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Psychology

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, November). Rethinking problem behaviour: Understanding the impact of  developmental context for children with emotional/behavioural disorders. Presentation to be given at the annual American Public Health Association conference, Boston, MA.
  • Pereira, L., Aguilera, C. J., & Ruglis, J. (2013, October). The role of digital technologies in improving mental health and educational outcomes in youth. Presentation to be given at the annual World Social Science Forum, Montreal, QC.
  • Gholamrezaei, M., Pereira, L., & Lavoie, J. (2013, June). Cultural bias in the assessment and treatment of ADHD:  Understanding socio-political factors. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Quebec City, QC.
  • Marfull-Jensen, M., Pereira, L., Flanagan, T., & Ossa, C. (2013, June). Parenting styles: Understanding perceptions of parents of young children with developmental disabilities. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association in Quebec City, QC.
  • Gholamrezaei, M., Pereira, L., Nojoumian, A., & Panaghi, L. (2012, October). The life-stories of Iranian university students who attempted suicide: A structural analysis. Presented at the annual conference of Qualitative Health Research, Montreal, QC.
  • Pereira, L., Noble, R., Toste, J., Christie, M., & Heath, N. (2012, June). Stress during the transition to high school:  Understanding the influence of students’ sense of mastery and emotional reactivity. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.
  • Pereira, L., & Schepman, S. (2012, April). Psychological distress and prescription stimulant use: Exploring geographic and gender differences. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.