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Due to the current public health recommendations related to COVID-19 we have made several changes to our services. We will not be scheduling new clients. We will not be providing group based services or assessment services. We will be moving to telephone based individual therapy services for current clients.

If you are a current client, we will contact you once we begin to rebook appointments.

Feel free to submit referrals using the electronic referral form.

If you require urgent support please contact your local mental health crisis line. In Kingston and Frontenac you can call 613.544.4229.

Feel free to submit paperwork (electronically to or by mail), such as DTC forms, though we cannot guarantee their completion until we re-open the office.

We thank you for your patience as our staff has limited time in the office.

Welcome to the Psychology Clinic at Queen's University

The Psychology Clinic at Queen's University was established in 2005.


Enhancing the training of clinical psychology graduate students by providing supervision in the provision of evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment services for the Kingston and area community


Graduate students in clinical psychology provide the majority of the clinical services at the Psychology Clinic at Queen’s.

These graduate students are under the direct supervision of registered psychologists. Every supervisor is a member of the College of Psychologists, as such we follow the standards of practice established by the  College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Our Clinical Psychology Program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Tess Clifford

Dr. Tess Clifford
Director, Psychology Clinic at Queen’s

Stacey Burns

Ms. Stacey Burns
Psychology Clinic Administrative Assistant


Caroline Pukall

Dr. Caroline Pukall
Director, Sex and Relationship Therapy Service


Judith Davidson

Dr. Judith Davidson
Director, Sleep Therapy Service


Stephanie Boyer

Dr. Stéphanie Boyer
Psychologist (Supervised Practice), Psychology Clinic at Queen’s, Director, Perinatal Mental Health Service


Privacy Policy

The students and staff of the Psychology Clinic at Queen’s understand the importance of your privacy and are committed to protecting it. We collect, use, disclose, retain and dispose of your personal health information in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (2004, PHIPA).

We may use or disclose your personal health information to:
• Provide psychology services to you.
Plan, administer and manage our internal operations (for example, wait list prioritization, choosing clinicians to work with you and services to offer you).
Evaluate the quality and usefulness of our services.
Monitor wait times, patterns of referrals, and other statistics related to our services.
Provide clinical training and supervision.
Support you in accessing other services and supports. With your consent, we can share information with other service providers.
Comply with legal and regulatory requirements. We may be required to share your information if

  • there are concerns about someone at risk of serious bodily harm,
  • there is a vulnerable person in need of protection,
  • there are concerns about abuse by a health care provider, or
  • there is a subpoena authorizing its release.  

We protect your personal health information by:
Only asking for information we believe is needed to provide you with clinical services.
Ensuring that only people involved with providing you services have access to your information.
Keeping your information in a secure, locked area, or in a secure electronic format.
Retaining your file for at minimum 10 years after our final service or your 18th birthday, whichever is later.
Asking for your consent before using your information for research.

You can access your personal health information.
You will be provided with a copy of your psychological report and/or treatment summary.
You have the right to see the information in your file.  If we believe there is a possibility of harm to you or someone else by seeing the information, we may support you with accessing the information in a way that we feel protects your safety.
If you believe that information in your record is not accurate, you may make a written request to correct your record.  If we do not agree with the correction you request, you may file a notice of disagreement into your record.
If you or a party representing you requests a copy of information on your file, we may charge an administrative fee to facilitate providing this information ($35 for the first 20 pages and 30 cents per page thereafter).

You can ask questions about the privacy policies.
All inquiries, questions and concerns about privacy policies may be addressed to Dr. Tess Clifford, Psychology Clinic Director Tel: 613-533-2625, Email:
If you prefer to speak with someone other than the Director concerns and questions can be directed to Carolyn Heald, Queen’s University’s Chief Privacy Officer Tel: 613-533-6095, Email:
You have the right to complain to The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario via



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