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Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming, PhD, C. Psych.


Dr. Fleming, an emeritus professor and senior scholar in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, at York University in Toronto, has over 40 years' experience as a researcher, educator, and psychotherapist. The author of numerous books, book chapters, articles, and presentations on the grief experience of children, adolescence, and adults, he has lectured in Canada, the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on the Psychology of Death, Dr. Fleming has qualified as an expert witness in litigation involving trauma, and he has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Palliative Care and Death Studies. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours including the Noah Thorek Award for outstanding volunteer contribution to the Bereaved Families of Ontario; the Clinical Practice Award for outstanding contribution to clinical thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counselling; the Dr. Beatrice Wickett Award for outstanding contribution to mental health education in Ontario; and the "Citizen of Distinction" award from MADD Canada. Dr. Fleming is member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement and his co-authored book, "Parenting after the death of a child: A practitioner's guide" was published by Routledge.

At FVB Psychologists, Dr. Fleming conducts assessments in both criminal and civil cases and, in individual and couples therapy, he works with adults who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, impulse and control disorders, self-injurious behaviour, relationship problems, coping with illness and disability, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the death of a loved one. Dr. Fleming is also a consulting psychologist to the Toronto Police Service and to the Pilot Recruitment Programmes at Air Canada and Jazz Aviation LP.