Dr. Sandra Jackson completed her Masters in psychology in 1994 and her doctorate in clinical psychology at York University, Toronto Canada in 2011. She is currently an independent registered psychologist with the College of Psychologist of Ontario. Dr. Jackson began her career working with difficult youth, which included experience in treatment settings as well as working front line with street youth in downtown Toronto. In 1997 she began working in private practice with various registered psychologists. Over the past 15 years she has been collaboratively conducting assessments for forensic settings (Corrections Canada, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Lawyers/Courts for Sentencing Purposes) as well as organizational or work place settings. This work has included criminal risk assessments, employment selection for police and armed security workers and work place violence/aggression threat assessments, as well as assessing and facilitating accommodation plans for individuals with various mental health issues.
Dr. Jackson has been involved in the development of a psychological assessment process for the selection of armed security officers; the development of interventions for an organization with a culture of sexual abuse and intimidation, and the creation and delivery of workshops aimed at the reduction of organizational stress in the workplace.
Dr. Jackson has also been active in providing individual treatment for individuals for a wide range of individuals, including federal and provincial offenders. She also works as a consultant to and treatment provider for, Circles of Support and Accountability, an organization that attempts to increase public safety by working with sex offenders who have been returned to the community.