Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Highlights: Internationally renowned psychologist Dr. Ron Clavier argues that a clear understanding of the developing brain is the key we need to unlock the age-old mysteries of teenage behaviour. Dr. Clavier’s presentation will address topics of relevance to parents as well as professions represented in the health, legal and education communities. Along the way, he will offer numerous coping tips and strategies designed to ease tensions and improve communications.
Dr. Ron Clavier was born in Montreal. Following his undergraduate studies at McGill University, he earned his Doctorate in Experimental and Physiological Psychology from Northwestern University. His Postdoctoral training was in Biochemical Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. Ron then taught Anatomy and Psychology in medical schools in Chicago and Vancouver. Since 1982, he has run a private practice in clinical psychology. In addition, Ron consults in the corporate, law enforcement, community, health, and education sectors. He worked for a number of years as a research consultant in psychiatry at the University of Toronto and was Senior Consultant to the Council on Drug Abuse until 2007. Ron’s television series, Adolescence: The Stormy Decade, was broadcast on Canadian Learning Television from 2001 until 2007. His book ”Teen Brain, Teen Mind” (2nd Edition, 2009) helps families cope with the difficulties of this phase of life.
Ron is also an accomplished artist. His mixed-media oil painting projects: “Awe and Humility and Joy: A Tribute to John Steinbeck” and “Pandora Revisited” can be previewed in his art website. Ron is also in development of a two-person play about life and success, which is being prepared for The Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.
Ron lives in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario.