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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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Amanda Wintink
BA (University of Winnipeg), MA (Brock University), PhD (Dalhousie University)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext.6071
Email:
amanda.wintink@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Amanda Wintink began teaching at the University of Guelph-Humber since 2015. Dr. Wintink, the CEO and Founder of Centre for Applied Neuroscience (CAN) has been delivering undergraduate courses in psychology and neuroscience since 2005. Her teaching philosophy involves encouraging students to think critically, creatively, and holistically about the content they learn. Dr. Wintink’s goal as an instructor is to have students learn psychology and neuroscience in a personally relevant manner and to develop skills that are transferable outside of the classroom.

Dr. Wintink is also a certified yoga teacher and a meditation/mindfulness teacher who brings these topics into the classroom. Dr. Wintink’s recent book, Self Science - A Guide to the Mind and Your Brain's Potential, is an example of her cross-boundary work.


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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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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 attained and was a postdoctoral fellow Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. She has also interned and worked at various inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities; e.g., Centre for Addiction and Law and Mental Health Program, and multiple sites associated with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission in British Columbia and the San Diego Superior Court in the United States.

Dr. Goldenson also teaches at the University of Toronto/OISE and maintains a private practice.  She provides forensic assessments services on behalf of lawyers, Children's Aid and other third parties.  She also provides treatment to diverse clientele, and supervises consults with other mental health professionals. Dr. Goldenson 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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Erin White
BSc (Queen’s University), PhD (McGill University)
Psychology

Location:
GH408
Phone:
416.798.1331 ext. 6071
Email:
erin.white@guelphhumber.ca

Dr. Erin White joined the University of Guelph-Humber in 2017.

She teaches Research Methods in Psychology. White is also an active researcher at SickKids Hospital in Neurosciences and Mental Health. There, she is developing a new research protocol to help clinicians map the brain’s language and reading networks in children who require surgery for their epilepsy. Dr. White previously worked in the Learning Disabilities Research Program at SickKids where she helped show the long-lasting impact that evidence-based reading remediation can have on improving reading outcomes in children who struggle with reading disabilities. Dr. White is the author of several journal articles.


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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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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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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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