Dr. Sabrina Chiarella

Vanier Children's Mental Wellness

871 Trafalgar Street
London, ON  N5Z 1E6
Telephone: (519) 433-3101, ext. 272
Email: schiarel@vanier.com

Clinical interests: My clinical research interests and experiences have provided me with a strong foundation in conducting comprehensive assessments on children and adolescents, evaluating their cognitive, academic, social/emotional and behavioural functioning in order to provide recommendations to parents, schools, and community providers. I have experience with a number of assessment instruments and I have proficiency in a variety of intervention techniques, including CBT, CPS, DBT, behavioural management training, play therapy, narrative therapy and integrative methods. I have extensive experience in providing interventions within individual, family and group contexts. My work also includes working with preschoolers, children and adolescents and their families presenting with a range of psychopathologies. In addition to my work at Vanier Children’s Mental Wellness, I work in private practice. I am also currently the Track Coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Track of the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Guiding students through the assessment of preschoolers, children and adolescents with complex needs; attachment and trauma

Type of clinical practica: Advanced assessment; Advanced intervention; Initial assessment; Initial intervention

Types of clients: Adolescents; Child

Modality: Family; Group; Individual

Theoretical orientation: Behavioural; Cognitive; Cognitive behav.; Family Systems; Psychodynamic

Types of client problems: Neurodevelopmental Disorders (e.g. Communication, Autism Spectrum, ADHD Disorders, etc.); Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders; Trauma- and Stressor-Related; Dissociative Disorders; Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders; Neurocognitive Disorders

Type of supervision you can provide: Co-thearpy/Co-interview; Observe student live; Review audiotape with student; Student describe case

Recent students: Ms. Catalina Sarmiento (Ph.D. II; 2019-2020), Ms. Jesse-Lee Wilde (MA II; 2016-2017)

Current students: Ms. Catalina Sarmiento (Ph.D. II; 2019-2020)

Clinical mentor (formerly clinical contact person): Available

Research interests: Focusing on the development of empathy and emotion and understanding, and selective trust in infancy; development of selective trust, examining the extent to which infants modify their behaviour towards an individual whom had previously expressed unjustified emotions.

Available to supervise: No

Constraints: I may be able to supervise one student from September 2020 to March 2021, however, this remains to be determined at this point in time. This would be part time only, from Mondays-Wednesdays.

Last updated: Sept 2, 2020