Sheila L. Cavanagh, Ph.D.

  • Certification Designation: Certified Clinical Sociologist
  • Organizational Affiliation: York University/Sociology Department Canada
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  • Level of specialization: Individuals, couples, families and community groups
  • Major content of Sociological practice: Sociotherapy
  • Description of competency: Professor Cavanagh is a clinical sociologist with a private therapeutic practice in downtown Toronto, Canada. Her research, teaching and clinical work is in the area of psychoanalytic sociology, gender and sexuality studies. As a sociologist, Dr. Cavanagh understands the centrality of the social world to individual experiences. Her sociotherapeutic practice is based upon up to date social scientific research, psychodynamic therapeutic practices and principles. The therapy she offers is informed by sociological sub‐fields including feminism, queer theory, transgender studies, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, indigenous studies, trauma studies, cultural studies and critical theory. Dr. Cavanagh’s therapeutic orientation is multidisciplinary but based on a long history of applied psycho/social dynamic research.