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I’m Stacey (and that's my sweet old pup, Bella). I'm a registered Clinical Psychologist based in Toronto, Canada, where I’ve been practicing since 2014. I am currently licensed to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, and young adults. I hope to add adults to my license in the near future.

Among the myriad things that I have always been unsure about in my life, the one thing I’ve known with absolute certainty is that my work in this world is to heal and transform and to help others do the same.

clinical work and therapeutic approach

In my clinical work as a psychologist, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their parents. My approach to therapy is integrative, although I draw most heavily from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I help people to understand, accept, and feel their emotions more fully, while also integrating DBT skills, cognitive-behavioural strategies, mindfulness, meditation, and other forms of inner-work to help them improve their ability to cope, heal emotional wounds and trauma, and create meaningful lives from which they can begin to derive a sense of purpose.

I am always anchored by my belief that anyone is capable of healing, and see the threapeutic relationship as integral to this process. As such (and true to DBT form), I work with people in a collaborative and authentic manner, and believe that compassionate human connection is a necessary condition for healing to occur. I view healing as a complex process that is unique to each individual, and requiring an individualized and often holistic approach. As such, I also support the people I work with to integrate healing modalities outside of psychology that they feel called to to explore.

I have extensive experience in working with people to address difficulties with emotional dysregulation, suicidality and self-harm, trauma, mood, anxiety, substance use, behavioural difficulties, and body image and eating issues, often in combination. The great joy of  my work is witnessing people heal parts of themselves they never imagined could heal.

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professional cv (abbreviated)

Employment
Fairmarc Psychology Centre (2019-present)
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Broadview Psychology (2014-2019)
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Program Leader for Psychological Assessment and Program Evaluation
Education
Ph.D. (2009-2014)
University of Guelph Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis
M.A. (2007-2009)
University of Guelph Clinical Psychology: Applied Developmental Emphasis
B.A. (Honours, 2003-2007)
The University of Toronto and Trent University (2003-2007)
Academic Awards, Honours, and Distinctions
Certificate of Academic Excellence, Doctoral - Canadian Psychological Association (2014)
Dr. Stephen Buttrum Memorial Bursary for Excellence in Clinical Psychology - Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (2014)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (2009-2012)
Dean’s Tri-Council Scholarship -  University of Guelph (2009-2012)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (2009; declined)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Masters SSHRC (2008)
Dean’s Tri-Council Scholarship - University of Guelph (2008)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (2007)
Clinical Training
Clinical Residency
Hamilton Health Sciences – McMaster Children’s Hospital (2013-2014)
Clinical Practica and Training
Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Guelph (2007-2013)
CBT and Motivational Interviewing Trial at York University, Ryerson University (2011-2013)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (2010-2011)
Peel District School Board – Psychological Services (2009)
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board – Gifted Testing Program (2008-2013)
Norfolk Psychological Services (2012-2013)
Publications
Davis, M. L, Schell, S. L., & Sloss, C. (2015). Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Treating Suicidal Youth. Psynopsis, 15-16.
Schell, S. L., Morrongiello, B. A., & Pogrebtsova, E. (2015). Training Older Siblings to Be Better Supervisors: An RCT Evaluating the "Safe Sibs" Program. Journal of Paediatric Psychology, 40, 756-767.
Morrongiello, B. A. Schell, S. L., & Stewart, J. K. (2014). Older siblings as potential supervisors of younger siblings: sibling supervisors' recognition of injury-risk behaviours and beliefs about supervisee risk taking and potential injury outcomes. Child Healthcare and Development, 41, 581-586.
Morrongiello, B. A., Schell, S. L., & Keheler, B. (2013). Advancing our understanding of sibling supervision and injury risk for young children. Social Science and Medicine, 96, 208-213.
Morrongiello, B. A., Schell, S. L. (2013). “You have to listen to me because I’m in charge”: Explicit instruction influences sibling supervision. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38, 342-350.
Morrongiello, B. A., Schell, S. L., & Schmidt, S. (2010). “Please keep an eye on your younger sister”: Sibling supervision and young children’s risk of unintentional injury. Injury Prevention, 16, 398-402.
Morrongiello, B. A., & Schell, S. L. (2010). Child injury: The role of supervision in prevention. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 4, 65-74. Morrongiello, B. A., Schmidt, S., & Schell, S. L. (2010).
Sibling supervision and young children’s risk of injury: A comparison of mothers’ and older siblings’ reactions to risk taking by a younger child in the family. Social Science and Medicine, 71, 958-965.
Parker, J. D. A., Taylor, R. N., Eastabrook, J. M., Schell, S. L., & Wood, L. M. (2008). Problem gambling in adolescence: Relationship with internet misuse, gaming abuse, and emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 174-180.
Academic Presentations and Workshops
Schell, S. L., Taylor, P., & McHolm, A. (2014, April). Caring for children who have experienced trauma: A pre- versus post- evaluation of a foster parent trauma training workshop series. Poster presented at the Annual McMaster Psychiatry Research Day, Hamilton Health Sciences
Schell, S. L. (2014, February). Celebrating Psychology Month with an example of scientific contributions to practice: An RCT of Safe Sibs – an online training program for sibling supervisors. Presentation presented at Chedoke Grand Rounds, Hamilton Health Sciences.
Rae, S., & Schell, S. L. (2009, June). Caregiver supervision and injury risk: A comparison of mothers’ and older siblings’ reactions to a young child. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.
Schell, S. L., & McArthur, B. A. (2009, June). Applying time-series analysis to psychological research: An introduction. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal, Quebec.
Schell, S. L., Wood, L. M., Parker, J. D. A., & Khattak, S. (2008, June). ADHD as a risk factor for adolescent gambling. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Taylor, R. N., Eastabrook, J. M., Schell, S. L., & Parker, J. D. A. (2007, June). Addiction-related behaviours in adolescents: Relationship with emotional intelligence. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Dr Stacey Schell

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