PhD, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2006
MSW, McMaster University, 2001
BSW,York University, 2000
BSc, University of Toronto, 1998
Areas of Specialization: Clinical psycho-social assessment, treatment, therapy and case management; social determinants of health; brain injury and concussion treatment; medical and legal case consulting to criminal law, family law, civil litigation and personal injury lawyers.
Dr. Hutchinson is a licensed Psycho-Social Clinician (Registered Social Worker) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as a Social and Clinical Epidemiologist. In addition to his current role as Department Chair in Health and Human Services at Tyndale, Dr. Hutchinson oversees psycho-social clinical and epidemiological private practices in Burlington and Newmarket, Ontario. He is also a Consulting Clinical Director to Region of Peel Children’s Aid and an Ontario Superior and Court of Justice-certified psycho-social-cultural assessment and treatment expert witness.
Dr. Hutchinson is a widely recognized, court-certified street and youth gang expert who often provides valuable commentary to media outlets across Canada. In February 2009, he was awarded the Federal Citation for Citizenship by the Government of Canada’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration. In October 2009, Dr. Hutchinson was awarded the international Community Development Award by Planet Africa. Dr. Hutchinson’s publications appear in the Canadian Social Work Review, with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.