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).
Dr. Kieva Hranchuk, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kieva Hranchuk is a cross-appointed Professor in Behavioural Science and Behavioural Psychology at St. Lawrence College. Kieva is both a certified special education teacher and a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst. She specializes in teacher training as well as in supervision of evidence-based service delivery to students with and without disabilities. Her interests include effective delivery of instruction, analyzing rates of learning in young children, inclusion/integration, kindergarten readiness, verbal behavior development, and the CABAS® model. Her research focuses on how teaching procedures can be effectively modified to accelerate student learning.
Kieva received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and a Behavioural Science Technician post-graduate certificate from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. She then worked at both Surrey Place Centre in Toronto and at the CHEO Autism Program in Ottawa before making the big move to New York City. There, she earned her M.A. in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis and her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Columbia University. She has taught at both Columbia University and Arizona State University as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Additionally, Kieva helped to pioneer the Scottsdale Children’s Institute, an integrated kindergarten readiness program in Arizona where she then served as the Clinical Director for two years before moving back to Canada. Kieva is both a clinical supervisor and member of the steering committee for the Centre for Behavioural Studies. Additionally, she teaches part-time in the Master of Applied Disability Studies (MADS) program at Brock University.
Jessica Jeong is a professor in the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program. Jessica received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at York University. Her clinical and academic experience includes work in child and adult mental health, behavioural counselling, and addictions. Jessica provided teaching assistance, course directorship, and also research peer supervision for psychology honours thesis research projects.
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.
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. Rachel Williamson
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.