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Christopher F. J. Ross

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Psychology of religion; Personal needs and religion; Personality and religion; Effects of conflict on children; Psychotherapy; Religion and social justice; Gender and religion; Concepts of self in different cultures and settings; Images of God or the divine

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519-884-0710 ext.3679

Shoshana Pollack


Areas of Expertise: gender and crime; Women’s imprisonment; Women's Mental health; Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

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519-884-1970 ext.5220

Nick Coady


Areas of Expertise: Psychotherapy research; Therapeutic relationships; Counselling theories and skills; Group work with male batterers

Biography: Until becoming dean of the FSW in 2011, Nick taught in the individuals, families, and groups field of study. His teaching and research interests include relationship and other common factors in counselling, artistic/intuitive elements in counselling, the…

Heidi Ahonen

Professor of Music Therapy; Director of the Manfred and Penny Conrad Institute for Music Therapy Research (CIMTR)

Areas of Expertise: Music Medicine; Music therapy; Psychotherapy; Music Psychotherapy; Group analysis; Creative arts therapies; Traumatized adult clients; Depression; Refugees; Burnout; Vicarious Trauma; Counselling; Supervision; Low Frequency Sound Therapy Thalamocortical dysrythmia; 40 Hz research

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519-884-1970 ext.2431

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