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.

Dr Rizzo is a researcher in the field of sleep medicine, who is currently undergoing postdoctoral training in cognitive functioning and sleep disorders. She is a member of the OTSTCFQ and a licensed psychotherapist by the OPQ, specializing in cognitive behavioural therapy for sleep disorders.

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.

Elinor Greenberg, PhD, CGP is an internationally renowned psychologist and Gestalt therapy trainer with over 40 years of professional experience. Dr. Greenberg specializes in teaching the diagnosis and treatment of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Schizoid Disorders. She is on the faculty of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy, the Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, and is a former faculty member of The Masterson Institute (a post-graduate training institute in personality disorders). Dr. Greenberg is an Associate Editor of Gestalt Review, a peer reviewed professional journal.

Joan Keefler, PhD is a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has over 30 years experience in work and in research with individuals, couples and families helping them with difficulties in relationships and adjusting to mental health problems. She specializes in relationship counseling for problems posed by Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. One of the first three original Argyle Directors, Joan has been a student, lecturer, supervisor and Director of Marital and Family Training Program, is now conducting research into the family and Attention Deficit Disorder in collaboration with the Douglas Institute . She has served on the Conseil de la Famille , was awarded the Prix Mérite Du Conseil Interprofessionnel Du Québec in 2013.

Joseph Morcos is a multilingual, seasoned psychotherapist (OPQ) who began his private practice in 2012 When he completed an M.A. in counseling psychology with excellence from McGill and proudly joined the Order of Guidance Counsellors of Quebec (OCCOQ). For his post-graduate studies, he successfully completed the Individual Psychodynamic Training Program (IPTP) at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. Joseph holds a permit to practice as a psychotherapist from the Order of Psychologists of Québec (OPQ). He is currently on the board of directors of the Association of Quebec Psychotherapists (APQ) and the board of directors as well as the Group Therapy committee of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations.

Karen is his mother and has lived through the turmoil of the last 12 years and has been involved in the family support group provided by Portage

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.

Manuel is 28 years old and has been living with addiction for over 12 years. He completed the Portage program in October 2020.