Dr. Abracen received his Ph.D. from McGill University in 1995. He worked with Correctional Service Canada ( CSC) as a psychologist from 1995 until his retirement in 2021. Dr. Abracen held a variety of positions within CSC. Dr. Abracen has recently retired from CSC as the Chief Psychologist for Central District (Ontario) Parole, a position he held for over a decade. Dr. Abracen is currently in private practice and holds an adjunct faculty position at Ontario Tech. University in the Department of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Abracen has published over 50 peer reviewed publications in the area of forensic psychology.
Dr. Abracen provides training in the areas of community management of sexual offenders, substance abuse in offender populations, management of psychopathic offenders and orientation training to new correctional staff in the area of mental health and community management.