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Athabasca University

Dr. Judi Malone

Tutor, Psychology



I am a registered psychologist in Alberta, Canada & in Australia with a rural clinical practice. I have been an instructor for Athabasca University since 2000 teaching undergraduate counselling and psychotherapy and an international adjunct with CSU (AUS) for graduate studies since 2010. I am active with provincial, national, and international psychology organizations.

My research and publication areas include professional ethics, rural practice, psychology and Canadian Aboriginal peoples, psychosocial oncology, and existentialism.

My 2010 doctoral dissertation was titled, “Professional Ethics in Rural Canadian Psychology: Understanding the Experiences of Practising Psychologists”. This qualitative research project was an interpretive inquiry involving psychologists from across Canada.

Recent Academic Posts

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst NSW, Australia, 2010 – 2013
  • Acting Director, Centre for Learning Accreditation, AU, 2010
  • Visiting Academic, CSU, Australia, 2010

Recent Publications

Malone, J.L., & Stanley, D. (in press). Providing community-based mental health in a First Nations health centre: Reflections of a transdisciplinary team. Journal of Aboriginal Health.

Malone, J.L. (in press). Engaging psychology students at a distance: Reflections on Australian and Canadian experiences. Psychology, Learning & Teaching.

Malone, J.L. (2012). Ethical professional practice: Multigenerational trauma in a rural Aboriginal community. Rural and Remote Health, 12(1), 1891.

Malone, J.L. (2011). Professional practice out of the urban context: Defining Canadian Rural Psychology. Canadian Psychology, 52(4), 289-295.

Malone, J.L., & Dyck, K.G. (2011). Professional ethics in rural and northern Canadian psychology. Canadian Psychology, 52(3), 206-214.

Malone, J.L. (2010). Reflections of a rural practitioner. Canadian Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy, 44(4), 438-440.

Pettifor, J., & Malone, J. (2010). Counselling women: Ethics for diversity and social justice. In L. Ross (Ed), Feminist Counselling: Theory, Issues, and Practice. Vancouver, BC: Canadian Scholars Press Inc.

Church, E., Pettifor, J., & Malone, J. (2007). Guidelines for Ethical Psychological Practice with Women. Canadian Psychological Association.

Recent Presentations

Invited Speaker

Malone, J.L. (2011). “How Can I Communicate Effectively with Caregivers and Family Members?”. Telehealth Presentation. Community Cancer Support Network, Alberta Health Services. Edmonton, 31 March 2011.

Malone, J.L., Faithful, L., & Quinney, F. (2010). “Community-Based Anger Management”. Telehealth Presentation. Aboriginal Speakers Series. Health Canada Telehealth, Alberta, 17 September 2010.

Gullifer, J., Bray, J.H., Malone, J.L., Drent, A., Ernst, B., Campbell, P., Johnson, M. (2010). “National and International Perspectives on Rural and Remote Practice”. Panel Presentation. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Melbourne, Australia 15 July 2010.

Malone, J. (2010). “Rural Psychology Practice in Canada: Challenges and Opportunities.” Colloquium. Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health. The University of Newcastle, Orange, NSW, Australia, 05 May 2010.

Malone, J. (2010). “Ethical Dilemmas & Collaborative Solutions for Rural Practice.” Workshop. Professional Development Day. Western Regional Branch of the Australian Psychological Society. Orange, NSW, Australia, 30 April 2010.

Accepted Presenter

Malone, J.L. (2012). “Overlapping Relationships and Objectivity in Rural Professional Practice”. Paper Presentation. International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference for Academic Disciplines. Las Vegas 14 March 2012.

Malone, J.L. (2011). “Engaging Psychology Students at a Distance: Reflections on Australian and Canadian Experiences”. Paper Presentation. 3rd International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver 29 July 2011.

Malone, J.L. (2011). “Ethical Schema for Rural Canadian Psychologists”. Paper Presentation. Canadian Psychological Association’s 72nd Annual Convention. Toronto 02 June 2011.

Malone, J.L. (2011). Professional Struggles and the Experience of Ethics. Conversation Session. Canadian Psychological Association’s 72nd Annual Convention. Toronto 03 June 2011.

Malone, J.L. (2011). “Setting the Socio-Historical Context for Professional Ethics: Relevant Professional Struggles for Practising Rural Canadian Psychologists”. Paper Presentation. 1st Annual Rural Research Workshop. Ottawa 05 May 2011.

Malone, J.L. (2011). Professional Ethics in Rural Practice: A Qualitative Research Overview. Poster presentation. Creating Rural Connections Conference. Edmonton 14 April 2011.

Malone, J.L. (2011). “Challenges & Rewards of Rural Professional Practice”. Lunch & Learn Elluminate Paper Presentation. Research Centre, Athabasca University. Athabasca 12 January 2011.

Recent Volunteer Roles

  • Governor of Athabasca University, 2006 – 2012
  • Northern & Rural Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, Treasurer, 2010-2012
  • CIHR’s Synapse Program, DreamCatcher Mentor since 2009
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty Council, AU, 2011 to present
  • Certification Committee, Counsellor Educators Chapter, CCPA, 2011-2012
  • CPA, Professional Affairs since 2008 & Northern & Rural Section Executive since 2010
  • Conference committees & session chair & conference moderator roles, various
  • Manuscript reviewer, various

Professional Registration

Registered Psychologist #2459, College of Alberta Psychologists
Registered Member since 1999 (Provision 1996 – 1999)
Approved to use the title Dr. Judi L Malone, Registered Psychologist (Alberta), 2010

Canadian Certified Counsellor #5225, Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association Registered Member June 2010 – 2013

Member of the Australian Psychological Society #025896, APS Date of Election July 2010

Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, 06233 Valid since July 2010

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, PSY0001624774 Non-practising Registered Psychologist, effective April 2011

Professional Associations


  • Psychologists Association of Alberta, since 1995


  • Canadian Psychological Association, since 2000
  • Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association, Since 1995
  • Canadian Rural Health Research Society, since 2010
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, since 2011
  • Canadian Women’s Studies Association, since 2004


  • International Association of Applied Psychology, since 2008
  • International Rural Network Incorporated, since 2012
  • Australian Psychological Society, Foreign Affiliate 2004-2010, full member since 2010

Updated May 01 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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