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Children with Multiple Mental Health Challenges


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Sarah Landy, PhD, CPsych, is a developmental-clinical psychologist who has worked for more than 35 years in children's mental health. She has a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and completed training at the Child Development Unit, Harvard University with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and at the University of Washington with Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Dr. Landy has worked as a clinician, home visitor, program developer, clinical and program director, researcher, and teacher. She is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, York University in Ontario and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Western Australia. While on the staff of the Hincks-Dellcrest Child Treatment Centre in Toronto, Dr. Landy co-founded the ""Growing Together"" program, an early intervention program for high-risk children and their families who came from many cultures and countries throughout the world. She has received the YWCA award for professional women and the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service. Dr. Landy has published three books on early childhood development and intervention: Pathways to Competence: Enhancing the Emotional and Social Development of Young Children, 2nd ed. (2009); Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach (2006), and Pathways to Competence: A parenting program (2007). Pathways to Competence: A parenting program has been adopted by the American Academy of Pediatricians in parts of California, and Florida, and is used in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Latvia. Dr. Landy recently joined the Circle for Children Foundation in Ontario, Canada as a consultant. She also consults for the Mindwerx4kids Early Learning Centre and Prep School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the Child and Adolescent Health Service at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia.||Susan Bradley, MD, FRCP (C), is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She was formerly Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Dr. Bradley was consultant psychiatrist to the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic at the new CAMH-Clarke Division (formerly the Clarke Institute), a clinic which Dr. Bradley founded in the late seventies. Other research interests include evaluation of parenting problems, especially as they relate to parents of young children. Theoretical interests include models that explain the development of psychopathology integrating findings from the developmental literature. Her book Affect Regulation and the Development of Psychopathology (2000) provides a model that integrates biological and psychosocial thinking in psychiatry. Her interest in prevention has led to the development of the Infant Mental Health Project, a community-based coalition aimed at facilitating the work of front-line care providers with parents of young children. Dr. Bradley has played a leadership role in the restructuring of services for children's mental health in Toronto and, as Early Years Champion, led the process of choosing 22 Early Years Centers in Toronto.

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