Sara Lapsley, MA

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Sara Lapsley


MA, Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia

Academic appointment

Counsellor & Group Clinician, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission


Sara is currently a PhD student in the Psychology Department at Carleton University and works at the Royal’s Institute for Mental Health Research in Ottawa, Ontario. Her research interests include: Bipolar Disorder, Forensic Mental Health Care and Policy, and Patient-Oriented Research Methods. Sara has been working with the CREST.BD team for over a decade, in hopes of reducing stigma and sharing a message of hope and recovery.

What I do when I'm not working

I enjoy long walks, riding the Ottawa bike paths, gardening and making music.