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

416.798.1331 ext. 6086

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 Ontario, Dr. Danto is a Trustee for the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) and served as Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association’s (CPA) Indigenous Peoples’ Psychology section. Recently the Chair of the CPA and PFC Task Force on Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, he currently Chairs the CPA Standing Committee on Reconciliation, and serves on the CPA Education and Training Committee and the Board of Directors.  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, with specific focus on the relationship between the land and healing. 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, 2018 and won the UofGH Faculty Mentorship Award in 2014. 

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