Sophie Yohani, PhD, MEd, BA (Hons)
Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept
Dr. Yohani's research examines the mental health and psychosocial adaptation of refugee and immigrants influenced by pre- and post-migration experiences and program/policy implications in education, healthcare, and community settings. Dr. Yohani’s focus on trauma and adaptation stems from over 25 years of clinical work in private practice and extensive community-based work with refugee and immigrant groups. Her work is integrative and resilience-focused, and guided by a number of theoretical orientations including ecological systems theory, theory (critical) of multicultural counselling and therapy (MCT), feminist and constructivist theories. Her current projects include exploring the mental health and adaptation of survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi of Rwanda; a study examining the psychosocial adaptation and community-based mental health promotion within the Syrian community; and an examination of counselling practices and community-based cultural supports with refugees and immigrants. She is also part of a team of researchers studying the well-being of Africans in Alberta, including parenting practices, gender relations and family resilience.
•EDPY 402: Child Development for Educators
•EDPY 442: Introduction to Counselling
•EDPY 532: Systems of Counselling
•EDPY 533: Basic Issues, Skills and Attitudes in Counselling I
•EDPY 534: Basic Issues, Skills and Attitudes in Counselling II
•EDPY 542: Cross Cultural Counselling
•EDPY 545: Individual Psychological Assessment
•EDPY 597: Introduction to Play Therapy
•EDPY 597: Basic Issues, Skills and Attitudes in School Counselling
•EDPY 597: Counselling Children and Adolescents: Theory and Practice in Clinical and School Settings
•EDPY 634: Advanced Counselling Practicum
•EDPY 635: Advanced Multicultural Practice: Clinical Practice in Community Setting
"Creating Welcoming Learning Communities: An Interactive Webinar Series for Educators". Development and facilitation of webinar series for teachers who are working with students from refugee backgrounds.,
http://welcominglearning.ualberta.ca/ - Created and co-facilitated by S. Yohani and A. Kirova, Faculty of Education University of Alberta (September, 2016 – April, 2017)
Yohani, S., Okeke-Ihejirika, P.
Women & Therapy. 2018 January;
Brar, N. & Yohani, S. C.
Canadian Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy. 2014 January; 48 (2):81-99
Journal of International Migration and Integration. 2013 January; 14 (1):61-79
Yohani, S. C., Poirier, K., & Brar, N.
The Alberta Counsellor. 2013 January; 32 (2):21-32
Yohani, S., & Larsen, D.