Debbie Wang

Debbie Wang


Ph.D., Wilfrid Laurier University - Social Work

M.S.W., Wilfrid Laurier University - Social Work

B.S.W., McMaster University - Social Work

B.A., University of Tennessee - Psychology

Clinical practice

Individual, couple, and family counselling, Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), Parenting and relationship education workshops

Research interests

Attachment, transition to parenthood, perinatal mental health, parent-child relationship, Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy


Wang, Debbie, "THE HOLD ME TIGHT PROGRAM FOR COUPLES BECOMING PARENTS: A MIXED METHODS STUDY" (2018). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 2012. 

Wang, D. & Stalker C. A.  (2016). Attachment Theory.  In N. Coady & P. Lehmann (Eds.) Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice: A Generalist-Eclectic Approach. (3rd ed., pp. 159-184). New York: Springer.

Wang, D. (2010). Book Review: Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children.  Child and Family Journal, 13 (3): 66-69.

Wang, D. (2009). Bringing Postpartum Depression into the Light.  Child and Family Journal, 12 (3): 60-69.

Wang, D. (2009) Book Review: Attachment in Middle Childhood. Child and Family Journal, 12 (3): 79-81.

Courses taught at Renison

SDS 150R Lifespan Processes

SOCWK 220R Social Work with Individuals

SOCWK 321R Social Work with Families