Ph.D., C. Psych. Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), University of Toronto
Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She obtained her Clinical/Research Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006-2007 at CAMH. She is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
Dr. Kamkar is the Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Traumatic Stress Sector. She is the Chair of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association Inc. (GLEPHA), Health of Police/First Responders. Dr. Kamkar is the Executive Director, Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI).
Dr. Kamkar provides Evidence-Based Assessment services, Independent Medical Evaluation, Disability Management services and Evidence Based Psychological Treatment (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Occupational Stress Injuries to First Responders and on Psychological Distress in the Workplace. She is a member of Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and a Founding & Credentialed Member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT).
Dr. Kamkar was the Medical Practitioner for the Invictus Games launched by Prince Harry, Toronto 2017 and closely worked with the Service Members and Veterans.
Dr. Kamkar was selected and hired in 2019 by the Ministry of Solicitor General as the Mental Health Expert within the Province of Ontario to work with the External Independent Panel (Former Associate Chief Justice of Ontario; Former Deputy Attorney General of Ontario and Chief Prosecutor; and Former Ontario MPP and Cabinet Minister) to review Canada’s second largest police force, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) culture after a series of suicides of active and retired OPP officers.