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Psychology Department
Phone: 509-963-2381

Liane Pereira

Associate 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: Online only

Courses typically taught at CWU:

  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 362 - Introduction to Statistics
  • PSY 467 - Child Psychopathology
  • PSY 445 - Clinical, Counseling, and Community Psychology

General areas of interest:  Youth mental health, school-based mental health, child and adolescent development, inequities in health and education

Selected works:

  • Sam, N., & Pereira, L.C. (2019). Recovery, identity, and empowerment: The lived experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native women in urban treatment centers. Presentation to be given on November 5, 2019 at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Dopps, J., & Pereira, L. C. (2019, April). Exploring the educational outcomes of students who have experienced trauma: A systematic review by race/ethnicity and SES. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association in Pasadena, CA.
  • Pereira, L.C., & Pham, Y. (2018, November). Inequities in ‘invisible’ mental health concerns: A scoping review of educational outcomes in grades K-12. Presentation at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
  • Pereira, L. C., & Lavoie, J. (2018). Friends, foes, and self-defence: Students with EBD navigating social conflicts and bullying. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 23(1), 15-27.
  • Pereira, L. C., & Lavoie, J. (2017, November).  A developmental perspective of bullying and its impact on educational trajectories and placements.  Presentation at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.
  • Pereira, L. C., & Lavoie, J. (2016). Students’ perceptions of schooling: The path to alternate education. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 7, 381-403.
  • Lavoie, J., Pereira, L. C., & Talwar, V. (2016). Children’s physical resilience outcomes: Meta-analysis of vulnerability and protective factors. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31, 701-711. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2016.07.011
  • Lavoie, J., Pereira, L. C., & Talwar, V. (2014). Understanding healthy development in children and youth: Themes of resilience.  Children, Youth, and Family News, Dec, 1-4.

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