BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute
William Homer

Janet Mah

Registered Psychologist
Provincial ADHD Program
604-875-2000 ext 4726
Email: [email protected]

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.

Research Information

Mental Illness / Substance

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Disruptive Behavioral Disorders; Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Area of Research

Knowledge translation; Behavioral research; Cultural health; Program evaluation

Keyword Terms

ADHD; Parenting; Culture

Selected Publications

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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.