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.
|Amundson, Norman||Creativity, imagination and metaphors|
|Bedi, Robinder||Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues|
|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||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|
|Daniluk, Judith||Women' sexuality and reproductive health, developmental transitions, clinical supervision|
|Ercikan, Kadriye||Educational measurement; cross-cultural and multilingual assessment; education research methods; assessment of complex thinking; assessment of collaborative problem solving|
|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||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 development, peer relations in children and youth, school violence, bullying and victimization, social emotional learning, mental health and wellbeing|
|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|
|Knight, Vicki Floyd|
|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, Chih Shen||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||School-Based Mental Health, Children and Youth with Special Needs|
|Mercer, Sterett||curriculum-based measurement, academic intervention|
|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|
|Schultz, Izabela||psychological and neuropsychological aspects of disability, Brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder, Chronic pain, Conceptual models of disability and return to work, Early identification of risk for disability and intervention with at risk workers, Psychological and neuropsychological assessment in personal injury and workers|
|Shapka, Jennifer||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|
|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||Psychometrics, Multivariate Analysis, Latent Variable Models, Test Theory, Item Response Theory, Validity Theory and Validation, Statistical Methods for Program Evaluation|
Congratulations to ECPS Assistant Professor Vicki Knight for winning the 2019 Research Award by the Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities (DADD) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). The Council is a organization composed of researchers and practitioners committed to...
In 2018 Bruno D. Zumbo, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia, was honored with the distinction Pioneer in Quality of Life Research by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) for having made substantial contributions to...
Congratulations to ECPS Associate Professor Sterett H. Mercer for winning the Shapiro Mid-Career Scholar Award from the Society for the Study of School Psychology (jointly with Milena Keller-Margulis at University of Houston). The award will provide two years of funding to work with a mentor, Steve...
Congratulations to ECPS Assistant Professor Vicki Knight for winning the 2018 UBC Hampton New Faculty Grant for her research Enhancing communication and coding of children with ASD and their peers through shared interests in robotics. The award is designed to provide start-up funding to new...
Congratulations to Aloysius Anyichie, ECPS’ HDLC Ph.D. Candidate, for being awarded the Studying and Self-Regulated Learning SIG of AERA’s 2018 Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA). The award recognizes Aloysius Anyichie and co-author Dr. Deborah Butler for their contribution to the field of...