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Dr. Donna-Maria Maynard


Dr. Donna-Maria Maynard
Title: Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Counselling Psychology & Deputy Dean Planning
Department: School of Education
Discipline: Psychology
Additional Titles: Registered Psychologist
Qualifications: B.Sc. (WARWICK), MA (SUSSEX), Ph.D. (UWI)
Contact: Telephone no: (246) 417-4433
Fax no: (246) 417-9615
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate:
  • PSYC 2004 - Personality Theory Part I
  • PSYC 3011 - Research Paper in Psychology
  • PSYC 3028 -Theory and Practice of Counselling Psychology
  • PSYC 3017 - Personality Theory and Assessment Part II
  • PSYC 3030 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • EDCL 6000 - School Counselling
  • EDCL 6001 - Individual and Group Counselling
  • EDCL 6002 - Fundamentals of Practice in Educational and Career Guidance
  • EDPS 6301 - Personality Theory and Assessment
  • EDPS 6302 - Social Psychology of Education
Biography: Prior tojoining the Faculty, Dr Maynard worked as a counsellor in the education system. Her teaching and research interests are comprised of overlapping strands of clinical, counselling and educational psychology with emphasis on adolescents, decision-making, disabilities, mental illness, sexuality, and psychoeducational issues affecting students and teachers.
In 2010 she was awarded the Inaugural Campus Research Day Award for best collaborative research, and she is the 2014 recipient of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Principal’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr Maynard is also an executive member of the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA).
Research: Current research interests:
  • Psychoeducational assessment
  • Learning disabilities
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Teacher education
  • Problem behaviours and self-esteem issues
  • Counselling with adolescents and young adults
  • Adolescent developmental issues
Publications: Stubbs, N. S., & Maynard, D. M. B. (2017). Academic Self-Efficacy, School Engagement and Family Functioning, Among Postsecondary Students in the Caribbean. Journal of Child and Family Studies,26(3), 792–799.

Jules, M. A., & Maynard, D. (2015).Swimming against the tide: Theorizing pre-service training for the emerging reflective teacher. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, 40(3), 86-117.

Maynard, D-M., & Jules, M. A. (2015). From reactive to proactive discipline in schools: Implications for transforming the future workforce. The Journal of Public Sector Policy Analysis, 8, 52-65.

Maynard, D-M., & Fayombo, G. A. (2015). Influence of parental employment status on Caribbean adolescents' self-esteem. International Journal of School and cognitive Psychology, 2(1), 1-6.

Maynard, D. (2013).The history and current status of psychology in Barbados: Research and Professional Practice. Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 47(2), 227-238.

Campbell, M.H., Maynard, D., Roberti, J.W., & Emmanuel, M.K. (2012). A Comparison of the Psychometric Strengths of the Public-Domain Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale with the Proprietary Beck Depression Inventory-II in Barbados. West Indian Medical Journal, 61(5), 483-488.

Maynard, D., & Springer-Proverbs, R. (2010). An examination of gender differences in characteristics of Barbadian adolescents’ same-sex friendships. Caribbean Journal of Psychology,3(1), 40-53.
Additional Information:
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist under the Paramedical Professions Act Cap. 372C, Barbados
  • Past President of the Barbados Society of Psychology
  • American Psychological Association, International Affiliate Member
  • Former member of the Paramedical Professions Council of the Ministry of Health
  • Past President of the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors

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