Cam & Leo’s Emotion School was created in 2021 in cooperation with Dr. Avi Gordon, licensed clinical psychologist (Psy.D); Talia Oziel, curriculum developer (M. Ed.); and a research group from the Dept. of Psychology, Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Lauren Saling (PhD).
Dr. Avi Gordon
Psy.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“I’m obsessed with helping households achieve the emotional transformation Cam & Leo have brought to my own family.”
M. Ed., Consulting Educator
“Learning new concepts can sometimes be a challenge. Learning new behaviours, even more so. The process requires deep introspection and a commitment to change. Cam & Leo’s educational program disguises that difficult process with creative learning and interactive fun. The program covers background knowledge and hands-on activities that engage the participants in learning through play.”
"As a professional psychotherapist, my life's aim is to help people navigate their personal journey toward growth, self-understanding, fulfillment, and increased functioning. Cam & Leo's Emotion School is a revolutionary take-home intervention for families experiencing emotional hardships. Working on this project has been a challenging and fulfilling experience. I believe the world will benefit greatly from it."
Dr. Lauren Saling
Principal Investigator, RMIT University
“I am a lecturer in Psychology at RMIT University, Australia. I have published articles on hyper-automatization (i.e. technological addictions) and de-automatizing disorders (i.e. age-related cognitive deficits); well-being during COVID-19; and moral responsibility. My current research concerns the cognitive processes underlying procrastination; the susceptibility to, and sharing of fake news and misinformation; motivations to engage in social distancing; and testing the efficacy of Cam & Leo's Emotion School in improving the emotional functioning of the family unit.”
Our lead team is supported by a merry band of therapy and education enthusiasts who got together to pool our varied talents, our passion for mental health and resource accessibility, and our vision of an emotionally-intelligent world, to bring this fully-accessible and stigma-free program for families and schools, to life.
“My experience of working at Cam & Leo’s Emotion School has been nothing but wonderful. It has shaped the way I now approach work in terms of doing for the communal good. Cam & Leo’s approach to child and family emotional wellbeing is all about serving the communal whilst supporting the principles of collaboration, care and innovation. I am grateful!”
“Passionate about being part of a team that looks to improve worldwide emotional functioning.”
“I am an IB student who has been volunteering at Cam and Leo's since the summer of 2021. It has been a pleasure to see the company grow, enhance my skills, and work with such knowledgeable people!"
Cam & Leo’s Emotion School is based on the core principles of Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Systems Therapy. The application of these core principles are practiced utilizing evidence-based Cognitive-Behavioral and Family Systems clinical programs.
Our Approach: Impact and Measurement
A key component of our business plan and company culture is impact measurement and research. We are aiming for high long-term impact on people’s lives. We have integrated impact measurement (data tracking) and feedback loops into both versions of our program, so that we can constantly work to improve and increase the effectiveness of our program, going forward. We encourage participating families to opt into research, and supply us with formal feedback at regular intervals throughout the course of the program. And an essential part of our partnership with schools involves their participation in providing formal feedback at regular intervals to our third-party academic research partner.