Kelly graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She then completed her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Kelly is registered as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and is therefore qualified to provide receipts for any extended health insurance provider that requires a licensed psychological practitioner.
Kelly worked a number of years in private practice in Waterloo. She worked at the University of Waterloo as the Coordinator of Psychological Assessment Services for Counselling Services, where she provided individual and group therapy, as well as psychological assessment services.
Kelly holds a membership with the Ontario Psychological Association.
***What is the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychological Associate in Ontario?
Psychological Associates and Psychologists work within the same scope of practice, perform the same clinical activities including communicating a diagnosis, and assume the same professional responsibilities. They must pass the same licensing examinations. The difference is in the type of training that prepares them to practice psychology. Psychological Associates in Ontario are required to complete four years of practical training, similar to an apprenticeship, after finishing their master’s degree in psychology. Doctoral Psychologists have practical training as part of their doctoral studies and are required to complete one year of on-the-job training after finishing their degree.