, Montréal, Québec, November 2-3, 2001.

 

“Strategies to enhance intergenerational cultural preservation.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Sikh Studies, Toronto, Ontario, June 3-4, 2000.

 

Exploring Immigrant and Sexual Minority Mental Health. New York: Routledge, 2017. 

“Punjabi Matriarchs: Demonstrating Intergenerational Cultural Preservation.” Performing Mothering Anthology. Eds. A. Kinser, K. Freeling-Burton & T. Hawkes. Bradford, Ontario: Demeter Press, 2014. 229 -243.

 

“Women and Education: Reinventing Schooling in Rural Punjabi Villages.” Lives in Transition: Authentic Living and Learning. Eds. P. Gamlin & M. Luther. Toronto: Captus University Press, 2007. 103-116.

 

 “On being second-generation.” Re-righting Reality: Young Women on Their Search for Self. Ed. A. Ladha. Vancouver: FREDA Center for research, 2003/ 25-27.

 

“Living authentically in multiple cultures: responding to Diversity is Everyone’s Business.” Exploring Human Potential: Facilitating Growth in the New Millennium. Eds. P. Gamlin, L. Komorowsky, G. Yee, A. Eamer & D. Maracle. Toronto: Catpus University Press, 2001. 94-141.

Presentations & Workshops

 

 

Sodhi, P. Diversity and identity formation therapy: An integrative model for immigrants and sexual minorities. Discussion Forum presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 31-June 2, 2019.

 

Sodhi, P. Working with and supporting multicultural learners. Workshop presented at the Kaleidoscope Conference, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, May 14-15, 2019.

 

Sodhi, P. & Wolters, C. Developing practical resilience. Workshop presented to the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program Board Members, Ottawa, Ontario, June 18, 2016.

 

Sodhi, P. Psychotherapeutic techniques for multicultural clientele. Theory Review presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June 4-6, 2015.

Sodhi, P. & Shepard, B. Counselling supervision, theory and practice: An overview of the first cohort. Paper presented at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 14-17, 2013.

 

Sodhi, P., & Glickman, D. Sexual minorities: Exploring the sexual identity development and ethnic identity formation of multicultural populations. Paper presented at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Inaugural Research conference, Ottawa, Ontario, February 16-17, 2013.

 

Sodhi, P., & Glickman, D. On coming out: A cross-cultural perspective. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 14-16, 2012.

 

Sodhi, P., & Saroufim, S. Couples therapy for multicultural clientele. Workshop presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario, June 2-4, 2011.

Sodhi, P. Dealing with difficult people. Paper presented to the National Capital Region Shepell-fgi Clinical Team, Ottawa, Ontario, June 30, 2009.

 

Sodhi, P. Show me some respect: Overcoming workplace conflict, bullying and discrimination. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Montréal, Québec, June 11-13, 2009.

 

Sodhi, P., & Sodhi, S. Clinical interventions for senior immigrants with depression and anxiety disorders. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 12-14, 2008.

 

Sodhi, P. Rethinking biculturalism: Lived experiences of second-generation youth. Paper presented at the Tenth National Metropolis conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 3-6, 2008.

 

Sodhi, P. Counselling immigrant women with mental health issues. Workshop presented at the Canadian Psychological Association conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June 7-9, 2007.

 

Sodhi, P. Welcome to Canada?: Appreciating career and employment barriers experienced by new Canadians. Paper presented at the Ontario College Counsellors and The College Committee on Disability Issues (CCDI), Challenges and Resiliency: Conversations by the Lake conference, Toronto, Ontario, May 16-18, 2006.

 

Sodhi, P. Diversity in EAP settings. Paper presented at the Counsellor Training Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 18, 2006.

 

Sodhi, P. Punjabi language resources for third-generation Sikh children. Paper presented at the Maritime Sikh Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 16, 2006.

 

Sodhi, P., & Sodhi, S.. Transforming female education in rural Punjabi villages. Paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Study in Adult Education (CASAE), Research in Action conference, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 31-April 1, 2006.

 

Sodhi, P., & Sodhi, S. Alienation of Sikh youth of North America. Paper presented at the International Conference on the Message of the Guru Granth Sahib/Sikh Studies, Toronto, Ontario, May 22-23, 2004.

 

Sodhi P., & Lauzon S. Employment counselling interventions for immigrants with mental health issues. Paper presented at the National Consultation on Career Development-NATCON 2004, Ottawa, Ontario, January 26-28, 2004.

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