Lynne E. Angus Ph.D., C.Psych.

Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

108 C Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 33615

Email address(es):

langus@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

Degrees

Ph.D. - 1986
York University
Toronto

M.A. - 1978
University of Ottawa
Ottawa

H.B.A - 1975
Brock University
St.Catherines

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs :


 Angus, L. & Greenberg, L. (2011) Working with narrative in Emotion-focussed Therapy : Changing stories, healing lives.. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association Press.


 Castonguay, L., Muran, C., Angus, L., Hayes, J., Ladany, N. & Anderson, T. (2010) Bringing Psychotherapy Research to Life : Legacies from the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association Press.


 Angus, L. & McLeod, J. (Editors) (2004) The Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy : Practice, theory and research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, USA.



Chapters in Books :


 Hill, C., Castonguay, L. ., Farber, B., Friedlander, M., Anderson, T., Angus L. et al (2012). Corrective experiences in psychotherapy : Future directions in research and practice. Castonguay, L. &  Hill, C.  (EDS) Transformation in Psychotherapy: Corrective experiences across cognitive behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. Washington, D.C. : American  Psychological Association Press, 355-370.


Heatherington, L., Constantino, M., Friedlander, M., Angus, L. & Messer, S. (2012).Clients’ perspectives on corrective experiences in psychotheratpy. To appear in Castonguay, L. & Hill, C. Corrective Experiences in Psychotherapy. Washington, D.C. : American  Psychological Association Press, 161-190.


Goldman, R., Angus, L. & Safran, J. (2010) Understanding emotion processes and client change in psychotherapy : Les Greenberg. EDS Castonguay, L., Muran, C., Angus, L., Hayes, J., Ladany, N. & Anderson, T. Bringing Psychotherapy Research to Life : Legacies from the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Washington DC :American Psychological Association Press. 185-196.


Angus, L., Hayes, J., Andersen, T., Ladany, N., Castonguay, L.& Muran, C. (2010) Future directions.EDS Castonguay, L., Muran, C., Angus, L., Hayes, J., Ladany, N. & Anderson, T.  Bringing Psychotherapy Research to Life : Legacies from the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Washington DC :  American Psychological Association  Press. 353-363.


 


Angus, L. & Hardtke, K. (2007). Insight and story change in brief experiential therapy for depression: An intensive narrative process analysis. In L. Castonguay and C. Hill (EDS). Insight and Psychotherapy. Washington D.C. APA Press. 187-207.


 Hill, C., Castonguay, L., Angus, L., Arnkoff, D, Barber, J., Bohart, A., Borkovec, T., Bowman, E., Caspar, F., Gibbons, M., Crits-Christoph, P., Cruz ,J., Elliott, R., Freidlander, M., Gelso, C., Glass, C., Goldfried, M., Greenberg, L., Grosse Holtforth, M., Haverkamp, B., Hayes, A., Hayes, J., Heatherington, L., Knox, S., Ladany, N., Messer, S., Pasuale-Leone, A., Safran, J., Schottenbauer, M., Stiles, B., Fox Vernon, R. & Wampold. B. (2007) Insight in psychotherapy : Definitions, processes, consequences and research directions. In L. Castonguay and C. Hill (EDS). Insight and Psychotherapy. Washington D.C. APA Press. 439-454.


 Angus, L. & Bouffard, B. (2004) The search for emotional meaning and self coherence in the face of  traumatic loss in childhood: A narrative process perspective. In J. Raskin & S. Bridges, (Eds.),  Studies in Meaning 2: Bridging the Personal and Social in Constructivist Psychology.  Pace University Press. 312-322


 Angus, L., Lewin, J., Bouffard, B. & Rotondi-Trevisan, D. (2004 ). “What’s the story?”: Working with narrative in experiential psychotherapy. In L. Angus & J. McLeod, (Eds) Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy: Practice, Theory and Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications USA, 87-101.


 Angus, L., & McLeod, J. (2004). Self-multiplicity and narrative expression in psychotherapy. In: H.J.M. Hermans, & G. Dimaggio (Eds.). The Dialogical Self in Psychotherapy. New York: Brunner & Routledge. pp. 77-90.


 Angus, L. & McLeod, J. (2004). Preface. In L. Angus & J. McLeod, (Eds.) Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy : Practice, Theory anGreenberg, L. & Angus, L. (2004). The contribution of emotion processes to narrative change :  A dialectical-constructivist approach. In L. Angus & J. McLeod, (Eds) Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy : Practice, Theory and Research.  Thousand Oaks, CA,  Sage Publications USA. 331-350.d Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications USA. iv-ix.


 Angus, L. & McLeod, J. (2004). Towards an integrative framework for understanding the role of narrative in the psychotherapy process. In L. Angus & J. McLeod, (Eds) Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy : Practice, Theory and Research.  Thousand Oaks. Ca.Sage Publications USA.367-374.


 Greenberg, L. & Angus, L. (2004). The contribution of emotion processes to narrative change :  A dialectical-constructivist approach. In L. Angus & J. McLeod, (Eds) Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy : Practice, Theory and Research.  Thousand Oaks, CA,  Sage Publications USA. 331-350.


 Hardtke, K. & Angus, L. (2004). The Narrative Assessment Interview: Assessing Self-change in Psychotherapy. In L. Angus & J. McLeod, (Eds) Handbook of Narrative and Psychotherapy : Practice, Theory and Research.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications USA. 247-262.


 Angus, L., & Korman, Y.  (2002).  Coherence, Conflict and Change in Brief Therapy:  A Metaphor Theme Analysis, S. Fussell (Ed.)  The Verbal Communication of Emotions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.,. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 151-165.


 Goncalves, O., Machado, P., Korman, Y. & Angus, L. (2002). Assessing psychopathology: A narrative approach, to appear in Alternatives to the DSM.  In L. Beutler &  M. Malik,  (Ed.), Rethinking the DSM : A Psychological Perspective. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.p.149-175. 


 Stiles, W., & Angus, L.  (2001).  Qualitative research on clients' assimilation of problematic experience in psychotherapy.  In J. Frommer & D. Rennie (Eds.), Qualitative Psychotherapy Research: Methods and Methodology.  Pabst Science Publishers.112-127.


Gonçalves, O.,  Korman, Y. & Angus, L. E.  (2000). Constructing psychopathology from a Cognitive Narrative perspective. In R. A. Neimeyer & J. D. Raskin (Eds.)  Constructions of Disorder. American Psychological Association Press, 265-284.


 Angus, L. (1996).  An intensive analysis of metaphor themes in psychotherapy.  In J. Mio & A. Katz (Ed.), Metaphor:  Pragmatics and Applications.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Press, 73-84.


 Angus, L.  (1992).  Metaphor in psychotherapy: A multi-methodological analysis.  In S. Toukmanian & D. Rennie (Eds.) Psychotherapeutic Change: Theory-guided and descriptive research strategies.  Sage.  LA: California, 187, 210.


 Journal Articles (Refereed) :        


 Angus, L., Lewin, J., Boritz, T., Bryntwick, E., Carpenter, N., Watson-Gaze, J. & Greenberg, L. (in press). Narrative Processes Coding System : A Dialectical Constructivist approach to assessing client change processes in Emotion-focused therapy of Depression. Research in Psychotherapy : Psychopathology, Process and Outcome.


Heatherington, L., Messer, S., Angus, L., Strauman, T., Friedlander,M., Kolden, G. (2012). The narrowing of theoretical orientations in clinical psychology doctoral training programs, Clinical Psychology, Science & Practice , 19, 4, 364-374.


Cunha, C., Goncalves, M., Hill, C., Mendes, I., Sousa, I., Angus. L. & Greenberg, L. (2012). Therapist interventions and client innovative moments in Emotion-focused Therapy.  Psychotherapy. 49,4, 364-374.


Angus, L. (2012) An integrative understanding  of narrative and emotion processes in Emotion-focused therapy of depression : Implications for theory, research and practice. Psychotherapy Research. 22, 4, 367-380.


Goncalves, M., Mendes, I., Cruz,  C.  Ribeiro, A., Sousa,  I.  Angus., L & Greenberg, L (2012). Innovative moments and change in Client-centred psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 4, 389-401.


Angus, L. & Mio, J. (2011) At the heart of the matter : Understanding the importance of emotion-focused metaphors in patients’ illness narratives. Enquiry, 44, 3,  349-362.


Marcus, M., Westra, H.A., Angus, L.,&  Kertes, A.  (2011) Client Experiences of Motivational Interviewing for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Qualitative Analysis. Psychotherapy Research 21, 4,  447-461.


 Mendes, I., Ribeiro, A., Angus, L., Greenberg, L., Sousa, I. & Goncalves, M. (2011). Narrative change in emotion-focused psychotherapy : A study of reflection and protest innovative moments. Psychotherapy Research, 21, 3, 303-315.


Boritz, T., Angus, L, Monette, G. & Hollis- Walker . L. (2011 ). Narrative and emotion integration in psychotherapy: Investigating the relationship between autobiographical memory specificity and expressed emotional arousal in brief Emotion-focused and Client-centred treatments of depression.  Psychotherapy Research . 21, 1, 16-26.


Kertes, A., Westra, H., Angus, L. & Marcus, M. (2011).The Impact of Motivational Interviewing on Client Experiences of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 18, 55-69.


Mendes, I., Ribeiro, A., Angus, L., Greenberg, L., Sousa, I. & Goncalves, M. (2010). Narrative Change in Emotion-Focused Therapy: How is change constructed through the lens of the Innovative Moments Coding System? Psychotherapy Research. 20, 6, 692-701.


Moertl, K., Boritz, T., Bryntwick, E., & Angus, L. (2010). Developing a Systematic Procedure for the Assessment of Self-Defining Memories in Psychodynamic Therapy: Promise and Pitfalls.Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 6, 3, 203-214 http://pcsp.libraries.rutgers.edu.


Westra, H., Aviram, A., Barnes, M. &  Angus, L. (2010) Therapy Was Not What I Expected: A Preliminary Qualitative Analysis of Concordance between Client Expectations and Experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy"  Psychotherapy Research.20, 436-446.


Goncalves, M., Mendes, I., Ribeiro, A., Angus., L & Greenberg, L. (2010 ). Innovative moments and change in Emotion-focused Therapy :  The case of Lisa. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. 1521-0650, 23, 4, 267-294.


 Angus, L. & Kagan, F. (2009) Therapist Empathy and Client Anxiety Reduction in Motivational Interviewing: “She carries with me, the experience”. Journal of Clinical Psychology : In Session Vol. 65, 11. 1156-1167.


Ellison, J., Greenberg, L., Goldman, R. & Angus, L. (2009). Maintenance of gains at follow-up in experiential therapies for depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Vol 77 (1), 103-112.


Angus, L., Goldman, R. & Mergenthaler, E. (2008) Introduction to Special Section. One case, multiple measures : An intensive case-analytic approach to understanding client change processes in evidence-based, emotion-focused therapy of depression. Psychotherapy Research.  18, 6. 629-634.


Barkham, M.; Stiles W., Connell J., Twigg, E., Leach, C,  Lucock, M., Mellor-Clark, J., Bower, P.,  King, M., Shapiro, D;  Hardy, G., Greenberg, L., Angus, L. (2008) Effects of psychological therapies in randomised trials and practice-based studies. British Journal of Clinical Psychology,  47, 397-415.


Boritz, T., Angus, L, Monette, G. & Hollis- Walker (2008).  An empirical analysis of  autobiographical memory specificity subtypes in brief  Emotion-focused and Client-centred treatments of depression. Psychotherapy Research.  18, 5. 584-593.


Angus, L. & Kagan, F. (2007). Empathic relational bonds and personal agency in psychotherapy : Implications for psychotherapy supervision, practice and research. Special Section on Psychotherapy Training and Supervision, Psychotherapy : Theory, Research and Practice. Volume 44, No. 4, 371-377.


 Levitt, H., Frankel, Z., Greenberg, L, & Angus, L. (2006). Assessing psychotherapy silences : An empirically supported categorization system and sampling strategy. Psychotherapy Research. 16 (5), 627-638.


Goldman, R., Greenberg, L. & Angus, L. (2006). The effects of specific emotion-focused interventions and the therapeutic relationship in the treatment of depression: A dismantling study. Psychotherapy Research.  16 (5) 527-549       


Laitila, A., Aaltonen , J., Wahlstrom, J. & Angus, L. (2005). Narrative process modes as a bridging concept for the theory, research and clinical practice of systemic therapy. . Journal of  Family Therapy, 27, 202-216.


Angus, L. (2004). Client narrative change in psychotherapy: A narrative processes approach. Psychology: The Journal of the Hellenic Psychological Society, 11, 462-477.


 Angus, L. & Bouffard- Bowes, B. (2003) “No lo entiendo”:  La busqueda de sentido emocional y coherencia personalante una perdida traumatica durante la infancia. Revista Psicoterapia. Vol. XII, 49, 25-46.


Hardtke, K., Levitt, H. & Angus, L. (2003). Narrative Prozesse im Beratungs- und Psychotherapiediskurs: Das Narrative Processes Coding System (NPCS) Zeitschrift fuer Qualitative Bildungs-, Beratungs- und Sozialforschung 3, (Issue 1), 2003, pp.123-141 .


Laitilla, A., Altonen, J. Wahlstrom, J. & Angus,L.(2001). Narrative Process Coding System in marital and family therapy: An intensive case analysis of the formation of a therapeutic system. Contemporary Family Therapy. 23, 3, 309-322. 


Stiles, W., & Angus, L.  (2001).  Qualitative research on clients' assimilation of problematic  experience in psychotherapy. Special Issue. Psychologishe Beitrage, No. 3. Vol.43, 570-585.


Levitt, H., Korman, Y., & Angus, L. (2000).  A metaphor analysis in the treatment of  depression: Metaphor as a marker of change.  Counseling Psychology Quarterly,13,23-36.


 Levitt, H., & Angus, L. (2000).  Psychotherapy process measure research and the evaluation of psychotherapy orientation:  A narrative analysis.  Psychotherapy Integration.  Vol. 9, No. 3, 279-300.


Angus, L., Levitt, H., & Hardtke, K.  (1999).The Narrative Processes Coding System: Research applications and implications for psychotherapy practice.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55 (10), 1255-1270.


Shapiro, S., & Angus, L.  (1997).   Identity and meaning in the experience of cancer: Three narrative themes.  Journal of Health Psychology, 2(4), 539-554.


Rasmussen, B. & Angus, L. (1997).  Modes of interaction in psychotherapy with borderline and non-borderline clients: A qualitative analysis.  Journal of Analytic Social Work, 4(4), 53-73.


Levitt, H., Korman, Y., Angus, L., & Hardtke, K. (1997).  Metaphor analyses in good and poor outcome psychotherapy: Unloading a burden vs. being burdened.  Psicologia: Teoria, Investigao e Practica, 2, 329-346.


Rasmussen, B., & Angus, L.  (1996). Metaphor in psychodynamic psychotherapy with borderline and non-borderline clients:  A qualitative analysis.  Psychotherapy, 33(4), 521-530.


Angus, L. & Hardtke, K. (1994).  Narrative processes in psychotherapy.  Canadian Psychology. 35, (2), 190-203.


 Angus, L. & Gillies, L. (1994).  Counselling the borderline client:  An Interpersonal Approach.  An Overview.  Canadian Journal of Counselling, 28, (1), 69-82.


Angus, L. (1990).  Metaphor and the structure of meaning: the counselling client's   subjective experience.  Cadernos de Consulta Psicologica, Dec.,  5- 11.


Angus, L. and Rennie, D. (1989).  Envisioning the representational world: metaphoric expression in psychotherapy relationships.  Psychotherapy, Fall, 26, 372-379.


Angus, L. and Marziali, E.  (1988). Comparison of three standardized assessment measures for the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 145:11, 1453-1454.


Angus, L. and Rennie, D.  (1988).  Therapist participation in metaphor generation: collaborative and non-collaborative styles.  Psychotherapy, Winter, 25, 552-560.


Sadava, S., Angus, L. and Forsyth, R.  (1980) Perceived mental illness and diminished responsibility: a study of attributions.  Social Behaviour and Personality, (2): 129-136.


 

Other Research Outputs

Angus, L. (2007)  Narrative Therapy,  Series I., Systems of Psychotherapy. American Psychological Association

Angus L. & Macauley, H. (2010) Expressed Empathy. www.commonlanguagepsychotherapy.org

Affiliations

Society for Psychotherapy Research
Past President

Ontario College of Psychology
Registered Psychologist

Canadian Psychological Association
Member

American Psychological Association
Member

Awards

York Faculty of Arts Research Fellowship - 2005

SSHRC Canada Research Fellowship - 1989

Faculty of Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize - 1986

APA Division 29 Dissertation Award - 1985

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students:

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers:

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects:

Current Research

Development of a narrative process model and research measure that addresses the contributions of narrative and emotion processes to effective psychotherapy. The role of autobiographical memory narratives to the etiology and treatment of depression. The role of language and metaphor in a variety of treatment modalities. Additional information can be found on my webpage.

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Lynne Angus