Professional and Academic Experience
Dr. Kerry Collins has been a clinical psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program since 2003.
Dr. Collins has extensive training, clinical experience, supervision, and research publications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), with credentialing as a CBT therapist through the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC).
Adjunct Clinical Professor - Department of Psychology at Western University, Lecturer - Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine, Western University, Associate Scientist - Children’s Health and Therapeutics Program, Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) Associate Scientist - Mental Health at Lawson Health Research Institute.
Research Interest Area
My research interests and collaborations focus on identifying timely and effective strategies for reducing wait times for children’s mental health services, focusing on the treatment of emotional disorders such as anxiety, OCD, and depression.
Projects include evaluation of a standardized triage tool for prioritizing children’s needs based on urgency, increasing access to evidence-based treatment through implementation of a GET-CARE Clinic, as well as e-mental health applications to engage and prepare adolescents for mental health treatment.
Additional research interests center on understanding the effective components of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.