AMHP Team

Our Psychiatrists

Dr. FinchSUSAN FINCH, MD, FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Finch trained at McGill medical school and completed psychiatry residency at UBC.  She is a general adult psychiatrist who completed the American Board of Addiction Medicine certification in 2010.  She joined the Queen’s University Department of Psychiatry in 2001.  She has worked in emergency psychiatry quite extensively.  Currently she works primarily in addiction psychiatry and is particularly interested in trauma, PTSD and addictions.  Currently she is assistant professor and the Co-Chair of the Adult Division of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University, and the Program Medical Director for the Mental Health Program at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital

Anne Duffy, MD FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist

Dr. FlynnLESLIE FLYNN, MMUS, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist

After receiving her undergraduate degree in Music from Queen’s University and a Master’s in Music from the University of Toronto, Dr. Flynn returned to Queen’s where she received her MD in 1987 and undertook her postgraduate medical education training. She became certified as a Family Physician and subsequently as a Psychiatrist. She began her academic career at Queen’s University when she was cross-appointed to the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry. She has held roles as Acting Director of Office of Health Sciences Education, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Postgraduate Program Director and the Director of Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Flynn held the role of Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University from 2003-2010. She is currently an Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine as well as the Vice-Dean, Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Flynn has received departmental awards for Excellent Leadership in Education and the Annual Staff Excellence in Teaching Award. She has conducted research in Physician Health, the role of Health Advocate, Interprofessional Education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is presently a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. MarinALINA MARIN, MD, FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Alina Marin, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University. She completed her training in psychiatry in Romania and Germany, and her post-doctoral fellowship at McMaster University. Throughout her career, she has paralleled her clinical work to which she is devoted with the satisfaction of her teaching and research endeavors. She was awarded the Queen's University Excellence in Clinical Skills Teaching Award for 2011/2012 and has been actively involved in curriculum development for knowledge translation to primary care.

Dr. Marin has become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2014.

Dr. MazharM. NADEEM MAZHAR, MBBS, MRCPSYCH, FRCPC, DABPN, DIP-ABAM, CCSAM
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Mazhar had his undergraduate medical school education at University of Punjab, Pakistan. This was followed by post-graduate training in psychiatry at University of Manchester, U.K. and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, U.S.A. Dr. Mazhar has clinical interest in the areas of concurrent disorders and addiction. Dr. Mazhar’s research interests include substance use disorders and psychiatry education.

Dr. Pallavi NadkarniPallavi Nadkarni, MD, MMedSc, MRCPsych
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr Pallavi Nadkarni has international experience both in training and clinical practice in the field of psychiatry. Having graduated in medicine she has completed residency training in psychiatry across two continents namely India (Asia) and UK (Europe)  Following her residency training from the UK  she obtained her MRCPsychiatry and CCT from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK with an endorsement in Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry. She also obtained a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Clinical Psychiatry from Leeds University in 2010. 

Currently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Dept of Psychiatry at the Queen’s University since 2011, she has clinical privileges at teaching hospitals affiliated to the University namely Kingston General Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and St. Mary’s of The Lake.  Her area of expertise includes general adult psychiatry with special focus on consultation liaison psychiatry and eating disorders. She conducts a weekly outpatient clinic for CL psychiatry at Hotel Dieu Hospital.

YOUSERY NASHED, M.D., FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Y. Nashed is a graduate from Queen’s Program.  He has been practicing psychiatry for more than 27 years with a significant emphasis on senior’s mental health.  He was the past Program Director and Divisional Chair of Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen’s University and was involved in various clinical trials of pharmaceutical products in this population.

Archana Patel, MD FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist

VIJAYA PRABHU, MD, FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist

ERIC PROST, MD, FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Eric Prost graduated from McMaster University’s medical school and then completed residency training in psychiatry at Queen’s University.  He qualified with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2006.

Taras Reshetukha, MD, FRCPC
Attending Psychiatrist

Nishardi Waidyaratne-Wijeratne MD, FRCPC, MHSc.
Attending Psychiatrist
Dr. Nishardi Waidyaratne-Wijeratne is a Psychiatrist who works in the Adult Mental Health Program with a special interest in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.  She currently works at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital addressing mental health needs of patients with physical illness.

Our Clinical Team

Ashley FOLEY, RPN
Intake / Medication Reconciliation

LYNN REID, RN
Intake / Medication Reconciliation 

JACLYN STAPLES, RPN
Intake / Medication Reconciliation 

SANGEETA GUPTA, MSC (REHAB SCI.), BSCOT, OT REG (ONT)
Occupational Therapist
Sangeeta completed her BSc. Honours in Occupational Therapy at Queen's University and started working in Adult Mental Health Program at Hotel Dieu Hospital in 1997. In 2007, she returned to Queen's University to complete her MSc. in Rehabilitation Science and conducted research on rates of burnout in occupational therapists and coping strategies they use to remain employed. In her role as a registered occupational therapist with the General Adult Mental Health Program at HDH, she provides primarily group treatment (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Writing for emotional balance, introduction to mindfulness, interpersonal communication skills group etc.); she also offers some time-limited individual therapy.  Sangeeta is an adjunct academic staff member in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She coordinates OT student placements in the Mental Health Program at HDH and supervises practicum students throughout the year. She has a special interest in staff wellness and offers workshops on various topics intermittently.

Sandra Ledue, RDSANDRA LEDUC, RD
Registered Dietitian
Sandra holds a BASc in Applied Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph. She has been the Registered Dietitian with the Outpatient Adult Mental Health Program at HDH since 2001.  As the Dietitian, Sandra provides individual nutrition therapy and occasionally leads group sessions.  She is a member of the Dietitians of Canada Addiction, Mental Health and Eating Disorder Network.

Dr. MacNeilDR. BRAD MAC NEIL, C. PSYCH.
Staff Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Mac Neil completed his BSc. Joint Honours Psychology and Biology at St. Francis Xavier University and his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Brunswick. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides psychological testing and group therapy (e.g., CBT for OCD, CBT for PTSD, ACT) for the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry clinic. He supervises graduate student and psychiatry resident trainees in time -imited individual therapy. He also works with the Adult Eating Disorders Clinic and is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor with the Psychology Department and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University. His research interests include group therapy process and outcomes, body image, and gender differences in eating disorders.

CATHY O’BRIEN, M.S.W., RSW
Registered Social Worker
Education: Cathy holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (Major in Family and Social Relations) and aMaster’s degree in Social Work (Direct Intervention). She brings almost two decades of experience in mental health and eating disorders treatment to the Adult Outpatient Mental Health Program.  Cathy’s clinical interests include mood disorders, women’s issues, fertility concerns, grief and loss, relationships and family dynamics and the influence of interpersonal factors that impact mental health and the recovery process.  Cathy strives to assist her clients in optimizing health, support and functioning in their lives by utilizing various approaches tailored to their individual needs.

Administrative Staff

MONIQUE DACOSTA
Intake / Program Secretary
613-544-3400 EXT. 2551
Intake team / Referrals

SANDRA MAHONEY
Program Secretary
613-544-3400 ext. 3522

ANGELA SPENCER                                                        
Program Secretary
613-544-3400 ext. 3353

MARY TURNER
GFT Secretary
Academic and Research Support
613-544-3400 ext. 3526

KHSC Clinical Psychology Residency

KHSC Predoctoral Residency in Adult Clinical Psychology

Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) is comprised of the Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital sites, located in historic downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Kingston (also known as the limestone city) is where “history and innovation thrive.” Home to an estimated population of 170,898 (KEDCO, 2016), Kingston is the second largest city in Eastern Ontario. The limestone city is situated on beautiful Lake Ontario and is equal distances from major Canadian city centers including Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. It is also in proximity to where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kingston is a historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, Kingston was named one of the top seven most intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). KHSC is affiliated with Queen’s University. KHSC and Queen’s are well-known internationally for their innovative medical school, comprehensive research programs, and practices in evidence-based care. Kingston has a vibrant community with historical sites, university and colleges, Royal Canadian Military base, market square, theatres, major junior team, and concert venue (K-Rock Center). The Thousand Islands are within driving distance of the hospital sites.

Residency Overview

The Predoctoral Residency in Adult Clinical Psychology is integrated as part of the new Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) with rotations being provided to residents across hospital sites. The program is based on a scientist-practitioner model of training and prepares residents to become skilled independent scientist-practitioners in their year of supervised practice. The residency program provides a clinically supervised opportunity for residents to further develop and apply their theoretical, clinical, professional, and ethical knowledge, in addition to skills acquired during their graduate training in clinical psychology. As part of their core training, residents are expected to develop primary competencies in the areas of psychological and diagnostic assessment, case consultation, and evidence-based treatment (e.g., individual, group, and couples) for populations with a range of psychiatric conditions. Residents receive extensive supervision in acquiring assessment and case formulation skills, as well as training in evidence-based therapy in a number of theoretical orientations (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy, transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive remediation therapy etc.). Supervision is provided through both direct observation and audio recording of therapy sessions with in-depth feedback provided. Residents have many opportunities to gain exposure to the clinical work of licensed psychologists and other multidisciplinary team members (e.g., psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, etc.). Residents will gain skills in working with diverse populations from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Program evaluation research is ongoing at Hotel Dieu Hospital and residents are invited to participate in projects as part of their training year. As part of the residency, an applied research project in program development or program evaluation is expected. As part of the broader teaching hospital, there are a number of opportunities for continuing professional education through the Department of Psychiatry grand rounds, conferences, and invited workshops. The major rotation is housed at the Hotel Dieu Hospital site in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic of the Adult Mental Health program. All minor rotations are listed in the Residency Brochure and are typically available provided that residents have the necessary educational background and a qualified supervisor is available. This allows residents the freedom to select experiences that meet their particular learning goals.

Residency Positions and Stipend

The residency has one (1) position with a stipend set at $30,000.00 yearly. There is a second position available with the Major rotation in the Adult Eating Disorders Program (AEDP) that is currently unfunded (The KHSC Residency is in the process of securing funding for the second position). Residents are provided with a dedicated office for seeing patients, phone and computer access, as well as a library of up-to-date professional assessment materials, psychometric questionnaires, and treatment manuals and resources. The residency is a 12-month full-time equivalent position beginning on September 1 and ending August 31 for each calendar year.

Application Procedure

Please see the updated Residency Brochure for details on the application process. Please e-mail the Training Director for a copy of last year’s Residency Brochure should you have inquiries about the residency and minor rotations prior to the publication of the updated brochure. All applications are due by November 15 and include the following requirements:

  • All graduate course work completed
  • Comprehensive exams completed
  • Minimum of 600 hours of clinical training, including 300 hours of direct assessment or intervention and 150 hours of supervision (Please note this is a minimum requirement)
  • Completed dissertation proposal

CPA Accreditation

The KHSC Predoctoral Residency in Adult Clinical Psychology is registered with the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP). The residency is unaccredited at this time. The residency faculty are in the process of applying for Accreditation with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

Contact:

Dr. Brad Mac Neil, C. Psych.
Training Director KHSC Predoctoral Residency in Adult Clinical Psychology
Adult Outpatient Psychiatry & Eating Disorders Programs
KHSC, Hotel Dieu Hospital Site
166 Brock Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (613) 521-2100 Ext. 2544
E-mail: macneib@hdh.kari.net