Dr. Tara McAuley 

Lab Director.  Dr. McAuley is an Associate Professor of Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, received a fellowship for doctoral training in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Specialization) at Washington University in St. Louis, and was a fellow in the Department of Psychiatry Research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before joining UW in 2011. Dr. McAuley enjoys reading, the outdoors, and spending time with family.

Eleenor Abraham

PhD Candidate (Clinical). Eleenor graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology. Eleenor's research interests pertain to the role of executive functioning and rumination in child psychopathology. Clinically, Eleenor's interests focus on assessment and intervention with children and youth.

Brianna MacPherson

MA Candidate (Clinical). Brianna graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Brianna's research interests include the impact of strengths-based assessment approaches with children and adolescents, particularly those with ADHD. 

Alexa Nordine

MA Candidate (Clinical). Alexa graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology before moving to Pennsylvania State University where she worked as a project coordinator. Alexa's research focuses on the development of executive functioning, specifically how experiences of early adversity may impact cognitive and self-regulatory abilities. 

Mahsa Sadeghi

PhD Candidate (Clinical)Mahsa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Specialized Honours) from York University. Mahsa's research interests pertain to the influence of executive functions and motivation on adolescent goal setting. Mahsa has defended her doctoral work and is now completing a pre-doctoral residency at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.  

Rebecca Trossman

PhD Candidate (Clinical)Rebecca graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Rebecca’s research explores attention and social impairment in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, autism). Rebecca's clinical interests focus on neuropsychological assessment and intervention of adults. She is currently completing a predoctoral residency at Baycrest in Toronto. 

Fatima Wasif

PhD Candidate (Clinical). Fatima graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Fatima’s research examines how executive functions and social support predict subjective well-being in adolescents who are going through significant life changes. Clinically, Fatima's primary focus is in neuropsychological assessment of youth. 

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