Dr. Ada L. Sinacore

Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

Program Director, Diploma in Human Relationships, Diversity & Sexuality | Director, Social Justice and Diversity Research Lab

Dr. Ada L. Sinacore
Contact Information
Email address: 
ada.sinacore [at] mcgill.ca

Education Building
3700 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Program Director
Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
Professional activities: 
  • Past Chair of Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies in the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
  • President, Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
Areas of expertise: 
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational and Organizational Consultation
  • Qualitative Research Methods, LGBTQ+
  • Sexual Violence
  • Bullying (School and Workplace)
  • Human Rights Psychology
  • Career Psychology
  • Social Justice Theory and Pedagogy
  • Feminist/Multicultural Counselling Psychology
  • International Psychology
  • Equity Diversity and Inclusion, School-Based Consultation
  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.Ed., Columbia Teachers College
  • M.A., Columbia Teachers College
  • B.A., Monclair State College
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • 2017 Faculty of Education Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • 2017 Invited panellist at Women’s Rights in Latin America and International Development Symposium hosted by SLASummit and Cuso International, Montreal, QC
  • 2016 Invited Foreign Speaker, Department of International Cooperation and Science Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2016 Invited Delegate, United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, New York, NY
  • 2015 Distinguished Member Award, Section on Counselling Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association
Selected publications: 

Kassan, A., Sinacore, A. L., & Green, A. R. (2019). Learning about social justice through a self-reflective field activity. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43(2), 250-255.

Sinacore, A. L., Chao, S.C., & Ho, J. (2018). Gender Equity Education Act in Taiwan: The influences on the school community. International Journal of Educational and Vocational Guidance, 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s10775-018-9381-6

Bedi, R. P., Sinacore, A. L., & Christiani, K. D. (2018). A survey of the characteristics and professional practices of members in the Canadian Psychological Association’s Section on Counselling Psychology. Counselling Psychology Quarterly.

Sinacore, A. L., Durrani, S., & Khayutin, S. (2017). Beyond bullying: Adult males’ experiences of gender based violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/08862605

Sinacore, A. L., Khayutin, S., Nasrullah, S., & Titus. J. (2017). Negotiating intersecting minority identities: The cultural transitioning of Jewish Argentinean immigrants. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 51(1), 1-17.

Goodyear, R. K., Lichtenberg, J. W., Hutman, H., Overland, E. A,, Bedi, R. P., Christiani, K. D., Di Mattia, M. A., du Preez, E., Farrell, W., Feather, J., Grant, J., Han, Y.-J., Ju, Y., Lee, D.-G., Nicholas, H., Nielson, J. D. J., Sinacore, A. L., Tu, S., & Young C. (2016). A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviours. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29(2), 115-138.

Bedi, R. P., Sinacore, A. L., & Christiani, K. D. (2016). Canadian counselling psychology: A survey of the Canadian Counselling Association’s section for counselling psychology. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29(2), 150-162.

Kassan, A., & Sinacore, A. L. (2016). Multicultural counselling competencies with adolescents: A qualitative examination of client experiences. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(4), 402-420.

Durrani, S., & Sinacore, A. L. (2016). South Asian-Canadian gay men and HIV: Social, cultural, and psychological factors that influence health promoting behaviours. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(2), 164-179.

Sinacore, A. L., Jaghori, B., & Rezazadeh, M. S. (2015). Female university students working in the sex trade: A narrative analysis. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 49(1), 40-56.

Graduate supervision: 

Accepting students for 2023-24

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