Patricia Lingley-Pottie

Assistant Professor

patricia pottie

Phone: 902-442-9521
Mailing Address: 
Strongest Families Institute
267 Cobequid Road
Suite 200
Lower Sackville, NS B4C 4E6
Research Topics:
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Mental health services and outcomes
  • Knowledge translation
  • E-health
  • Distance therapeutic alliance
  • Visual anonymity
  • Barriers to care

Related information


BNRN (Dalhousie)
PhD (Dalhousie)


BNRN (Dalhousie)
PhD (Dalhousie)

Research interests

Dr. Lingley-Pottie conducts clinical research in the area of distance interventions (behaviour, anxiety, nocturnal enuresis, recurrent pain; FASD; post-partum depression). Dr. Pottie is co-founder of the Strongest Families Institute. The aim of the Strongest Families system is to provide cost-effective, accessible programs designed to remove barriers to care and improve health outcomes.

Selected publications  

  • Olthuis, J., McGrath, P.J., Cunningham, C.E., Boyle, M.H., Lingley-Pottie, P., Reid, G.J., Bagnell, A., Lipman, E.L., Turner, K., Corkum, P., Stewart, S.H., Berrigan, P., Sdao-Jarvie, K.  Distance-Delivered Parent Training for Childhood Disruptive Behavior (Strongest Families™): A Randomized Controlled Trial and Economic Analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Manuscript number: JACP-D-17-00264R1, March 8, 2018, pp 1-17, doi:
  • Wozney, L., Olthuis, J., Lingley-Pottie, P., McGrath, P., Chaplin, W., Elgar, F., Cheney, B., Huguet, A., Turner, K., Kennedy, J.  (2017).  Strongest Families Managing Our Mood (MOM): A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Distance Intervention for Women with Postpartum Depression.  Archives of Women’s Mental Health, DOI 10.1007/s00737-017-0732-y. 20(4), 525-537 PMID: 28593360
  • Olthuis, J., Wozney, L., Asmundson, G., Cramm, H., Lingley-Pottie, P., McGrath, P.J. (2016).
  • Distance Treatment for PTSD – Distance-delivered Interventions for PTSD: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 44 (2016), 9-26
  • Lingley-Pottie, P., McGrath, P.J. (2016). Imagine a Mental Health Service that Builds Stronger Families. Journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society 21(5): 247-248.
  • Corkum, P., Lingley-Pottie, P., Davidson, F., McGrath, P.J., Chambers, C., Mullane, J., Laredo, S.,
  • Woodford, K., Weiss, S., (2016) Better Nights/Better Days – Distance Intervention for Insomnia in School-Aged Children with/without ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Pediatric Psychology (in press) 41(6): 701-13
  • Sourander A., McGrath P.J. & Ristkari T., Cunningham, C., Huttunen, J., Linley-Pottie, P., Yli-Hinkka-Salomäki, S., Kinnunen, M., Vuorio, J., Sinokki, A., Fossum, S., Unruh, A. (2016). Internet-Assisted Parent Training Intervention for Disruptive Behavior in 4-Year-Old Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry. Published online February 24, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.3411 73(4) 378-87

Selected awards and honours  

  •  2018 Atlantic Business Magazine 20th Anniversary Top 50 CEO Award
  • 2018 Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, Champions of Mental Health Awards Nominee
  • 2018 RBC Women of Influence Award Nominee
  • 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award
  • 2013 Ernest C. Manning Principal Encana Award for Social Innovation
  • 2012 Mental Health Commission of Canada Award for Social Innovation

Service & Activity

President & CEO, Strongest Families Institute