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Dr. Maya Libben

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

University of British Columbia

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Dr. Maya Libben is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the lead investigator of the PLAN Lab at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. She is also a registered clinical psychologist (#2167) with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. Dr. Libben completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Alberta and received her PhD in clinical psychology from McGill University. She completed clinical residencies and practica at a number of major hospitals including the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Institute, the Jewish General Hospital and the Douglas Hospital. Following her Ph.D., Dr. Libben completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, through the department of psychiatry. Dr. Libben is trained as both a clinical psychologist and a neuropsychologist; her research interests similarly fall into these two domains. With respect to neuropsychology, Dr. Libben is interested in functional outcome following stroke, sex differences in functional outcome and the development of new assessment measures for hemispatial neglect. With respect to clinical psychology, Dr. Libben investigates the role of cognitive bias in the development of eating disorders in female populations. More recently she has conducted work on the development of interventions aimed towards promoting healthy body image among youth and adult women.

Area of Research Expertise
Clinical cognitive neuroscience; Stroke; Hemispatial neglect; Traumatic brain injury; Neuropsychological assessment; Cognitive bias; Eating disorders; Body image; Bilingualism; Eye-tracking