Dr. Janet Mah is a clinical child psychologist and research lead of the Provincial ADHD Program of 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 innovative psychosocial interventions for ADHD, social-cognitions related to engagement and adherence, and mental health literacy and stigma among cultural groups.


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

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

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

Cultural Variations in Mothers’ Acceptance of and Intent to Use Behavioral Child Management Techniques
J Child Fam Stud
Janet W. T. Mah and Charlotte Johnston
DOI: 10.1007/s10826-011-9502-z

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

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

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

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

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


Current Projects
ADHD Research Database

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

Current Project
Mindful Behavioural Parent Intervention for ADHD


2015-2016: BCMHSUS Fund, ADHD Research Database

2012-2017: BCCHF Fund, Mindful Parent Intervention for ADHD

Honours & Awards

2013: Supporting the Promotion of Activated Research and Knowledge (SPARK) Training Institute, Mental Health Commission of Canada