Graduate Students

Chang Chen
Doctoral Candidate (Clinical Psychology)
cchen@psych.ubc.ca

Chang’s research interests span across clinical, social, and developmental psychology. She is broadly interested in examining the quality of perfectionistic individuals’ social relationships, the influences of parenting styles, family, and cultural environment on the development of perfectionistic behaviour, as well as therapeutic processes and treatment outcomes for psychological problems related to perfectionism and other underlying personality pathology.

Lisa Zhang
Ph.D. Student
lisazhang@psych.ubc.ca 

Lisa’s research interests include the relationships between interpersonal processes, treatment-related processes, and perfectionism.

Silvain Dang
Ph.D. Student
silvain@psych.ubc.ca

Silvain’s research interests include perfectionism, attachment style, culture/ethnicity, sexual attitudes, sexual violence, and the neurobiology of sexual behaviours.

Ariel Ko
Ph.D. Student
arielko@psych.ubc.ca

Ariel’s research interest is on developmental psychopathology, with a special focus on the development of perfectionism in children and adolescents, and developing treatment strategies for perfectionism in youth.

Faith Jabs
Ph.D. Student
faith.jabs@psych.ubc.ca

Faith’s research interests include sexual health and sexual motivation, including issues around sexual coercion and compliance. She is also interested in how interpersonal factors and attachment style impact sexual well-being.

Martin Smith
Ph.D. Student
martin.smith@alumni.ubc.ca

Dr. Martin M. Smith obtained a PhD in Personality Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and is an associate editor of Personality and Individual Difference. From February 2018 to April 2020, Martin was employed as a permanent lecturer in the School of Science, Technology, and Health at York St John University, UK. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and received over $200,000 in research grants. Martin’s current program of of research focuses on risk factors, such as perfectionism, that limit the success of psychotherapy.