Dr. Tania Stirpe is a registered Clinical and Forensic psychologist who obtained her Doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. Her clinical and forensic training was completed at the Correctional Service of Canada, where she continues to work as a Staff Psychologist. Since 1995, Dr. Stirpe has worked in the Canadian criminal justice system, providing clinical and risk assessment and treatment to men and women on parole or long-term supervision orders. She has worked with adults facing various mental health challenges, including acting as Chief Psychologist and Clinical Director of the National Sexual Offender Program and National Methadone Maintenance Program at Central Ontario District (Parole). Joining with Dr. Stones in 2009, her private practice work has included forensic risk assessment, guardianship assessment, and assessment for individuals and couples with various mental health issues. In addition to clinical and forensic practice, Dr. Stripe has supervised numerous Masters’ and Doctoral-level students in preparation for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Stirpe has acted as a consultant to the legal and judicial system, qualified as an expert in Clinical and Forensic psychology in Ontario and Washington. She also has various research interests in forensic psychology and addictive behaviour, focusing on the collaborative models of risk management and community-based assessment and treatment. A selection of her publications and presentations are referenced here (link to references). Dr. Stirpe is a licensed member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), the Nunavut Psychology Registry, and the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
Dr. George Stones is a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who earned his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. His clinical and forensic training was completed at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and the University of Toronto. Over the course of his 35 plus year career in the Canadian criminal justice system, Dr. Stones has developed a reputation as a skilled assessor, innovator and communicator, with an intimate understanding of the often complex intersection between mental health, neurocognitive functioning and criminal behaviour. In 2009, he joined with colleague, Dr. Tania Stirpe, to form Stirpe and Stones Clinical and Forensic Psychology. Having conducted hundreds of psycho-legal evaluations for men and women engaged in criminal, family and civil court proceedings and quasi-judicial tribunals, Dr. Stones has extensive experience in the diagnosis of psychopathology, cognitive assessment, response style detection, forensic risk appraisal, treatment planning and risk management. Much of that work has been with special populations, including Indigenous and Inuit persons residing in underserved communities throughout the Canadian Arctic. Research interests include predictive paradigms investigating treatment effects and release outcomes for higher risk/needs clientele, and the relationship between cognitive factors, personality traits and risk of criminal behaviour. Over the years Dr. Stones has developed a trans-theoretical orientation anchored in a strength-based approach and the principle of compassionate intervention, particularly with the disadvantaged. Dr. Stones is a licensed member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO), Psychological Association of Manitoba (PAM), Nunavut Psychology Registry and Northwest Territories Psychology Registry. Also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Dr. Stones has qualified in Ontario and Nunavut as an Expert Witness in Clinical and Forensic Psychology.