Background and Training

Dr. Kerzner graduated with a Bachelor of Science in psychology from McGill University. As a graduate student she won the Medical Research Council Studentship Award to conduct research in the treatment of eating disorders. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Carleton University in 1996. She is now a psychologist in private practice, and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.


Dr. Kerzner received training in clinical psychology in the department of psychiatry at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. She has also worked extensively in specialized eating disorder programs including those at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Regional Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Ottawa, and the Douglas Hospital Eating Disorder Program in Montreal. She was employed at the Eating Disorders Clinic at the former Ottawa Civic Hospital, one of the first eating disorder clinics in the country.


Her training at the Ottawa Civic Hospital included providing stress management programs. She gained experience in the field of perinatal psychology, dealing with high-risk pregnancies and perinatal loss, while employed at the Ottawa Hospital Perinatal Unit.


Dr. Kerzner received training in the treatment of trauma-related disorders at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma, where she was on staff for three years. Additional professional training was obtained in the area sport & performance psychology.