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Judith Van Evra papers, 1977-1996
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Judith Van Evra papers, 1977-1996


BIOGRAPHY Professor Judith Van Evra joined the Department of Psychology at St. Jerome's in 1977. Her specialties were clinical psychology and learning disabilities in children and adolescents. While at St. Jerome's Professor Van Evra chaired the department, played an important role in the success of the St. Jerome's Institute for Learning Disabilities as its associate director, acted as the Advisor for Gender Relations at St. Jerome's, and chaired the Gender Awareness Committee. Professor Van Evra has written two books, "Psychological Disorders in Children and Adolescents" (1983) and "Television and Child Development" (1990). Other professional activities included serving on the Child and Family Services Board, on the Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association, acting as a Consultant for the Waterloo County Separate School Board, chairing the Complaints and Disciplinary committees of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and maintaining a small private practice. Professor Van Evra retired in 1996. SCOPE AND CONTENTS The records for Professor Judith Van Evra include a copy of her book, "Psychological Disorders of Children and Adolescents", a proposal to establish The Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanist Social Science to be initially housed at St. Jerome's (1985), a newspaper/pamphlet recap of the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanist Social Science (May, 1986), a Letter of Intent to found a Research Centre on Family Violence and Violence Against Women (1992), correspondence, a few newspaper articles, and a copy of one journal article.