Master of Arts
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS) within the UBC Faculty of Education is a community of scholars committed to the use and application of psychological foundations and research to understanding and solving human problems across the lifespan and in diverse contexts including families, communities, schools, and workplaces.
Our faculty forgo the traditional research-practice dichotomy by focusing on the integration of practice and research, working closely with schools, community agencies, and policy makers. They serve as advisors at the provincial, national and international levels.
Students enjoy extensive interaction with professors and have the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities to their highest potential through programs tailored to meet individual needs. We strive to provide opportunities for in-depth collaborations and engagement among students and between students and faculty and staff. Our student body is a rich, inclusive, and multicultural mix from across Canada and around the world.
|Bedi, Robinder||Counselling psychology; Educational Counselling; Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues; Counselling/psychotherapy in India; Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals; The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice|
|Borgen, William||Career Counselling, Career/life transitions, Developmental approaches to counselling, Group counselling|
|Buchanan, Marla||Counsellor Stress, Narrative Inquiry, School Counselling, Traumatic Stress|
|Butler, Deborah||special education, learning disabilities, inclusive educational practices, intervention research for students with learning disabilities, Collaboration and co-regulation in teachers' professional learning, collaborative professional development models, learning disabilities in adolescence and adulhood, mathematics, metagocnition and self-regulated learning, research methods in educaiton, strategic performanc ein reading, writing|
|Cannon, Joanna||Special Education and Social Adaptation; Teacher Education; Educational Approaches; Speech and Language Development Disorders; Language Acquisition and Development; Cognition and Language; Literacy Training; Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing; Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with complex language or cognitive needs|
|Cloth, Allison||Adolescence, Adolescent development, Child and Family Counseling in School Settings, Interventions, Mentoring, Program Evaluation, Social Justice, Young People Placed|
|Cox, Daniel||Counselling psychology; Motivations and Emotions; Anxiety; depression; Mental Health and Society; stress; Suicide|
|Ervin, Ruth||Systems Change, Prevention and Intervention Strategies in Special Education|
|Ford, Laurie||Early Childhood Assessment, Youth and Families|
|Haverkamp, Beth||Counselling Process Research, Ethics and Professional Issues, Research Design|
|Holbrook, Cay||special education, Special education, education of students with visual impairments, instruction in Braille reading and writing|
|Hubley, Anita||Depression; Drug Abuse; Social Determinants of Health; Homelessness and Homeless People; Mental Health and Society; Quality of Life and Aging; Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging; Social Aspects of Aging; Executive Functions; Dementia; Aging Process; Identity Building; Learning and Memory; Psychological and health measurement; Test development and validation; Adult neuropsychological, personality, and mental health topics and assessment; Research with general community and vulnerable populations (e.g. elderly, homeless, drug addicted)|
|Hymel, Shelley||Social Contexts; Social Determinants of Child and Youth Development; Socialization; Violence; Social Networks; Educational Approaches; Learning and Development Approaches; social development; peer relations in children and youth; school violence; bullying and victimization; Social Emotional Learning; mental health and wellbeing; interpersonal relations among children and youth|
|Ishiyama, Ishu||Multicultural/Cross-cultural Counselling and Psychotherapy, Multicultural Counselling Competency Development, Anti-discrimination and Prejudice Reduction, Japanese Morita Therapy and Asian Perspectives on Helping and Healing, Social-Cultural Competency Training, Self-Validation Issues in Personal and Cross-cultural Transition and Adjustment, Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Skills Training, Spiritual Issues in Counselling, Help-Seeking and Help-Avoiding, Use of Metaphors in Counselling and Supervision, Clinical Racism Issues in counselling Training and Practice|
|James, Susan||Cultural Psychology & Psychotherapy, Immigrant Mental Health & Culture Specific Syndromes, Philosophical Psychology, Spirituality & Psychotherapy|
|Jamieson, Janet Ruth||Education of deaf and hard of hearing students|
|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|
|Katz, Jennifer||Inclusive Education; The Three-Block Model of UDL; Universal design for learning (UDL)|
|Knight, Vicki Floyd||Applied Behaviour Analysis; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Developmental Disabilities; Single-Case Research; Academic Interventions; Instructional Strategies|
|Kroc, Edward||measurement; applied and theoretical research methodology and best practice; spatio-temporal modelling; Causal inference; urban ecology; life cycle of gulls|
|Liu, Yan||Fundamental measurement issues (e.g. measurement invariance and outliers); development and application of new statistical methods in education, psychology, health, and social/behavioral sciences; assessing learning outcomes; developing new assessment methods|
|Lo, Owen||Gifted Education, High Ability, Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning, Multiculturalism, Problem Solving, Qualitative Research, Research Methodologies, Sociocultural Approaches to Learning and Teaching|
|Lucyshyn, Joseph||Applied Behaviour Analysis, Behaviour Disorders, Behavioural Family Intervention, Positive Behaviour Support, Single-Subject Research|
|Mathison, Sandra||Evaluation theory and practice; student assessment; standardized testing; school and program evaluation; critical theory; interpretive and critical research methodologies, qualitative research methods; sociology of assessment|
|McKee, William||Developmental psychology; Educational psychology; Special education and disability; Autism; Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Behavioral Problems; Children and Youth with Special Needs; Educational Counselling; Learning Disorders in Children; Mental Health and Psychopathology in Children and Youth; Program Management (Education); School-Based Mental Health; Teaching and Learning Systems|
|Mercer, Sterett||Special education and disability; Educational psychology; curriculum-based measurement; academic intervention; written expression|
|Mirenda, Pat||autism; developmental disability (mental retardation, etc.); positive behaviour support; augmentative communication (communication technology for people who are unable to speak), Autism, communication and behaviour challenges, developmental disabilities, augmentative and alternative communicaiton, positive behaviour support, inclusive education, literacy development|
|Perry, Nancy||motivation and self-regulated learning in young children; social perspectives on teaching and learning, reading and writing; accommodating individual difference in general education classrooms; learning disabilities; special education, Metacognition, motivation, and self-regulated learning in elementary school children Social perspectives on teaching and learning, including social cognitive and sociocultural theories, Teacher development, Individual differences, Learning disabilities|
|Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly||Children’s social and emotional development, empathy, moral development, bullying, risk and resiliency, adolescent stress and coping, transition to school, transition to adulthood (emerging adulthood), social and emotional learning in school, Social, emotional, and moral development of children and adolescents with an emphasis on identifying the processes and mechanisms that promote positive development|
|Shapka, Jennifer||Affective and Emotional Development; Cognitive Development; New Technology and Social Impacts; Technology, Media, Social Media, Adolescents, Cyberbullying, Self-regulation, Online Privacy|
|Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer||cultural-historical psychology, child/parent relationships, student/ teacher relationships, play and performance based learning, bridging school and out of school contexts for learning, Alternative schooling and pedagogies, Critical theory, Discourse and critical discourse analysis, ethnography, Qualitative research, Socially constructing knowledge and identity, Sociocultural approaches to learning and teaching, Young people placed|
|Weber, Barbara||Embodiment and Public Space; ethics; Multiculturalism; Multiculturalism and Recognition; Phenomenology and Hermeneutics; Philosophy for Children; Social justice|
|Wu, Amery||Development of new psychometric methods (e.g. reliability of complex assessment designs, validation methods using structural equation modeling or item response theory); methodology for group comparison in item responses (e.g. detection of differential option functioning in multiple choice tests); understanding response processes; large-scale educational assessment and English Language assessment|
|Young, Richard||parent-adolescent interaction (conversations); career development, particularly as a function of family influence, Vocational Psychology|
|Zebehazy, Kim||Assessment, Instructional Strategies, Problem Solving, Visual Impairment|
|Zumbo, Bruno||Educational assessment and evaluation; Statistics and Probabilities; Mathematics; Epistemology and Methodology; Item Response Theory; Latent variable models; Multivariate Analysis; Psychometrics; Statistical Methods for Program Evaluation; Test Theory; Validity Theory and Validation|
Dr. Vicki Knight has been appointed Director of Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) on January 1, 2021. The post Leadership Announcement: Dr. Vicki Knight Appointed Director of CIRCA appeared first on Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and...
We are pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Johanna Sam. Dr. Sam is joining us as a tenure-track Assistant Professor this January 2021. Dr. Sam is an HDLC graduate, and she has been and will continue to be involved with the Indigenous Teaching Education Indigenous Program (NITEP). Dr. Jenna Shapka...
Congratulations to Dr. Bruno Zumbo, ECPS’s MERM professor on his appointment as a Canada Research Chair in Psychometrics and Measurement. CRC’s excellence in the pursuit of knowledge elevates Canada’s position as a global leader in research. Faculty of Education announcement: https://educ...
Congratulations to the following Fall Graduating Students: PhD Charlotte Ann Brenner (HDLC) Daniel John Clegg (CNPS) Mauricio Coronel Villalobos (MERM) Zarina Alexandra Giannone (CNPS) Ada Kwan Wing Law (CNPS) Jaime Christine Semchuk (SACP) Nikki Lynne Yee (SPED) MEd Hande Altilar (SACP) Ellia...