Dr. Esther Goldberg

Thames Valley District School Board

1250 Dundas Street, P.O. Box 5888
London, ON  N6A 5L1
Telephone: (226) 219-7571
Email: e.goldberg@tvdsb.ca

Clinical interests: I have been with the TVDSB since 2017. My current position involves providing psychological services to four elementary schools and one secondary school. In addition to providing assessment and consultation services to children, families, and staff, I have also provided several internal professional development trainings (including mental health/trauma, learning disabilities and giftedness). Within one elementary and the secondary school, I also have the responsibility of providing clinical support services to two Transitions Program classrooms and Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) classrooms (one elementary and one secondary of each type). Students in Transitions classes have been identified with Behavioural Exceptionalities and as requiring substantially differentiated educational experiences. Although the school board is not a treatment setting, these children generally present with complex mental health and other needs.

My approach to assessment, consultation, and intervention involves applying a trauma-informed developmental psychopathology view, with the focus always prioritizing the educational impact and development of strategies that assist with learning. 

I believe in data-driven decision making and assessment. I believe that evidence-based information is crucial not only to clinical decision-making but also to supporting others to make fully informed choices about how to best meet the needs of children and families. I believe that knowledge transfer is important, so not only do I value and seek out on-going professional development but strive to transmit research-based knowledge to others. Within the educational system, providing factually-grounded knowledge in a useable way is extremely important. Supporting professionals of all sorts, particularly the ones who interact with children on a daily basis, to continue to develop their understanding of factors that impact children can help optimize every child’s development opportunities.

Topics for workshops, seminars: FASD (have obtained additional training); Assessment 

Type of clinical practica: Initial assessment; Advanced Assessment

Types of clients: Child; Adolescent

Modality: Individual

Theoretical orientation:

Types of client problems: Intellectual disability, Communication disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD disorder, Learning disorder, Movement disorder, Impulse control, Anxiety disorders, Depressive disorders, Disruptive impulse & conduct disorder; Trauma- and stressor-related disorders; Neurocognitive disorders

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

Recent students

Current students:

Clinical mentor: Available

Research interests: Not applicable

Available to supervise: Roster full

Constraints: Available to supervise one assessment placement student. 

Last updated:
April 22, 2022