|Sheri Turrell is a clinical psychologist who divides her time between her private practice, research endeavors, supervising students, and providing consultation and training to colleagues. Sheri works with teens and adults and has been facilitating ACT groups for teens for over 5 years. Her first book, ACT for Adolescents, co-authored with OnACBS member, Mary Bell, was published earlier this year.|
|Aliza Weinrib is a registered clinical psychologist specializing in acceptance and commitment therapy for pain. She is the clinical lead for the pain psychology programs at Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. At York University, she serves as a research associate in the Human Pain Mechanisms Lab and an adjunct professor in the graduate program in psychology, supervising doctoral students in clinical work and research.|
|Laurisa Dill has been a member of OnACBS for several years and has held the position of Secretary since 2015. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and the Director of The Mindfulness Clinic in downtown Toronto. She has facilitated Mindfulness-Based groups and co-facilitated Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups for social anxiety with Dr. Jan Fleming. She is especially interested in and provides group training and presentations on Cultivating Compassion and Self Acceptance.|
|Dr. Neil Levitsky is a psychiatrist, who completed his residency training at University of Toronto in 1991, and has been practicing in Toronto since then. He divides his time between private practice and North York General Hospital, working with adults, doing individual and group CBT, ACT and MBCT. His main area of focus is mood and anxiety disorders. He is involved in teaching psychiatry residents and other trainees, and has an academic appointment as lecturer at University of Toronto. Currently, he is involved in research measuring effectiveness of various group modalities.|
|Tajinder is currently a doctoral student in the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. She has experience conducting assessments and providing ACT, CBT, DBT, and EFFT psychotherapeutic treatments to children and families across hospital, school, community and private practice settings. Tajinder’s doctoral research involves exploring the effectiveness of group-based ACT with adolescents in the community.|
|Samantha became a member of Ontario ACBS in 2015 and was elected as the Student Representative in 2016. She is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at York University and her training settings have included various hospitals and university psychological services in Toronto. She has experience using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as other mindfulness-based approaches with both individuals and groups. She hopes to continue using ACT in diverse clinical settings and with various populations as she completes her degree.|
|Jan Fleming, MD, FRCPC, is a psychiatrist who co-leads ACT for social anxiety groups
at The Mindfulness Clinic in Toronto. She has served as chair of the OnACBS membership committee since 2012, chair of the social media committee since 2014, and was member-at-large from 2012-14 and 2015-16.