Laura Cavanagh is a mother, clinician, and professor of Psychology & Behavioural Sciences at Seneca College in King City, Ontario. She has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical/Developmental Psychology from York University, and extensive experience in clinical practice with various exceptional populations, including individuals who have experienced trauma, youth in foster care, and individuals on the autism spectrum. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with over twenty years of clinical experience, licensed by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Professor Cavanagh is the Academic Co-ordinator of the Behavioural Sciences diploma program, which was launched at Seneca College in 2013. Professor Cavanagh is a co-author of the textbook “Essentials of Understanding Psychology”. She has taught at the college and university level since 2005. Her very favourite course to teach is Introduction to Psychology, where she gets to be an ambassador for this subject and introduce students to this fascinating field.
Camie began her career as an investigator for the Public Defender in Washington, D.C. and has been involved in education and training at several Ontario colleges and institutions for almost 20 years. She has worked as a senior researcher at iBrabo, a Canadian-based open source intelligence research group, and as a crime analyst with a regional police service providing analytical support to investigators and uniformed officers.
Camie has been a part of several research projects including one with results published in Global Crime, Crime Analysis and cognitive effects: the practice of policing flows of data (Sanders, C. and Condon, C. 2017). Camie has also presented research on Using Open Source Intelligence in Assessing Potential for Violence by Foreign Fighters to the Association of European Threat Assessment Professionals in Helsinki, Finland and designed training scenarios with Firearms Training System (FATS), FX Marking Cartridges – Simunition, and SetCan Stress-Vest. Her blog post – ISIS Targets Blackberry Channels — was subsequently published by the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium.
Camie is a recipient of YWCA Woman of Distinction – Education, Training and Professional Development Award and the Wilfrid Laurier Teaching Excellence Award. Camie holds a master’s degree in Investigative Psychology and a PhD in Psychology, specializing in tactical decision making by police during armed confrontations. Camie is a professor in the Honours Bachelor Crime and Intelligence Analysis program at Seneca.
Peter is a professor in the School of Public Safety and Police Studies. He holds a master’s in public policy, administration and law from York University and a bachelor of applied arts in justice studies from the University of Guelph-Humber. Peter also has diplomas in public policy and administration from the University of Guelph and fish and wildlife technology from Sir Sandford Fleming College.
Before retiring as a staff sergeant, Peter worked with the York Regional Police for more than 30 years. During that time, he worked in the criminal investigations branch, case management, communications and technical collision investigation. As a collision reconstructionist, he was seconded as an instructor and assistant program co-ordinator by the Canadian Police College and was qualified as an expert in collision reconstruction on 34 occasions by all levels of the court in the Province of Ontario. Before joining York Regional Police, he worked for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources as a deputy conservation officer and fisheries technician.
For more than 28 years, he has been a volunteer with both Baseball Ontario and Baseball Canada, where he teaches officiating to volunteers.
Kelly Alves is a full-time faculty member in the Behavioural Science diploma program. Her teaching expertise lies in the areas of research design, and behavioural interventions for skill acquisition and behaviour reduction.
Kelly has more than 20 years community-based experience designing, supervising and assessing behavioural programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Kelly has a Master of Education from Brock University and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Her research interests include parent education, staff training and curriculum development.
Mark is a military veteran and has been a member of the Seneca faculty since 1994. He is currently teaching in the Police Foundations and Advanced Investigations & Enforcement programs at King Campus.
Mark serves as president of Corporate Safety and Security Services where he provides consulting services for oil and natural gas facilities, airports and mass transit, nuclear power and water facilities as well as the commercial sector.
Mark has published two texts: Foundations of Law and Security Administration (2005) and Fundamentals of Security (2018).
John has been a faculty member at Seneca for since 1994. Prior to joining Seneca, he worked with the Ontario Provincial Police and is currently a member of the Ontario Provincial Police Veteran's Association. John brings experience from the Ministry of Correctional Services, Addiction Research Foundation and the Ministry of Health-Psychiatrists. He was seconded for two years as an instructor at the Ontario Police College and is a life member of its instructor's association.
Wendy Stringer-Hansen (B.A. Hons) is a former police officer with Peel Regional Police and has expertise in collision reconstruction (fatalities). Wendy has been a full-time faculty member of the Police Foundations program since 1992.
She conducts professional development research which includes investigating and implementing conversion to online and web-enhanced learning in Police Foundations subjects.
Wendy is also a presenter at Seneca’s Teaching with Technology Day.
Richard (Rick) Collett
Richard is a graduate of the Data Processing Institute and has attended Seneca, the University of Toronto and the Charles O. Bick Police College.
Richard joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police in 1966 as a uniformed officer, and he also served as police inspector managing a number of police units in downtown Toronto. He has also served as the chief instructor at the Charles O. Bick Police College and was in charge of its Staff Development Program. Richard was responsible for 110 people, training 8,000 Toronto Police Service employees.
After retiring from the Toronto Police Service, Richard has been teaching in the Police Foundations Program at Seneca for the past twenty-four years.
Laura has more than 20 years of experience in the field of counselling adults diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders as well as women experiencing infertility, postpartum depression or whose children were in the care of the Children’s Aid Society.
Laura holds a master of social work degree from the University of Toronto, a master of arts degree in Psychology from York University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from York University.
Her past research interests include the peer networks of depressed adolescents, postpartum depression and gender differences related to the onset of a depressive episode. For her doctoral dissertation, Laura examined the reasons women stop breastfeeding before they had intended, highlighting postpartum depression and a lack of social support as contributing factors.
Laura is currently a professor in the Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology program where she teaches courses related to human development, theories of counselling and interpersonal communication. Outside Seneca, Laura focuses on counselling adults and the parents of adolescents from an emotion-focused therapy approach with a key emphasis on making sense of one’s emotions to bring about change.
Evangelo Boutsis is a full-time faculty in the Bachelors (Honours) of Behavioural Psychology degree and the Behavioural Sciences diploma programs. Evangelo is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and has been practicing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in community-based settings for the past 15 years with a variety of populations such as autism spectrum disorders/ developmental disabilities, and dual diagnosis. He has held a variety of clinical roles and has worked with provincial ministries as a policy analyst. Evangelo was involved in developing policies, guidelines and reports related to the practice of ABA in Ontario. He primarily teaches courses on topics such as introduction to applied behaviour analysis, behaviour assessment/intervention, ethics and behaviour analysis, and policy and legislation.
John Hubbell has been a faculty member at Seneca since 1991. John served in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 12 years. He has a certificate in Photographic Techniques, is a qualified firearms instructor and is a member of the Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario.
Richard Norman is a full-time faculty member in the Crime & Intelligence Analysis (Honours) degree, Police Foundations, and Advanced Investigations & Enforcement program. Richard’s background includes 25 years as an intelligence officer with the Canadian Armed Forces specializing in counterinsurgency, east Asian organized crime and post-conflict development. In 2008, he served in Afghanistan as the chief targeting intelligence liaison officer with Operation Enduring Freedom. Richard has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Guelph and is currently pursuing a doctorate there focused on intergovernmental co-operation, counter-insurgency and post-conflict development. He has lectured and advised throughout the United States (US) on crime analysis operations, has sat on several policy writing boards for the US Department of Justice and has acted as an adviser to the US National Security Agency.