Dr. Katy Kamkar, PhD

CPsych, Clinical Psychologist Psychological Trauma Program/Work, Stress and Health Program/Mental Health Program Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI). She is the Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Traumatic Stress Section; as well as the Chair of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association Inc. (GLEPHA), Health of Police/ First Responders. She sits on the board of directors for the following organizations: Operation Lifesaver Canada and Canadian Juries Commission. Dr. Kamkar is a fellow and member of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety Advisory Council. She is also the provincial mental health advisor for St. John Ambulance Ontario’s council. She is a founding and credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) and is within the Research and Psychology Advisory Committees of the Canadian Association Chiefs of Police (CACP). She has been part of the Federal PTSD Act Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, for the development of the PTSD Federal Framework. Dr. Kamkar was selected and hired in 2019 by the Ministry of Solicitor General as the Mental Health Expert within the Province of Ontario to work with the External Independent Panel to review Canada’s second largest police force, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) culture after a series of suicides of OPP officers. She does specialise in the area of workplace mental health, disability management, resiliency and OSI first responders. In addition to her clinical work, her media engagement, and research and publications on mental health and trauma, she provides regular Education and Workshops to Ministries and Organizations (National and International) on mental health in workplace and building individual and organizational resiliency.

Dr Kamkar recently spoke on burnout on TVO’s The Agenda.