Dr. Suzanne Chomycz was born and raised in Thunder Bay. Dr. Chomycz obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University in May 2017. During her doctoral studies, she completed her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Mushquash, entitled “Personality, Motives, and Polydrug Use in Undergraduates”. She obtained autonomous practice as a psychologist in June 2018 and currently provides psychotherapy and assessment services with adult populations at Sullivan + Associates Clinical Psychology in Thunder Bay.
Dr. Alexandra Drawson recently completed both her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Lakehead University) and doctoral internship (Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium). Her dissertation examined indicators of child mental wellbeing in First Nations communities using a community-based participatory research approach. Dr. Drawson’s other research interests include protective behavioural strategy use in the treatment of addictive disorders, transdiagnostic approaches to assessment and treatment of mental disorders, and rural and northern community wellbeing.
Dr. Nicole Marshall is a recent graduate of the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Lakehead University. She completed her doctoral residency at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, Ontario, where she is now employed. Dr. Marshall’s dissertation longitudinally evaluated Cree Nations Treatment Haven’s methadone maintenance therapy program, which was the first on-reserve methadone maintenance therapy program in Canada. This research followed a community-based participatory action research approach and was supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Research Award. Her other research interests include Indigenous mental health, substance use and addictions, and personality.
Jessica is a 4th year HBA student in Psychology at Lakehead University. Her thesis research is supervised by Dr. Mushquash and examines the relationships between emotional regulation, maladaptive coping, and frequency of alcohol and marijuana use. Jessica enjoys reading, hiking, playing volleyball, camping, and traveling.