Vice-Provost, Academic Programs, University of Toronto
Cross-Appointed Faculty Member of Faculty
- Faculty of Law
- Institute for Medical Sciences
B.A., Psychology - Wilfrid Laurier University
M.S.W. - University of Toronto
Ph.D. - University of Toronto
Phone: (416) 978-2122
Fax: (416) 978-3939
Cheryl Regehr is the Vice-Provost of Academic Programs for the University of Toronto. Former Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, she is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, and has cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences at University of Toronto.
Dr. Regehr’s practice background includes over 20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs, specializing in civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders, and organizationally based trauma interventions. She was the director of the Crisis Response Team at Pearson International Airport, served on the mental health advisory for the Department of National Defence and Veteran’s Affairs Canada, and currently is a member of the Board of Trustees for the University Health Network. In 2004, she was awarded the Amicus Award by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for her contributions to forensic mental health.
Recent funded research and publications address three intersecting issues: trauma and recovery; social work practice and competency; and stress, trauma and decision-making in emergency service professions. Her current funded research examines factors that influence social workers’ assessment of suicide risk.
Selected Recent Publications:
Trauma and Recovery
Regehr, C. & Bober, T. (2005) In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services. New York: Oxford University Press. (Online version published in 2008)
Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V., Barath, I., Balch, J. & Birze, A. (in press) Predictors of Physiological Stress and Psychological Distress in Police Communicators. Police Practice and Research. Online first 10.1080/15614263.2012.736718
Regehr, C., Alaggia, R., Dennis, J., Pitts, A. & Saini, M. (2013) Interventions to Reduce Distress in Adult Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence: A Systematic Review. Research on Social Work Practice. 23(3) 255 – 263
Alaggia, R., Regehr, C. & Jenny, A. (2012) Risky Business: An Ecological Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Disclosure. Research on Social Work Practice. 22(3) 301-312.
Social Work Practice and Competency
Regehr, C. & Glancy, G. (2010) Mental Health Social Work in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.
Regehr, C. & Kanani, K. (2006) Essential Law for Social Work Practice in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press (Second edition – 2010)
Regehr, C., Bogo, M., Donovan, K., Lim, A. & Regehr, G. (2012). Evaluating a Scale to Measure Student Competencies in Macro Social Work Practice. Journal of Social Service Research. 38(1) 100-109.
Regehr, C., Bogo, M. & Regehr, G. (2011) Development of an Online Practice-Based Evaluation Tool for Social Work. Research on Social Work Practice. 21 (4) 469-475
Stress, Trauma and Professional Decision-Making
LeBlanc, V., Regehr, C., Taveres, W., Scott, A., McDonald, R. & King, K. (2012) The Impact of Stress on Paramedic Performance During Simulated Critical Events. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 27(4):369-74
Regehr, C., LeBlanc, V., Shlonsky, A. & Bogo, M. (2010) The Influence of Clinicians’ Previous Trauma Exposure on their Assessment of Child Abuse Risk. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.198(9) 614-618
Regehr, C. LeBlanc, V., Jelley, B. & Barath, I. (2008) Acute Stress and Performance in Police Recruits. Stress and Health. 24(3) 295-303