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Dr. Liane Pereira

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Educational and Counseling Psychology, McGill University
M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Central Washington University
M.A., Educational Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia

Office: DES 365
Phone: 509-963-3820

Courses Typically Taught at CWU

  • PSY 313 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 362 Introduction to Statistics
  • PSY 363 Intermediate Stats & Research Methods
  • PSY 445 Clinical, Counseling, and Community Psychology
  • PSY 454 Helping Interview

Research Interests

  • Youth Mental Health
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Human Development
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Educational Psychology

Selected Works

  • Lavoie, J., Pereira, L., & Ruglis, J. (2013). Rethinking problem behaviour: Understanding the impact of  developmental context for children with emotional/behavioural disorders. Presentation to be given in  November 2013 at the annual American Public Health Association conference in Boston, MA.
  • Pereira, L., Aguilera, C. J., & Ruglis, J. (2013). The role of digital technologies in improving mental health and  educational outcomes in youth. Presentation to be given on October 15, 2013 at the annual World Social  Science Forum in Montreal, QC.
  • Gholamrezaei, M. & Pereira, L, Lavoie, J. (2013). Cultural bias in the assessment and treatment of ADHD:  Understanding socio-political factors. Presentation given on June 13, 2013 at the annual meeting of the  Canadian Psychological Association in Quebec City, QC.
  • Marfull-Jensen, M., Pereira, L., Flanagan, T., & Ossa, C. (2013). Parenting styles: Understanding perceptions of  parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Presentation given on June 13,  2013 at the  annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association in Quebec City, QC.
  • Gholamrezaei, M., Pereira, L., Nojoumian, A., & Panaghi, L. (2012). The Life-stories of Iranian university students  who attempted suicide: A structural analysis. Presentation given on October 25, 2012 at the annual  Qualitative Health Research conference in Montreal, QC.
  • Pereira, L., Noble, R., Toste, J., Christie, M., & Heath, N. (2012). Stress during the transition to high school:  Understanding the influence of students’ sense of mastery and  emotional reactivity. Poster presented on  June 15, 2012 at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association in Halifax, NS.
  • Pereira, L., & Schepman, S. (2012). Psychological distress and prescription stimulant use: Exploring geographic  and gender differences. Presentation given on April 3, 2012 at the annual meeting of the National Social  Science Association in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Pereira, L. & Porath, M. (2009). Self-concept of female students: A study of ability and school level. Poster  presented on April 23, 2009 at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Portland,  OR.
  • Pereira, L. & Schepman, S. (2009).  ADHD, maximization, and regret: An exploratory study. Poster presented on  April 24, 2009 at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Portland, OR.
  • Pereira, L., Schepman, S., & Weyandt, L. (2009). Internal restlessness, sensation-seeking, stimulant misuse, and  psychological distress in college students. Poster presented on March 21, 2009 at the annual meeting of the  American Counseling Association in Charlotte, NC.