Dr. Krista Kiiffner

Psychologist

I am a registered School and Clinical (child and youth) Psychologist. I provide comprehensive Psychological and Psycho-educational Assessments for school age children (elementary to secondary grades) and postsecondary students (college and university). My areas of focus include: Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Giftedness, AD/HD, and social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. Having worked in the Psychology Department of a School Board for the past 21 years, and being the Head Psychologist for 16 years, I have a thorough knowledge of the types of services, accommodations, modifications, and supports available to students with learning and/or social, emotional or behavioural functioning difficulties. I also have extensive experience consulting with parents, school staff, and community agencies/professionals in developing treatment plans for children and youth. I provide individual therapy to children and youth struggling with anxiety using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach. I also provide psycho-education to their parents to assist them with understanding their child’s anxiety, how families can get stuck in a worry cycle, and how they can foster their child’s ability to take action and approach anxiety provoking situations rather than avoid them.   I provide professional trainings and workshops to parents, school staff, and mental health professionals in the areas of: Anxiety, AD/HD, Executive Functioning, Learning Disabilities, Violence Threat Risk Assessment, Suicide Intervention Skills Training, and Collaborative Problem Solving.
Education:
B.A. (Hon) – Psychology (1992)
M.A – Psychology (1994)
Ph.D. – Psychology (2001)
Credentials: • Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario since 2002 • Member of Canadian Psychological Association • Member of The Association of Chief Psychologists of Ontario School Boards • Violence Threat Risk Assessment Level 1 Trainer • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Trainer