Dr. Linder received his Ph.D. in 1985 from McMaster University in Experimental Psychology (Developmental). He interned at the Behavioural Medicine Unit at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario and at the Hamilton Board of Education in 1984-1986. He registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 1986, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level and is a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP). He co-founded the private practice of Pryor, Linder and Associates in Oakville with Dr. Colin Pryor in 1985. Dr. Linder is a Vice-President with Safe Management Group Inc.
Dr. Linder’s designated area of specialization is rehabilitation psychology. He is currently Clinical Director at Brain Injury Services of Hamilton, consulting behavioural psychologist to the Central West Specialized Developmental Services in Oakville and consulting psychologist to a number of school boards. He has in the past provided behaviour psychological consultation to the Acquired Brain Injury Program at CMHS of St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton and the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, McMaster University.
Current and past research interests have included program evaluations of school-based violence prevention programs, individualized and group remedial educational programs with learning disabled children, conflict resolution training with adults with acquired brain injury, cognitive behavioural therapy groups in anger management, depression and substance abuse among adults with acquired brain injuries, determinants of quality of life for community-integrated adults with acquired brain injuries, and caregiver styles among service providers for developmentally disabled adults.