Overview

Dr. Janet Mah is a clinical child psychologist in Outpatient Mental Health at BC Children’s Hospital, and is part of the psychiatry clinical faculty at the University of British Columbia. Her clinical and translational research focuses on parenting contributors to treatment engagement and adherence, and mental health literacy and stigma among cultural groups.

Publications

Predicting use of medications for children with ADHD: The contribution of parent social cognitions
Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Boudreau, A. and Mah, J.W.T.
2020

Mindfulness-Enhanced Behavioral Parent Training for Clinic-Referred Families of Children With ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Journal of Attention Disorders
Mah, J.W.T. and Murray, C. and Locke, J. and Carbert, N.
DOI: 10.1177/1087054720925882
2020

Mixed methods study exploring parent engagement in child health research in British Columbia.
BMJ open
Smith J and Pike I and Brussoni M and Tucker L and Mâsse L and Mah JWT and Boudreau A and Mount D and Bonaguro R and Glegg S and Amed S
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025404
PubMed: 31154301
06/2019

A case-control study of sleep disturbances in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Journal of anxiety disorders
Jaspers-Fayer F and Lin SY and Belschner L and Mah J and Chan E and Bleakley C and Ellwyn R and Simpson A and McKenney K and Stewart SE
DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.02.001
PubMed: 29529448
02/2018

Clinical Reasoning in the Assessment and Intervention Planning for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Canadian Journal of School Psychology
Climie, E.A. and Mah, J.W.T. and Chase, C.Y.
DOI: 10.1177/0829573516658370
2017

Visual Schedule System in Dental Care for Patients with Autism: A Pilot Study
Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Janet WT Mah and Phoebe Tsang
DOI: 10.17796/1053-4628-40.5.393
11/2016

An examination of communicative interactions of children from Romanian orphanages and their adoptive mothers.
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement
Susan A. Graham and Elizabeth Nilsen and Janet W. T. Mah and Sara Morison and Kim MacLean and Lianne Fisher and Brian L. Brooks and Elinor Ames
DOI: 10.1037/a0033916
2014

Cultural Variations in Mothers' Acceptance of and Intent to Use Behavioral Child Management Techniques
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Mah, J.W.T. and Johnston, C.
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-011-9502-z
2012

Assessing Parenting Behaviors in Euro–Canadian and East Asian Immigrant Mothers: Limitations to Observations of Responsiveness
Child & Family Behavior Therapy
Kathy Chan and Kailee Penner and Janet W. T. Mah and Charlotte Johnston
DOI: 10.1080/07317101003776423
05/2010

Parenting Cognitions and Treatment Beliefs as Predictors of Experience Using Behavioral Parenting Strategies in Families of Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Behavior Therapy
Charlotte Johnston and Janet W.T. Mah and Marci Regambal
DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2010.02.001
2010

Parental Social Cognitions: Considerations in the Acceptability of and Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training
Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev
Janet W. T. Mah and Charlotte Johnston
DOI: 10.1007/s10567-008-0038-8
10/2008

Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
A Guide to Assessments that Work
Charlotte Johnston and Janet W. T. Mah
DOI: 10.1093/med:psych/9780195310641.003.0002
03/2008

Cultural variations in mothers’ attributions: influence of child attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Child Psychiatry Hum Dev
Janet W. T. Mah and Charlotte Johnston
DOI: 10.1007/s10578-007-0047-8
02/2007

Research

Current Projects
ADHD Research Database

Current Projects
Self-Regulation Intervention for ADHD and Sensory Processing Differences

Current Project
Mindful Behavioural Parent Intervention for ADHD

Grants

BCMHSUS Fund, ADHD Research Database

2015-2016

2015-2016

BCCHR Seed Grant, Alert Program for Attention Regulation

2012-2017

2018-2019

2020-2021

BCCHR Catalyst Grant, Parental Cognitions and Mental Health Treatment Attitudes

BCCHF Fund, Mindful Parent Intervention for ADHD

BCCHR Catalyst Grant, Group behavioural treatment of selective mutism

Honours & Awards

2013

Supporting the Promotion of Activated Research and Knowledge (SPARK) Training Institute, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Research Group Members

Aneen Conradie, Research Assistant
Harleen Gill, Undergraduate Research Student
Drew Halliday, Psychology Resident
Wendy Li, Research Assistant
Marco Zenone, Research Assistant