Provincial ADHD Program
BCCH - BCMHARI
604-875-2000 ext 4726
Description of Research Program
My research focuses on practical applications of evidence-based cognitive-behavioural interventions for children and youth with attention and disruptive behavioural disorders. A primary theme involves enhancing engagement and adherence to parenting interventions, including among cultural groups.
Current projects include mindful parenting, database development, telehealth evaluation, as well as a collaboration with the Department of Dentistry regarding autism and dental visits.
Mental Illness / Substance
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Disruptive Behavioral Disorders; Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Area of Research
Knowledge translation; Behavioral research; Cultural health; Program evaluation
ADHD; Parenting; Culture
View Complete List of Publications
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.
Johnston, C., Mah, J.W.T., & Regambal, M. (2010). Parenting cognitions and treatment beliefs as predictors of experience using behavioural parenting strategies in families of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Behavior Therapy, 41, 491-504.
Chan, K., Penner, K., Mah, J.W.T., & Johnston, C. (2010). Assessing parenting behaviours in European/North American and East-Asian mothers: Limitations to observations of responsiveness. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 32, 85-102.
Mah, J.W.T., & Johnston, C. (2008). Parental social cognitions: Considerations in the acceptability of and engagement in behavioral parent training. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 11, 218-236.
Johnston, C., & Mah, J.W.T. (2008). Child and adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In J. Hunsley & E.J. Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work (pp. 17-40). New York: Oxford University Press.
Mah, J.W.T., & Johnston, C. (2007). Cultural variations in mothers’ attributions: Influence of child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 37, 135-153.