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Tanya Elez
Liu Scholar; PhD Student, Couselling Psychology
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Tanya is a PhD student in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her research focus is on the role of community in adaptation to life in a new country, for migrant survivors of political violence. She is interested in relational and contextual factors affecting human coping with traumatic experiences, in processes of migrant survivorsí community building, as well as in expanding psychological concepts and interventions through integration of knowledge accumulated in other disciplines.

Tanya has been involved with the migrant community in various capacities for a number of years. She coordinated a program for social integration and psychological support of families living in refugee camps in the Former Yugoslavia, offered therapeutic services to diverse migrant clients living in Canada, and founded a Therapy Program for Immigrant and Refugee Families at a University of Winnipeg training clinic. For eight years, Tanya taught a course on diversity in a Masterís level training program. She is highly committed to issues of social justice.

Committee:

Dr. Judith Daniluk, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, UBC (Supervisor)
Dr. Ishu Ishiyama, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education, UBC
Dr. Leslie Robertson, Department of Anthropology and Institute for Gender, Race and Sexuality, UBC
Dr. Sharalyn Jordan, Department of Counselling Psychology, SFU

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