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Helen Chen
BA (McDaniel College), MA (University of Missouri, St. Louis), PhD (University of Missouri, St. Louis)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6071
Email:
helen.chen@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Helen Chen has been teaching at the University of Guelph-Humber since fall 2018. She received her PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. She has been a practitioner in the applied setting as a HR consultant, business leader and entrepreneur, with a keen focus on talent assessment, leadership training and development, organizational learning and executive coaching. She is certified in multiple psychological assessment tools and she has designed and implemented simulation-based assessment to measure leadership potential and competencies. In the past decade, her consulting practice has led her to Asia through working with global organizations, addressing talent management challenges in a cross-cultural environment. Dr. Chen is dedicated to developing practical and valid tools and best practices to assist organizations maximizing the potential of human capital. 


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David Danto
BA (York University), MA (Duquesne University), PhD (Duquesne University), C. Psych.
Program Head Psychology

Location:
GH408E
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6086
Email:
david.danto@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. David Danto has been the Program Head of Psychology at the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) since 2010 and is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph. Registered as a Clinical Psychologist in the province of Ontario, Dr. Danto is a trustee for the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) and served as chair and associate chair of the Canadian Psychological Association’s (CPA) Indigenous Peoples Psychology section. He is currently the Chair of the CPA and PFC taskforce on responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and serves on the CPA Education and Training committee. In addition to his teaching portfolio, Dr. Danto has worked clinically and administratively in psychiatric hospitals, university counselling centres, private practice, and correctional facilities in Canada and the United States. Dr. Danto’s research centers on mental health among Indigenous Peoples. He is under contract with Springer Publishing as the author/co-editor of two texts, one addressing Indigenous mental health globally, and the other addressing psychological assessment with Indigenous clients. Dr. Danto was awarded UofGH research grants in 2012, 2013 and 2017, and won the UofGH Faculty Mentorship Award in 2014. 


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Joseph De Leo
BSc (University of Toronto-Woodsworth College), MA (State University of New York at Albany), PhD (State University of New York at Albany), C. Psych.
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6071
Email:
joseph.deleo@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Joseph De Leo has been an instructor in the Psychology program at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2017. Dr. De Leo maintains an active clinical practice and provides assessment and treatment services to individuals with complex mental and physical health conditions, including chronic pain. Dr. De Leo completed postdoctoral research at the University of North Carolina where he contributed to the development of a brief behavioural intervention for individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and addictions issues. His research and training initiatives focus on the integration of technology-enhanced approaches to treatment. De Leo identifies as a lifelong student and learner, with a strong passion for teaching.


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Julie Goldenson
BA (Carleton University), BA (York University), MA (CSPP), PhD (CSPP), C. Psych.
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6071
Email:
julie.goldenson@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Julie Goldenson has been an instructor in the Psychology program at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2015. She is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist who completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Mental Health at the Law and Policy Institute, Simon Fraser University. Dr. Goldenson has worked at various inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities including: multiple sites associated with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission in British Columbia, the Law and Mental Health Program at CAMH, and the San Diego Superior Court in the United States.

In addition to her appointment at UofGH, Dr. Goldenson teaches at the University of Toronto/OISE and maintains a private practice.  She performs forensic assessment services on behalf of lawyers, Children's Aid and other third parties, and provides treatment to diverse clientele. Dr. Goldenson supervises and provides consultation to other mental health professionals and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment, American Psychology-Law Society, the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Service. She has a number of first author publications related to forensic psychology and her current research interests include female offenders, at-risk youth, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Adverse Childhood Experiences. 


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Nicolas Hobson
BSc (Hons) (McMaster University), MA (University of Toronto), PhD (University of Toronto)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext.6071
Email:
nicholas.hobson@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Nick Hobson has been an instructor in the Psychology program at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2018. He has been a lecturer for a number of years and has experience teaching a breadth of courses including social/cultural psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and philosophy of science. In addition to teaching, he consults and coaches business professionals and entrepreneurs on achieving peak mental performance for the ever-changing knowledge economy. Dr. Hobson’s dissertation PhD project was related to the psychology and neuroscience of rituals, which led to a number of top-tiered publications including a novel and high-impact theoretical framework. Dr. Hobson has written on a variety of topics for Forbes, Inc.com, Vice, and Psychology Today, among others.


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Christopher Lo
BA (University of British Columbia), MA (University of Toronto), PhD (University of Toronto)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6071
Email:
christopher.lo@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Christpher Lo has been an instructor in the Psychology program at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2015.

Dr. Lo is a research psychologist with expertise in the study of health, disease and psychiatry, especially the experience of death anxiety and existential distress in patients with life-limiting illness. He tries to understand how disease can disrupt the expected course of human development and how the social and cultural context can affect individual adaptation. Dr. Lo's work has involved quantitative and mixed methods, intervention design and clinical trials, cross-cultural research, and psychometrics and scale construction. 

 


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Bradley Murray
BA (University of British Columbia), BPh (University of Oxford), MEd (University of British Columbia), PhD (University of Oxford)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext.6071
Email:
bradley.murray@guelphhumber.ca

Bradley Murray started teaching at the University of Guelph-Humber in 2018. His interdisciplinary research and teaching includes mental health ethics, moral psychology, the history of philosophy, and the history and philosophy of psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. His research has recently appeared in the journal Medicine, Healthcare, and Philosophy. His book, The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant’s Aesthetics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), examines moral psychology in Kant’s aesthetics. He has been a visiting Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, and he is affiliated with the Toronto Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is a practicing clinician providing psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, and has worked in private practice, hospital, and mental health clinic settings.


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Laura Page
BA (University of Windsor), MA (University of Windsor), PhD (OISE/University of Toronto)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext.6071
Email:
laura.page@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Laura Page began teaching at the University of Guelph-Humber in 2018.

She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and Education from the University of Toronto, where she focused on critical thinking development, self and identity formation, and moral reasoning. She began her career as an Assistant Professor (LTA) at Trent University, before relocating to Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Page has taught courses in many areas: Child, adolescent, family and gender development, educational, social and cognitive psychology, and personality theory, as is now thrilled to take on Introductory Psychology (AHSS 1110).

Dr. Page was nominated by her students for TVOntario’s,“Ontario’s Best Lecturer Competition,” and has won three university teaching awards.  She is now particularly interested in beliefs about learning and achievement goals, and how these are fostered within various educational modalities. 

Dr. Page has also published a series of articles exploring the data underlying public rankings of universities, and the potential effects of such exercises on student welfare. 


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Adam Sandford
BSc (University of Kent), BEd (York University), PhD (University of Aberdeen)
Assistant Program Head Psychology

Location:
GH408F
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6088
Email:
adam.sandford@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Adam Sandford is the Assistant Program Head of the Psychology program at University of Guelph-Humber since 2016 and is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph. With his team of research assistants, Dr. Sandford conducts projects related to face recognition and face perception. He recently authored a chapter in a new book about face processing systems, disorders, and cultural differences edited by Drs. Markus Bindemann and Ahmed Megreya.

Dr. Sandford has published peer-reviewed articles as first author or co-author in journals such as Cognition, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, and Perception. He is the Chair of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Section of the Canadian Psychological Association and Vice Chair of Science Rendezvous at UofGH. He also chairs and sits on various committees at UofGH, works with external partners to develop fruitful partnerships, and teaches the Psychology Program's Honours Thesis.

Dr. Sandford was awarded UofGH research grants in 2016, 2017, and 2018, and was the recipient of an author appreciation award in 2018 for his contributions to the scholarly community. Dr. Sandford is presently working on numerous projects in collaboration with international scholars.


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Silvia Tenenbaum
BA (University of Toronto), BEd (University of Toronto), MA (University of Toronto), MEd (University of Toronto), EdD (University of Toronto), C. Psych.
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6071
Email:
silvia.tenenbaum@guelphhumber.ca

 

Dr. Silvia Tenenbaum joined the University of Guelph-Humber in 2018. Dr. Tenenbaum holds a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health with the University of Toronto, where she provides institutional research on the topic of the praxis of Indigenous Reconciliation in public health. A registered clinical psychologist in the province of Ontario, Dr. Tenenbaum provides therapy for a wide variety of individuals, including Indigenous families and Syrian refugees, as well as communities fragmented by sexual and/or cultural diversity, including the refugee/othering experience within geographic dislocation, as informed by diasporic studies. She has been working with youth since her own youth in Montevideo, Uruguay, and under military dictatorship. She routinely researches and presents at international venues on social issues, including the topic of her doctoral thesis: gender non-conforming youth, acknowledging the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Dr. Tenenbaum proudly claims a textured history, a past both obscure and illuminating, and a fierce zest for life.

 


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