Trainers

NavOn’s multidisciplinary team of experienced and dynamic trainers inspire the development of new knowledge and practical skills and make accessible cutting-edge social science research. All of our trainers maintain an active clinical caseload which informs compelling case examples and rich discussions.

NavOn training

Heather Fredin

Registered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist

Ms. Fredin holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology, a Diploma in Art Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Ms. Fredin has 20 years of counselling experience working with children, youth and adults in both individual counselling and group psychotherapy with an approach to counselling that is intimately linked to social justice, feminism and a vision for a healthier community. Recent accomplishments include the development of a suicide postvention community-based protocol. She is the chair of the London Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory.

Dr. Kimberly Harris

NavOn CEO

Dr. Harris is a Registered Psychologist and CEO of NavOn. She maintains an active caseload, including assessments and consultations for court and has been declared an expert witness in parenting capacity, mental health, and FASD. Dr. Harris also provides intervention for families with complex needs. Recent achievements include a multi-year grant to support children and families with living with FASD and providing leadership for a number of community collaborations related to FASD and culturally responsible / collaborative assessment. Dr. Harris conducts training and program development on topics of interest to the child welfare and justice sectors. She is also an adjunct professor in the Faculties of Education and Social Science at Western University. She mentors graduate students and has published research articles, clinical guides, and book chapters.

Dr. Dan Ashbourne

Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Family Mediator

Dr. Ashbourne is a registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Family Mediator, and Executive Director Emeritus of LFCC. Dr. Ashbourne began working at LFCC in 1999, coming from working in Northern Ontario, was appointed Executive Director at the London Family Court Clinic (LFCC), in London, Ontario, Canada, in 2011. Dr. Ashbourne provides assessments and consultations to the courts for the Youth in Conflict with the Law, Child Welfare and/or Parenting Plan Evaluations. He also provides consultation to the ADR-LINK referral service and for FASD Assessments. Dr. Ashbourne brings more than 30 years of clinical experience. Previously, he was the Psychologist and Director of a children’s mental health clinic in Western Newfoundland serving Labrador and the west region of the province for several years. Dr. Ashbourne also provides training to a wide range of legal and mental health professionals on various topics including trauma informed care, self-care for professionals, family relations, as well as interviewing children and reporting on the Voice of the Child.

Dr. Dilys Haner

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Haner is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario. Dr. Haner does clinical assessment work; for court, mental health problems, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Haner also provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She provides consultation to youth residential facilities and facilitates a support group for caregivers of children and adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. She provides clinical training to students and residents and completes program evaluation research. Dr. Haner has provided a range of training / presentations on topics related to: “Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention”, “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder,” and “Bullying and Healthy Relationship Development.”

Ashley Bildfell, Ph.D.

Dr. Bildfell recently completed her PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology at Western University. Her research focused on self-regulation in early learners, specifically while writing. Dr. Bildfell has trained and worked in schools, community mental health, and primary care settings. Dr. Bildfell provides clinical assessments and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. She has a clinical interest in supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), mental health problems, behaviour problems, and those involved in the justice system. Dr. Bildfell facilitates a social skills group for adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.