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Dr. Holly McGinn is a registered Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist. She received her doctorate degree from the School and Clinical Child Psychology program at OISE/University of Toronto in 2014 and received dual registration as a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and Health Psychologist from the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 2015. She obtained most of her clinical training here in Toronto, Ontario, working in hospital and school settings such as North York General Hospital, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Toronto District School Board. She completed a 1 year clinical internship and a 2 year clinical-research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. She utilizes a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach and has worked with children and adolescents experiencing a range of psychological and learning difficulties. Dr. McGinn joined the Clinical Psychology Centre in 2016, where her clinical work focuses on children who experience difficulties related to learning, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is also involved in research focusing on pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders, particularly childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Dr. Melissa Crawford is a registered child psychologist who specializes in the assessment of learning disabilities. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Toronto in 2007, and her thesis research focused on the friendships of children with anxiety disorders. Dr. Crawford has worked for the school board for the last 16 years providing assessments for learning and developmental disabilities, and consults with parent and teachers when a child is having behavioural or emotional difficulties. At the Clinical Psychology Center, Dr. Crawford focuses on providing assessments for children who are having learning, academic, behavioural, emotional, or attentional difficulties. Her goal is to provide parents with a good understanding of their child’s learning strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan of how to facilitate their child’s academic success. Dr. Crawford provides recommendations for specific learning strategies and classroom accommodations based on how their child learns best.
Dr. Holly McGinn, Ph.D., C. Psych
Dr. Melissa Crawford, Ph.D., C. Psych
Cathy Ierullo, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.
Cathy Ierullo is a Registered Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She earned her Master's Degree in Life-Span Developmental Psychology from Brock University in 1988. For the past 20 years, Cathy Ierullo has worked with preschoolers, children, and adolescents experiencing difficulties in their social, communication, emotional, and behavioural functioning both in the private and public sectors. She focuses on the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disruptive Behaviour Disorders, and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities. The objective of her work is to facilitate social communication and self-regulatory abilities to support the development of quality relationships and life-long adaptive functioning.
Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz is a founding partner of the Clinical Psychology Centre. She is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She has an extensive clinical and research background in the area of anxiety disorders. Her clinical focus is in Anxiety and Mood Disorders with a particular focus on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Selective Mutism. Dr. Mendlowitz has authored several Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy treatment manuals for Anxiety and Mood Disorders. In addition, she continues to train and supervise other mental health professionals and to engage in disseminating knowledge at various international conferences.
Dr. Sandra Mendlowitz, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Dr. Silvia Bernardini is a registered Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist. She obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Toronto in 2005 and received dual registration as a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist and School Psychologist from the College of Psychologists of Ontario in 2007. She has worked extensively in both hospital and school settings throughout the years with children and their families who experience a range of psychological and learning difficulties. Dr. Bernardini is a founding partner of the Clinical Psychology Centre, a private practice in Thornhill. At the centre, she focuses her work on children and adolescents who experience distress and limited functioning due to anxiety, depression, and learning challenges. She assumes a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Family approach to helping children and families develop lifelong skills to manage their difficulties. Her research interests are vast but are mainly focused on parenting and family processes that contribute to child psychopathology. She is also actively involved in disseminating knowledge to the community through workshops and lectures to parents and teachers.
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