Ada L Sinacore

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)


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Associate Professor - Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
Chair, Women's Studies, Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Program Director, Diploma in Human Relations and Family Life Education Program

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3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1Y2

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BA Montclair State College
MA Columbia Teachers College
MEd Columbia Teachers College
MPhil Columbia University
PhD Columbia University


Scholarly/supervision interests

My research program is comprised of several interrelated areas: Career Psychology, Consultation, Social Justice Theory and Pedagogy, Feminist/Multicultural Counselling Psychology and International Psychology. Within each of these areas I examine issues related to social justice, oppression, and trauma with special attention given to diversity such as immigration, gender-based violence, nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, language, social class, and bullying.

***Please note that Dr. Sinacore will not be accepting any new students for the 2015-2016 academic year.***


2014 Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association

2010 Oliva Espin Award for Social Justice Concerns in Feminist Psychology: Immigration and Gender, Association for Women in Psychology

Invited Keynotes and Award Presentations

Sinacore, A.L. (2014, May). Employing a social justice framework in the context of school guidance. Invited Keynote presented at the Conference for Graduate Students of Counseling Psychology and Guidance, National Chiayi University, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Sinacore, A.L. (2011, November). Utilizing international, multicultural and social justice perspectives in developing gender equity educational initiatives. Presentation at the International Conference on the Comparison and Development of Gender Equity Initiatives, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Sinacore, A.L. (2011, June). Looking toward the future: The outcomes and next steps resulting from the Inaugural Canadian Counselling Psychology Conference. Invited keynote address: Section for Counselling Psychology. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Sinacore, A.L. (2011, March). Identity, intersectionality and feminist theory – influences on women’s health research agenda. Invited keynote address: Symposium at the Center for Women's Health Studies and Promotion, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel.

Sinacore, A.L. (2010, June). Accreditation and internships: Developing the infrastructure of Canadian Counselling Psychology. Keynote chair and invited address: Section for Counselling Psychology. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, MB.

Sinacore, A.L. (2010, February). The face of global migration: Giving voice to the immigrant experience. Oliva Espin Award Recipient Presentation, 35th annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Portland, OR.