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Dick Sobsey

Dick Sobsey, EdD, is a Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre (JDHEC) at the University of Alberta. He was a former Director of JDHEC. Dick has worked to improve health care, educational opportunities, and social conditions for people with disabilities and their families since 1968. He is particularly interested in human rights and violence prevention. His current research areas include positive changes in families of children with disabilities, long-term outcomes for babies born to mothers who experience severe trauma during pregnancy, crimes against people with developmental disabilities, and historical research on eugenic family studies.

Selected Publications

Wilgosh, L., Scorgie, K., Sobsey, D., & Cey, R. (in press). Quality of life and empowerment issues for post-secondary students with physical and learning disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 38, 111-132.

Sobsey, D. & Janz, H. (2011). Individuals with disabilities. In B. Perry (Ed.), Diversity and Justice in Canada (pp. 292-310). Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Razza, N. & Sobsey, D. (2011). Treating survivors of sexual and interpersonal abuse. In R. Fletcher (Ed.), Psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities (pp. 131-144). Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Sobsey, D. (2011). Ethics of counseling individuals with intellectual disabilities. In R. Fletcher (Ed.), Psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities (pp. 131-144). Kingston, NY: NADD Press.

Calder, P., Sobsey, D., & Jacobs, P. (2010). Cost of Mental Health Services in Alberta Schools. Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 38, 147-164.

Sobsey, D. (2010). Ethics or Advocacy? American Journal of Bioethics,10(1), 59-60.

Hansen, N.E., Janz, H.L. & Sobsey, D.J. (2008). 21st century eugenics?The Lancet, 372, S104 - S107.

Sobsey, D. & Truscott, D. (2008). Ethical considerations in the treatment of chronic pain. In S. Rashiq, D. Schopflocher, & P. Taenzer (Eds.), Chronic pain: Health policy perspectives (pp. 51-57). New York: Wiley.

Dick Sobsey