School and Applied Child Psychology

School and Applied Child Psychology prepares students to become psychologists who work in a variety of settings, including: research, academic, school, community, and private settings. The primary goal of the program is to develop professional psychologists whose research, training, and practice activities increase the educational and psychological well-being of children and youth. The program follows a scientist-practitioner model, with emphasis on the integration of theory, research, and clinical skills. Training encompasses academic, social, emotional, behavioural, consultation, intervention, and prevention domains. Students receive training in the integration of assessment and intervention, and in relevant professional, legal, and ethical issues. 

 

Explore our Programs in School and Applied Child Psychology

 
 

Faculty Members in School and Applied Child Psychology

Name Research Interests
Cloth, Allison Adolescence, Adolescent development, Child and Family Counseling in School Settings, Interventions, Mentoring, Program Evaluation, Social Justice, Young People Placed
Ford, Laurie Early Childhood Assessment, Youth and Families
Jiang, Yuanyuan Clinical psychology; Educational psychology; Mental health and wellbeing; inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity; psychosocial assessment and intervention; supporting children, parents, teachers. and care providers in improving mental health
Kassan, Anusha Social sciences; Child and youth mental health; Social justice; Multiculturalism and diversity; Feminist-multicultural pedagogy; immigration; Cultural and social justice responsiveness; Anti-oppressive therapy
Nelson, Melanie experiences of Indigenous caregivers within Western systems
Schanding, Thomas Social and Emotional Learning; Universal Screening; Behavioral/Mental Health Interventions; Autism Spectrum Disorders; LGBTQIA+; Youth Social Justice
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in School and Applied Child Psychology

UBC graduate student Michèle Cheng

Michèle Cheng

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Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD)

Dorna Rahimi

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Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD)

Sonja Saqui

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Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD)

Aisha Ghani

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Doctor of Philosophy in School and Applied Child Psychology (PhD)
 
 

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