Michael Kong, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc.
My clinical practice focuses on psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. As well, I treat a wide-range of presenting concerns including problems related to depression, anxiety and stress, anger and emotion regulation, interpersonal relationships, eating disorders and body image. With theoretical backgrounds in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, play therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I provide an integrated evidence-based treatment to address your specific treatment goals.
I have extensive experience in various clinical and community settings, with particular interest in psychoeducational assessment. I have completed assessments for the Lambton-Kent District School Board, Avon-Maitland District School Board, and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board. There, I worked closely with families and staff to complete a thorough assessment of areas of concern and provided detailed intervention recommendations for instructional, environmental, and evaluation accommodations at school. I have knowledge and experience working with school-board administrators, classroom teachers, special education resource teachers, and behavioural support teams to help provide students with specific interventions and accommodations to best meet their educational goals and needs.
I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Thesis at the University of Windsor in 2008. I also completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor. My Master’s Thesis focused on examining the relationship between childhood trauma and adult body image. During graduate school, I completed practicums in diverse settings, including the Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association, Maryvale Family and Adolescent Centre, and the Children’s Centre of Wayne County. After I obtained my Master’s degree, a large focus of my practice has been on psychoeducational and psychodiagnostics assessments (learning difficulties, giftedness, intellectual functioning, ADHD, developmental disorders, psychiatric diagnoses, personality and cognitive function).
I am registered as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and my declared areas of practice include Clinical Psychology and School Psychology with children, adolescents, and adults. I regularly attend conferences and workshops to stay up-to-date in my areas of practice in psychology.