About

Dr. Gregory Knoll, C.Psych

I am a registered psychologist in Ontario and provide services in the areas of school and clinical psychology. In my practice I work with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families. I am dedicated to providing all clients with the highest standard of evidence-based practice.

I received my Doctoral Degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University in Toronto. This clinical training program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and is based on a scientist-practitioner model. I have worked in a variety of settings including accredited teaching hospitals such as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. I have also worked in school settings and in private practices in the greater Toronto area.

When working in the school boards I provided psychological assessment and treatment services to students in elementary and secondary school settings. I worked collaboratively with special education teachers and school administrators to develop and implement comprehensive Individual Education Plans (IEPs) that met the unique needs of each exceptional student.

My PhD dissertation research was in the areas of youth development and program evaluation. The Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services funded the research evaluation of the Toronto Youth Outreach Worker Program. Through two phases of research evaluation, we developed a theoretically derived standardized reporting protocol. The Ministry and I hosted several major training conferences to launch the province-wide use of the reporting protocol. The implications of my research have made significant steps in developing uniform guidelines for professional conduct and desired outcomes for community youth outreach.

My professional affiliations include the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Ontario Psychological Association.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact me directly.

Education

Accreditation
Academic Institute
Thesis
Year
Doctor of Philosophy
Clinical-Developmental Psychology
York University,
Toronto
Stages of Change Training for Youth Outreach Workers: Bridging Research, Theories, and Practice 2012
Master of Arts
Clinical-Developmental Psychology
York University,
Toronto
The Transition to University: The Student-University Match (SUM) Questionnaire 2007
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Psychology Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo The Relationship Between Optimism, Identity and University Adjustment 2004
Diploma, Drug and Alcohol Counselling Sir Sanford Fleming College,
Peterborough
2000

Selected Clinical Experience

Position
Practice
Year
School & Clinical Psychologist Brant Child & Adolescent Psychology Services 2015-present
Consulting Psychologist Grand Erie District School Board 2015
Psychologist CBT Associates of Toronto 2013-2015
Psychologist The Sunnylea Clinic, Etobicoke 2014-2015
Psychologist Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Mississauga 2012-2014
Ph.D. Clinical Resident Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby
Major Rotations: Adolescent Inpatient and Outpatient Services
Minor Rotations: Forensic Assessment and Transition Units
2011-2012
Psychometrist Psych-Ed Assessment Services, Toronto 2007-2011
Ph.D. Intervention Intern CAMH: Child, Youth, and Family Program, Toronto
Major Rotation: Gender Identity Clinic
Minor Rotation: Mood and Anxiety Clinic
2008-2009
Ph.D. Assessment Intern CAMH: Child, Youth and Family Program Rotation: Adolescent Services Clinic 2007-2008

Awards & Distinctions

Awards
Year
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Certificate of Teaching Excellence 2012
LaMarsh Centre Graduate Research Award 2009-2012
CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence (Master’s Thesis Award) 2008
York University Entrance Scholarship 2005-2006
Professional Development
Year
Barbara Wand Seminar in Professional Ethics: Working With Cultural Diversity 2019
OPA Workshop: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy For Adolescents 2018
OPA Workshop: New Criteria for Learning Disability Diagnosis 2018
Dorothy Hill Symposium: Trauma-Informed Psychological Approaches to Assessing, Supporting and Educating Students 2018
Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R) 2-day Clinical Training 2017
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) 4-Day Clinical Training 2017
Barbara Wand Seminar in Professional Ethics 2017

Publications & Presentations

  • Knoll, G. (2014). Stages of Change Conference: Training for Youth Outreach Workers.Presented with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto, ON.
  • Knoll, G. (2013). Stages of Change Conference: Training for Youth Outreach Workers.Presented with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Toronto, ON.
  • Knoll, G. (2012). A knowledge translation case study: Youth outreach worker stages of change training. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution, Toronto, ON.
  • Knoll, G., Saliba, K., Warling, D., & Wilansky-Traynor, P. (2012). Preliminary Evaluation of the Multi-Family DBT Program for Outpatient Adolescents. Report prepared for Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, ON.
  • Knoll, G., Pepler, D., & Josephson, W. (2012). The Toronto youth outreach workerprogram for transitional aged youth 12-24: Process evaluation. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 31 (1), 1-19.
  • Knoll, G., Pepler, D., Josephson, W. (2011). The Youth Outreach Worker program Stages of Change pilot: Bridging research, theory, and practice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the LaMarsh Centre for Research on Violence and Conflict Resolution, Toronto, ON.
  • Knoll, G., Pepler, D., Josephson, W., Nkala, L., & the Steering Committee at East Metro Youth Services. (2010). Stages of Change Training for Youth Outreach Workers: Bridging research, theory, and practicetraining proposal. Prepared for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (accepted: B110-B291), Toronto, ON.
  • Knoll, G., Pepler, D., Josephson, W., Simkins-Strong, E., & Penn, H. (2009). Toronto Youth Outreach Worker program: Preliminary evaluation. Poster presented at the Marginalized Youth and Contemporary Educational Contexts Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Wintre M. G., Knoll, G., Pancer, S. M., Pratt, M. W., Polivy, J., Birnie-Lefcovitch, S., & Adams, G. R. (2008). The transition to university: The student-university match (SUM) questionnaire. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23 (6), 745-769.
  • Pepler, D., Knoll, G., & Josephson, W. (2008). Youth Outreach Worker Program: Preliminary evaluation. Report Prepared for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Toronto, ON.
  • Knoll, G., & Wintre, M. G. (2007). The Transition to university: Development of a Student-University Match (SUM) Questionnaire. Poster Presented at Emerging-Adulthood Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Knoll, G., & Pratt, M. (2006). The relationship between optimism, identity and university adjustment in questionnaires and stories: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ Poster accepted at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Calgary, AB.
  • Pancer, S.M., Brown, S.D., Henderson, A., Knoll, G., & Ellis-Hale, K. (2005). Creating a positive environment for student volunteers: A manual for programs and organizations that use student volunteers. Toronto, Canada: Imagine Canada.