Colin King is a registered School and Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education.
Deanna Friesen is an associated lab member and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education.
Jordon Bell is an MA - Year 1 student in Counselling Psychology.
Sydney Coleman is a Ph.D. - Year 3 student in School and Applied Child Psychology.
Shelby Federman is an MA - Year 1 student in Counselling Psychology.
Laura Herbert is a Ph.D. - Year 3 student in School and Applied Child Psychology.
Chelsey Masson is a Ph.D. - Year 3 student in School and Applied Child Psychology.
Rafia Junaid is an MA - Year 2 student in Counselling Psychology.
Amy Rzezniczek is an MA - Year 2 student in School and Applied Child Psychology.
Carly Zylak is an MA - Year 1 student in School and Applied Child Psychology.
Abigail Fisher is a BSc - Year 2 student in Neuroscience.
Joseph Capozza (Graduate Student): Psychotherapist
Maryum Khan (Volunteer): York University, Graduate Student
Lindsay Pittman (Graduate Student); Psychotherapist
Alex Riggin (Research Assistant): University of Calgary, Graduate Student
Joining the Faculty of Education in 2017, Dr. Colin King is the Director of the Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic at Western University. Colin has worked and trained in a variety of community, hospital, and clinical settings and previously worked as the Coordinator of Psychological Services in the Thames Valley District School Board and in private practice. As a scientist-practitioner-scholar, Colin is committed to research that has the potential to support more children, youth and families through early identification and collaborative models of support.
Dr. Deanna Friesen is a cognitive psychologist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University. She is currently serving as the Applied Psychology program chair. She collaborates with the IAASP lab on projects related to 1) how pre-service teachers’ perceptions of psychological reports impact their inclusive practice and 2) how psychological assessments impact perceived school support. She is interested in ways to bring psychologists and teachers together to facilitate classroom learning.
Jordon completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto and has an undergraduate and master’s degree in French Studies from the University of Guelph.
Sydney completed her M.A. in School and Applied Child Psychology from Western University in 2021 and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph. Sydney's doctoral research explores how to better support students with anxiety at school. Sydney is co-supervised by Dr. Shannon Stewart and Dr. Colin King.
Shelby completed her B.A. in psychology at the University of Guelph. She hopes to focus her research on an investigation of support for students experiencing anxiety in school and classroom environments.
Laura completed her MSW in Social Work from King's University College at Western University in 2020 and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from McGill University. Laura's doctoral research explores the relationship between youth mental health and smartphone use. View her research poster, "Moving Beyond Screen Time: A Scoping Review Investigating the Relationship Between Smartphone Use and Anxiety" under Knowledge Mobilization. Laura has also published a systematic review examining the association between child maltreatment and adult economic outcomes.
Chelsey completed her M.A. in School and Applied Child Psychology from Western University in 2021 and has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Brock University. Chelsey's doctoral research explores how to better support education and employment outcomes for youth in care.
Rafia completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Carleton University. Rafia's research explores changes in parents and children following a psychoeducational assessment. Rafia is co-supervised by Dr. Deanna Friesen and Dr. Colin King.
Amy completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2021. Amy hopes to focus her research on how to better assist children who struggle with anxiety and learning disabilities in school.
Carly completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Guelph in 2023. Carly will be joining the lab in September 2023. Welcome to the team, Carly!
Abigail Fisher is a BSc - Year 2 student in Neuroscience completing her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Migrant & Refugee Studies at Western University. Currently, Abigail is exploring the use of children’s storybooks as a clinical resource for supporting parents to use with their children with anxiety challenges.
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