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Sherri MacKay, Ph.D., C.Psych.

May 2013

About Dr. Sherri MacKay

Dr. Sherri MacKay is a Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is the Provincial Director and founder of TAPP-C (The Arson Prevention Program for Children). Dr. MacKay has worked with youth in conflict with the law for 20 years and currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and has a cross-appointment to the Department of Psychiatry at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is actively engaged in the education and supervision of clinical and research students and fellows, and conducts TAPP-C workshops and seminars for professionals across Canada. She is a Director on the Fire Marshal of Ontario’s Public Fire Safety Council and in 2004 received the Award for Excellence in Fire Safety from the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office. Dr. MacKay is the lead author or co-author on numerous research publications devoted to child and juvenile firesetting as well as presenting nationally and internationally on the topic. Her areas of interest include further development of university training programs and the evaluation of intervention models for firesetting.

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