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Dr. Janet Mah

Investigator, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Institute

Primary research areas

  • Parenting
  • Mental health
  • Health literacy

About Janet W.T. Mah, Ph.D., R.Psych.

  • Investigator, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research Institute
  • Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Registered Psychologist, Outpatient Mental Health, BC Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Dr. Janet Mah is a clinical researcher and registered psychologist at the BC Children’s Hospital, where she works in outpatient mental health programs. Her clinical expertise focuses on behavioural parent training and cognitive behavioural therapy, which are evidence-based interventions for addressing attentional and behavioural difficulties and anxiety and emotional regulation. Her research focuses on parenting, beliefs and attitudes related to treatment engagement and outcomes, and mental health literacy and stigma among cultural groups.

She is an active member of the Canadian ADHD Research Exchange, a national network of ADHD researchers. 

Recent publications 

See Dr. Janet Mah’s publications on ORCID

Mah, J.W.T., & Doherty, M. (2021). Sensorimotor Intervention Group for Children with ADHD and Sensory Processing Difficulties: A Feasibility Study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 

30, 447-459. 

Mah, J.W.T., Murray, C., Locke, J., & Carbert, N. (2020). Mindfulness-enhanced behavioral parent training: A randomized trial. Journal of Attention Disorders, OnlineFirst https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054720925882

Boudreau, A., & Mah, J.W.T. (2020). Predicting Use of Medications for Children with ADHD: The Contribution of Parent Social Cognitions. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29, 26-32.

Smith J, Pike I, Brussoni M, Tucker L, Masse LC, Mah JWT, Boudreau A, Mount D, Bonaguro R, Glegg S, Amed S. (2019). Mixed methods study exploring parent engagement in child health research in British Columbia. BMJ Open, e025404.

Jaspers-Fayer, F., Lin, S.Y., Belschner, L., Mah, J.W.T., Chan, E., Bleakley, C., … Stewart, S.E. (2018). A Case-Control Study of Sleep Disturbances in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 55, 1-7.

Climie, E.A., Mah, J.W.T., & Chase, C.Y. (2017). Clinical reasoning in the assessment and intervention planning of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 32, 31-45.

Mah, J.W.T., & Tsang, P. (2016). Visual schedule system in dental care for patients with autism: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 40, 393-399.

Graham, S.A., Nilsen, E., Mah, J.W.T., Morison, S., MacLean, K., Fisher, L., …Ames, E. (2014). An examination of communicative interactions of children from Romanian orphanages and their adoptive mothers. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 46, 9-19.

Mah, J.W.T., & Johnston, C. (2011). Cultural variations in mothers' acceptance of and intent to use behavioral child management techniques. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21, 486-497.

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