"The Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network:
Internet-based Management of Body Image Distress
Lisa Jewett, MSc
Patient Education Forum
Niagara Falls (2012)

About Ms. Jewett:
Lisa Jewett, MSc Lisa Jewett is a first-year PhD student in Counseling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She completed her Masters Degree in Psychiatry and Bachelors Degree in Honours Psychology also at McGill University. She has worked with Dr. Brett Thombs and the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal since 2008. Lisa’s research focuses on body image and appearance-related concerns among people with acquired disfigurement from scleroderma. As part of her research, Lisa has identified important body image concerns for people with scleroderma and validated a measurement tool that addresses common issues related to physical appearance experienced by patients.

Lisa has continued to pursue her research and clinical interests related to psychosocial issues and quality of life among people with scleroderma as the coordinator of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN), since its inception in 2011. Under the direction of Dr. Brett Thombs, SPIN is an emerging international team of scleroderma patients, patient advocates, researchers, and clinicians, devoted to developing and implementing patient-centered care that targets important issues related to quality of life and well-being among people with scleroderma. While pursuing her PhD studies, Lisa currently acts as SPIN co-coordinator

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