Dr. Annette Lorenz Ed.D., C.Psych.
CAPDA Role: Co-Chair, Education
Phone: (905) 338-2195
Area of Practice:
Dr. Annette Lorenz is a Clinical Psychologist who is qualified to practice psychology in the areas of clinical, forensic, health-rehabilitation, and criminal psychology. She has practiced in these scopes of her profession since November 1989, when she was registered for Independent Practice. She has subsequently worked in many settings, including the Environmental Health Clinic at Women’s College Hospital for over 6 years, where she designed a research project for a closed group treatment program for chronically ill patients to facilitate coping and recovery.
Dr. Lorenz has 29 years of experience in evidence-based approaches to treatment. She is familiar with best practices options when helping individuals deal with and survive stress, illness, grief, trauma, PTSD, and many other psychological challenges. Dr. Lorenz has worked with many populations, including paramedics, firefighters, police officers, clergy, nurses and physicians, and with those who are facing serious medical illness. In 2014, she completed one year on staff at the 32 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Toronto where she was treating and assessing military personnel. She has, for the past three years, been working with Peel and Hamilton Police helping to assess and prevent mental health issues resulting from cumulative exposure to traumatogenic events. For this purpose, she has designed a preventive protocol for police officers in annual intervals and offers debriefings after traumatic incidents. Her experience in the assessment and treatment of First Responder mental health problems on exposure to cumulative stress spans over two decades.
Dr. Lorenz has worked in forensic (both criminal and medical legal) settings for over twenty years. She has trained in criminal risk evaluations in both federal and provincial settings. In the medical legal arena, she has prepared evaluation reports to help either defence or plaintiff in presenting their cases at trial; she has appeared as an expert witness in court, both in criminal and personal injury cases.
She was president of CAPDA, (the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment) an association of senior psychologists who practice primarily in areas of psychological disability and impairment evaluation, from 2014 until 2016 and received the Founders’ Award for her work with that organization, having served on the board of directors for over 7 years. She served as the education chair of the Canadian Society of Clinical Hypnosis - Ontario Division who awarded her Fellow of the CSCH-OD. She is one of four founding and currently serving directors consisting of health and other professional disciplines, for the Environmental Health Institute of Canada, an incorporated charitable foundation with a vision to enhance and coordinate efforts to understand, prevent and manage environmentally-associated illnesses.