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; The Contextual Model of Counselling/Psychotherapy / Viewing Psychotherapy as a Cultural Practice; Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues; Counselling/psychotherapy in India; Counselling/psychotherapy/mental health with Punjabi/Sikh individuals|
|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||language and literacy acquisition of students who are d/Deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) and struggling readers|
|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|
|Eryigit Madzwamuse, Suna||Curriculum, pedagogy and didactics|
|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||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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Mercer, Sterett||Special education and disability; Educational psychology; curriculum-based measurement; academic intervention; written expression|
|Miller, Kenneth||Mindfulness and its incorporation into mental health interventions in settings of adversity, Development of culturally grounded assessment and evaluation tools, The use of mixed-methods in intervention development and evaluation research|
|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|
|Sam, Johanna||Education; Psychology, social and behavorial aspects; Human Development; Adolescence; technology; Indigenous Education; Digital Pedagogy|
|Schanding, Thomas||Social and Emotional Learning; Universal Screening; Behavioral/Mental Health Interventions; Autism Spectrum Disorders; LGBTQIA+; Youth Social Justice|
|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|
|Zebehazy, Kim||Assessment, Instructional Strategies, Problem Solving, Visual Impairment|
|Zumbo, Bruno||Psychological methodology design and analysis, and psychometrics; Statistical theory and modeling; Educational assessment and evaluation; Psychometrics and Test Theory; Mathematical sciences of measurement; Latent Variable Models, Item Response Theory, Factor Analysis, Mixed models; Validity Theory and Validation; Multivariate Analysis|
EPSE 588 (3) Indigenous Pathways Through Social and Emotional Learning (Online Hybrid of asynchronous and synchronous) Summer 2B, July 4 – 31, 2023 Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30am – 1:00pm Dr. Johanna Sam, e-mail email@example.com We express our deep gratitude to the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (...
EPSE 511: Critical Perspectives on Learning Technologies and Digital Contexts (In-person) Summer 1, May 15 – June 22, 2023 Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-7:30pm Dr. Surita Jhangiani, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org EPSE 511 Critical Perspectives on Learning Technologies and Digital Contexts...
The Office of the Associate Dean, Academic, Graduate and Innovation has announced the graduate student award winners of the 2022 Graduate Student Endowed Awards competition. Congratulations to the following ECPS students that received the award: Dean of Education Scholarship Alexis Webster (ECPS)...
Congratulations to Dr. Anusha Kassan on receiving a UBC 2022 PRE Grant to support community-university collaboration and relationship building Community-Based Mentoring and Tutoring Initiative for Newcomer Learners with Interrupted Schooling Community Partner: Jennifer Reddy, EdMeCo (Education,...
The Mental Health of Children Impacted by Armed Conflict: Supporting Parenting & Wellbeing The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) invited Dr. Kenneth E. Miller on their podcast to talk about refugee mental health and the mental health of children impacted by armed...
Winter II Hours: Starting January 9, 2023 Monday – 9:00am-6:00 pm Tuesday – 9:00am–6:00pm Wednesday – 9:00am–9:00pm Thursday – 9:00am–9:00pm Friday – 9:00am–6:00pm Saturday – 9:00am–2:00pm Sunday – CLOSED We will be closed on: Monday, January 2 Monday, February 20 Friday, April 7 Saturday,...