Janet Mah


Contact info

BC Children’s Hospital
Mental Health Building
Vancouver, V6H 2N1

Research and Interests




Dr. Janet Mah is a clinical child psychologist and research lead of the ADHD and Infant Psychiatry programs of BC Children’s Hospital. Her clinical expertise focuses on behavioural parent training and cognitive behavioural therapy, which are evidence-based interventions for addressing attentional and behavioural difficulties, as well as anxiety and emotional regulation. She also conducts research focusing on innovative psychosocial interventions, social-cognitions related to treatment engagement and adherence, and mental health literacy and stigma among cultural groups.


Selected Publications

Climie, E.A., Mah, J.W.T., & Chase, C.Y. (2017). Clinical reasoning in the assessment and intervention planning of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 32, 31-45.

Mah, J.W.T., & Tsang, P. (2016). Visual schedule system in dental care for patients with autism: A pilot study. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 40, 393-399.

Graham, S.A., Nilsen, E., Mah, J.W.T., Morison, S., MacLean, K., Fisher, L., …Ames, E. (2014). An examination of communicative interactions of children from Romanian orphanages and their adoptive mothers. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 46, 9-19.

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.

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