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 Ph.D 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. She is a Livingston fellow and has been honoured with a number of awards including the Adam Corneel Award and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award.
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, language impairments associated with aphasia and the development of new assessment measures for hemispatial neglect. With respect to clinical psychology, Dr. Libben is interested in the role of cognitive bias in psychopathology. Specifically, her recent research has focused on the development of cognitive bias modification techniques for clinical and sub-clinical eating disordered populations. Dr. Libben’s research has been supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation. To view a copy of Dr. Libben’s CV click here.
In addition to her research, Dr. Libben is a practicing clinical psychologist, providing psychotherapeutic and neuropsychological assessment services to members of the community. To visit Dr. Libben’s clinical practice website click here.