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|
|Fundelius, Erika||Self-determination within and beyond the Expanded core curriculum; Professional development including pre-service and in-service teacher preparation|
|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)|
|James, Susan||Cultural Psychology & Psychotherapy, Immigrant Mental Health & Culture Specific Syndromes, Philosophical Psychology, Spirituality & Psychotherapy|
|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|
|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|
|Nelson, Melanie||experiences of Indigenous caregivers within Western systems|
|Park, CJ||Vocational psychology; Career counseling; diversity and social justice; critical consciousness; international and cross-cultural psychology; interventions|
|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|
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On behalf of the ECPS, we want to welcome Dr. Simon Lisaingo to the department. We are excited to have you on board! The post Welcome to Dr. Simon Lisaingo in our ECPS Community! appeared first on Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education.
On behalf of the ECPS, we want to welcome Dr. Melanie T. Nelson to the department. We are excited to have you on board! The post Welcome to Dr. Melanie T. Nelson in our ECPS Community! appeared first on Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education.
On behalf of the ECPS, we want to welcome Dr. Yuanyuan Jiang to the department. We are excited to have you on board! The post Welcome to Dr. Yuanyuan Jiang in our ECPS Community! appeared first on Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education.