Dr. Colin King

Director, Child and Youth Development Clinic

Associate Professor


Dr. Colin King is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at Western University. Registered as a School and Child Clinical Psychologist, I have trained and worked in a variety of community, hospital, and mental health settings with children and adolescents experiencing learning, behavioural, and social-emotional difficulties. Prior to arriving at Western, I worked in private practice and as a Psychologist and Coordinator of Psychological Services in the Thames Valley District School Board.

As Director of the Child and Youth Development Clinic (CYDC) at Western University, I oversee our interdisciplinary training clinic for graduate students in School and Applied Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and Speech and Language Pathology where we provide consultation, assessment, and intervention services for youth in our community.

Expertise Areas


My research and clinical interests are drawn from my work as a School and Clinical Psychologist. I am interested in improving and translating assessment and intervention practices from a clinical context to the home and school settings. I also have specific research interests in long-term outcomes for children experiencing learning and social-emotional challenges and the use of exposure-based treatment modalities for youth with anxiety and emotion regulation challenges. As Director of the CYDC, we are also interested in the use of interdisciplinary training as a method to improve professional training and the utility of interdisciplinary assessment practices to support enhanced outcomes for children and families.

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