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Faculty who teach in this program have been selected for their extensive teaching experience, graduate qualifications, and applied experience in behavioural psychology. We are strong advocates for college-trained front-line staff who have the functional, professional skills necessary to effect behaviour change in their clients and improve the quality of their lives.

Colleen Cairns

Email: ccairns@sl.on.ca

Colleen holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology, a BA from Queen’s University, as well as a MRC diploma (now called DSW) from Humber College. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis - International (ABA-I), Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP Mental Health Professionals) and the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy.

Colleen's wealth of knowledge, years of experience in using Behaviour Analysis to help a variety of client populations in diverse settings, and her passion for teaching and learning will be inspiring to students in this highly successful program. She has over 20 years of work experience in a combination of residential settings, intensive behavioural intervention programs, Employee Assistance Programs, community living organizations, and in private consulting. Colleen has also been a clinical supervisor for graduate students seeking certification as behaviour analysts and has delivered various post-graduate workshops related to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Colleen has made a valuable contribution as part of this program team by teaching and supervising Behavioural Psychology students as a partial-load instructor in the past year and we look forward to having her join us on a full-time basis.

Laura Campbell, M.A., BCBA

Email: lacampbell@sl.on.ca

Laura Campbell is a professor and Years 1 & 2 coordinator of the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program. Prior to starting full time at St. Lawrence College, Laura was a contract faculty member for 5 years teaching and supervising students in the Autism and Behavioural Science and Behavioural Psychology degree programs, as well as a community member on our Program Advisory Committees, Program Review teams, Building Behavioural Solutions conference planning team and some of the college’s Centre for Behavioural Studies projects.

Laura is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and has a BSc (Hons) in Developmental Psychology from McMaster University, a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and additional graduate coursework in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Texas.  She has been teaching at the post-secondary level for over 8 years, both in-class and online.  She has over 15 years of ABA/IBI experience working with clients in a wide range of community settings and has worked with multi-disciplinary teams locally, provincially and internationally.  Most recently, she was the Program Manager in the Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) program for a Regional Autism Service Provider where she provided clinical leadership to a team of instructor therapists, as well as representing the IBI program within the agency and among the regional and provincial network of services.  Currently, Laura clinically supervises graduate students working in the community with a variety of populations who are pursing certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).  Laura is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

Ms. Marie-Line Jobin, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.

Email: MJobin@sl.on.ca

Marie-Line holds a Master in Psychology from Laval University, Quebec. Her background is in mental health and developmental disabilities. Marie-Line has applied experience as a front-line staff and as a manager in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health organization, child development centre, health clinic, and psychiatric hospital. She has worked with adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities as well as children with developmental disabilities and learning disorders.

Marie-Line’s experience includes providing psychological assessment, individual and group behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapy, and implementing program evaluation. Marie-Line was a board member of the Northeast Mental Health Centre and participated in the Northeast Mental Health Education Campaign. She presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed. She is a board member of the St. Lawrence Research Ethics Board and presented on the REB process for research with human participants at the Ontario's College Degree Operating Group Conference. She is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA). Marie-Line enjoys guiding the future generation of behavioural psychology service providers.

Meaghen Shaver, MSc, BCBA

Email: MShaver@sl.on.ca

Meaghen holds a Master of Science Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University.  Previous to this, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Queens University, followed by completion of the Behavioural Technology Program at St. Lawrence College where she received her initial training in the principles and applications of Applied Behaviour Analysis.  For 18 years she has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder of varying ages in both the public and private sectors.  She has held positions in multiple levels of service delivery to include: Instructor Therapist, Senior Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Consultant. Over the past 9 years, Meaghen has been pleased to work as the Coordinator and Professor in the Autism and Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate Program at St. Lawrence College.  Igniting students with a passion for helping others is what she enjoys most.  By participating regularly in initiatives such as annual conference planning, conference chairing and the development of special research projects through SLC’s Centre for Behavioural Studies, Meaghen demonstrates dedication to providing a high level of training and experiences for her students and the community. Her research interests include the incorporation of ABA-based assessment and intervention in schools, services for adolescents and adults with ASD transitioning to independent living, inter-disciplinary collaboration and the use of ABA-based teaching strategies in college settings.  Meaghen is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis International (ABAI), Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), Association for Professional Behaviour Analysts (APBA) and Autism Ontario. An annual participant of ONTABA’s annual conference, Meaghen has also presented posters and concurrent sessions as well.  Meaghen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Pamela Shea, M.Ads., BCBA

Email: PShea@sl.on.ca

Pamela Shea is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.  She received her Master’s in Applied Disability from Brock University, Graduate Certificate of Behaviour Analysis from the University of North Texas, her Undergraduate Honours degree in Psychology at Queens University, and a diploma in Behaviour Science Technology at St. Lawrence College.  Pamela is committed to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis and a long standing member of the Ontario Association of Behaviour Analysis. Pamela has spoken at a number of conferences on topics such as motivation, anxiety, sexuality and development of a best practice model of providing community based behavioural services. Pamela has worked as a Clinical Supervisor at CHEO-Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.  She supervised the IBI program run out of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and worked as a Behavioural Consultant at Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre and Lake Ridge Community Support Services. She is committed to the dissemination of Applied Behaviour Analysis through the education, and mentorship of students in the field. She has supervised many BCBA candidates. Pam is a co-author of two books on the Supervision Curriculum for BCBA. Pamela is also interested in using Applied Behaviour Analysis to tackle world issues such as discrimination and environmental issues. She is committed to helping individuals in need and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for several years.

Kim Trudeau-Craig, MSc.(ABA), RP

Email: KTrudeau-Craig@sl.on.ca

Kim Trudeau-Craig, a Registered Psychotherapist, has been a full-time faculty member in the Behavioural Science Program (BSP) at St. Lawrence College since 2005 and is currently the program coordinator.  Previous to this, she spent many years teaching part time in the BSP program as well as supervising field placement students.  She graduated from the Behavioural Science Technology (BST) program in 1995 and then completed her Bachelor of Arts degree - Psychology and her Master of Science degree - Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  Her clinical experience encompasses the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry, brain injury, learning disabilities, autism, adult mental health and intellectual disabilities. She also has experience as a private practitioner; providing families with behaviour management training as well as providing counselling and treatment to children, adolescents and adults for a variety of therapeutic needs. Kim has, and continues to work in cooperation with various community agencies, providing behaviour consultation and treatment services. Kim is a member of the Professional Regulation Committee with the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and previous to this was the Chair of the committee for several years.  She is also a past Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of ONTABA. Kim currently sits on the ONTABA - Adult Services Task Force Committee and the ONTABA - ASD Task Force Committee.  Kim is an active contributor to the Steering Committee for the Center for Behavioural Studies and holds membership with many professional associations including: Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), Ontario Association for Developmental Disabilities (OADD) and the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).

Dr. Rachel Williamson

Email: RWilliamson@sl.on.ca

Rachel holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University (APA accredited). She completed her doctoral internship with the Alaska Psychology Internship Consortium at Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska. Rachel previously received an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Alberta.

Rachel’s clinical experience is largely based in community mental health, including homeless shelters in the San Francisco Bay Area and health clinics in remote Alaskan communities. Across these different sites, she has worked with a diverse population with a wide range of chronic and acute mental health problems, including, mood disorders, complex trauma, chronic suicidality, substance abuse, and psychosis. Rachel is trained in advanced statistics, and has worked as a statistics consultant for several years. Her research has focused primarily on the application of existential theory and social psychological theories of meaning-making to psychological trauma.