Bruce A. Linder, Ph.D., C. Psych., BCBA-D
Dr. Linder received his Ph.D. in 1985 from McMaster University in Experimental Psychology (Developmental). He interned at the Behavioural Medicine Unit at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario and at the Hamilton Board of Education in 1984-1986. He has been registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 1986, is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst – Doctoral level and is a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP). He co-founded the private practice of Pryor, Linder and Associates in Oakville with Dr. Colin Pryor in 1985. Dr. Linder is a Director with Safe Management Group Inc.
Dr. Linder’s designated area of specialization is rehabilitation psychology. He is currently Clinical Director at Brain Injury Services of Hamilton and consulting psychologist to the Niagara Catholic District School Board. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, McMaster University.
Current and past research interests have included program evaluations of school-based violence prevention programs, individualized and group remedial educational programs with learning disabled children, conflict resolution training with adults with acquired brain injury, cognitive behavioural therapy groups in anger management and depression among adults with acquired brain injuries, determinants of quality of life for community-integrated adults with acquired brain injuries, and caregiver styles among service providers for developmentally disabled adults.
Mary has been working with children and adolescents with ASD since 2006. Working with families and individuals quickly became a passion for Mary and she pursued her Master in Education from OISE at the University of Toronto and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2013. Mary has gained experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including private and regional IBI Centres, group homes, and community settings. Mary has been supervising ABA programming, both behavioural and educational, since 2010. Training and mentoring Instructor Therapists is of particular interest for Mary and as such she has fostered highly motivated, enthusiastic, and caring teams, which seek to provide the best in evidenced-based ABA programming. Mary has extensive experience in a wide range of programming including verbal language development, augmentative and alternative communication programming, play skills, personal care, and the assessment and treatment of severe behaviour disorders. Mary believes in developing strong working relationships with families and community partners in order to achieve the best results for her clients.