Student Type: Graduates of the Lab

Jennifer Summers

Jennifer Summers did her doctoral work on motivational factors in group-based anxiety treatment for latency aged children. She now works as a Psychologist at the Chedoke MacMaster Medical Centre.

Brooke Halpert

Brooke Halpert did her doctoral work on atypical maternal behaviours and socio – demographic correlates. She now works as a Psychologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, ON.

Leah Litwin

Leah Litwin received her Ph.D. from York University. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of a computer-based video game at decreasing depressive thoughts, and increasing resilience in Inuit youth. She is particularly interested in the cultural adaptations of mainstream prevention and intervention tools, and how these adapted versions can better service remote and isolated communities.

Deborah Kanter

Deborah Kanter received her Ph.D. from York University. Her research focuses on protective factors which reduce the likelihood of aggressive children from committing criminal offenses. She is particularly interested in the role of positive relationships in the reduction of criminal outcomes and in the inclusion of protective factors in risk assessment tools.

Cynthia Shih

Cynthia Shih received her Ph.D. from York University. Her research focuses on cross-cultural and immigrant psychology, with specific interests in parenting styles, transnational parenting, and the role of multiple caregivers in immigrant families. Through this work, she aims to further the clinical understanding of culturally appropriate and relevant services for diverse, community-based populations.

Bramilee Dhayanandhan

Bramilee Dhayanandhan received  her  MA and Ph.D. in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology program at York University. She had formerly received her  Bachelor’s degree from McGill University. Bramilee’s research is embedded in an ecological-transactional framework, and focuses on predictors of resilience among parent-child dyads vulnerable to psychopathology. Her Master’s thesis examined factors that mitigate the risk for […]

Jessica Chan

Jessica Chan completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Clinical Developmental Psychology program at York University. She also earned her Honours B.A. Degree at York University. Her main research interests lie in the study of maternal-child relationships and parenting from a cross- cultural perspective, and to the identification of best practices of child-rearing in different cultures. […]

Natasha Whitfield

Natasha Whitfield received a Ph.D. in the Clinical Developmental Psychology Program at York University. She earned her M. A. Degree at York University, and her Honours B. A. at the University of Windsor. Her main research interests lie in the study of parent-child relationships and social functioning, particularly in immigrant families. Her M. A. thesis […]