Dr. Marc Levi received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from York University in 2004.
He is a licensed psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a focus on clinical and forensic/correctional psychology. Prior to joining Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), Dr. Levi was employed at the Ontario Correctional Institute from 2000 to 2004 where he provided group and individual psychotherapy in addition to pre-parole risk assessments for the Ontario Parole Board. At present, Dr. Levi works on the Forensic Psychiatric Rehabilitation Unit in the Forensic Program at Ontario Shores. He conducts risk assessments utilizing actuarial methods, structured clinical judgment, and an appraisal of dynamic risk factors. His clinical interests include the recovery model, stages of change, and cognitive behavioural treatment approaches. Dr. Levi’s research focuses on the psychobiological origins of aggressive behaviour as well as investigating the potential contribution of psychological testing in the assessment of risk for future violence. More recently, he has been researching the concept of neuroplasticity with its potential treatment applications in mental health.
Levi, M. D., Nussbaum, D., & Rich, J. B. (2010). Neuropsychological and personality characteristics of predatory, irritable, and nonviolent offenders: Support for a typology of criminal human aggression. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(6), 633-655.
Levi, M. D. (2004). Aggression subtypes: The role of neuropsychological functioning and personality. Researcher’s Corner: Psychology Matters Newsletter, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Service, 1(1) 3-6.
Nussbaum, D., Wright, P., Melodick, S., Levi, M., & Reixach, D. (1997). Computerized neuropsychological screening of forensic psychiatric inpatients using Microcog & the IVA. Canadian Psychology, 38(2a), 63.