I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2002 and my MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1994.
As part of my graduate school training, I worked with a number of different high schools and youth organizations as part of a project to help at-risk teens learn to develop healthy dating relationships. Prior to joining Laurier, I was the lead researcher on an evaluation project for a consortium of shelters for abused women in Southwestern Ontario.
I have taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Education, in the areas of quantitative research methodology, learning theories and child development, and equity and diversity.
The main focus of my research is ways in which we can offer prospective and current educators effective programs to support the development of inclusive classrooms for Ontario’s children and youth. At present, I am involved in the development of a comprehensive training program to provide educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support students with mental health needs and to promote positive mental health in the classroom.
I have research assistantships opportunities available from time to time for undergraduate and graduate students interested in equity and diversity in education, especially within the area of mental health.
I am willing to serve on graduate thesis committees in the areas of equity and diversity and mental health, especially those with an emphasis on quantitative research methodologies.
(note C. Fitzgerald is nee Grasley)
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