Linda J. Page
R. James Little
Dean of Psychology
Dean of Psychotherapy
Dean of Professional Coaching
Professional Coaching Dean Emerita
Dean of Continuing Education
Director of Clinical Training
Director of CBT Program
Thomas (Thom) Wright,
Linda J. PageFounder
Dr. Page earned a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) in Chicago, Illinois after earning her Ph.D. at Princeton University. Most of her courses were delivered in Toronto at what was then called the Alfred Adler Institute of Ontario. After a three-year internship at the Rudolf Dreikurs Centre for Counselling and Education under the supervision of Larry Nisan, M.Ed., and Evelyn Wolff, M.D., she opened her own practice as a psychotherapist in 1981. She co-founded the Psychotherapy Institute of Toronto with Susan Rosenthal, M.D., in 1987 to train M.A. students and physicians in Adlerian psychotherapy. Because of her academic and graduate teaching background, she was invited to direct Chicago's M.A. program in Toronto, which she did from 1989 to 2006. During part of that time, she commuted to Chicago to teach as a member of ASPP's doctoral core faculty and to direct the Adler Centre for Gender and Cultural Studies. She founded Adler's Professional Coaching Certificate Program in 1998, an initiative that now has representatives in the United States, Europe and Central Asia.
R. James LittlePresident & Psychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Assessment Certificate
Welcome to ADLER and the next phase of your career path! As I embark on my new journey as president, I will continue to be available to students on an as needed basis. We also have excellent staff such as the registrar and Dean of Students to manage the day-to-day issues of course selection and support. Outside of my role at ADLER, I am a registered Psychologist, and photographer, scuba diver and Master Certified Barbecue Judge.
Begum VerjeeVP Academic & Community Engagement
Courses Taught: IP-510 Motivation & Values; RC-571 Qualitative Methods
Dr. Begum Verjee has an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy, both from the University of British Columbia. Begum is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), trained from the Faculty of Coaching at the Adler Graduate Professional School Inc. (ADLER). As an educational leader, program developer and social change agent, Begum has extensive experience working in the fields of diversity and social justice, and has developed academic programs and educational initiatives utilizing a social determinants of health lens. Begum is currently the VP Academic & Community Engagement at ADLER, and provides leadership and direction for all faculties and community engagement initiatives. Begum has a part-time coaching business specializing in Transformative coaching, and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and an Associate member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (Assoc ISCP).
Gary ChallisDean of Psychology & Faculty Member
Courses Taught: IP-660 Practicum Seminar; DG-541 Psychopathology I: Psychotic & Mood Disorders; DG-542 Psychopathology II: Anxiety & Personality Disorders; DG-543 Psychodiagnostic Interviewing, Case Formulation & Report Writing
Dr. Challis holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Carleton University and has practiced as a Registered Psychologist for the past eighteen years in the Toronto, Scarborough and Whitby area. He attained his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and M.Sc. from the University of Calgary. He has worked in various professional capacities including within a Provincial Psychiatric Hospital as a psychologist and the Director of Quality Management and Program Evaluation. He has worked within rehabilitation psychology and has provided supervision for graduate students and professionals seeking registration with the College of Psychologists. Dr. Challis has worked for the past fifteen years within a private practice as a registered clinical psychologist providing therapy, treatment planning and assessments. His areas of interest and practice include health psychology, depression, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, grief, MVA assessment and rehabilitation, chronic pain, anger and stress as well as couple and individual relationship therapy. His graduate theses addressed issues with respect to the role of individual coping strategies and personality variables in cancer chemotherapy patients. He concurrently holds the position of Director of Research, Professor and Dean of Faculty for the Adler Graduate Professional School. He is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Julie BrownDean of Psychotherapy & Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Trauma Psychotherapy & Trauma Informed Care; NT 513 Safe & Effective Use of Self; IP 524 Social Dimension of Psychotherapy
Julie Brown is a Registered Psychotherapist with experience spanning over fifteen years providing services and developing training programs for therapists and clients in the mental health field. Her MSW (Clinical Focus) is from Wilfrid Laurier University. She joined the Adler Faculty in 2011 and is currently the Program Director and Lead Instructor for the Trauma Psychotherapy Certificate Program. She recently accepted the position of Dean of Psychotherapy and is thrilled to be working to bring a Master of Psychotherapy Degree to ADLER. A dynamic group leader, presenter and consultant, Julie has delivered keynote addresses and provided workshops in the areas of Attachment, Trauma Impact, Domestic Violence, and Psychobiological influences of Stress on Health. Julie also maintains a private practice in Guelph specializing in working with individuals, couples and families using Trauma-Informed and Relational focused therapy.
Lydia RoyDean of Professional Coaching & Faculty Member
Lydia Roy is the ADLER Dean of Professional Coaching, a successful executive coach, business development consultant and facilitator with over 20 years of integrated leadership, business performance coaching, mentoring, career development, and assessment experience in corporate and entrepreneurial settings. She excels at identifying strategies and solutions for companies undergoing transformation and change. Lydia inspires and coaches her clients to take their leadership to the next level, to inspire and grow their teams, to attract their ideal clients/customers, and to meet both personal and professional goals. Through a combination of business performance coaching, mentoring, and career development, including a range of psychological inventories, Lydia customizes development plans to individuals and teams for their particular needs. She guides them in creating their own path while supporting them throughout the process. While working with one CEO, she assisted him in developing a succession plan for himself. They created internal strategies to support and grow his team, ultimately leading to the ability to retain and appoint an internal candidate to rise up and meet the complex needs of the position. When Lydia worked with Harry Rosen Inc, she created and implemented strategic plans to support the overall organizational goals as they related to maximizing human capital. She maintained a principal coaching, leadership, and facilitation role leading to the enhancement of staff performance, client retention and customer satisfaction.
Adria TrowhillFaculty of Professional Coaching Dean Emerita
Adria is a business oriented, practical and heart centered executive coach with years of experience coaching senior corporate leaders and leadership teams across multiple industries. A pioneer of coaching in Canada, Canadian Coach of the Year (2008), Adria is Founding Faculty, former Dean and now Dean Emerita of ADLER’s Coaching Certificate Program worldwide.
B. Traub-WernerDean of Continuing Education
Beatrice has spent over 25 years in the field of social work as a clinician, administrator and educator as the Director of Admissions at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. A visionary and entrepreneur, Beatrice founded TAPE Educational Services in affiliation with the Continuing Education Division at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. Through TAPE, she developed continuing education programs and certificates for healthcare and human services workers, teaching both in-house and at agencies or organizations. Beatrice has served on and chaired a number of boards of directors and in September 2017 ended her 10-year service as a member of the Council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, of which three were as its President.
Oren GozlanDirector of Clinical Training & Psychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: IP-660 Practicum Seminar;
Dr. Gozlan is a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the chair of the Gender and Sexuality Committee of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, has served as an Examiner on the American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis, and is past Treasurer of that board. Dr. Gozlan has published numerous psychoanalytic on gender and sexuality. His recently published book "Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning: A Lacanian Approach" (Routledge Press) has won the American Academy & Board of Psychoanalysis’ annual book prize for books published in 2015. He is also the winner of the 2016 Symonds Prize from the Studies of Gender and Sexuality Journal for his paper “The Transsexual turn: Uncanniness at Wellesley College. He is currently working on an edited collection tiled “In Transition – Current Critical Debates in the Field of Transsexual Studies”, Routledge. His article “Stalled in the Stall: Reflections on a Strained Debate” be published in the upcoming issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly (Duke University Press). Dr. Gozlan has taught in seminars on gender and sexuality at the ATPPP program (Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis) as well as at the Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
Adam LodzinskiDean of Students & Psychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Transitional Equivalency (TQ); GP-100 Thriving in Graduate School; RC-574 Quantitative Analysis I; RC-575 Quantitative Analysis II
Dr. Lodzinski is a nationally recognized expert in the application of psychology to human service program development. Over the last 20 years he has been involved in many varied projects across the country, including projects with many First Nations. He has contributed to a wide range of fields including child, youth as well as adult mental health; family and child services; education; career development and, adult and young offender corrections. He also provides services in career transition, specializing in transitioning into an arts career; as well as conflict resolution.
Hamid AlizadehPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: RC-571 Qualitative Inquiry
Hamid Alizadeh, PhD, is a professor of psychology, and a research fellow at Adler Graduate Professional School. He teaches Child Psychopathology, History of Psychology, Adlerian Psychology, and Psychotherapy. He has published several books on ADHD, ODD, LD, childhood anxiety disorders, and Adlerian Psychology. Dr. Alizadeh has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in the international and Iranian journals. He is Editor-in chief of two peer-reviewed journals. He has focused his clinical and research work on Parent training, Childhood and adolescence disorders, and their families
Mishy ElmpakInternational Director & Psychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: History and Systems; Human Development; Portfolio Seminar
Dr. Elmpak studied philosophy at the University of Sorbonne, in Paris, France, and the University in Berlin, Berlin, Germany. In Calgary, Alberta, she took more courses in areas of perceptual psychology, biology and physiology. She worked at various institutions such as the Institute, Behavior Program and Research, Red Deer, Alberta; The Centre for Child and Youth Services, Northern Ontario; Surrey Place Centre, Toronto and Oshawa General Hospital, Department of Psychology, Oshawa. She then returned to university in 1991 and completed a doctorate in psychology at O.I.S.E., University of Toronto, in 1996. She completed her internships at The Markham-Stouffville Family Life Centre, at Toronto East General Hospital and the Toronto Board of Education. She has been providing psychological assessment and therapy services since 1997, first with other psychologists in private practice and then in her own private practice since 2001. In 2005, she opened an interdisciplinary clinic in Toronto, Apex Centre for Integrated Health, with the goal to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to health care. Simultaneously, since 2008, she helped to move the Adler Graduate Professional School (AGPS) to independence. In 2010, she moved her psychological practice to Thornhill, and joined the Toronto Poly Clinic. Since 2011, she has been working as a Faculty Mentor/Advisor, Professor of Psychology and Director of the International Student Program at AGPS. Dr. Elmpak lectured Physiological Psychology at the University of Calgary, led series of training programs in Behaviour Therapy and Stress Management, and Groups in Pain Management. She has been specializing in disability assessments and treatments in the area of personal injury providing services to rehabilitation companies, legal firms, insurance companies and physicians. She also provides individual and group services in the area of chronic health challenges, personal growth, decision making in important life transitions, conflict resolution, and mood and behavioral disorders. Her theoretical orientation consists of body-mind approaches, mindfulness based interventions, positive living and systemic integration. Dr. Elmpak has been working as a Registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario since 1997. She is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Positive Psychology Association, and the Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. You can find more information about her work under www.apexhealthcentre.com.
Laura AtwoodProfessional Coaching Faculty Member
Professional Coach, Certificate Program Faculty member and facilitator of Adler Corporate Programs. She is also the President of Adler International Learning Southwest located in Phoenix, Arizona, the campus providing both the Adler Coaching Certificate Program and Adler Corporate Services. She draws on a diverse background in anthropology, visual arts, parent education, nonprofit management and dispute resolution. With her individual clients as well as with groups, Laura thinks big, and anchors her coaching clients and participants in their most resourceful selves. In addition to her teaching, coaching and consulting, Laura works as a professional divorce and family mediator, with an associated coaching specialty in helping divorcing clients to move from “survive” to “thrive”, Laura champions professionalism in coaching globally as Co-Chair of the Regulatory Committee of the ICF and serves on the Board of Directors of the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators.
Robin AltmanProfessional Coaching Faculty Member
Robin is a Toronto-based professional certified coach, speaker and facilitator, having worked with hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs and creative professionals since 2008. Through her company, Radiate Coaching, founded in September, 2008, Robin has designed and facilitated both individual and team coaching programs for clients in a variety of fields, including Marketing Communications, Financial Services, Professional Services, Retail, Media & Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, the Health Sector, Not-for-Profit and the Public Sector. Robin has worked with Discovery Channel, Bell Media, Corus Entertainment, RBC Dominion Securities, TD Canada Trust, Deloitte, Starbucks Coffee Canada, Indigo Books & Music Inc., and University of Toronto, among other corporations, as well as SMBs. Robin’s expertise is in her commitment to excellence in all aspects of coaching. Her flexible, adaptive and thoughtful approach, combined with a dedication to research, innovation and continuous learning, is the cornerstone of her success.
Marion BallaPsychotherapy Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Adlerian Psychotherapy
Marion Balla is a Registered Social Worker who has provide counselling and consulting services for over 45 years as a counsellor, therapist, consultant, educator, trainer, facilitator, and coach for therapists, and clients in the fields of mental health and education, as well as in workplaces and organizations. She has graduate counselling degrees in both Education and Social Work, and was awarded Diplomate status from the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, as well as being the recipient of their President’s Award. She was the first woman and first Canadian selected to deliver the distinguished Heinz Ansbacher Memorial Lecture to the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology She has been the President, Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group, Inc. in Ottawa for 37 years, providing therapy and counselling to individuals, couples and families based on a holistic, behavioural-cognitive model of psychotherapy rooted in the theory and practice of Adlerian Psychology. As well she has designed, delivered and facilitated workshops, courses and keynote addresses nationally and internationally. Marion has been a Practicum Supervisor at both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and continues to provide consultation to Masters students at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. She is a faculty member of the International Committee of Summer Schools and Institutes (ICASSI) for the past 30 years.
Ruth BermanPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Ethics & the Law
Ruth Berman received her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from York University and has been registered with the College of Psychologists since 1987. Dr. Berman served as the Executive Director of the Ontario Psychological Association for 22 years, from 1989 until the end of 2010. She was also during this period a member of the Council of Executive Staff of Sate and Provincial Psychological Associations and the Canadian Society of Association Executives. Dr. Berman is presently the director of Ruth Berman Consultants, an independent psychological practice, in which she utilizes her over 40 years of experience in clinical, rehabilitation and occupational psychology, as a practitioner, consultant and educator. She has over her professional career consulted to the WSIB, the Ministry of Community and Social Services, The Toronto Rehabilitation Centre, The Institute for Work and Health, The Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the insurance industry and the rehabilitation and legal communities. She served in the past as President of the Rehabilitation Council of Ontario, as a member of the Ministry of Finance’s Task Force on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Programs, as a member of the government of Ontario’s policy committee on auto insurance, and as a member of The Ontario Minister of Health’s Advisory Group on Mental Health and Addictions. Dr. Berman has been a member of the Adjunct Faculty of York University and is currently a faculty member with The Adler Graduate Professional School. She has been involved through her career in the education and training of graduate students in clinical and rehabilitation psychology and of candidates preparing for certification as psychologists and psychological associates. Dr. Berman was also recently elected a member of the Council of The College of Psychologists of Ontario, the provincial regulatory body.
Victoria CreightonPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Transtheorhetic Foundations of Psychotherapy
Expertise: Treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in youth. Clinical Director, Pine River Institute, Ontario
Brian CyrProfessional Coaching Faculty Member
Brian is PCC Professional Coach and a proud member of Adler Faculty. Together, they partner with individuals and teams to co- create personal and professional fulfillment. With over 25 years as a successful entrepreneur, Brian brings a unique approach to his facilitation that both challenges and supports. He believes that there is no cookie cutter approach to shift from where you are to where you want to be.
Kim DanielDirector of CBT Program for Continuing Education
Courses Taught: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dr. Daniel received her PhD from McGill University, and she completed her predoctoral internship at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, working with individuals with differing developmental disabilities. She completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, working in the Paediatric Clinical/Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Division with both in-patients and out-patients. At CBT Associates, she providesCBT for children, adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with grief and loss, health issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, bullying, relationship issues and other difficulties. Dr. Daniel continues to work in the hospital (HSC), community centre (SPC) and provides consultation work for differing schools within Ontario.
Rachael FrankfordContinuing Education Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Mindfulness Mindfulness Training for Emotional Resilience (MTER)
Rachael is a therapist and teacher of yoga and mindfulness meditation with 15 years of experience in the fields of health care and mental health. She received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2000 and then completed additional training in evidence-based psychotherapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, narrative therapy and emotionally-focused therapy. She is currently completing Level 2 of her Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training. As a student of Zen and yoga practice, Rachael’s work blends evidence-based psychotherapies informed by neuroscience research with insights from the wisdom-based traditions of yoga and mindfulness. Rachael works with individuals, couples and families. Through her somatic training, she brings a body-oriented approach to helping people regulate emotion and move towards integration and wellness in their lives.
Sarah HallettFaculty Member
Courses Taught: Trauma Psychotherapy; Trauma Informed Care
Previous clinical experience includes the Pine River Institute, a residential treatment facility for adolescents aged 14-20 suffering from addictive behaviours and the York University Personal Counselling Centre. I specialise in adolescents, and have co-facilitated a parent group for the Pine River Institute as well as conducting research on their behalf concerning the needs of parents of adolescents suffering with mental illness and addictive behaviours. I have a full time, trauma-informed, private practice in Orangeville. An integrative therapist, I utilise CBT, DBT, EMDR and solution focused modalities with my adult and adolescent clients. My practice is trauma-informed and attachment focused. I am a founding member of the Mor Centre for Student Counselling and Development in Toronto.
Martin KatzmanPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: IP 525 Introduction to Neuropsychology; NT 526 Psychopharmacology
Psychiatrist at the S.T.A.R.T. Clinic (Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation and Treatment) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders. He is also a faculty member at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Laurentian University and Lakehead University). He is also appointed in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University and is a member of the Faculty of Psychology at Adler School of Professional Studies. Dr. Katzman was trained at the University of Toronto, first undertaking his B.Sc. in Psychology and Neuroscience, and subsequently his medical training and residency and postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Katzman’s clinical work deals chiefly with the diagnosis and treatment of adults suffering with mood and anxiety disorders, as well as those suffering with Attention Deficit Disorders, Executive Dysfunction and chronic pain, providing expert diagnostic assessment, and pharmacological treatment as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in both group and individual formats, psychodynamic treatment and Mindfulness Based treatments. As an educator, Dr. Katzman has developed numerous training programs for both students and clinicians in a variety of areas including: Primary care medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine as well as for a variety of Support Workers. His research primarily involves examining the psychological manifestations associated with the prefrontal cortex and related associated tracts and organ systems in mood, anxiety and traumatic disorders. The focus of this research has been directed at Hypoprefrontality, Executive Dysfunction, Intolerance of Uncertainty and Low Hedonic Tone as well as the drivers of Motivation and Energy in relation to the development of a variety of comorbidities and treatment resistance. Most recently, his specific interest has involved examining the role of “Intolerance of Uncertainty” as a driver of psychopathology and the role of “Hedonic Tone,” in predicting the presence of comorbid conditions and differential response to treatment. In the past he has used a variety of tools such as positron emission tomography, the respiratory physiological challenge, and doppler imaging, in association with a diverse anxiogenic challenges. Dr. Katzman is also a founding member of the Board of Directors as well as the founding and current Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada/Association Canadienne des Troubles Anxieux (ADAC/ACTA). He is the chair of a variety of scientific advisory boards, on the editorial board for a number of journals, and has published numerous papers in the areas of Anxiety, Mood, Pain and Attention Disorders.
Andrea Myrie-NursePsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: IP-500 Portfolio Seminar; NT-511 Interviewing & Alliance; AS-533 Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology
Dr. Andrea Myrie-Nurse is a registered psychologist with extensive experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families. Beginning her career with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Dr. Myrie-Nurse continued on to achieve her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA). She returned to her graduate studies to receive her Doctor of Psychology. Prior to gaining extensive experience working with children and adolescents as a school psychologist for the Peel District School Board, Dr. Myrie-Nurse also worked with adults at the Whitby Mental Health Centre’s Outpatient and Schizophrenia units, as well as at the Toronto East General Hospital’s Brief Therapy Unit. In addition to Dr. Myrie-Nurse’s own professional practice, she is a professor at a private graduate school. Dr. Myrie-Nurse is a member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Susan ProsserPsychotherapy Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Adlerian Psychotherapy
Susan Prosser is a Senior Associate at the Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group in Ottawa where she has had a full time practice in psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families for 25years. As a nurse she brings a health perspective that broadens her practice. Susan has taught at Adler since its inception and loves working with students to assist them in skill development and in building confidence in their abilities. Susan is the author of “Growing Home – A Lifetime Process of Self Awareness and Transformation’ which is a self therapy book combining her knowledge of Adlerian principles, Kundaline Yoga and Developmental Psychology to bring readers the opportunity to discover the way to their best selves so that they can thrive.
Susan RosenthalPsychotherapy Faculty Member
Courses Taught: IP-524 Social Dimensions of Psychotherapy; NT-513 Safe and Effective Use of Self in Therapy
Dr. Rosenthal graduated from McMaster Medical School in 1974. After practicing general family medicine for 11 years, she decided to specialize in psychotherapy. Continuing studies led her to the field of trauma psychotherapy. Her ability to combine social, physical, mental and emotional perspectives on human disorders has led to unique insights and a problem-solving approach to treatment. She is the past editor of Trauma and Illness and has published numerous articles on trauma, mental illness, and health policy. Dr. Rosenthal developed the Adler Trauma Psychotherapy Certificate and supervised the Adler Trauma Psychotherapy Clinic which served as a practicum site for Adler students from 1997 to 2006. She retired from clinical practice in 2012 and holds the status of Physician Emerita with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. “I think it is important to introduce students to controversies and challenges in the field. In order to help people effectively, clinicians need to think critically and never stop learning.”
Wayne SkinnerContinuing Education Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Mental Health & Addctions
Wayne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Factor‐ Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. From its founding in 1998 until 2016, Wayne played a leadership role at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),heading its ﬁrst Concurrent Disorders Program, and more recently leading the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario and serving as Deputy Clinical Director of the Addictions and the Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatment Programs. He has participated in provincial and national initiatives related to addiction and mental health policy, collaboration and practice standards. Prior to CAMH,he worked at the Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) as a clinician, clinical supervisor, program director, consultant, research investigator and educator. His research activities have focused on supporting families aﬀected by concurrent disorders, communities of practice, recovery processes through mutual aid fellowship and peer support, and marginalized populations with complex needs. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and an active MI trainer. He has given presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics related to addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders, nationally and internationally. Wayne edited Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide for Counsellors (CAMH, 2005). In 2007, with Caroline O’Grady, he co‐authored A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders. With Marilyn Herie, he co‐authored Substance Abuse in Canada (Oxford University Press, 2010). He authored, with Carolyn Cooper, Motivational Interviewing for Concurrent Disorders (Norton & Co,2013). In 2014, CAMH published Fundamentals of Addiction: a practical guide for counsellors, edited by Marilyn Herie and Wayne. He co‐ chaired the expert panel that produced Engaging Clients Who Use Substances, clinical best practices guidelines published by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario in 2015.
Tia SternatPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: IP 525 Introduction to Neuropsychology; NT 526 Psychopharmacology
Rosemary YoungPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: RC-670 MRP/Thesis Seminar; AS-531 Fundamentals of Psychometric Assessment; AS-532 Assessment of Intellect & Cognition; AS-686 Assessment of Academic Achievement; AS-687 Child Psychopathology in the Context of School
Dr. Rosemary Young is a registered psychologist in the province of Ontario as well as a certified elementary and preschool teacher. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at McMaster University and has worked in a variety of settings as both a psychologist and educator. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Brock University, she worked as a school psychologist for the Peel Board of Education. Her focus in psychology is on developmental and educational assessments for children, adolescents and adults. She has a particular interest in the assessment of learning disabilities and the delineation of appropriate accommodations for students with learning disabilities. As a psychologist, she works with children, adolescents and adults; as an educator, she also has taught at the preschool, elementary, college, undergraduate and graduate levels. She served as Chair of the Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education for two terms. She also was instrumental in founding the Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies offered jointly by four Ontario universities (Brock, Lakehead, Windsor and Western) and served as its first Director when the program commenced in 2000. As a psychologist and educator, Dr. Young has expertise in research methods applicable to the fields of education and clinical and developmental psychology. Her writing has focused on language development, the development of cognitive skills in inner city children, early childhood education, program reviews, and assessment. She has lectured on a wide variety of topics related to her clinical, educational and research interests.
Corliss BeanPsychology Faculty Member
Courses Taught: RC-571
Dr. Bean holds a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in the area of sport psychology. This research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, explored the psychosocial development of youth within sport and physical activity programming. Specifically, her research program involves examining the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based programs and understanding the psychological influences on program participants. Currently, Corliss is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia Okanagan within the School of Health and Exercise Sciences where she holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Trainee Award. Her postdoctoral research explores women’s experiences throughout their participation in a community-based lifestyle counselling behaviour change intervention for individuals living with prediabetes. She has and continues to work various professional capacities including within the Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX) housed at York University, as the Research and Evaluation Specialist. Dr. Bean is involved in research within the community and has worked with organizations at the local and national levels to develop curricula and evaluate the impact programming on psychosocial development. She has provided supervision for undergraduate and graduate students for research and practicums. Her areas of interest and practice include health psychology, sport psychology, women, youth, psychosocial development, life skills, behaviour change interventions, program evaluation, and qualitative research. She is a Credentialed Evaluator from the Canadian Evaluation Society, and is a member of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology, the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.
Raj SohiContinuing Education Faculty Member
Courses Taught: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Thomas (Thom) Wright,Instructor
Thom is an ICF Certified Executive Coach and Facilitator with a passion for stimulating thought, growth, and performance in clients. With his ability to see through complexity, and a talent for challenging people to open up to different perspectives, Thom creates open, engaging, collaborative learning environments, in which people become more effective leaders and team-players. As an ICF-certified executive coach, Thom empowers people to engage effectively in their personal development within their organizations and systems of relationships. His thoughtful, collaborative approach encourages individuals to leverage their strengths and enact meaningful change for themselves and their teams, in effect, to become “greater than the sum of their parts”. People achieve higher levels of peer-to-peer accountability and realize significant goal-driven outcomes in their domains. Thom loves working with high potential leaders who aspire to reach their potential, have a powerful desire to learn and grow, and who want to inspire others along the way. Thom has assisted hundreds of people, including emerging leaders, high-potential individuals, executives and c-suite. He has coached clients as they create start-ups, step into new leadership roles in large firms, lead their teams through significant organizational change, increase personal resilience, manage complex cultural shifts including diversity challenges, solve complex business problems, and more. With powerful questions and insight, Thom helps clients find ‘aha’ moments and challenges them to act on their insights with intention, discipline and focus, to design powerful actions and to hold themselves accountable to achieve their highest potential.