Meet our team
at the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic
Joshua W. Madsen, Ph.D., R.Psych
Joshua is a Registered Psychologist with expertise and research interest in evidence-based adult interventions, couple therapy, and clinical supervision. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral residency at the San Diego VA and the University of California, San Diego. He served as Director of the San Diego VA Family Mental Health Program for 5 years before moving to Canada. He has previously held roles at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic and Calgary Family Therapy Centre. He was also Discipline Leader for Psychology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital before assuming the role of Director of the University of Calgary Psychology Clinic in 2017.
Veronika Markova, M.A.
Veronika has been the Clinic Coordinator since the Clinic’s inception in 2017. She received her MA in Psychology from Palacky University in the Czech Republic.
Nicole Racine, Ph.D., R.Psych
Nicole is a registered psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She received her MA and PhD in clinical developmental psychology from York University in Toronto. She has trained and worked in several pediatric teaching hospitals in Canada including the Hospital for Sick Children, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Nicole supervises students conducting assessment and evidence-based treatment of preschool and school-aged children, as well as adolescents, with a range of individual and relational difficulties (e.g., parent-child relationship difficulties, anger, anxiety).
David Williamson, Ph.D., R.Psych
David is a registered psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He received his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of British Columbia. David has trained and worked in a variety of settings supporting children and their families including BC Children’s Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, and a variety of out-of-home live-in treatment settings in Canada and the United States. He is currently the clinical coordinator of an out-of-home live-in treatment program in Calgary. David supervises students in the evidence-based assessment and treatment of children and families struggling with trauma, attachment and relational problems, mood and anxiety, and problematic behaviours (e.g., externalizing behaviour, defiance, obsessive-compulsive behaviours).
Deborah Dobson, Ph.D., R.Psych
Deborah is a registered psychologist and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Western University in London, Ontario. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology and has a private practice providing psychotherapy to adults with mental health problems. She was the Director of Clinical Training for the Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency Program and has provided supervision and training in CBT both within Canada and internationally. She is a founding member and served on the board of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) from 2010 until 2016. She began the first Certificate program in CBT in Western Canada through the University of Calgary in 2014. In addition to her work in CBT, she has advocated for mental health community programs and was the President of the Canadian Mental Health Association—Calgary Region. She was awarded the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award in 2015 for her volunteer work. She is a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Clinical Section of the CPA.
Kyleigh Schraeder, Ph.D., R.Psych
Kyleigh is a registered psychologist with experience assessing and treating children, adolescents, and emerging adults. She received her MSc and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Western University in London, Ontario. She has trained and worked in several outpatient mental health and medical clinics, community mental health agencies, and two major pediatric tertiary care hospitals including the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Kyleigh supervises Clinical Psychology graduate students providing evidence-based treatment for a range of issues including anxiety and OCD, chronic health issues, complex grief and loss, trauma, and relationship difficulties. Kyleigh also works for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) where she contributes to the strategic planning, development, and evaluation of research funding opportunities in Canada in the areas of health services research and implementation science, with a particular emphasis on mental health and addiction.