Julie Hakim-Larson, Ph.D

Office: Room # 257-1 Chrysler Hall South
Phone: (519) 253-3000, ext. 2241
Email: hakim@uwindsor.ca

Dr. Julie Hakim-Larson received her Ph.D. in life-span developmental psychology from Wayne State University in 1984 and obtained postdoctoral training in the field of Clinical Child Psychology.

Since 1991, she has been on the faculty of the University of Windsor, where she is currently a Professor of Clinical Psychology (Child Track). She is a registered psychologist in the province of Ontario, and a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan. She enjoys teaching courses on emotional development, child psychopathology, the history of psychology, and developmental disabilities at the University of Windsor.

She supervises the research of both undergraduate and graduate students (Honours theses, Masters theses, and Doctoral dissertations) and has served on many graduate student research committees. She is the founder of the Emotional Competence Research Group at the University of Windsor, and was a co-investigator on a grant obtained from The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO to study parent-child storytelling and emotion socialization in children with developmental disabilities.

In 1997 and 1998, during her first sabbatical year, Dr. Hakim-Larson began to conduct research on mental health issues involving Arab Americans in the Southeastern region of Michigan in addition to her research on emotional development. She has conducted collaborative research with the staff of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services located in Dearborn, Michigan, and the staff of the Arab American and Chaldean Council, located in the Metropolitan Detroit area. She has a co-edited book, peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, an educational training DVD, and conference presentations involving her work with individuals of Arab and Middle Eastern ethnicity. Dr. Hakim-Larson has served as a moderator and member of the Scientific Committee for the Biennial National Conferences on Health Issues in the Arab American Community held every two years in Dearborn, Michigan, USA.

In 2013, Dr. Hakim-Larson organized an international study group on Arab youth identity issues funded by the Society for Research in Child Development; in addition, she collaborated in organizing an international symposium on Arab youth identity funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. On May 29-30, 2013, the International Symposium on Arab Youth: Developmental Pathways for Identity was held on the campus of the University of Windsor. For the conference proceedings, see http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/arabyouthsymp/

Dr. Hakim-Larson’s publications and current research interests include culture and emotional development within a global perspective, emotion in families, Arab ethnic identity in North America, and the promotion of mental health in Arab immigrants and refugees. She is currently working on a textbook for courses on emotional development.

You can find information about this work on her website.