Joseph Beltempo, PhD
Psychologist and Lecturer
Concordia University, Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
McGill University, Counseling Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (OPQ)
Association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (APQ)
Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas;he is currently Assistant Professor.
His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together
with contemporary clinical psychology.
From 1982 to 2013, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project,
which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis.
His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He was also a Clinical Supervisor of
Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014).
He is Practicum Instructor at McGill University Counseling Psychology for graduate students in Personality Assessment.
He is also an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.
Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology
from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order
of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80).
Gisela Schlosser, BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dr. Schlosser has been a Family Physician for 25 years, and she has a diverse practice. For 14 years, she worked in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory south of Montreal. She was responsible for a busy office practice of 3000 patients and covered a
40 bed inpatient department with colleagues.
During the same time, she was affiliated with McGill University as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and supervised Family Medicine residents in their clinics and obstetrics/delivery practice.
Throughout her medical practice, she has maintained Emergency Room skills by regular shifts. Since her move to Nova Scotia 12 years ago, her work has been mostly in the Emergency Room. An exception would be inpatient work at the Lillian Fraser Hospital in Tatamagouche.
At present, she is working at the Cobequid Emergency Room and sometimes the QEII as a locum for a geriatric ward with the Family Medicine Unit.
She is always looking for new challenging ways to practice medicine, and she works occasionally as a ship physician on cruise ships. Dr. Schlosser offers helpful lectures dealing in addictions and mental health. No matter the practice venue,
psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression and addictions are common and challenging problems for primary care physicians and specialists, and she provides current management guidelines as well as real accounts from her long
experience as a primary care physician.