Division Chair: Dr. Jessica Jones, DClinPsy, C. Psych
Clinical Director: Meg McQueen, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Administrative Support: Arlene Healey
The Division of Developmental Disabilities is an academic-service program and interprofessional faculty group within the Department of Psychiatry. Faculty representation includes medicine, forensics, genetics, rehabilitation therapy and psychology. Clinical team members include psychiatry, family medicine, clinical psychology, occupational therapy and social work.
The Division is responsible for undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and pre-licensure teaching in developmental disabilities across the various departments as well as a regional community training program to families and caregivers across Southeastern Ontario.
For undergraduates training, this includes academic lectures, clinical skills and clinical placements involving residential and community care. Graduate and post-graduate training includes advanced seminars, elective rotations, internships and fellowships.
Division members are involved in research on dual diagnosis, autism spectrum disorders, genetics, sensory processing, interprofessional education, collaborative community-based health care, forensics and psychological therapies.
In addition to the hospitals involved in the Academic Health Sciences Centre at Queen's, the division services various community-based agencies to provide specialized teriatry mental health care. The Division is located at 55-2 Rideau Street in Kingston, Ontario.
For more information, please see our Developmental Disabilities Consulting Program (DDCP) page.