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William Hanson

Associate Professor


Educational Psychology

About Me


I’m a Counselling Psychologist, and I specialize in psychological assessment, testing, and therapeutic feedback; counselor training and development; and college student mental health (e.g., career counselling, problem gambling). I also specialize in mixed methods research, that is, the integration, or “mixing,” of quantitative and qualitative data. At heart, I’m a process-outcome researcher and keenly interested in “what works,” therapy-wise, and “why.” Using mixed methods designs, I study Psychological Assessment as a Therapeutic Intervention (PATI), Practice-Based Evidence/Patient-Focused Research, and scale development.

Before moving to Alberta, I was Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Purdue University – in APA-accredited programs. I received my PhD from Arizona State University, MA from the University of Minnesota, and BSc from Nebraska Wesleyan University, where I played varsity golf, competing in 3 NCAA Championships. As part of my doctoral training, I interned at the APA-accredited Duke/Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In the past, I worked clinically with a broad range of people, age groups, and cultural backgrounds, including psychiatric in-patients, non-psychiatric medical patients, and general outpatients, in a variety of settings, (e.g., Hospitals/Medical Centers, University-Based Counselling Centers). I am, to say the least, passionate about teaching, research, and clinical work.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.