Patrick Carney, Ph.D.

Dr. Carney is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, an honour awarded to him in recognition of his outstanding service and contributions to the field of educational psychology. Dr. Carney is a passionate spokesperson and advocate for positive mental health for all students.  His dedication and leadership in this field is reflected in his many roles, including President of the Association of Chief Psychologists with Ontario School Boards and two terms as President of the Canadian Association of School Psychologists. In his role as Chief Psychologist, Simcoe County Roman Catholic District School Board, Dr. Carney works with students, teachers, and their parents to develop positive mental health using many of the evidence-based strategies outlined in this text.


Dr. Sue Ball
Chief Psychologist, York Region District School Board
Newmarket, ON

Dr. Jennifer Batycky
Principal, Rosscarrock School
Calgary Board of Education
Calgary, AB 

Steve Charbonneau
Superintendent of Elementary Schools, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Barrie, ON 

Dr. Bruce Ferguson
Senior Consultant, Community Health Systems Resource Group
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON

Paula Jurzcak
Child and Family Therapist
Richmond, BC

Joyleen Podgursky
Learning Support Team Co-ordinator
Prairie South Schools
Moose Jaw, SK

Taunya Shaw
School Psychologist, School District #36
Surrey, BC

Dr. Suzanne L. Stewart
Associate Professor, OISE/University of Toronto
Toronto, ON