Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice
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Dr. Lori Haskell is a clinical psychologist in private practice. Dr. Haskell’s clinical interests include trauma, revictimization, sexual abuse and sexual violence in relation to psychological development. She has a status appointment as an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is an academic research associate with the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children.
Dr. Haskell's research work has focused on victimization and its effects, violence prevention, and trauma and psychological development. She is currently working on projects addressing the impact of trauma on Aboriginal peoples, trauma and the service challenges for developmentally disabled people, and restorative justice and gendered violence.
In recent years she has presented to the Canadian judiciary, both nationally and provincially, on behalf of the National Judicial Institute in Ottawa. She has also provided expert evidence in a number of legal proceedings. Most recently, she testified at the Coroners Inquest of the domestic homicide of Sunny Park, her son and parents.
Dr. Haskell has presented at workshops, conferences and professional meetings in Canada and internationally on issues relating to violence against women and children. She has educated judges, crown attorneys, police officers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, service providers and community groups on these issues. In recent years she has presented to the Canadian judiciary, both nationally and provincially, on behalf of the National Judicial Institute in Ottawa. She has delivered keynote addresses at provincial conferences in British Columbia and Ontario, at the invitation of the Ontario Women’s Directorate, the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat, Ministry of the Attorney General, and the B.C. Association of Specialized Victim Assistance and Counseling Programs Conference.
Dr. Haskell has written a book entitled First Stage Trauma Treatment: A Guide for Therapists Working with Women (Toronto: CAMH, University of Toronto, 2003). In addition, she has developed and written several other publications, including:
- Disrupted Attachments: A Social Context Complex Trauma Framework and the Lives of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Journal of Aboriginal Health, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 48-99, November 2009.
- “Coping With Abuse Leads to Psychological Adaptations,” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 3, No. 2, April 2007.
- Getting the Most out of Trauma Treatment: An Information Guide for Women and Their Families (2004)
- Bridging Responses: A Front Line Worker's Guide to Supporting Women Who Have Post Traumatic Stress (2001).
- Women: What do these signs have in common? Recognizing the Effects of Abuse- Related Trauma (2000). (for the Women and Trauma Series, a CAMH project)