Kerry Collins

Children's Health & Therapeutics Dr. Kerry Collins
Associate Scientist


Associate Scientist, Division of Children's Health & Therapeutics, Children's Health Research Institute
Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Care Program, London Health Sciences Centre
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Psychology, Western University
Adjunct Faculty - Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry - Western University
Founding Member, Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT-ACTCC)

How does my research help children?

Anxiety and depressive disorders are commonly experienced in childhood and adolescence, however, wait times for children’s mental health services are a national problem. My research aims to increase children’s access to effective treatments in order to improve their daily functioning and future development.


Current Research

Current research collaborations aim to identify timely and effective strategies for reducing wait times for children’s mental health services, focusing on the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression. Projects include evaluation of a standardized triage tool to prioritize children’s needs based on urgency, increasing access to evidence-based treatment through implementation of a GET-CARE Clinic, as well as e-mental health applications to engage and prepare adolescents for mental health treatment. Additional research interests center on understanding the effective components of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for the prevention and treatment of anxiety disorders and depression.

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

Funding in support of "A mobile application to increase readiness for mental health treatment in waitlisted youth" - Awarded by Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) Internal Research Grant Fund

Funding in support of "Youth – Mental Health Engagement Network" - Awarded by the Sandbox Project

Funding in support of "Smart Technologies for Smarter Mental Health Care Delivery" - Awarded by Nicolaas and Regina Veenboer Foundation - Scotia Trust

Funding in support of "Reducing Wait Times for Children's Mental Health Services" - Awarded by Children's Health Foundation - CHF

Funding in support of "The Management of Childhood Anxiety Disorders in Clinical Practice: A Survey of Mental Health Providers in Ontario" - Awarded by Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI) - Internal Research Fund

Recent Publications


The management of childhood anxiety in Ontario’s public mental health system
Eichstedt JA, Collins KA, Phoenix E, Haensal H, Dozois DJA
Canadian Psychology. 2014; 55(2):90-100

Core beliefs, self-perception, and cognitive organization in depressed adolescents
Dozois DJA, Eichstedt J, Collins KA, Phoenix L, Harris K
International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2012. 5(1):99-112

Promoting the integration of research into clinical practice
Eichstedt JA, Collins KA
Psynopsis, 2010 Fall. 17-18

Psychologists working in Multidisciplinary Settings: Can we promote the integration of research into clinical practice?
Eichstedt JA, Collins KA
Canadian Clinical Psychologist, 2009. 20(1):10-11

Transdiagnostic approaches to the prevention of depression and anxiety
Dozois DJA, Seeds PM, Collins KA
Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, Special Issue: Transdiagnostic Approaches to Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 2009. 23(1):51-66

What are the active ingredients in preventative interventions for depression?
Collins KA, Dozois DJA
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 2008. 15(4):313-330



Phone: (519) 685-8500, x55799
Fax: (519) 685-8595
Email: kerry [dot] collins [at] lhsc [dot] on [dot] ca