Dr. Kerry Collins, C.Psych.

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Dr. Kerry Collins

Clinical Psychologist

Professional Summary

Dr. Collins is an experienced and compassionate psychologist who has been working in the London community for the past 18 years. She has specialized training and advanced knowledge in the areas of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, mood, and trauma across the lifespan. Her career has focused on increasing access to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy through her position at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care program of Children’s Hospital, research collaborations, and ongoing involvement in teaching/training.

 

Professional Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress or Acute Stress Disorder
  • Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs), such as Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking (Excoriation)
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Identity Development
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Specific Learning Disorder)
  • Psychoeducational assessment

 

Professional Memberships

  • International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
  • Founding Member – the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT)
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

 

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist – College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)
  • Certified as a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist –the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT)

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program, Western University
  • Adjunct Faculty – Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University
  • Associate Scientist – Mental Health, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • Associate Scientist of the Children’s Health and Therapeutics Program, Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI)

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology – University of Windsor
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology – University of Windsor
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Psychology – University of Manitoba

 

Trade-marks

  • Am I? Mental Health app series for children and youth

 

Professional Experience

Dr. Collins focused on group-based treatment of anxiety and OCD during her Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship at London Health Sciences Centre in 2002. These Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) groups were research-informed and clinical experiences were obtained working with individuals across the lifespan. She subsequently undertook a 2-year research position in the prevention of depression among adolescent females, collaborating with high schools across the London area. Through her position at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care program of Children’s Hospital, Dr. Collins then co-developed the GET-CARE anxiety clinic for children, youth, and their parents. Her years of experience have additionally included training and clinical skills in Motivational Interviewing, Transdiagnostic CBT, Trauma-focused CBT, Interpersonal Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She is proud to be an Associate at Archways Centre of CBT, joining in 2017.

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