Derrolton James is a social worker who has been working with Batshaw Youth and Family Centres for thirteen years. In addition, he is currently the Coordinator of services for Anglophone men at the Caplan Therapy Centre. He is the primary group facilitator for the English men’s group at the Montreal Anger Management Centre and the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. Furthermore, he provides individual, couple, and family counseling in English. Derrolton has over 10 years experience working in Child Protection Services. He has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Carleton University, a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Concordia University and a Masters degree in Social Work from McGill University.

Medical specialist physician and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He has been working in the field of sleep disorders the last 24 years at 2 hospitals and one clinic all in Montreal. He has published research in the field since 1999. He continues leading educational sessions with students (as Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University), as well as the public and professional groups such as doctors, dentists, nurses, inhalation therapists and sleep technologists.

Child psychiatrist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (McGill University Health Center) since 1984, where he has held clinical, teaching and administrative roles (especially Director of the Psychiatry Department from 2010 to 2013, and Academic Director of the Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University in 2012-2013). He graduated as a psychoanalyst in 1987 and was elected as training analyst in 2004. He has taught and supervised since 1987 in various settings. He was also President of the Société psychanalytique de Montréal from 2001 to 2005, and President of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society from 2007 to 2009. He was Director of the Institut psychanalytique de Montréal from 2009 to 2013. He was on the Board of the International Psychoanalytic Association from 2015 to 2019. He has published in both French and English, the two languages he speaks and writes, in addition to working on the editorial board of some publications.

Myrna Lashley, Ph D. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University as well as an adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. She was an Associate Dean at John Abbott College. She holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from McGill University and serves as a psychological consultant to institutions, including the juvenile justice system. She has worked both as a consultant to First Nations and the Jewish communities, and as the Cross Cultural Trainer for the Grievance Committee Office of the Secretariat for McGill University. She has also conducted training workshops locally, nationally, and internationally and has acted as a consultant to the Brazilian health care system. She was a director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and has also served on the Comité consultatif sur les relations Interculturelles et Interraciales de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal. Currently, she is the Chair of the Cross Cultural Roundtable on Security, as well as Vice-chair of the board of the École Nationale de Police du Québec. She has also been appointed to the Comité expert en matière de profilage racial of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. She has authored two training manuals on intercultural issues in the workplace and has received several awards including the 2006 Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Award; the 2004 Martin Luther King legacy award, among others.

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Myrna Lashley, Ph D. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University as well as an adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research.

Clinical psychologist and board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with 13 years of private practice experience with adults, the majority of whom are impacted by ADHD. He provides psychotherapy and diagnostic assessment services. The trainer is also an associate professor at Governors State University in Illinois, where he teaches psychology and counseling classes to undergraduate and graduate students. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters mostly on the impact of ADHD on couples and diagnostic issues involving adult ADHD. He also co-edited a book in 2013 with Dr. Jon Carlson on the effects of adult ADHD on relationships and treatment methods for couples affected by ADHD.

Nancy teaches at Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology and has a private practice in Lambertville, NJ. She is author of Psychoanalytic Diagnosis (1994; rev. ed. 2011), Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999), and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004), all with Guilford Press. She has edited or contributed to several other books, and is Associate Editor of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual (2006, Lingiardi & McWilliams, 2017). She is a former president of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association and is on the editorial board of Psychoanalytic Psychology. A graduate of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, Dr. McWilliams is also affiliated with the Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. More info CLICK HERE

A 25-year seasoned psychologist in private practice. She has also been a team member of the Borderline Personality Disorder – Short Term and Extended Care Programme at the Allen Memorial Hospital lead by Dr. Joel Paris and Dr. Ron Fraser since its inception 15 years ago. The presenter has been both an individual psychologist to programme patients as well as a co-therapist in the process groups. With respect to community outreach programmes, the presenter also developed and ran a 10-week psycho-educational workshop for families and couples who had loved ones with the diagnosis of BPD. The workshop was given at AMIQuebec, ran for 3 years and was given several times a year.

Tom Caplan, MSW. Social worker and therapist in private practice who provides therapy services to individuals, couples, families and groups. He is an adjunct professor (now retired) at McGill University in the School of Social Work and consultant to the McGill Domestic Violence Clinic. He is also a designated expert in Domestic Violence for the Quebec Court System. Tom does clinical work with forensic populations, is a consultant to the Caplan Therapy Centre and is the founder and consultant to the Montreal Anger ManagementCentre.