Past Graduate Students


Dr. Lyndsay Evraire

PhD graduation: 2015

Dr. Lyndsay Evraire graduated from Western University and the Dozois lab in 2015. She is currently working as a clinical psychologist in supervised practice, as part of a group private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. She also works part-time at the Children`s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She provides therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and young adults. Throughout her graduate training the theme of her program of research was to examine how attachment styles, early maladaptive schemas (EMSs), and symptoms of depression influenced the provision of support through reassurance seeking, along with the individual and relational outcomes associated with excessive reassurance seeking (ERS). Dr. Evraire takes an active role in the advocacy of mental health through outreach projects, including offering talks throughout the community, and continues her professional development through her attendance at conferences, workshops and lectures, regular supervision, and keeping up to date with the current scientific and clinical literatures.

Dr. Evraire's CV


Dr. Francois Botha

PhD graduation: 2015

Dr. Botha is working at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre as well as the Vancouver Anxiety and Stress Centre.


Dr. Becky McDermott


PhD graduation: 2015

Dr. Rebecca McDermott is a clinical psychologist in her supervised practice year. During her doctoral work she explored the role of early intervention in the prevention and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including psychiatric and medical hospitals, community health, and private psychology practices. Currently, she works as the Psychologist on a Family Health Team (a collaboration of primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals focused on improving community primary health care). She also works in private practice, primarily with serving members, military veterans, and their families.

Dr. McDermott's CV


Dr. Pamela Seeds

PhD graduation: 2013

Dr. Seeds is a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes. She also works doing private practice.


Dr. Paul Frewen

PhD graduation: 2013

Dr. Frewen is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Western and a Psychologist at the London Health Sciences Centre. His research focuses on the developmental, cognitive-affective, and functional neural correlates of PTSD and Depression.


Dr. Roger Covin

PhD graduation: 2008

Dr. Roger Covin now operates a private practice in Ottawa Ontario. He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety and chronic pain management.


Dr. Laura Fazakas-DeHoog

PhD graduation: 2008

Dr. Laura Fazakas-DeHoog is currently working as a psychologist in the Forensic Program at the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care at Regional Mental Health Care’s forensic program. In addition, she sees patients in private practice and teaches courses in the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and King’s University College.


Dr. Jay Brinker

PhD graduation: 2007

Dr. Brinker is an Assistant Professor at the Swinburne University, Australia, where she teaches in both the undergraduate program and the graduate clinical program. Dr. Brinker also conducts research on neurocognitive factors in depression in younger and older adults and supervises graduate student research in this area.


Dr. Allison Ouimet

At Western: 2005-2009

Dr. Allison Ouimet is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She completed her MSc. in Clinical Psychology at Western and her Ph.D. at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research centers on the role played by cognitive bias in the aetiology and maintenance of anxiety disorders.!uottawa/members/799