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Christopher Conley is an advanced practice clinician and clinic supervisor with the West Niagara Mental Health Team, an outpatient mental health service at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. He is a longitudinal facilitator in the professional competencies program in the undergraduate medical program at McMaster University School of Medicine. Mr. Conley is interested in the application of contextual behavioral science and exposure-based treatments to a variety of psychiatric and mental health problems. He is a Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) and the DBT team lead at West Niagara Mental Health. As well, he has been involved in the implementation of DBT in a number of Niagara outpatient mental health and addiction services. Additionally, Mr. Conley is active in constructing and evaluating early intervention mental health treatment using behavioral treatment administered didactically and through internet-based methods. Previous research interests have included forensic parenting assessments as well as the assessment of parent-child relationships using the adult attachment interview to assess internal working models of attachment.

Featured Publications

Conley, C. (2003). A review of Parenting Capacity Assessment Reports. OACAS Journal, 47(3), 16–22.


  • Graduate Diploma Clinical Behavioral Sciences McMaster University, 2018
  • Bachelor of Arts, McMaster University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Social Work, McMaster University, 2001
  • Masters of Social Work, York University, 2003
  • Certified Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) Coder, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
  • DBT Linehan Board Certified Clinician
  • Certified Prolonged Exposure (PE) Therapist and Supervisor, University of Pennsylvania–Center for the Treatment & Study of Anxiety

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