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Dr. Sandra Dixon

Associate Professor


TH309 |  (403) 380-1834

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Dr. Sandra Dixon is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. She has published a wide range of work that addresses racial trauma, anti-Black racism, faith, immigration and multicultural counselling. She has received several awards for her excellence in teaching, research, and practice including the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) Excellence in Teaching Psychology Award, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Research, Professional Article Award; the Professor Cecille DePass Research Award through the Farquharson Institute of Public Affairs (FIPA); the EDI Scholar Award at the University of Lethbridge; and the 2022 People’s Choice Award by the Alberta Black Therapists Network.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Dixon’s practice, scholarly interests and teaching pedagogy are informed by her intersected socio-cultural identities. Her lived experience provides her with a unique lens through which to engage with students. Taking a non-expert stance and a feedback-informed approach in her teaching practices, she ensures that students’ voices and perspectives are honoured, valued and heard. As a compassionately curious instructor, Dr. Dixon is dedicated to her craft and student learning, which are demonstrated through critical inquiry, nonjudgement, mentorship, student engagement, student empowerment and knowledge translation.

Research Interests

Her program of research encompasses culturally adapted counselling practices amongst racialized groups, cultural identity reconstruction and the intersectionality of socio-cultural identities such as faith, class, race and gender.