Full-Time Faculty in the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology Program

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.

Laura Campbell, M.A., BCBA


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).

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


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.

Dr. Richa Malhotra, PhD


Richa Malhotra holds a PhD degree in Psychology from the University of Jamia Millia Islamia. Her doctoral research was based on exploring the efficacy of Solution Focused Brief Therapy on Self-conception, self-esteem, and adjustment patterns of bullied adolescents. An internationally trained and accredited Solution Focused therapist, she has contributed actively to furthering the empirical evidence of the therapy, for which she was accorded the ‘Research Award’ by the SFBTA in 2017. She has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology in various colleges under the University of Delhi for eight years. She has also served as a School Psychologist in India. Before joining St. Lawrence College, Richa has most recently worked as a community mental health worker to the young student immigrant population to Canada as she helped them deal with various psychosocial challenges they experienced in settling down. 

Pamela Shea, M.Ads., BCBA


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.

Dr. Chris Trimmer, PhD


Chris Trimmer holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience from Queen’s University based on research in the use of brief CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) in community mental health services in Southern Ontario. He had previously worked in Kingston on the AMHS-KFLA Mobile Crisis team for eight years and taught at Queen’s University in the Psychology department. During his time on the Crisis team, he was the lead-developer and researcher behind CBT-Music, which presents CBT via the context of music listening and performance. In 2020, he adapted the CBT-Music program for high school students in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Prior to starting at St. Lawrence College, Chris had most recently worked with both CMHA (Ontario) and CAMH on special projects in the national and provincial mental health sectors.

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