Dr. Pamela Wilansky received her Ph.D. from York University in 2002. She is a licensed psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with a focus on clinical psychology in children, adolescents, and adults. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Psychiatry and Scientific Collaborator at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). From 1999 to 2009, Dr. Wilansky worked at CAMH from practicum student, intern, and psychometrist, to psychologist. Additionally, she was the Director of Practicum Training at CAMH from 2005 through 2009.
In 2010, Dr. Wilansky decided to work in hospital administration. First, she worked at Ontario Shores as the Manager and Professional Practice Lead for Psychology and then became the Research Planning Strategist in the Research and Academics Department. Later, Dr. Wilansky became the program manager of youth services at the Canadian Mental Health Association.
While maintaining a clinical practice, Dr. Wilansky was actively involved in research specializing in designing research protocols for assessing and treating mood and anxiety in children, youth and their families. She has over $1.5 million in research funding, 15 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 35 peer-reviewed presentations and symposia, media appearances, and a book chapter. Moreover, she has supervised numerous graduate students in clinical matters and research projects.
Pamela is most proud of her accomplishment of being the mother of 3 insightful children who teach her more about psychology than any course.