Dr. Paulette Laidlaw, PhD., C.Psych
Dr. Laidlaw is a clinical, counseling, and rehabilitation psychologist with extensive experience in providing psychological services to inpatients and outpatients in various hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area. Her areas of specialization include critical incident stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, and psychological difficulties of first responders. Dr. Laidlaw provides individual treatment to adults aged 19 years and older, utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, and brief psychotherapy. She also conducts pre-employment personnel selection assessments for emergency services and offers personality, intellectual, developmental, and vocational assessments. In addition, Dr. Laidlaw is a registered provider for several organizations, including the Salvation Army, Blue Cross, and Veterans Affairs Canada. She is a member of several professional associations, including the Ontario Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association.
Dr. Laidlaw holds a BA Honors in Psychology and an MA in Human Development (combined Psychology, Kinesiology, and Sociology) from Laurentian University, Sudbury. She also has a Certificate in Trauma Counseling for Front-Line Workers from the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Toronto. Dr. Laidlaw furthered her education by earning an MEd in Counselling Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has completed training in Group Crisis Intervention from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Buffalo, NY.