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Queen's University


In this issue:

Page 1:

  • A Message from the Associate Department Head

Department History:

  • Remembering Rudy Kalin

Psychology Update:

  • Clinic Report

Psychology Profiles:

  • Lola Cuddy
  • Janet Menard
  • Retirees
  • Alumni

Graduate Studies:

  • Focus on the Social-Personality program
  • Welcome new students!

A Final Word on...

  • The Association of Graduate Students in Psychology  
Parker.jpgDr Kevin Parker

Psychology Clinic a valued resource

Committed to providing evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment

The Psychology Clinic, located at 184 Barrie St., was established by Dr. Marjorie Phillips and then-Head Dr. Vernon Quinsey in 2005. The vision for the Clinic is to set a high standard of excellence in Clinical Psychology training through the integration of clinical practice, research and teaching. 

The Director of the Clinic since 2007, Dr. Kevin Parker, received his PhD from the University of Waterloo in 1984 and after two years teaching at Waterloo worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital. He began in outpatient work and shifted to inpatient work after about 10 years. Concurrently he was tasked with supporting the research and quality assurance work of his colleagues in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Kevin is committed to providing evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment services to the Kingston community through the Psychology Clinic. Students in the clinical area benefit from clinical supervision in state-of-the-art evidence-based therapeutic modalities at the Psychology Clinic. Students are also involved in clinical research focusing on the causes, assessments and treatment of psychological disorders. Kevin is strongly supported in this task by clinical faculty (i.e. Drs Chris Bowie, Kate Harkness, Patricia Minnes, Caroline Pukall) who supervise students and consult on selected cases.

The Clinic currently focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents who may have learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder or other problems that may affect their ability to perform effectively at school. 

Assessment and treatment is provided for individuals struggling with sadness, worry, depression, anxiety and behavioural problems and the Clinic offers support to parents of affected children. Caroline and Chris operate specialty clinics for adults. The Clinic offers these services for a fee but fees are adjusted depending on income, providing some low income families with professional services they would otherwise be unable to easily access. In a few short years the Psychology Clinic has become an important part of the clinical training facilities of the Department and a valued community resource.

One of our hopes for the future is to develop and operate interdisciplinary clinics with other professions such as psychiatry, pediatrics, and occupational therapy.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000