....After completing my PhD in French Studies at the University of Toronto in 1977, I spent the
first part of my academic career teaching at Queen's University in Kingston and was appointed
professor at the University of Western Ontario in 1994. In 2008, I was appointed Professor and
Director of the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph. My interest in
psychoanalysis evolved over many years and reached a turning point in 1998 when I decided
to engage in clinical work and intensive training. I completed my psychoanalytic training at
the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2005. At the present time, I
experience my clinical work and my teaching as two very interconnected activities where one
benefits the other.

....The following settings provided me with valuable clinical experience during my training
period: the Psychotherapy Assessment Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,
Toronto; the Psychological Services Office, University of Western Ontario; the London
Psychiatric Hospital.