He earned his MD in 2004 at Queen’s University and completed psychiatry residency in 2009 at the University of Ottawa. He was the clinical director of the Youth Inpatient Unit at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre from 2009 to 2014. He moved to Toronto in 2014 where he worked on the Concurrent Youth Inpatient Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, until 2017; where his clinical work with concurrent disorders continues with outpatient youth.
Areas of Research
With support from the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health at CAMH, Dr. Courtney's research focus is on the treatment of adolescent depression through the use of an integrated care pathway – a collaboratively developed treatment algorithm based on high-quality clinical practice guidelines. Through his research, he works on identifying quality practice guidelines and corresponding multi-disciplinary care pathways to facilitate evidence-based and measurement-based care for adolescents with depression. He has also participated in a systematic review and quality appraisal of clinical practice guidelines for psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Additionally, he has an interest in the management of concurrent disorders, where young people are affected by both primary psychiatric disorders and substance use disorders.
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