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Adjunct Professors and Lecturers

PSYCHOLOGY ADJUNCT FACULTY [Click [Here] or Select name for additional information.]

Michel Bédard,   M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (U of Waterloo)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-8630     E-mail

Dr. Michel Bédard’s primary appointment is to the Department of Health Sciences. He is also appointed to the Human Sciences Division of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and to the Department of Psychology. Michel is also Director of the Centre for Research on Safe Driving (CRSD) where the focus of his research program is on the identification of the determinants of safe and unsafe driving (e.g., cognition, self-beliefs, health status, medication use), the development of approaches to assess fitness-to-drive, and the development of programs to enhance safe driving.

More information can be found on the CRSD website (

Mary Donaghy,   M.A., Ph.D. (University of Windsor); C. Psych. (Ontario)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-2448

Dr. Donaghy is a clinical psychologist currently working at St. Joseph’s Care Group in the Outpatient Neurology Day and Pain Management Programs. She provides assessment and treatment to clients from an experiential/cognitive behavioural orientation. A student participating in a practicum placement could anticipate working with clients who have sustained a neurological insult (e.g., CVA, Acquired Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s Disease) or have chronic pain. Dr. Donaghy’s clinical and research interests focus on adjustment processes and coping strategies utilized by these two broad populations.

Steven Donaghy,   Ph.D. (University of Windsor); C. Psych. (Ontario)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-2335

Dr. Donaghy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, primarily providing outpatient assessment services at St. Joseph's Hospital. Client population seen is quite varied, frequently including individuals with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain.  Referrals often request opinions regarding diagnosis of such conditions as adult ADHD, learning disability, and dementia.  Dr. Donaghy offers a practicum placement that includes training in the administration of neuropsychological tests,conducting intake interviews, formulating cases, writing neuropsychological reports, and providing feedback to clients. Dr.Donaghy's research interests include evaluation of Symptom Validity Measures and the interaction between various Wechsler Scales and their sensitivity in detecting impairment.

Andrew Friesen,    MA (U. of Ottawa); PhD Sports Psychology (U. of Wolverhampton; UK);

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-8164     E-mail

Dr. Friesen recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Wolverhampton in England, specializing in sports psychology and emotion regulation. He is the SSHRC Facilitator in Lakehead University's Research Services as well as a Grants Facilitator in Lakehead's Centre of Education and Research on Positive Youth Development. Previously, he was a member of the Emotion Regulation of Others and Self research group ( collaborative research team spanning five universities in the United Kingdom (Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield, and Wolverhampton) studying emotion regulation across a multitude of sub-psychology disciplines. Dr. Friesen is a certified mental trainer with the Canadian Sports Psychology Association (CSPA). His current research interests focus on emotion regulation within lacrosse, hockey, running, martial arts, rugby, and cross-country skiing.

Jack Haggarty,   M.D. (McMaster University)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-624-3400     E-mail

Dr. Haggarty is a psychiatrist and former family physician working in Thunder Bay, Ontario. A graduate of McMaster Medical School, he completed his residency at the University of Ottawa (Family Medicine), and the University of Western Ontario (Psychiatry). He is the Medical Director of Community Mental Health Services Fort William Clinic in Thunder Bay, serving over 11 family physicians and 30,000 patients. As an Associate Professor (Northern Ontario Medical School) and Adjunct Professor (Lakehead University), he has presented internationally on collaborative mental health, health outcomes, as well as publishing scientific papers on trans-cultural epidemiological research of Canada’s Inuit and First Nations people. He is actively engaged with delivering mental health to First Nations people. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and a Diplomat of the Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.

Paul Johnston,   M.A. (Lakehead University), Ph.D. (Pacifica G. I.); C. Psych. (Ontario).

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-684-6461     E-mail

Dr. Johnston is a clinical psychologist at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre working on the Forensics unit; he also maintains a private practice. Previously Dr. Johnston has worked on the Adult Mental Health inpatient unit and also as a consultant with St. Joseph's Care Group Behavioural Science Centre. His particular interests include Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the Personality Disorders and Gender Identity Disorders.

Martin Katzman,   M.D., F.R.C.P.(C) (University of Toronto)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 416-598-9344     E-mail

Dr. Katzman is a Psychiatrist, primarily providing outpatient assessment and treatment (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Psychotherapy) services at the Stress, Trauma, Anxiety, Rehabilitation, Treatment (S.T.A.R.T.) Clinic for Mood & Anxiety Disorders. He specializes in working with patients suffering from Trauma/Abuse, Mood and Anxiety Disorders. The client population seen is adults and they often present with co-morbid diagnoses and require multifaceted treatment approaches (marriage/family counseling, chronic pain management, cognitive behavioural therapy, vocational counseling, self esteem/assertiveness coaching, etc.). Dr. Katzman offers a practicum placement that includes training in the administration of psychological, vocational, forensic assessments where one would learn to administer psychometric tests, conduct intake interviews, formulate cases, write assessment reports, and provide feedback to clients. Students also have the opportunity to observe Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Groups and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy treatment groups. Students are often encouraged and given varied opportunities to participate in working on research projects and presenting data at professional conferences or at educational clinic meetings. Many students who work on research projects often obtain credit for their contribution by being a part of our journal publications. As well, there is opportunity for students to engage in initiating research interests and be a part of clinic program development, workshops and co-facilitating treatment sessions/activities.

Mary Ann Mountain,   M.A. (Lakehead U.), Ph.D. (Victorial U.); C. Psych. (Ontario), ABPP/CN

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-4359     E-mail

Dr. Mountain is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in private practice, where she provides disability assessment and treatment services to adults and children who have suffered some type of neurological illness or injury. She is also the manager of Community Mental Health Services (CMHS), a large interdisciplinary outpatient program for clients with a serious and persistent mental illness operated by St. Joseph’s Care Group. The CMHS staff of 38 health care professionals includes 4 psychologists and 1 Psychological Associate. Practica and internship placements provide students with an opportunity to develop skills in interdisciplinary team work with disciplines including psychiatry, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, recreation therapists, vocational rehab and spiritual care staff. the basis of the experience. As well, there is opportunity for students to engage in program development and evaluation activities.

Aislin R. Mushquash,    Ph.D. (Dalhousie University); C. Psych. (Ontario).

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-624-3465     E-mail

Dr. Aislin Mushquash is a Clinical Psychologist currently working at St. Joseph?s Care Group, Mental Health Outpatient Programs. She is a scientist-practitioner and strives to use evidence-based practice in all of her clinical work (e.g., cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy). Depending on their stage of training, students working with Dr. Mushquash could be involved in conducting psychological assessments (personality, cognitive, mental health), individual therapy, and group therapy. Dr. Mushquash also maintains an active program of research and welcomes opportunities to work with students on various research projects. She has conducted research on the role of individual factors (e.g., personality, motivation) and relationship factors in mental health symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression) and health-compromising behaviours (e.g., binge eating, substance use). She also has interests in evaluating novel methods of health and mental health intervention, obesity and weight management interventions, and health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.

Fred Schmidt,   M.A. (University of Guelph), Ph.D. (U. of Windsor); C. Psych. (Ontario)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-5016     E-mail

Dr. Schmidt is a clinical psychologist with a sub-specialty in child-clinical and forensic psychology, practicing at the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay where he provides clinical services within the children’s mental health, youth justice, and child welfare systems. In addition, Dr. Schmidt teaches a variety of courses at Lakehead University and holds an adjunct position in the Psychology Department. He supervises graduate students during clinical placements at the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay and carries on an active program of research with graduate and undergraduate students.

Scott M. Sellick,   M.A. (Lakehead University), Ph.D. (U. of Alberta); C. Psych. (Ontario)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-684-7305     E-mail

Dr. Sellick is an Associate Research Scientist in Psychosocial Oncology and Director of Supportive & Palliative Care, and of Telemedicine Services, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and is the Professional Practice Lead for Psychology and Head for Psychology, Social Work, and Spiritual Care. Dr. Sellick is a founding member of ICR Discoveries and co-founder of the Northwestern Ontario Centre for Behavioural Medicine and Psychosocial Research. He holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Social Work at Lakehead University and is an Associate Professor of Psychosocial Health in the Division of Human Sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Sellick's research position with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre provides opportunities for students to become involved in the application of socio-behavioural principles to the delivery of cancer care. Clinical work involves working with patients who have been diagnosed with cancer, and their families, dealing with all aspects of care throughout the illness trajectory, including issues pertaining to the anticipation of death and bereavement. Research includes investigations of the impact of illness and treatment and the assessment of distress in new cancer patients, coping styles and strategies, the use of psychological techniques for the alleviation of chronic and procedural pain related to cancer and cancer treatment, and the screening of those most likely to need psychosocial support. Dr. Sellick was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) at the Association’s Annual Meeting In Ottawa (April 2013).

Edouard St-Pierre,   M.A., Ph.D. (Lakehead); C. Psych. (Ontario)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-343-4300 x. 4442     E-mail

Dr. St-Pierre is a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice and for the St. Joseph’s Care Group. He is a scientist-practitioner with experience in forensic and correctional settings as well as long-term psychiatric rehabilitation. Presently, Dr. St-Pierre is the Psychologist for St. Joseph’s inpatient and outpatient geriatric units as well as for the dementia care unit. His role involves the cognitive, personality, and mental health assessment of older adults as well as individual and group therapy with older adults. Dr. St-Pierre offers a practicum placement that exposes the student to empirically validated assessment and therapy of older adults. While the student is likely to encounter the full spectrum of mental disorders, specific skill attainment will include the ability to differentially diagnosis depression, anxiety, dementia, and delirium as they present in older adults. Dr. St-Pierre has taught courses for the Psychology department at Lakehead University and has conducted research in the areas of evolutionary psychology, personality, interpersonal communication, and gerontology.

Peter Voros,   M.A. (Lakehead University), Ed.D. (University of Toronto); C. Psych. (Ontario)

Adjunct Professor     Phone 807-684-6440     E-mail

Dr. Voros is a clinical psychologist currently practicing at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. He is the Clinical Coordinator of the Community Mental Health Program, where his clinical work involves group and individual psychotherapy and assessment of adolescents and adults who suffer with a serious mental illness. In addition, Dr. Voros provides supervision for psychology staff in Community Mental Health Services at the St. Joseph’s Care Group. Dr. Voros' clinical and research interests include group and individual psychotherapy, individuals with serious mental illness, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

PSYCHOLOGY Continuing Contract LECTURES  [Click [Here] or Select name for additional information.]

Mike Moland,   M.A., Ph.D. (Lakehead University);

Main Office     Phone 807-343-8441     E-mail

Susan SajnaHebert,   M.A. (Lakehead University);

Main Office     Phone 807-343-8441     E-mail

PSYCHOLOGY Contract LECTURES  [Click [Here] or Select name for additional information.]

Bruce Weaver,   M.Sc. (McMaster University);

Main Office     Phone 807-343-8441     E-mail

PSYCHOLOGY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS  [Click [Here] or Select name for additional information.]

Sheila Delin,   Graduate Assistant

Test Library     Phone 807-343-8591     E-mail

Mary Lysenchuk,   Undergraduate Assistant

Main Office     Phone 807-343-8441     E-mail


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