Dr. Patricia Jordan

Child and Parent Resource Institute

600 Sanitorium Road
London, ON  N6H 3W7
Telephone: (519) 858-2774, ext. 2006
Email: patricia.jordan@ontario.ca

Clinical interests: CPRI provides interdisciplinary, tertiary services to children and adolescents from across the province with complex mental health and developmental needs. I work on a large interdisciplinary team providing assessment and consultation services to an inpatient population of children and adolescents. Inpatient clients present with a broad range of presenting concerns and comorbidities. Many present with a history of complex trauma. Disturbances in personality functioning, suicidality, and self-injurious behaviour are common presenting concerns in adolescent clients. Primary responsibilities include completion of comprehensive, multimodal assessments, supporting diagnostic clarification, and supporting milieu-based programming and crisis management. I also provide consultation and psychoeducation to community service providers and community schools regarding the youth’s individual psychosocial treatment needs. Feedback, psychoeducation, and consultation is provided to parents in collaboration with Social Work. There are also opportunities for individual and group treatment. I have an integrative approach to individual therapy and adjust according to the needs of the client (CBT, DBT-informed, interpersonal, behavioural). I incorporate mindfulness skills as appropriate.

Topics for workshops, seminars: The role of psychology in tertiary level services; Trauma informed care; Assessment and treatment of problematic sexualized behaviour in children and adolescents; Sexualized behaviour in a digital world; Internet Risk/Safety Planning  Assessment and treatment of non-suicidal self injurious behaviour; Borderline Personality Disorder in adolescence; DBT 

Type of clinical practica: Advanced Intervention; Advanced Assessment

Types of clients: Children; Adolescents

Modality: Individual; Group

Theoretical orientation: Integrative (CBT, DBT, Interpersonal); Trauma-informed and attachment-informed; Millieu-based treatment

Types of client problems: Complex comorbid presentations; range of intellectual functioning; complex trauma, disruption of attachment, emerging personality disorders; sexualized behaviour; gender dysphoria; bipolar and related disorders; depressive disorders; anxiety disorders; OC and related disorders; dissociative disorders; somatic symptoms and related disorders

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

Recent students: M. Ritchie, C. Sarmiento (2019); K. Dossett (2020)

Current students

Clinical mentor: Available

Research interests: I have an interest in program development and evaluation. I have worked extensively with the   Healthy Sexuality Committee at CPRI to develop a staff training program for our residential staff and an updated healthy sexuality education curriculum for our residential clients and their families. Development of milieu-based programming that is trauma-informed is also a primary interest.

Available to supervise: Yes

Constraints: Available January-June 2023 for an Advanced Intervention and Advanced Assessment practicum. Unable to take students who do not have any prior assessment experience with children/adolescents. Likely a mix of in-person and virtual clinical experiences. 

Last updated: April 22, 2022