External Adjunct Professors

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

Phone: 807-343-2448 
Email: donaghym@tbh.net 

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. 

Jack Haggarty 
M.D. (McMaster University) 

Phone: 807-624-3400 
E-mail: haggartyj@tbh.net

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). 

Phone: 807-684-6461 
E-mail: johnstop@tbh.net

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) 

Phone: 416-598-9344 
E-mail: mkatzman@startclinic.ca

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 

Phone: 807-343-4359 
E-mail: mountaim@tbh.net

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. 


Abraham Rudnick

BMedSc, MD (Hebrew University), MPsych, PhD (Tel Aviv University); CPRP, FRCPC, CCPE, FCPA

Phone: 1-905-5221155, ext. 39060
E-mail: arudnick@stjoes.ca

Dr. Abraham (Rami) Rudnick is a certified psychiatrist and a PhD-trained philosopher. He is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences and an Associate Member in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University. He is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief as well as a staff psychiatrist at St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian Certified Physician Executive and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, as well as a consultant for an Institutional Review Board and for the Ontario Coroner. He is a Senior Editor of the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and the founder of the Canadian Unit of the International Network of a UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. He is a recipient of the pioneer award in recovery research granted by Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) / Réadaptation Psychosociale (RPS) Canada, a recipient of the Michael Smith award granted by the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and a Distinguished Fellow and Gold Medal recipient of the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare as well the Chair of its Mental Health Special Interest Group.


Rebecca Schiff

B.Mus (McGill University), Dip.Env (McGill University), Ph.D. (Murdoch University)

 Phone: (807) 766 7199

E-mail: rschiff@lakeheadu.ca

Interests include: Health and Healthcare in the Canadian North, Rural Homelessness in Western Canada, Food, Hunger & Social Justice, Indigenous Health in Canada, Social Justice, Organizations and Networks for Social Justice, Human Rights in Canada, Foundations of Human Rights, Social Justice Movements in Developing Countries, Introduction to Environmental Issues, Theories of Social Justice.


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

Phone: 807-343-5016
E-mail: fschmidt@childrenscentre.ca

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) 

Phone: 807-684-7305 
E-mail: ssellick@tbaytel.net

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)

Phone: 807-343-4300 x. 4442
E-mail: stpierre@tbh.net

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. 


Alexandra Drawson 
M.A., Ph.D. (Lakehead University), C. Psych. (Supervised Practice)

E-mail: alex.drawson@lakeheadu.ca

Dr. Drawson completed her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University and her residency with the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium in 2018. She is currently employed as a psychologist with St. Joseph’s Care Group Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP). She works with adolescents and adults ages 16 and up and diagnoses and treats a wide range of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, and psychosis. Dr. Drawson primarily practices from a CBT orientation, but is integrative and incorporates a variety of evidence-based approaches. She also manages a program of applied research at MHOP. Her research interests include transdiagnostic approaches to the assessment and treatment of mental disorders, rural and northern community well being, protective behavioural strategy use in the treatment of addictive disorders, and measure development and validation. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented her research at over 30 national and international conferences.


Taslim Alani-Verjee 
Ph.D, C. Psych.

E-mail: talani@lakeheadu.caDrtaslim@silmmentalhealth.com

Dr. Taslim Alani-Verjee is a Clinical Psychologist living and working in Toronto, Canada. She is the Founder and Director of Silm Centre for Mental Health, a community-based and social justice-oriented practice that seeks to make mental health awareness and services more accessible to the communities with whom she and her team work. 

Dr. Taslim has offered many trainings and workshops related to well-being, including self-care and burnout, noticing the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and diversity, inclusion and anti-oppression training. She also teaches regularly at Lakehead University, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, and Adler Graduate Professional School.

Dr. Taslim has her PhD and Masters in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University, and her Masters in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University.