Lab Publications

Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts™

Select Research Papers

  1. Milligan, K., Irwin, A., Wolfe-Miscio, M., Hamilton, L., Mintz, L., Cox, M., Gage, M., Woon, S., & Phillips, M. (2016). Mindfulness Enhances Use of Secondary Control Strategies in High School Students at Risk for Mental Health Challenges. Mindfulness7, 219-227.
  2. Milligan, K., Badali, P., & Spiroiu, F. (2015). Using Mindfulness Martial Arts to address self-regulation challenges in youth with learning disabilities: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 562-575.
  3. Haydicky, J., Weiner, J., Badali, P., Ducharme, J., & Milligan, K. (2012). Mindfulness training for adolescents with learning disabilities. Mindfulness, 3, 151-164.

Select Research Presentations

  1. Sibalis, A., Edwards, M., McKeough, T., Schmidt, L., Segalowitz, S., & Milligan, K. (June 2016). An ERP investigation of the effect of Mindfulness Martial Arts on visual attention in adolescents with ADHD. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON.
  2. Cosme, R., Milligan, K., Miscio, M.W., Cox, M., Woon, S., Gage, M., & Mintz, L. (June, 2015). Improving adolescent well-being and mental health at school using mindfulness-based martial arts. Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON.
  3. Meixner, T., Irwin, A., Wolfe-Miscio, M., Hamilton, L., Cox, M., Woon, S., Gage, M., Mintz, L., & Milligan, K.  (June, 2015). Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts: An exploration of themes for implementation in a school setting. Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Ottawa, ON.
  4. Edwards, M., & Milligan, K. (June, 2015). Activity Enhanced Mindfulness: Impact on Attention and Impulse Control. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association 76th Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON.
  5. Borges, C., Milligan, K., McKeough, T., Mathewson, K. Segalowitz, S.J. & Schmidt, L.A. (June, 2015). Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia (RSA), executive functioning and a mindfulness intervention in adolescent males with self-regulation disorders. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development Symposium, Toronto, ON.
  6. Milligan, K., Lackner C., McKeough, T., Schmidt, L.A. & Segalowitz, S.J. (June, 2015). Impact of Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts on ERP indices of attention control. Paper presented at the Jean Piaget Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development Symposium, Toronto, ON
  7. Irwin, A., Haydicky, J., Meixner, T., Wiener, J., Phillips, M., & Milligan, K. (November, 2015). More treatment is not always better: A longitudinal examination of the impact of mindfulness treatment on executive functions in youth with learning disabilities. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Chicago, IL.
  8. Lackner, C.L., Milligan, K., Wilkins, L., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Schmidt, L.A. & Segalowitz, S.J. (September, 2014). Mindfulness martial arts training maintains intertrial coherence indices of selective attention in adolescents with ADHD and/or learning disabilities over repeated task administration. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.
  9. Milligan, K., Wilkins, L., Sibalis, A., Spiroiu, F., Badali, P., Schmidt, L.A., & Segalowitz, S.J. (September, 2014). Mindfulness treatment for boys with ADHD improves ERP indices of attention. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.
  10. Sibalis, A., Spiroiu, F.I., Milligan, K., Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S.J. (July, 2014). Mindfulness-based martial arts treatment enhances attention orienting in adolescents with ADHD. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science 24th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
  11. Badali, P. & Milligan, K. (April, 2014). Awareness in the midst of calm and fight, flight or freeze: Klub Integra’s Mindfulness Martial Arts. Interpersonal Neurobiology and Innovative Therapeutic Practices Working with Children and Families, Toronto, ON.

Healthy Mothers Healthy Families

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  1. Meixner, T., Milligan, K., Urbanoski, K., & McShane, K. (2016). Conceptualizing integrated service delivery for pregnant and parenting women with addictions: Defining key factors and processes. Canadian Journal of Addictions7(3), 57-65.
  2. Henderson, J., Milligan, K., Niccols, A., Thabane, L., Sword, W., Smith, A., & Rosenkranz, S. (2012). Reporting of feasibility factors in publications on integrated treatment programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: A systematic review and analysis. Health Research Policy and Systems10, 37-58.
  3. Niccols, A., Milligan, K., Sword, W., Thabane, L., Henderson, J., Smith, A., & Liu, J. (2012). Integrated programs for women with substance abuse issues and their children: Parenting outcomes. Harm Reduction Journal, 9, 14.
  4. Cunningham, C.E., Henderson, J., Niccols, A., Dobbins, M., Sword, W., Chen, Y., Rimas, H., Mielko, S., Milligan, K., Lipman, L., Thabane, L., & Schmidt, L. (2012). Preferences for Evidence–Based Practice Dissemination in Addiction Agencies Serving Women: A Discrete–Choice Conjoint Experiment. Addiction, 107, 1512-1524.
  5. Milligan, K., Niccols, A., Sword, W., Thabane, L., Henderson, J., & Smith, A. (2011). Birth outcomes for infants born to women participating in integrated treatment programs: A metaanalysis. Addiction Research and Theory, 19(6), 542-555.
  6. Milligan, K., Niccols, A.Sword, W., Thabane, L., Henderson, J., Smith, A., & Liu, J. (2010). Maternal substance use and integrated treatment programs for women with substance use issues and their children: A Meta-analysis. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 5, 21-35
  7. Niccols, A., Milligan, K., Sword, W., Thabane, L., Henderson, J., Smith, A., Liu, J., & Jack, S. (2010). Maternal mental health and integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviour, 24, 466-474.

Select Research Presentations

  1. Milligan, K., Usher, A., & Urbanoski, K. (2016). Addressing maternal addiction and parenting: Executive function, emotion regulation, and the client-therapist relationship.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, BC.
  2. Meixner, T., Milligan, K., Urbanoski, K., & McShane, K., (November, 2015). Enhancing parenting capacity in women with substance abuse issues through integrated service delivery: Defining key factors and processes. Poster presented at the meeting of the Issues of Substance Conference, Montreal, QC.

Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Mental Health

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  1. Khoury, J. E. & Milligan, K. (in press). Comparing executive functioning in children and adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Attention Disorders.
  2. Milligan, K., Phillips, M., & Morgan, A. S. (2016). Tailoring social competence interventions for children with learning disabilities. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, 856-869.
  3. Khoury, J. E., Milligan, K., & Girard, T. (2015). Executive functioning in children and adolescents prenatally exposed to alcohol: A meta-analytic review. Neuropsychology Review, 25, 149-170.

Select Research Presentations

  1. Edwards, M., Sibalis, A., Phillips, M., Schmidt, L., Segalowitz., S., & Milligan, K. (June, 2016). Error processing and sensitivity to feedback: A comparison of ADHD subtypes. Poster presented at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Annual Meeting, Ottawa, ON.
  2. Klymkiw, D., Lackner, C., Milligan, K., Segalowitz, S., McKeough, T., Schmidt, L. A. (May, 2016). The Impact of Anxiety on Impulse Control in Youth with ADHD: An ERP Analysis. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, ILL.
  3. Klymkiw, D., Michael, C., Lackner, C., Segalowitz, S., Phillips, M., Schmidt, L.A., & Milligan, K. (October, 2015). An ERP Analysis of Attentional Control in Youth with ADHD and Anxiety. Poster presented at the Ontario Psychological Association Summit on Innovation in Psychology, Toronto, ON.
  4. Khoury, J. E., & Milligan, K. (August, 2015). Executive functioning in children and adolescents prenatally exposed to alcohol: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.
  5. Milligan, K., Cosme, R. Phillips, M., & Rowbotham, M. (2013). Use of experiential learning to increase teacher’s understanding of and intention to help children with co-occurring mental health issues and learning disabilities. Poster presented at 74th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.
  6. Milligan, K., Phillips, M., & Rowbotham, M. (2012). Walk a Mile in My Shoes: An experiential workshop for enhancing teacher understanding of co-occurring learning disabilities and mental health disorders. 3rd National Symposium on Child and Youth Mental Health, Calgary, AB.

Student Awards

  1. Khoury, J. E., & Milligan, K. (September, 2015). Meta-analysis comparing executive functioning in children and adolescents prenatally exposed to alcohol compared to controls and individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Network, Ottawa, ON.
  2. Michael, C., Sibalis, A., Milligan, K., McKeough, T., Schmidt, L., & Segalowitz, S.J. (October, 2015). An electrophysiological investigation on the effects of a mindfulness martial arts program for youth with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Poster presented at the Ontario Psychological Association Summit on Innovation in Psychology, Toronto, ON.