Dr. Ross completed his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Windsor in 1979. After one year of post-doctoral training through Windsor Regional Hospital – Western Campus (formerly Windsor Western Hospital Centre), he gained registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Thereafter, he maintained employment with Windsor Regional Hospital in the Community Mental Health, the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, and out-patient psychology until 1988 when he assumed the position of Director of the Community Mental Health Clinic. During this period, he also taught courses at the University of Windsor where he was granted Adjunct Assistant Professor status in 1982 which is yet maintained.
Dr. Ross’ theoretical perspective is cognitive-behavioural in orientation with specific interest in learned helplessness/depression and the role of cognition in the development of and recovery from psychological disorders. During his years at Windsor Regional Hospital, he developed and operated a clinic which was oriented to the treatment of anxiety-based disorders such as agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorders. Through the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, multiple assessment techniques were conducted with individuals who suffered cerebral trauma, circulatory deficits, cognitive deterioration, post-traumatic stress, cerebral vascular accidents, psychological deficits/impairment secondary to physical problems, behavioural health disorders, and the effects of long-term substance use/abuse. He also gained specific training in utilizing biofeedback to modify physiological responses in order to reduce muscle tension, alter brain rhythms, reduce hypertension, and develop more adaptive breathing techniques. Hypnotic induction methodology is also applied to assist individuals in dealing with environmental stress, diminishing problematic habits, and reducing the impact of intensive and maladaptive thinking. Consultation is provided to a number of mental health service providers in the Windsor-Essex and Lambton-Kent regions.
Individual intervention is undertaken with both adolescent and adult populations. Psychological Assessment is offered to adults, adolescents, and children 6 years of age or older in areas examining cognitive-intellectual functioning, educational placement, workplace injury, vocational rehabilitation, involvement in motor vehicle accidents, personality assessment, parental capacity evaluation, insurer’s examiner, as well as civil litigation.
Windsor office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only.