The Centre for Behavioural Studies is an entity within St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
The Centre’s operational oversight is informed by an Advisory Board, that provides financial and strategic oversight and is made up of senior managers at the college and community representatives. Our Centre's Steering Committee, is made up of faculty members; they provide clinical and research oversight for the Centre’s behavioural programs and applied research.
Pamela Johnson, Manager
BA, BPsych, MBA (CED)
Pamela comes to SLC with over 25 years of experience in the field of human services through her work as a director, adult educator, facilitator, service coordinator and volunteer. She holds expertise in adult education, community development, housing, and accessibility. Pamela has a keen ability to direct and manage projects from initiation through final completion, with strong experience in non-profit administration and governance with talent for developing relationships with key stakeholders. She has co-designed and facilitated courses that address areas of study in inclusive urban economies, women’s leadership, human resources management, organizational development and learning, and policy analysis and development. Pamela's work has included the application of gender analysis tools, and participatory action research in local and international contexts. She has been invited as a panelist focusing on her work on gender, disability and the application of intersectional analysis. Pamela has won awards for her community engagement and for stakeholder/partner relations. Her published work focuses on disability and global development, supported housing, accessibility and education and women’s leadership.
Brittany Dolan, Behaviour Therapist
Brittany is currently a distance student at St. Cloud State University pursuing a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Behavioural Psychology from St. Lawrence College, and completed coursework in Kinesiology while attending McGill University. The breadth of Brittany's clinical experience thus far has been with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, working in centre-based, home-based, and school-based models to effect socially significant behaviour change. Her future research interests include, but are not limited to, the application of ABA to the general population, the assessment/treatment of severe challenging behaviour, and the successful dissemination of behaviour analytic principles/methodology. Brittany remains committed to her own growth and that of the field in supervising field placement students, attending training opportunities regularly, and maintaining her Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) memberships.
Katarina Fischer, Behaviour Therapist
Katarina is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and holds a Master of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Queen’s University and is a graduate of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at KLC College. Her clinical experience includes supporting individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, dual diagnoses, brain injury, and developmental disabilities. Katarina is dedicated to improving the lives of her clients and demonstrates passion for the field of applied behaviour analysis through her regular attendance at conferences, engagement in training opportunities and membership with a number of professional associations.
Laura Campbell, Clinical Supervisor
Professor, M.A., BCBA
Laura is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and has a BSc (Hons) in Developmental Psychology from McMaster University, a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and additional graduate coursework in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Texas. She is a professor and the Coordinator for years 1 and 2 in the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program, an active member of the Centre for Behavioural Studies’ Steering Committee, and is regularly engaged in applied research projects. Laura has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 2006, both in-class and online. She has been working with clients in a wide range of community settings and has worked with multi-disciplinary teams locally, provincially and internationally using the principles of ABA since 2001. In addition to her work at the college, Laura currently clinically supervises graduate students working in the community who are pursing certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Laura is an active member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), participating on a number of their task forces, and is a current member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
Marie-Line Jobin, Clinical Supervisor
Professor, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.
Marie-Line holds a Master in Psychology from Laval University, Quebec. Her background is in mental health and developmental disabilities. Marie-Line has applied experience as a front-line staff and as a manager in a variety of clinical settings including community mental health organization, child development centre, health clinic, and psychiatric hospital. She has worked with adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities as well as children with developmental disabilities and learning disorders.
Marie-Line’s experience includes providing psychological assessment, individual and group behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapy, and implementing program evaluation. Marie-Line was a board member of the Northeast Mental Health Centre and participated in the Northeast Mental Health Education Campaign. She presented at the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed. She is a board member of the St. Lawrence Research Ethics Board and presented on the REB process for research with human participants at the Ontario's College Degree Operating Group Conference. She is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA). Marie-Line enjoys guiding the future generation of behavioural psychology service providers.
Meaghen Shaver, Clinical Supervisor
Professor, MSc, BCBA
Meaghen holds a Master of Science Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Queens University. She also completed the Behavioural Technology Program at St. Lawrence College where she received her initial training in the principles and applications of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder of varying ages in both the public and private sectors, holding various positions such as Instructor Therapist, Senior Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Consultant. More recently, Meaghen is the Coordinator and Professor in the Autism and Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate Program at St. Lawrence College. Igniting students with a passion for helping others is what she enjoys most. By attending conferences regularly and undertaking special research projects through SLC’s Centre for Behavioural Studies, Meaghen demonstrates dedication to providing a high level of training and experiences for her students and the community. Meaghen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Kim Trudeau-Craig, Clinical Supervisor
Professor, MSc., RP, BCBA
Kim, a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Registered Psychotherapist, has been a full time faculty member in the Behavioural Science Program (BSP) at St. Lawrence College since 2005 and is currently the Program Coordinator. Kim is a graduate of the Behavioural Science Technology program at St. Lawrence College and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Queen’s University and a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Kaplan University. Her clinical experience encompasses the fields of child, adolescent and adult mental health, brain injury, learning disabilities, autism, and intellectual disabilities. Kim is a member of the Professional Regulation Committee, the ASD Task Force and the Adult Services Task Force with the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and is also a past Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of ONTABA. Kim is an active contributor to the Steering Committee at the Center for Behavioural Studies and engages in both research and clinical practice. She shares her enthusiasm for applied behaviour analysis with her students and is committed to improving the lives of the individuals that she works with to help them achieve their goals.
Christiane Haberl, Associate
Professor, B.Sc. SLP, M. A.D.S.
Christiane Haberl is a faculty member and program coordinator of the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario. Christiane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology from the University of Alberta, and a Masters in Applied Disabilities studies (major in Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Brock University.
Christiane is a speech-language pathologist, registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She has over 25 years clinical experience, working with children with a wide range of communication disorders. Christiane is continually exploring the application of principles of applied behaviour analysis to speech and language intervention. She has a specific interest in the areas of alternative/augmentative communication and speech sound disorders.
Nancy Warnica, Receptionist
Nancy holds a Social Service Worker diploma and a General Office Administrative certificate from Canadore College, North Bay. Before joining the team at the Centre for Behavioural Studies she provided 4 years of front line administrative support at Canadore College and 8 years at Queen's University. Prior to attending Canadore College, Nancy was employed as a certified Crisis Counsellor at the Kingston Community Crisis Centre for 5 years.