I have been licensed by the College of Psychology of Ontario since 1982. Over the course of my career, I have provided assessment and treatment to individuals, couples, and families, and to all age groups. Since 1980, I have specialized in treating people with health problems.
I have been a diplomate in Professional Psychotherapy and in Behavioural Medicine (International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy) since 2001. Diplomates are internationally recognized as having fulfilled extremely high standards for professional excellence.
From 1981 to 1985, I was a staff psychologist at Toronto General Hospital, where I established the Pain Management Program within the Department of Psychology. This was the first Pain Management Program within a Department of Psychology in a Toronto Hospital. From 1985 to 1990, I was the Chief Psychologist at Scarborough Grace Hospital where my staff and I provided treatment to patients in many departments including psychiatry, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and family practice.
I completed my undergraduate degree at York University and obtained my Ph.D. from the American Psychological Association fully approved clinical psychology program at the University of Waterloo in 1980. My graduate level research focused on the study of social intimacy in moderating the effects of stress. I developed the Miller Social Intimacy Scale and I completed my one-year pre-doctoral internship at the fully accredited clinical program at the Lafayette Clinic in Detroit, Michigan.
I am a member of the Ontario Psychological Association and I have been a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology since 1986. I have been a member of the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment since 1998. I have many years of experience completing psychological assessments and testifying as an expert witness in court.