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Laura Cavanagh

B.Ed.; MA, Clinical/Developmental Psychology; member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)

Professor and Program Co-ordinator

Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Safety


Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, Autism, Parenting, Education, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Addiction and Trauma, Mental Health


Laura Cavanagh has been working and teaching in the field of psychology for more than 20 years. She is a professor of psychology and the Academic Co-ordinator of the Behavioural Sciences program at Seneca. She has co-authored three textbooks in psychology and is the author of the upcoming book on addiction and addiction treatment, Hope Against Hope. A Registered Psychotherapist, Laura has extensive experience in clinical practice with various special populations, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, teens in foster care and individuals struggling with alcohol-use and substance-use disorders. In her current practice, she provides clinical consultation and client support to Renascent Addiction Rehab Centre in Toronto. She has regularly been interviewed by news outlets such as CTV News, CBC News, CBC Radio and CBC’s The National to provide psychological insight into a range of topics, including body image, burnout and anxiety in the age of COVID-19.

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